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El Albergue Español Backpackers

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Interior detail
Twin Room | Free WiFi
Single Room, Shared Bathroom | Bathroom | Shower

Overview of El Albergue Español Backpackers

El Albergue Español Backpackers

1.5 star property
City centre hostel in Arequipa
8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

18 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
Calle Peral 117, Arequipa, Arequipa, 4001
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Cable TV service
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Historical Center
  • Arequipa Plaza de Armas - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Arequipa (AQP-Rodriguez Ballon Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Sanguchería de Mercaderes - 1 min walk
  • Pastelería Escalante - 2 min walk
  • Pollería el Pío Pío - 2 min walk
  • Starbucks - 4 min walk
  • Restaurant El Pollo Real - 2 min walk

About this property

El Albergue Español Backpackers

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at El Albergue Español Backpackers. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and size.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Property amenities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Rooftop terrace

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Cable TV channels

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A national sales tax of between 10% and 18% will be charged upon check-out to residents of Peru regardless of length of stay, and non-residents staying in the country for 60 consecutive days or more. Travellers who present a valid passport and Andean Migration Card (Tarjeta Andina de Migración) at check-in are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Children under 18 are generally not allowed to stay at properties in Peru without a parent, legal guardian or duly authorised responsible person. Accompanying adults may be asked for both their and the child's ID as well as any duly notarised supporting documentation. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Peruvian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.
According to Peruvian law, cash is not accepted for payments over PEN 2,000 or USD 500. Payments greater than these amounts must be settled by credit card or other methods approved by the property and local law. Payments cannot be split between currencies.

Also known as

El Albergue Español
El Albergue Español Arequipa
El Albergue Español Hostel
El Albergue Español Hostel Arequipa
El Albergue Español Backpackers B&B Arequipa
El Albergue Español Backpackers B&B
El Albergue Español Backpackers Arequipa
El Albergue Español Backpackers Hostel Arequipa
El Albergue Español Backpackers Hostel
El Albergue Español Backpacker
El Albergue Español Backpackers Arequipa
El Albergue Español Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does El Albergue Español Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, El Albergue Español Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at El Albergue Español Backpackers?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at El Albergue Español Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at El Albergue Español Backpackers?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at El Albergue Español Backpackers.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by El Albergue Español Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at El Albergue Español Backpackers?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What's the area around El Albergue Español Backpackers like?
El Albergue Español Backpackers is in Historical Center, a short 6-minute walk from San Camilo Market and 6 minutes' walk from Arequipa Cathedral.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Clean and flexible hostel!!!
this hostel is perfect except hot shower which is available only in the daytime
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Albergue Español
Great staff working late hours for trekkers.
Graham, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Albergue Español
Close to plaza de armas. Decent rooftop terrace. No kitchen. Great service for early check-ins and outs because of early trekking trips.
Graham, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hostel is clean as housekeeping is done daily. The customer service and housekeeping staff are all courteous and friendly. the dorm room where i stayed is spacious and well-ventilated.
7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lauren, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

great location and staff, the showers worked great and the water was pretty hot. However facilities as the kitchen and sink very quite basic, but overall great value for what your are paying for. I would recommend it!!!
Nacho, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice place with hot showers (only when there's sun), kitchen with fridge & stove, and very cheap paid laundry. We got a room on the top floor which let enjoy the rooftop and the view of the street very easily.
1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Convenient budget hotel
A budget hotel that offers the very basic needs for a night or two stay. Good location for visiting the central area.
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