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“Loved the breakfast and picturesque location”

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San Pancho AQP Hostel
Ranked #96 of 191 Speciality Lodging in Arequipa
Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

The banana pancakes with caramel sauce were SUCH a nice change from the typical light breakfasts in Peru.

The public spaces (a tv room, terrace with tables and chairs and a ping pong table) are all lovely- the terrace in particular with flowering vines all around it.

The location was a 5-7 minute walk from the main square but in a really nice square right next to the fantastic restaurant Arthur!

Room itself was basic- clean and comfortable, although they never took out our trash in the bathroom! (A real negative since you can't flush toilet paper).

The tour to Colca Canyon that we booked through the hostel was also good value.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

This hostel is situated on a lovely square that has some historical relevance and it is nice if you have a room that looks out onto the square, albeit a little noisy at night. The rooms are clean and large with bathrooms that are ok, there was hot water when we were there.

They have a pool table and a ping pong table, and a little terrace area to sit and have breakfast or just read. They also have a roof terrace but I didn't go up there so I can't comment. They have a kitchen which has everything you need to cook for yourselves and a little room with a sofa and TV.

Breakfast is basic bread and jam or banana pancakes with coffee or tea. Fairly standard for Peru but certainly not anything special (but is included in the price)

We paid 60 Soles for a double bedroom with en suite, it was meant to be more than that but as they weren't full up they offered it to us for less which was nice of them.

The staff are very friendly but don't seem very knowledgeable about Arequipa and it's transport options. They only really know about the services and tours that they offer from the hostel, they were absolutely no help when asking about public buses or cheaper ways to travel to Colca Canyon.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the square as it is a nice view.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed at this hostel for three nights before and after the Colca Canyon trek and had a nice stay.

Pros:

1. Great location - hostel is situated on a beautiful cobbled square.

2. Amazing breakfast. Huge banana pancakes served in small courtyard.

3. Friendly staff who can provide advice on things to do locally.

Cons:

1. Rooms facing onto the courtyard were very noisy.

2. On the first two nights with had a shared bathroom which was a bit grotty!! Very dirty floor.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

We were very disapointed by this hostel. We arrived in the morning at 9.30 and couldn't check in before 11.30. So we wanted to take a breakfast which was supposed to be served until 10am but that was also not possible anymore. So we tryed to do a laundry but that was double price compared to other places. Then on the night we couldn't sleep because of the noise and the music on the courtyard of the hostel. But the worst was that when we came back to pick up our backpacks after 3 days of trecking in the colca canyon, sweaty and exhausted, we asked the hostel if we can take a shower before going on the night bus to Cuuzco and the really not helpful receptionist asked us to pay 10 soles for the shower (more cold than warm)! So to conclude : a really not amazing hostel!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Having moved here from another hostel that we didnt particularly like, we liked this hostel straight away.

We made use of the kitchen, pool table, we enjoyed breakfast and at the end of our 3 days here we booked the Colca Canyon tour through the hostel. We enjoyed the tour, it was fantastic. After the tour we came back to this hostel for another night.

The hostel isnt located in the very centre, its about 5 blocks away, but it is on a really picturesque street, away from the main road, and the walk to the plaza is lovely. The staff at the hostel were brilliant and really helpful. Recommended :-)

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Stayed 2 nights in double room with shared bath. Staff was friendly, room was spacious. I did get a few bug bites in Arequipa, though I never left the city. I can not say that's its from the hostel. Found it to be clean. Would stay here again. Good location.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights while in Arequipa. Room was clean and showers had great hot water. Breakfast was fantastic with a choice between scrambled eggs or banana pancakes with chocolate drizzled on top. Also really enjoyed the pool table, ping pong table, and many board games available for guests. WiFi worked better here than most other hostels in Peru.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Additional Information about San Pancho AQP Hostel

Address: Calle San Francisco 221, Arequipa 054, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #96 of 191 Speciality Lodging in Arequipa
Price Range: £17 - £19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — San Pancho AQP Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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