About Us

Facilities: Play Station 3, Professional Pool Table, Two Movie rooms with huge TV screen, foosball, Ping Pong Table, free internet and wifi, 2 kitchens full equipped, relax area with hammocks and patio sets, lockers, 24/7 tea and coca tea, basic breakfast included! 

Beware that one block from us is a new hostel that has copied our name and brand. We want to remind you that we are the real Arequipay Backpackers in Pasaje Ohiggins. The color of our building is light blue while that of the FAKE hostel is yellow and in Av. San Martin.

********About Arequipay Backpackers Downtown*******
We are not a basic hostel, do you know why? Because we have attractions and facilities that others in Arequipa do not have that make us the funniest, coziest and homiest hostel in town all brand new with a funky and modern décor. We are a cozy hostel and you are going to feel like you are in your own home. We offer both indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect to socialize with all travelers.
If you are looking for a place to relax and recharge your energy to continue your journey the best place in Arequipa is Arequipay Backpackers House!. We are not a party hostel where you always going to find people that disturb your peace of mind, here you going to find tranquility, great vibe and the best service in town, we put our guests above and beyond because you are number one priority for us.
We know - you like it clean…that's why we take care of it around the clock making sure everything is spotless.

Only five blocks away to the main square. Even though we are situated downtown, we are in a peaceful neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the streets around the main square in a private neighborhood. Our location is perfect because it’s near banks, supermarkets, bars, and principal tourist attractions.

  • A Game room with a 32 LCD HD TV and professional Pool table.
  • 3 computers with flat-panel with free internet.
  • Two movie room with a 52 LCD HD TV with DVD and an extensive movie collection.
  • Foosball table and Ping Pong Table.
  • PLAY STATION 3! with the latest games
  • Patio with hammocks, patio sets and a heater.
  • Two kitchens good equipped.
  • Barbicue Area
  • Basic breakfast included
 Terms & Conditions of discounts: Our flyers with 10% discount applies only if you make your reservation via email or by phone call (At the check in you must show the flyer). This discount does not apply with reservations via hostelworld, hostelbookers or any other hostel website.
*****You will find for free*****
  • Free Individual Lockers
  • Free tea and coca tea 24/7
  • Free spices to cook
  • Free Wireless Internet Connection and 3 computers
  • Free access to guide books from all around the world
  • Book exchange
  • Free Maps and Advice
  • Free Luggage storage
  • Free Satellite TV and films
  • Basic breakfast included from 7 15 am to 10 am (bread, butter, jam, fruit, tea and coca tea)
  • Tea and coca tea available 24/7

If you take a taxi please say the taxi driver that our address is near to COLEGIO CLARETIANO, or in front of HOTEL CASA DE AVILA, or near the intersection of Calle san martin cuadra 1 and calle cusco cuadra 1 in vallecito almost one block away from ¨siete esquinas¨.
+++++++++Warning about the taxi drivers+++++++++++
There is a high level of corruption between the taxis inside the bus station and some hostales! So please do not believe the taxi drivers when they try to persuade you not to come to Arequipay Backpackers Hostels taking you to other hostel, they always lie because those hostales pay the taxis commission and for sure you will not find a better hostel like Arequipay, our comments are our best guarantee!
We are in the 2010 edition of lonely planet. Although they made a mistake putting our old address av. Cruz verde where now is operating another hostal that has nothing to do with us.
Hope to see you!
The Arequipay Backpackers Team


"Had a great stay! Staff was very helpful and could provide all the important information that was needed! Would definitely recommend it:)"


"Arequipay Backpackers is really well located and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The hostel has a great atmosphere and was really pleasant to stay in. The beds were comfortable and clean."


"Friendly, english speaking staff, assisted me with lots of things to do in arequipa!"


Let's Get In Touch!

Arequipa – Peru

Pasaje O'higgins, 224 - Vallecito

+51 54 234560