About this listing
It's a comfortable house in a safety residence with guardians.
It is located 5 minutes from the dowtown (Plaza de Armas) by taxi (5 soles). It is really close to the biggest university of Arequipa (UNSA), to the malls and to the big market.
It's really easy access. city buses are 2 blocks away and go to any point of the city. Also you can easily find taxis next to the house.
We also rent to international students from diferent countries.
It is a place where you can have an international experience.
We rent one bedroom with simple bed, private bathroom and closet. If you need, I can put a second bed for a second person.
You also have access to the living rooms, patio and other places where you can relax.
You'll have internet (wifi), cabled tv in the hall and hot water.
You can use the kitchen as you want (fridge, microwave...)
And also the washing machine if you need so.
Interaction with Guests
I like talking with my guests: to speak about my own culture and learn about yours.
I can give you tips about the nice places to know and where you can buy stuff safetly.
The neighborhood is really quiet and safe. There are cameras and guardians.
Near the house there is a nice little park with seats where you can enjoy the sun, relax and/or read a book.
Una casa bien arequipena donde me siento como en mi familia! El cuarto es bien bonito con su propio bano limpio.
Maria Elena es como tu mama y te hace sentirte bien! El desayuno es bien bonito y el cafecito como en su casa!
Te recomiendio el lugar mil veces si quieres vivir una experiencia arequipena.
Viva el Peru!
I loved my stay at Maria Elena's house! I really didn't want to leave. The description of the room accommodations was accurate and the house itself is very nice. In general, the home is very comfortable and has a strong family vibe to it. Maria Elena and her husband Pepe were very welcoming and gracious. They also helped me figure out my plans to get around town, and suggested places to visit in Arequipa. People of their quality can be hard to come by, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to stay with them in their beautiful home. I hope to stay again in the future!
Maria and Pepe truly made me feel like one of their own while staying with, from the warm greetIngs every morning, to taking me around Arequipa to see what their daily life is like. The home is full of love and learning, and very refreshing to be surrounded by so many focused students, all staying at the house from all over South America (there were 9 students in home during my stay).
Both Maria and Pepe help out in any way they can, even without speaking English they will do their best to accomodate you. Maria will prepare delicious food, and jist give you an all around wonderful stay while in Arequipa. I can recommend this host family with higher regards.
Maria Elena was a wonderful host! She was extremely friendly and helpful. We only stayed a couple nights but I would love to go back some day to spend some more time!
The home was great in an extremely secure neighborhood. I really enjoyed staying that far (about 25 min walk) from the historical center because we got to see a lot more outside of the touristy area. Beds are comfortable. Nice, typical, Peruvian breakfast. She even made us fresh Arequipan Papaya juice, which was delicious! Thanks so much, Maria Elena!
Maria Elena is a fantastic host. She makes us feel at home. She did so much for us (like discussing the price of the taxi at 2am).
The room is little, but clean and there's everything you need.
We absolutely recommend!
El quarto es muy lindo y Maria Elena la mejor de posaderas! Muchas gracias por todo Maria Elena!
Solo en tres días Maria Elena y Pepe me hicieron sentir como en mi familia, con muchas conversaciones en español mientras comíamos juntos. Maria Elena me dejó participar en su vida cotidiana, por ejemplo en una fiesta de cumpleaños, viajes al centro en combis (por 0,70 Soles) y en los taxis (por 5 Soles). La casa es muy bonita y está en una urbanización segura, está ubicada un poquitito afuera del centro, pero todavía de fácil acceso (solo 25 minutos a pie sin miedo). Muchas gracias por todo!
There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how friendly and generous are Nena and his husband. They helped us a lot and thanks to them, we keep an unforgettable memory of Arequipa! You should absolutely go there if you want to meet the real peruvian people :)
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About the Host, Maria Elena
Somos una pareja con muchos años de experiencia en alojar a extranjeros .Nos gusta compartir con la gente.
Conocemos muy bien nuestra región y queremos hacerle descubrir lo hermosa que es.