Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Arequipa Peru (2024 Updated)

Lima is the capital city of Peru  and a is one of the  gay-friendliest place in South America along with Arequipa on the Andes Mountains. We will find most of the accomodation to be suitable for gay couples in Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa.

In Peru, consensual same-sex sexual activity has been legal since the enactment of the 1924 Penal Code. From 1836 to 1838, the Bolivian Penal Code, which was imposed by General Andrés de Santa Cruz when the Peru–Bolivian Confederation was established, did not expressly prohibit homosexuality.

Arequipa is the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region. Framed by 3 volcanoes, it’s filled with baroque buildings constructed from sillar, a white volcanic stone. Its historic center is anchored by the Plaza de Armas, a stately main square flanked on its north by the 17th-century neoclassical Basilica Cathedral, which houses a museum displaying religious objects and artwork.


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 1. Dreams Hotel Boutique 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa Peru

Dreams Hotel Boutique
Dreams Hotel Boutique

Dreams Hotel Boutique offers modern design accommodation in Arequipa’s residential neighbourhood, Vallecito. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and parking.

Rooms at Dreams Hotel are spacious and are well illuminated with natural sunlight due to their big windows. They have king-size beds and feature artistic patterned walls and lively colours. Amenities include cable TV, a work area and a minibar. Room service is provided.

Dreams a modern and friendly hotel that provides good lighting and climate where you can enjoy fresh air and sunny days in our White City, located in the Vallecito District, the best area in the center of Arequipa recognized by their areas green parks and 5 minutes from the main square, shops, fine restaurants and most attractions.

The hotel offers a breakfast buffet a variety of hot dishes, cakes, fresh juices and fruits, you can enjoy in our restaurant, in your room or if you prefer the open air on our terraces.Our restaurant Passione, has a selection of modern Peruvian cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients.The bar rooftop lounge offers small amounts of delicious, beer, wine by the glass, specialty cocktails and wonderful views of the surrounding area and the magnificent Misti.

Our goal, “feel at home” for this we have professional staff providing the best care, offering spa and massage services, arrange tours and excursions to the main attractions of the city, airport transfers and parking.We have 19 standard and superior rooms, extra comfortable King size beds luxurious private baths, large windows and good lighting, each with a unique and stylish design, LCD TV with cable, minibar, IDD, NDD, Wi-Fi all hotel facilities.

The location is great, not too far from the center, very safe area. You can easily and quickly walk to Plaza de Armas. I think it’s even better than staying in Plaza de Armas as you won’t get all the touristy feel. Instead you are on a quiet road with no other hotel around and just a few minutes walk away from the busy historical center.

The design of the hotel is super nice. Sometimes Boutique hotels’ deco is over the top. Not in that case. Modern Peruvian feel, warm colours an all is done with taste.

The bedroom was great too. Quality furniture, modern bathroom, shower with proper hot water and water pressure (people who travel in South America will understand why I say that) king size bed, no stains or hair on the floor bed cover, safe in the closet- the bedroom ticks all the boxes. Much better than a lot of international hotel brands.

Breakfast was a small but complete buffet with fresh juices, eggs, fruit, cheese … the basics but again, perfect compared to other hotels in Peru.

Great hotel, VERY nice and clean rooms. The WiFi was strong and consistent, only had one period where the internet in the region gave out for 24 hours but they had “back-up” internet on first floor.

The hotel is in a quiet neighborhood, and the rooms have big comfortable beds with many pillows. Had no trouble at all sleeping at night. The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk into downtown, which is why it is fairly quiet neighborhood. I had no problem walking to central square, and otherwise a cab was only 3-5 soles depending on how you bargain.

The breakfast is adequate to good. It has most of the essentials with one warm dish, fruits, bread, a few toppings and yogurt. I still felt that the available toppings was somewhat slim with only cheese, ham, butter and jam. I would have liked some more fruits and some tomatoes, avocado, etc… They served eggs (omelette, fried or scrambled) and crepes to order which was nice.

