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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 May 2015

So having stayed here for 2 nights id say its the best place to date that we have stayed in. If you can book room 401 and you don't mind carrying your luggage up to the top of the hostel then I feel you will find it well worth it. Up here you have a balcony overlooking the city at...

Thank jonathanrowe80
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Granted the Internet is not so realiable, however, the rooms are clean and airy, the staff is wonderful and the beds are soooooo comfortable. It's possible that staying in this place made us choose to stay an extra night in Arequipa. Breakfast on the roof is fabulous!

Thank Keren G
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Have breakfast with a view of the volcanos! The staff goes well beyond their duties to create a genuinely welcoming atmosphere, and were particularly helpful in arranging our tour to colca canyon. Room was spacious and cleaned with fine detail.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

Went there with my girlfriend for 1 night. Very clean and comfortable hotel. Price was 40USD including breakfast. Wi-fi worked, shower was hot and staff was very helpful. We booked the 3day canyon del colca trip with them and got a good guide and organization of everything. Would go there again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here... Stayed 5 nights over two trips through Arequipa in Oct 2014. The staff are so friendly, smiley and helpful. The rooms are big, sunny and quiet. Breakfast is good and served on a lovely sunny terrace that I spent many hours on organising the next part of my trip. Great location... Close to Zig Zag...

Thank KiwiCat2013
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

This hostel is located just a few blocks from the main square in the old city. It has a lovely rooftop view, the rooms are large and spacious, some with 3 beds. The bathroom has a large shower and toilet. There is free wifi and a little central courtyard near reception. It's nice, clean and well located.

Thank MissTMA
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Apologies for the delayed review -- I forgot to post this one after my trip -- but this place is absolutely worth posting about even months later! I stayed here in May 2013 with my best friend while on a trip around Peru. This hotel is an ABSOLUTE GEM -- incredible service, great location, a rooftop patio with a view,...

Thank mtngirl17
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at this place while in arequipa. It is a very quaint and charming spot. The service was incredible and our room was clean. The whole place had a nice vibe and was only a short walk to the plaza d'armes. I would definitely stay here again.

Thank GEPorter
San Pedro Cholula, Mexico
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I travel extensively several times a year to Peru and all of Latin America most of which is business. Been doing this for 20 years. I find these small Hotels/Hostels are much better than the big box name-brand hotels. Many of the name brand hotels have excellent lobbies but the rooms are lacking and not always as clean as they...

Thank Jonathan S
Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights. The location is quite central (5-7 minutes to the plaza de armas) and despite the busy front street rather quiet if no late night parties are going on, as it was twice during our stay... (Unfortunately when we wanted to get rid of our sleeping deficit from our journey to peru) apart from that...

Thank TFarn

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Best place in town to meet people with great atmosphere. We characterize for a great service, security and fair price. We are a Colonial house endowed with maximum comfort located four blocks from the main square. Our room have private bathroom with 24 hours hot water, cable TV, telephone and internet WiFi. Come and enjoy our roof terrace BBQ every weekend. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle Ayacucho 108 Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range: $52 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Solar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“get a room second floor or higher, with windows to the inner courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles Sagustino, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Will ask for 3rd third floor next time to overlook terrace. Not sure if all rooms have private bathroom. Upgrade for minimal costs.”
 of 5 bubbles keithr214, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“at only $45 you should absolutely go for the room with super comfy double bed, TV and private bathroom with big shower space!”
 of 5 bubbles Amberstom, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the second floor are slightly better that the ones on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles jtcase, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on ground floor near reception had the best wifi. That may change so inquire.”
  • View from my 2 twin bed room, 2nd floor looking out on patio where breakfast is served
  • View of Misti from the patio (also get this view on 3rd floor)
  • View from the patio
 of 5 bubbles Calistogababe, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
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