Loki del Mar





The Hostelz.com Review

Loki del Mar is well deserving of the label "party hostel." A large bar serving beers, shots, and cocktails attracts a lively crowd throughout the day and night. Daily events and competitions (inevitably drinking themed!) create a fun and social atmosphere. The beachfront location, large pool, and onsite bar/restaurant give the hostel a resort-like feel.

The Location

Loki del Mar is conveniently located on the main road that passes through Máncora (although the hostel is set back from the road, so traffic noise and pollution are not a problem). The main entrance is just a few minutes' walk from the bus stops. The large property stretches all the way from the main road to the beach, where a back entrance leads directly out onto the sand! The shops and restaurants of Mancora town can be reached within a few minutes' walk.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Loki del Mar is a large hostel with numerous dorms and private rooms spread out over several three-story blocks. Rooms have windows looking out over the communal pool and bar area, which plays music until the early hours of the morning.

There are numerous rooms, which vary a little in quality. Some rooms contain bunk beds which are built into the walls (so you don’t need to worry about disturbing the person above or below every time you move!). Most beds come with large lockers, each containing charging sockets so you can leave your phone charging securely. Each dorm contains a simple but functional toilet and shower. Wi-Fi does not work in bedrooms. Rooms have locking doors, although annoyingly there are never enough keys for all guests in the room so you may occasionally find yourself locked out! All in all, the rooms are well designed, secure, and pleasant enough, although mattresses could be comfier and the noise from the bar can be heard until late.

Although not guaranteed, if your bed is available before the official check-in time then hostel staff will often let you in the room early. This is a lovely touch and makes the hostel a great choice for those arriving at unsociable hours!

Common Spaces

Most socialising at Loki del Mar takes place around the large outdoor pool and poolside bar/restaurant. A large bar (with a generous three daily happy hours!) serves a range of drinks. Guests are not permitted to bring their own alcohol in from outside. The bar/restaurant serves food from breakfast until late, although there is no communal kitchen, so self-catering is not an option.

As well as table tennis and pool, there is usually some kind of drinking-themed game or competition going on, and the bar hosts nightly social events. There are a few quieter green spaces with outdoor beds and hammocks, for those looking to get away from the party for a few minutes! In general, common spaces have been well thought out and are nicely decorated. The hostel has a resort-like feel.

Wi-Fi is available throughout most common areas. Free tea and coffee are available throughout the day. Reception is open twenty-four/seven.


Loki del Mar is a social hostel with a resort-like feel. Guests come here for the beachside location, great bar, huge pool, and party atmosphere. Although some will be bothered by the noise, the majority of guests love the social vibe. The resort-like convenience of having a bar, pool, and restaurant onsite means you may never want to leave!
by DondeScarlet
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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Part of the huge poolside bar
Toilet in dorm room
One of the eight-bed dorm rooms
Toilet in dorm room
Shower in dorm room
Loki entrance as seen from main road
Nicely landscaped outdoor areas


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Loki del Mar" at Avienda Piura 262.)


Avienda Piura 262, Máncora, Peru
-4.107270, -81.057100 (accuracy not guaranteed)
(51-73) 258484
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Loki del Mar in Mancora is very much a resort. You could quite happily spend days there and never leave the property. It´s right on the beach and has a pool, good restaurant/bar, clean and spacious dorms, and a Party (with capital P) atmosphere. The Location The hostel is towards the southern end of the town, you can´t miss it from the road -- it´s a white wall with the name painted on! Most of the buses stop further north so you can just walk down the main road or grab a moto-taxi. It has steps leading right onto the beach, although it is behind a line of restaurants. The only problem with the location is the night club on the beach right in front of the hostel. The hostel itself is not very quiet but the annoying thing about the nightclub is that it blasts music the whole night, despite the fact that there is never anyone inside it! Rooms and Bathrooms There are a few options about dorms and privates. All the rooms have ensuite bathrooms and showers. They are all clean and spacious and have great lockers (with power points) in which to lock your stuff. The only annoying thing is that there is only one key per room, so sometimes you may get locked out. The rooms all have balconies overlooking the pool and towards the sea, but that also means you get the bar noise (and annoying night club) if you are in bed early -- sometimes even if it´s not early. Common Spaces The hostel has great facilities! Most of the time you will spend around the pool and the open-planned bar area, with a pool table and table tennis. Breakfast is included (jam and rolls) and the restaurant serves delicious meals at very reasonable prices throughout the day. There are computers available for internet access, a small book exchange, and a movie room with a small collections of DVDs. If you would rather get away from everyone there are also plenty of hammocks to spend a lazy afternoon in. The staff are great fun and organise activities everyday including themed parties; pool, volleyball, and table tennis competitions; and numerous other fun stuff. There is also a surf school where you can get lessons or rent equipment if you want to hit the waves. Summary It´s very much a party hostel with a fun and loud atmosphere. There's lots to do within the hostel and it has more of a resort feel than most hostels. The rooms are comfortable and clean and you could very easily stay for a long time if that kind of vibe appeals to you.
Mark Hosking
(South Africa)

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