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La Casona De Jerusalen Traveler's Hostel
Ranked #47 of 104 Hotels in Arequipa
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night here- we booked a double with shared bath but they upgraded us to private bath for free due to overbooking. Nice clean place and friendly staff. The room is fine but not amazing- only windows are in the door. great for the price though.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

We arrived early in the morning having taken an overnight bus to Arequipa. We were able to leave our bags while we ate included breakfast and waited for our room to be prepared from the last guests. Two people on staff speak perfect English. They overbooked rooms with a shared bath, and they upgraded us to a room with a bathroom free of charge. The woman on staff gave us great food recommendations. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. The room was very quiet, clean and the showers had hot water! We were able to leave our belongings safely locked up while we spent three days in the Colca Canyon. When we came back our room was in their partner's hostal just downstairs, La Posada de Jerusalen. Again, really clean rooms and bathrooms. Harry, the caretaker was unbelievable- extremely helpful and went out of his way to help us. We checked out in the morning but we're able to store our bags and use the bathrooms and wifi throughout the day before out night bus to Arequipa. We would highly recommend either place, you get much more than what you pay for.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We did not prebook a room and the rate was less than posted. The nine rooms are located around a center patio where breakfast is served. Breakfast is fresh juice, bread, butter, jam coffee and tea. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is a small selection of basics (water, food) for sale on site. The off street rooms are amazingly quiet. The water is hot and good pressure.

The location is excellent. Tour shops, laundry and restaurants are abundant.

Room Tip: Off street rooms are quiet.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sue K
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Eduardo S, Propietario at La Casona De Jerusalen Traveler's Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for your comment, we indeed have very good prices and the rates are very accesible to everyone depending on what type of room they want.
Everybody loves our sunny Patio to enjoy breakfast or a cold beer. Our staff is very customer oriented and just wants to treat guest the way they like to be treated! :)
We intentionally and strategically chose this location because it`s near everything and just in the middle of the Historic Downtown Arequipa. We like to offer a nice and quite space for our guest to be comfortable which of course includes, basics such as hot water with good pressure, clean white towels and maid service everyday.
We also offer tours, do laundry and sell tickets so that you buy with confidence and a backup that everything is going to be fine!
Thank you again and have a nice trip through Peru!

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We have stayed in La Casona during our stay in Arequipa, hostel staff is nice while we have arrived in the early morning, the room is not ready for checkin, so we left our luggage in their place. Security is good enough while all the guests need to give back their keys to host when they left the hostel.

We have stayed in Room 7, which is big enough for three people, equip with private bathroom which is clean but one thing need to notice that there is not enough hot water from the bath.

main square is within walking distance, the place is quiet and you can sleep well at the night.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We stayed for 2 nights. The common area was being re-tiled while we were there which added a little extra noise and inconvenience. We got a room with a double bed and a private bath.

The Good:
- Great location
- Comfy and clean bed
- Hot water as long as you gave it a break between people
- Friendly staff

The Bad:
- The place had a musty (bathroom) and poopy (gardening compost?) smell.
- The outside construction
- The overall quality of the room (bed lamp could not reach outlet, large fluorescent was painful to the eyes, pretty cramped for two)
- The towels smelled musty as well

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two weeks and was very pleased. The entire place was spotless, including my room, the common areas, and the shared bathroom. My room was tidied every day and the towel and sheets were changed several times. The location is within easy walking distance of the main square, but it is very quiet at night. The staff were friendly and the place was very secure. An excellent value!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Sarah H
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Eduardo S, Director General at La Casona De Jerusalen Traveler's Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Dear Guest
We thank you very much for your comment! specially because
a "Two week stay" means our guest gets to know and see the Hostel in every aspect, and to have passed that test with your approval saying that "the entire place was spotless" means a lot to our team!
It is a great satisfaction to know that the location we strategically chose was right! the cleaning we do is correct! and that our customer service is also friendly and our guests feel safe!
About the value we do our best efforts to keep a balance between price and quality and our goal is to have our guests happy with the value, just as you!

We thank you for choosing us, and hope to see you soon back in Arequipa!

Cordially

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Hostel is well located, only a couple of blocks away from Main Square.
Entrance is easy access but is not good if you are going with heavy luggage cause you have to climb up some stairs to get to reception.
Service is very good and they are always willing to help. Rooms are simple, not big and bed is comfortable. They have bedrooms with private bath and bedrooms with bath to share. The place is very clean and organized, the WIFI sometimes stopped working though...
They have a store luggage and a safety box at reception for laptops or any other valuable belongings.
I would stay there again cause service was really good and that quality is priceless.

Room Tip: They only have 9 rooms so if you want to stay there, reservations in advance are a good thing to do.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Eduardo S, Gerente at La Casona De Jerusalen Traveler's Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Appreciated Guest!

Thank you for the time you took to write this comment!
We are glad you liked our Hostel and that Our Hostel "Quality Was Priceless!" !
That means we are doing things right. And we will keep trying to avoid mistakes in order
for our guests to have the best accommodation possible.
There are in fact some stairs but we gladly help our guests to carry their bags.
We checked the WIFI connection and found out the reason was a bad modem/router
so we Bought a New One and CHANGED IT. So now the WIFI works like a charm.
We are very concerned about safety and always offer a safe deposit box so that our guests
dont carry their valuables out on the street.
Most of all we are so happy to now that the guests we have choose to stay again with us because as you said "service is really good" and "quality is priceless"

Hope to see you again!

Cordially

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Address: Jerusalen Street, 306-A, 2nd Floor | Downtown, Arequipa AQP, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 104 Hotels in Arequipa
Price Range: £7 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Casona De Jerusalen Traveler's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have THE BEST AND SAFEST LOCATION in Arequipa, just 3 blocks to the Plaza de Armas and in front of the Tourism Police.La Casona de Jerusalen is at the center of Arequipa at very short walking distances to the most important touristic places of the White City!We are a very CLEAN and QUIET Hostel which goal is for you to be happy here. We have all the great things the great hostels have, plus you feeling actually like a GUEST surrounded by friends. ... more   less 
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