The funky, quirky room (bright green, with two calla lilies painted on one wall) featured a super comfortable kind size bed with fluffy pillows. Great wifi, flat screen TV with several English channels (got to see half of The Big Lebowski one late night) ensured our comfort and a great sleep. Prices include a great buffet breakfast and eggs cooked to order.

Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa
Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa

How much does a room costs at Dreams Hotel Boutique ?

Prices start 65 $/night for  Standard DoubleThe Superior Double is  100$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious room has modern decor, king-size beds, a sofa, a bathroom with luxury amenities and plenty of natural light.

Where to book online – Dreams Hotel Boutique – Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa you can find the best hotels deals in Arequipa during Carnivals is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Arequipa a on  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



2. Casa Arequipa 3*  – Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa

Casa Arequipa
Casa Arequipa

Only 1 km from the Main Square, Casa Arequipa offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs in Arequipa. A rooftop bar and common kitchen facilities are featured. The commercial area is 1 km away.

Decorated with stylish wooden furnishing, rooms at Arequipa Casa are very bright. They feature fan, heating, minibars and private bathrooms.

A buffet breakfast is served daily. Guests can cook their own meals in the common kitchen, and enjoy cocktails at the rooftop bar during the evening.

See why so many travelers make Casa Arequipa their hotel of choice when visiting Arequipa. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and a sofa, and you can stay connected during your stay as Casa Arequipa offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, a rooftop terrace, and a concierge. Plus, Casa Arequipa Hotel offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, street parking is available.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus (0.6 mi) and Cathedral of Arequipa Museum (0.6 mi), guests of Casa Arequipa Hotel can easily experience some of Arequipa’s most well known attractions.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Misti Sushi Fusion, Chifa Mandarin, and Chifa Ha King, which are some Asian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Arequipa is also known for some great art galleries, including Tristan del Pozo (Continental Bank Exhibition Gallery), Alvaro Antiques, and Museo del BCRP – Sede Arequipa, which are not too far from Casa Arequipa.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Casa Arequipa as you experience all of the things Arequipa has to offer.

Staff are extremely friendly and welcomed us as a gay couple.

We stayed in the suite which has a large and very comfortable king size bed. Room is spacious with a sofa, TV and large bath tub.

The communal area is a real gem – it’s beautifully decorated with its own library, fireplace and comfortable sofas.

The breakfast is in the rooftop restaurant – you get great views of El Misti on a clear day. Breakfast included yummy freshly squeezed juices, coffee/coca tea, fresh bread, homemade jams, fruit and eggs to order.

It’s also very affordable and well located – definitely recommend this as a place to stay in Arequipa and would definitely return here.

My girlfriend and I stayed two nights in Casa Arequipa, enjoying the extraordinary helpfulness and friendliness of the very gay-friendly staff. The hotel has a cozy atmosphere, rooms and bathrooms are clean and nice, and there is a very nice roof terrace.

The rooms are beautifully furnished, each with their own individual style, and nicely sound proofed so we had truly restful nights. Beds and bathrooms were comfortable and a good supply of hot water was appreciated on the slightly fresh mornings. Breakfast is served on the top floor with amazing views across the city to the mountains and the volcano. A nice selection of fruit, fresh juices, bread, cheese and eggs to order for breakfast set us up nicely for the day.

Tea was always available in the central lobby which we thought a nice touch, and staff were always on hand to help with any questions we had about the city, or making expeditions a little further afield. The hotel is located about 10 minutes on foot from the centre of the city, and in a safe and quiet residential area. We definitely preferred this to being in the hustle and bustle of the busy city centre and positively enjoyed the stroll each day, exploring the streets on our way. The whole experience was just what we had hoped for from a boutique hotel and represented great value.


The old pink/lavender house is a beauty and is in a relatively quiet residential area about a 15 minute walk from the main plaza. There is a nice roof terrace with good views of the city and surrounding mountains, including the iconic “El Misti.” Breakfast included fruit, ham and cheese plate, good local bread and eggs cooked to order. Coffee was good and coca tea was available for those suffering from a bit of soroche. (Arequipa is about 7,000 feet.)

