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Ajijic, Mexico
Reviewed 21 August 2013

It is a hotel. In Peru, the number of rooms determines what the establishment can call itself. Very clean, pleasant, centrally located. Decent breakfast. Will definitely stay there again. Arequipa is not a very exciting city. There is not much to do other than buy Alpaca products. The 'convent of Santa Catalina' is a must see. Take a lot of...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed at Santa Marta for about four days in June and can definitely recommend this. The staff is super friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and spacious and relatively quiet. It is in a great location with nice restaurants in the vicinity. I will certainly stay there again if I am in Arequipa.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

This hostel provides huge rooms, beautiful terraces, laundry service, excellent breakfast services and staff. Rooms and bathrooms were well kept and always clean. The wifi signal was and connection was good for Peru. The hostel was about a 10 minute walk to the city centre and located across the street from a police station. Negatives - shower didn't always drain...

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2013 via mobile

Arequipa: Arequipa is a beautiful city, one of the most beautiful in Peru and definitely worth a visit even if you don't go to the Colca Canyon. There is the Monastario De Santa Catalina and Inca Museum with Juanita (The best preserved Inca sacrifice displayed from April - December with other mummified bodies replacing her January - March) and good...

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1Thank Liver_Red
London
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I booked my first night in Arequipa here, and just kept rolling my stay over for 6 days all up. They stored my backpack while I was in the canyon for 3 days. Want secure? It's across the street from the central police station. Close to plaza de atmas, santa catalina and the top of san francisco where there is...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We arrived in Arequipa to Santa Marta Hostal and parked our bikes in the middle of the courtyard,this place is exellent,from reception thru to cleaning staff everyone was helpful and so friendly.Very clean rooms and great breakfast as well.There is also a restuarant on the premises.Cant say enough about this Hostal one of the best we have stayed in so...

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London
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Compared to many hostels this is more like a hotel. We had to stay a bit longer in Arequipa than expected following a dog bite and checked in here for three nights so we could relax in comfort. It's really near the centre and good value for money, yet it wasn't busy when we stayed so when we asked for...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2012

We stayed in a triple room which was large and spacious and clean. Bathroom was a bit small, but had all the necessities which were clean and hot showers. Breakfast was fine - very simple with bread, juice, and tea. No eggs though. Staff were friendly. Location was great - just a few minutes walking to the central plaza. Lots...

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Centreville, Maryland
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Santa Marta was a great spot in Arequipa. In total we spent 5 nights here and it was a great value with eggs and real coffee and juice for breakfast! the beds were comfortable and our room was cleaned every day and the whole hostel was very clean. This place is simple and a real pleasure.

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Athens
Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed here for two nights and were 100% satisfied. The hostel is only 5 mins. from the center and all the historic attractions. Supermarkets , ATM's etc. are also near by. The hostel is big and roomy, there are no common rooms in that sense because it is going more into the direction of a hotel, something that did...

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  • Breakfast included
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The Santa Marta Hotel is located in the center of Arequipa, four blocks from the main square, "Plaza de Armas." Arequipa is one of the principal cities in the south of Peru. The hotel provides its guests with superior, high quality service enhanced by the warm, welcoming hospitality of our staff. The colonial-era architecture of the hotel is remarkable with vaulted ceilings and walls. Ornamental friezes and cornices decorate the doorways and windows and magically transport our guests back to a more leisurely time. The building is constructed of white volcanic rock, commonly known as "sillar." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Marta

Address: Santa Marta 207, Arequipa 054, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range: $43 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Santa Marta 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Upstairs it is quite calm . . . if families with kids are in. But normally there are no problems”
  • So clean ! View from upstairs
 of 5 bubbles Michel20958, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back of the complex will provide better sound proofing.”
 of 5 bubbles ookoobear, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All good rooms with TV and daily room service.”
 of 5 bubbles mycityofsydney, 16 Jan 2013 | Read review
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