The SpaceThis apartment allows people visiting Arequipa to have a different, innovative and completely independent experience at a very affordable and more than reasonable price. It´s located on the second floor of an antiseismic and modern construction (no elevator required or available).
Located less than 15 min. cheap taxi ride away from Plaza de Armas (main square) very close to supermarkets, movie theatres, restaurants, cafes and shopping malls. Apartment has its own doorbell and unit number.
WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU ONLY RENT A SIMPLE ROOM, EITHER PRIVATE OR SHARED, WHEN YOU CAN HAVE AN ENTIRE PRIVATE APARTMENT FOR THE SAME PRICE OR EVEN LESS??
Modern and FULLY FURNISHED mini apartment ideally for 1 or 2 persons, although if desired and correctly booked, up to 2 extra persons can stay and request a single real bed to be placed in the only bedroom and also an inflatable mattress to be used as a bed on the living room floor, but please keep in mind that NO MORE than 04 persons will be allowed.
FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE APARTMENT:
It´s a 01 bedroom apartment that has a comfortable double bed (fresh linen, pillows and towels are provided) with an ensuite private bathroom w/ hot shower guaranteed 24/7, it also has a small closet with hangers and a 24 inch TV installed. The room has great natural light in the mornings.
Near there, the kitchenette area can be found, which has a ready to use 4 burner kitchen hob, with 02 cooking pots and a frying pan, cooking spoons, spatulas, strainer, etc, (includes cutlery, plates and glassware), it also has drawers, a kitchen sink with a dish rack drainer, a countertop water faucet filter (safely drink cold filtered water straight from the tap), a standard refrigerator, an electric kettle for tea and hot beverages, a blender for making fresh fruit juices and for cooking, a stove top moka pot (italian coffee maker) for those coffee lovers, and also a microwave. A dining counter bar with two swivel bar stools to eat and/or use a computer can be also found right there.
The small living room features a leather couch, a reclining sofa, a glass center table and a 42 inch flat screen TV with cable hooked to a DVD player with a home theather sound system; a guest bathroom (half bath) is available and near there you can also find the washing machine (detergent or any other washing supplies are obviously NOT included) the washer is just an extra bonus, especially for long stays.
Clothes will come out almost dry from the washer, but since having a dryer is not usual with this kind of weather, keep in mind that there is a drying rack inside the room where you can hang your clothes and let them dry.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When booked for 1 or 2 persons the apartment is arranged and given only with the DOUBLE BED by default .
Only when the apartment is booked for 04 persons an extra single bed will be placed in the bedroom and an auto-inflatable mattress will be available to be used on the living room floor. If you book for 02 persons and need to use an extra bed just go ahead and request the inflatable mattress in advance and I will be happy to provide it at no extra cost for you.
The apartment is properly cleaned, disinfected and arranged for every new guest booking request, BUT during their stay guests MUST be and are the only one responsible for its proper cleaning and maintenance (just like every other place published on Airbnb)
To make this task easier, a broom, a dustpan, a mop, some disinfectant liquid and a toilet brush are provided.
Also the first charge of soap, shampoo and toilet paper is provided in both bathrooms, please take this as a welcome courtesy.
Once you run out of any of the items initially provided you can buy some more from the pharmacy on the first floor or in any other shop/market nearby.
EXTRA BONUS $: If you book the apartment for at least SEVEN (7) paid nights, you can get a FREE, either pickup OR dropoff depending on my time availability that day, from or to the airport or the bus station (one way ride only) a $10 USD value.
You can rest, cook, take a hot shower, relax on the couch, watch TV, etc. just like you would do at your own house.
There is NO CURFEW, you can come in and out whenever you want.
Compared to the classic ¨(not so)Private Room¨ listings or mediocre and crowded hostel bunk beds with cold and shared showers; for the same price or even less money, this is really a no-brainer. Go ahead and compare us with other listings and properties, WE DON´T CHARGE CLEANING FEES or similar, do the math with other listings that might ¨seem¨ cheaper but in reality they have a catch with the cleaning fee or the privacy terms, here you get the best bang for your buck!, check out and take advantage of our weekly 10% and monthly 25% discounts!
Our location is great, NOT FAR at all from Arequipa´s main square, it´s located in a safe and well known area, which makes my listing a total steal (especially for the high quality of the apartment and mostly for the great deal you´ll be getting)
Arequipa´s Main Square (Plaza de armas) is only a less than 15 min. S/ 6 - 7 soles taxi ride away (S/ 6-7 soles equals less than $ 2 USD per ride), or a 35 minute walk for our eco friendly guests (less than 5 km)
Arequipa is a safe and small city, distances are fairly close, don´t be mistaken by the map or fooled by taxi drivers, the building is close to everywhere you might plan to visit. Location and distances from/to the apartment are also very clear in the announcement so please keep that in mind before rating the location after your stay.
