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“Best value for money hostel in this town”
Review of Hostal La Reyna

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Hostal La Reyna
Ranked #53 of 97 Hotels in Arequipa
The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best value for money hostel in this town”
Reviewed 2 October 2011

This is such a great value for money hostel, that I have to share this with other budget travellers. We first stayed in another hostel which was more expensive and way less service. We did not even got towels there. Here the rooms are spacious and clean. There is hot water 24 hours. Friendly and helpfull staff. Several nice roof terraces, with a beautifull view over the city and monastery. Perfect location. This is defenitely the cheapest and best hostel in Arequipa. We payed fifty soles for a double room with private bathroom and included a good breakfast!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2011

Me and my husband payed 42soles for a double room with a private bathroom. Breakfast was also included. This consisted of an egg, bread, butter and jam, and either tea or coffee. They will also bring breakfast to you on the rooftop terrace that they have. This has mountaintop and monestary views.
The room was quite small and cramped, especially the bathroom but it was clean enough, however, it did smell a bit dusty.
The bed was comfy enough with plenty of warm blankets. The water was also hot - not lukewarm - hot! There was no TV and no fan. But the room did include towels, soap and a small table.
I also think they had free wireless included but you could only get this from the lobby area downstairs.

There is no kitchen access.
They also do have laundry which they do for you, it isnt self service. I am not sure the price of this as I never used it.

The workers here are extremely friendly and some do speak English. They can arrange plenty of activities and tours for you. We booked the 2day/1 night in Colca Canyon through them and everything was great. They also store luggage for free.

The location is very good. It is situated right next to Monasterio Santa Catalina and is just a 5 minute walk from the main square - Plaza de Armas.
You can walk to the main bus terminal in about 20minutes but a taxi is just a few USD.

Would definately return if I am in Arequipa again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

Modest but clean rooms, AMAZING roof top views and super cheap! I had a private room and bath with a double bed and paid 22 soles per night with breakfast...that's around 6-7 bucks. The staff are friendly and Alberto, the manager, is incredibly sweet and helpful. Great location, too!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Poznan, Poland
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97 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2010

The hotel is situated in the historical center of the city, very close to Plaza de Armas, in the immediate vicinity of the old monastery (Santa Catalina I think). The hotel enchants with diversity with just a labyrinth of corridors and terraces wrapped around two courtyards. Service is very polite and helpful. Restaurant is very good. There's also a local travel agent.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton, Ontario
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2009

My friend and I stayed at La Reyna on our return from a Colca Canyon tour. We were staying at another hotel in Arequipa before then (La Posada del Montonero). We left our luggage at La Reyna for 2 nights, with the promise that we would stay at the hotel when we got back.

The receptionist didn't speak English, and we spoke "travel-guide" Spanish. Somehow we were able to understand each other.

Three or four blocks North of the Plaza de Armas and directly across from the Santa Catalina convent, the location of La Reyna is phenomenal. If you climb to the highest rooftop patio of the hotel, you can see inside the convent. There are even some chairs and tables for you to relax and enjoy the view. You can see the Western end of Arequipa, the Plaza de Armas and the surrounding volcanoes. There was a black-out downtown while we were up there, so we even saw the stars from this patio.

The hotel itself is odd. It's a very Spanish building, with a courtyard and rooms that lookout into the courtyard. Narrow stairs. A labyrinth of stairs and hallways. Our room was modest, on the second floor, with two futon mattress beds and a private bathroom. Warm water. A window that looked into the courtyard and the receptionist's office. We could hear him sing to himself (comforting more than annoying).

I would stay there if I was to return to Arequipa.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank FABackpacker
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UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2007

Modest but comfortable accomodation!
Very nice people, happy to help despite the language barrier, hostal located 5min walk from Plaza de Armas (next to Santa Catalina Monastery), lagguage storage, hot water, delicious bananna pancake (only 2soles)!
no laundry.
paid 10$ for double matrimonio!

  • Liked — nice atmosphere
  • Disliked — may be a little noisy at night (cause of the street not pubs)
  • Stayed December 2007
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Property: Hostal La Reyna
Address: Zela 209, Arequipa 054, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 97 Hotels in Arequipa
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inexpensive accomodation with private rooms, dormitories simples, doubles, triples quadruples. The best view over Arequipa. Where you will appreciate our wonderful volcano and mountains. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
La Reyna Arequipa

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