The building itself is in a charming up-scale, residential neighborhood of Arequipa, surrounded by an iron security fence and gardens. The common areas are large, include free computer usage in a comfortable lounge, and revolved around a central staircase. Each room appears to be large and tastefully decorated with sturdy, elegant furniture.

Our room had a four-post bed that was very comfortable, enormous windows that allowed in tons of natural light, and private balcony overlooking the quiet gardens and street. The bathroom had a large, walk-in shower, but was mostly unremarkable. The breakfast room, a large facility on the third floor was elegant, with lots of windows looking over spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and city.


How much does a room costs at Casa Arequipa ?

Prices start 96 $/night for  Standard Double. 

This spacious room has modern decor, king-size beds, a sofa, a bathroom with luxury amenities and plenty of natural light.

Where to book online – Casa Arequipa – Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa you can find the best hotels deals in Arequipa during Carnivals is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Arequipa a on  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Palla Boutique Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa

Palla Boutique Hotel
Palla Boutique Hotel

Palla Boutique Hotel offers rooms in Arequipa’s historical city centre, only 200 m from the main square. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Every room is fitted with a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer, a flat-screen TV, and a safety deposit box. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax.

Located just three minutes from the center of Arequipa and the majestic Plaza de Armas, we are situated in a beautiful restored colonial building with a rooftop patio offering breathtaking views of the city. Each room comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, new wood furnishings, and elegant white bedspreads of the finest quality. Many rooms include balconies.

Very professional and friendly staff. It is perfectly located in the center of Arequipa, 3 min walk up the street to the main square near to all the shops and cafes.

Would recommend the comfort room as it is a bit bigger than the standard. Comfortable large bed, nice shower and balcony.

Breakfast was served on the rooftop from 7-10 overlooking the volcano and mountains. Lovely spread of Peruvian classics and western fare. The strawberry and guava juices were both delicious, I’d recommend the avocado and tomato on their local bread, topped with boiled or scrambled eggs.

The overall style of the hotel is really great and are not captured at all well in the pictures. From the most amazing underground wine cellar to the rooftop terrace (wow what a view) the design and feel of the place is fresh and contemporary but in a classic local style. A MUST if your staying in this area!

There’s only one suite like this. It has two spacious, light filled rooms each with doors and windows to a private balcony and great views of the mountains. The bed was enormous and perfectly firm. The living room had a sofa and table plus a kettle and a fridge. With decent Wifi in the room I was able to get some work done as well as enjoy a luxurious haven after the bustle of Arequipa’s streets.

The rooftop restaurant/bar/sitting area is awesome! It has a excellent view of the mountains and you get to see some beautiful sunsets every night from there enjoying a drink. Breakfast is also served up there and the selection was very impressive.

There are, historically, really only two types of hotels in Perú – low-end, efficiency hostals and ‘hotels’ that are just for sleeping; and high-end luxury oriented hotels that cater to the tourist traveler. Over the last 5 years there has been a growing sector of boutique hotels that cater to the business traveler, as well as the tourist traveler. This shift has revolutionized travel for business travelers looking for nice, well apportioned and fastidiously maintained hotels to make a Basecamp for work projects and activities.

The Palla is a great place. The ‘bones’ of the hotel are beautiful – capturing the historic richness of Arequipa silar stone architecture and the modern conveniences of a high-end hotel. Add to the effect, an awesome rooftop terrace where breakfast is served daily and guests can enjoy an evening drink while marveling at the sunsets and cooling of the Arequipa nights.

The rooms – I stayed in a king, are clean, modern and have good plug connections to charge all manner of electronic device. Finally the bathrooms have great water pressure and plenty of hot water – not always the case in Peruvian hotels . . . even luxury hotels.

Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa
Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa

How much does a room costs at Palla Boutique Hotel?

Prices start 95 $/night for  Standard Queen Room. The Junior Suite is  156$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Our basic simple rooms Only have internal view, with walk-in shower, Queen size bed, safe box, minibar, cable TV.

Where to book online – Palla Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Arequipa you can find the best hotels deals in Arequipa during Carnivals is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Arequipa a on  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.