We have the BEST quality-price ratio for Airbnb listings in Arequipa, go ahead and compare us
NO CLEANING FEE OR HIDDEN COSTS! - ONLY REAL AND VERIFIED PICTURES, IT EVEN LOOKS AND HAS BETTER THINGS NOW THAN WHAT IT LOOKS IN THE PICTURES.
IF THIS APARTMENT IS TAKEN FOR THE DATES YOU DESIRE, PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTING --- Private Apartment #1 •modern and cozy•BEST VALUE• --- AND BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE, BOTH APARTMENTS OFFER VERY SIMILAR ROOM LAYOUT AND ARRANGEMENTS, PLUS THEY ARE LOCATED ON THE SAME FLOOR OF THE VERY SAME BUILDING, RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER, CHOOSE THE ONE YOU LIKE THE MOST BY THE PICTURES Guest AccessAccess to the apartment is completely independent without restrictions. Depending on the time of their arrival on the day you check-in, guests can register and get the keys, either at the travel agency, ANCESTRAVEL, located on the first floor of the building or at my workplace, which is only one block away from the apartment. Interaction with GuestsI live in the same building in one of the upstairs apartment (# 303) and I am always willing and available to happily help my guests if they need me, but please know that I totally respect and value other people´s privacy and my own, since this is an entirely independent apartment rental.
My English level is very fluent and I love making other people feel comfortable and have an amazing experience here in my town, either if they are here for tourism or business. I enjoy sharing with others and getting to know their culture and interests.
Don't go through the awkward hassle of having to communicate with signs or not knowing what your Airbnb host wants to tell you or vice versa because of the language barrier, with me you wont have that problem. I speak very good English and of course native Spanish, but if you dont speak any of these languages, dont worry, nothing technology and a translator app can´t solve ;)
For emergencies I´m available 24/7 or I will have somebody to take care of them when I´m not in town The NeighborhoodIn the same building you can find a very well known and complete Drugstore-Pharmacy called INKAFARMA , to buy medicines, vitamins and personal hygiene supplies at the best prices in town (open from 7am to 11pm everyday)
A 24 hour nice and well stocked LISTO mini market is also just around the corner where you can even pay by credit card and it also has an ATM on site. This kind of 24/7 markets are very rare in Arequipa.
Also, ANCESTRAVEL Tour Operator, is located on the first floor of the building, where you can get all the tourist and general information you need (free of charge), as well as arrange and directly buy: bus tickets, plane tickets or tours at the best prices.
Building is also located less than 8 minute walk (OR a 2 minute taxi ride) to the largest shopping mall in town, Mall Aventura Plaza, and a 15 minute walk (OR a 3-4 minute taxi ride) from the Parque Lambramani Shopping Mall.
It takes less than 8 minutes by taxi to/from the bus terminal (terrapuerto), less than 15 minutes taxi ride from downtown Arequipa (Plaza de armas) and 30 minutes away from the Rodriguez Ballon airport by taxi.
Check out the map at the end of this page to see my other recommendations for things to do or places to hang out during your stay. Getting AroundThe apartment is located right in front of Avenida Pizarro, a main avenue from where you can easily catch taxis and buses for every other place in Arequipa all day long.
There are two huge shopping malls located close and at a very walkable distance, so you can buy groceries, clothes, souvenirs, all kinds of food from a wide variety of restaurants, cafes (Starbucks and Juan Valdez), modern movie theaters, ice cream parlors, gyms and pretty much anything you might think of and need during your stay. A 24 hour mini market with an inside ATM is just around the corner. Other Things to NoteDuring daytime, noise level coming from the street is normal for a country like Peru, it´s similar to the one you´ll find pretty much everywhere here in Arequipa.
But please keep in mind that some days it could probably get a bit noisy on the outside of the building, but only during some parts of the day, mostly because of some crazy drivers honking their car horns at each other for no reason (typical Peruvian unfortunately) or for the stoplights and traffic itself, especially during rush hour, you should know that this is completely normal in pretty much every place here in South America, but PLEASE dont even worry about this because, even though this could happen during the day it does NOT occur at nighttime, when it becomes pretty quiet and calm so you can get a good night sleep, YOU HAVE MY WORD (I have been living in the area for years)
I ONLY MENTION THIS for the sake of making the MOST HONEST AND DETAILED description of a property ever seen or listed on AIRBNB, please understand that I will not be offering refunds nor extra discounts for this reason, the information about this particular detail is VERY clear.
P.S: You should know that I NEVER HAVE HAD any complaints or negative comments about this particular matter (traffic noise) or any other, so its definitely NOT a big deal or a hassle for the vast majority of people, considering the great deal you are getting.