Calle Mercaderes, Arequipa

3.8
Stroll down Calle Mercaderes, the only exclusive pedestrian street in Arequipa. Away from all the cars and traffic, walk in peace in this typically quiet and uncrowded area. The street offers a mixture of old and new buildings, lined with grey cobblestone footpaths and pot plants. Shop among trendy local and international brands, sip on a coffee, buy local artisan crafts, and see fresh food on display at the markets. Plan your Calle Mercaderes visit and explore what else you can see and do in Arequipa using our Arequipa trip planning app .
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  • It has a slight resemblance to the Union Jr - Lima. But the content and care of its stores is that mark the difference between the two, find of everything, even a Creole sandwiches 'The fight', delicious desserts, souvenirs, clothes shops, cinema, banks, exchange houses, shops, antiques, and throughout the Street will not fail to impress you with its interesting infrastructure, the vast majority of Sillar with very good and curious carvings. * There are combos very rich, especially in the pizzerias and economic. Recommended
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  • Cafes, restaurants, boutiques... this is a good place to go if you want to eat, drink coffee, or do a spot of shopping. Otherwise, there's not much to write home about, though it is in a pretty part o...  more »
  • shopping street thriving with nice trade, library, antique, restaurant, shop all kind
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  • It’s sad to say but this is a hostel that has somehow lost its way. The bathroom are terrible very old paint coming from the ceiling and showers not attached to the wall. It’s such a shame as it has the potential to be great with an amazing roof terrace and it’s the closet hostel to the main square the management need to do so updating and repairs immediately.
  • I really can't understand how this hostel is so well rated. The only good thing I've found was the location, other than that no hot water, no wifi in the bedrooms, staff not friendly. I assume it used to be great, but definitely lost its way.
  • Very good hostel, the staff is very nice and add to the general good mood that reigns there. The terrasse has a pretty decent view on the surrounding volcanos and the city and you can appreciate nice sunsets too ! Great memories from Arequipa thanks to the hostel and its people !
  • Hostel is overall good but did not like that they over charged on the conversion rate. We paid by hostel world but when paying in soles "their local currency" they charge you a very high rate for soles than anywhere in town.
  • I booked this hostel because it has great reviews and photos (f.ex. at HostelWorld)...but reality is very different. Rooms are wet, moldy and stinky. When I asked lady at the reception for another room, she was very unpleasant...and after that moved us to another but still ugly room. If you want something nice and clean, don ´t go there.

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