VERY IMPORTANT !!!

In September of this year, the International Mining Fair “PERUMIN – Convención Minera 2017″ will take place in Arequipa. Between 16 and 23 September 2017, almost all hotels and hostels (except those on a rather low budget/backpacker level) will be fully booked.

With regard to their accommodation possibilities, this means for (potential) customers of the EDEAQ most likely  the following:

  • Homestay (Host Family): rooms will be available only to a limited extent.
  • Hostal Los Andes: only rooms with shared bathroom (which is not a bad alternative) will be available.
  • Hostal Las Mercedes and Hotel Tierra Sur: there will be no rooms available.

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The EDEAQ offers four lodging options:

Homestay (Host Family), incl. breakfast
**Hostel [Hostal Los Andes] (very good backpacker standard), incl. breakfast
***Hostel [Hostal Las Mercedes] (cozy standard middle class hostel), incl. breakfast
***Hotel [Hotel Tierra Sur] (very good middle class hotel), incl. breakfast

Please note that tuition (classes) without accommodation is of course available as well (refer to „Prices and Services“).

Homestay (Host Family)

Homestay with an urban middle class family in a single room with private bathroom/shower-WC: For students travelling together: a double/twin bedded room or two single rooms (the two students share one private bathroom/shower-WC) are available. – WiF is available, in some cases a desktop or laptop computer as well.

Normally, the EDEAQ student is the only non native Spanish-speaking student in his/her host family. The EDEAQ reserves however the right to accommodate in one host family more than one EDEAQ student, and the host family has the right to accommodate other non native Spanish-speaking and/or native Spanish speaking students/house guests.

The EDEAQ host families live in safe and quiet neighbourhoods (Cayma, Yanahuara, Vallecito, Umacollo, Selva Alegre, etc.), fairly near the city centre/the School, thus short commutes of 10 to 15 minutes or less may be necessary, either by public buses (“combis”) or by taxi. We recommend the latter: Individual taxis are a common, abundant mode of transport in Arequipa, and they are inexpensive: fares are between S/. 5.00 and S/. 7.00. Walking distances to the school are between 5 and 30 minutes approximately.

An overnight (incl. breakfast), as part of the EDEAQ service package, costs USD 12.00 (single room) or USD 20.00 (twin bedded/double room – i.e. USD 10.00 per person). – Laundry: USD 3.00 per load.

Half board/additional meals upon request – USD 3.50 (full meal)/USD 2.50 (snack) per person. Please note that lunch and/or dinner may not be available consecutively seven days a week (in particular not on Sundays and/or Public Holidays), i.e. the availability of meals other than breakfast is, in principle, subject to the discretion of the hosts. You have access to the kitchen, which means: you can prepare small (cold) meals, warm up take away/prepared dishes, using plates, cutlery, cups/glasses, etc., and make use (partially) of the refrigerator as well.

A minimum stay of four nights is required, i.e. the package price will include a minimum of four nights, regardless of whether the actual stay is one or two or three nights only.

The contact details of the host family will be forwarded to booked students approx. four days before their arrival in Arequipa.

During the summer holiday season (mid-December to early March) the availability of host families is limited.

Hostal Los Andes
www.losandesarequipa.com

Very good budget/backpacker standard. Internet access (desktop computers) available in the lobby, plus WiFi on the entire premises. – Though centrally located (50 m from the Plaza de Armas) very quiet, in the same building as the EDEAQ Language School. – EDEAQ’s preferential rates are shown on “Prices and Services”. Please note that the discounts (in comparison with the tariffs/”rack rates” published by the Hostal Los Andes) EDEAQ can grant are between approx. 20% and 30%, but be aware that these preferential rates only apply as long as you book and pay through the EDEAQ – i.e. before you contact the Hostal Los Andes, talk to us!

Important. Even if you are not a guest of the Hostal Los Andes (which is located in the same building as the EDEAQ, on the same floor), you can use its facilities (kitchen/cafeteria) to prepare your own meals or warm up (take-away/prepared) dishes at lunch time or in the evening, using plates, cutlery, cups/glasses, etc., and make use of the refrigerator and the microwaves. Of course you would supply the small ingredients you will possibly need, such as salt and pepper, herbs, spices, oil, vinegar, sugar, etc. Pictures: refer to www.edeaq.com/wp (link “Photos”, menu on the left side of the page).

Hostal Las Mercedes
www.lasmercedeshostal.com


Cozy standard middle class guesthouse. Internet access (desktop computers) available in the lobby, plus WiFi on the entire premises. Rooms with telephone and TV; small breakfast room, quiet garden. – Centrally located, within walking distance to the School (8 to 10 min.). – EDEAQ’s preferential rates are shown on “Prices and Services. Please note that the discounts (in comparison with the tariff/”rack rate” published by the Hostal Los Andes) EDEAQ can grant are between approx. 20% and 30%, but be aware that these preferential rates only apply as long as you book and pay through the EDEAQ, i.e. before you contact the Hostal Mercedes, talk to us!

Hotel Tierra Sur
www.tierrasur.com


Very good middle class hotel. Internet access (desktop computers) available in the lobby, plus WiFi on the entire premises. Rooms with telephone and TV; restaurant, bar, quiet garden. Centrally located, within walking distance to the School (4 to 5 min.). – EDEAQ’s preferential rates are shown on “Prices and Services. Please note that the discounts (in comparison with the tariff/”rack rate” published by the Hotel Tierra Sur) EDEAQ can grant are between approx. 20% and 30%, but be aware that these preferential rates only apply as long as you book and pay through the EDEAQ – i.e. before you contact the Hotel Tierra Sur, talk to us!

 

Alternative accommodation plans upon request.

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EDEAQ – Escuela de Español Ari Quipay
Calle La Merced 123 (entrance Hostal Los Andes)
Arequipa – Peru

e-mail: contact@edeaq.com

Phone (Monday to Friday: 07:00 h to 14:30 h and 17:30 h to 21:30 h)
Phone (Saturday / Sunday: 09:00 h to 14:30 h and 17:30 h to 21:30 h)
+51 54 27 25 17 or +51 95 956 82 17 or +51 95 934 26 60 or +51 95 956 03 09

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