Hostels in Huanchaco, Peru

9 hostels available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Huanchaco

Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Breakfast not included. General: The reception service is open 24 hours per day. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age. The maximum period of stay is 14 days … More
Youth Hostel
"…You can store your surfboard in the hostel’s boardroom and hang your wetsuit on our drying racks, or rent everything you need from our surf school. IUrcia Surf House is perfectly located, close to … More
Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Location is everything here and has been chosen carefully. Atma is situated in one of the nicest streets of Huanchaco in the best part of town. No street noise, but restaurants, bars and surf … More
Youth Hostel
"…) Check out before 12:00 Payment upon arrival by credit and debit card Taxes NOT included Breakfast not available General: Contactless check-in Minimum 18 year old" …"You can easily … More

Wachaque Surf

Free Breakfast
"…Check in from 04:30 to 23:00 . (According to availability) Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. … More
Party Hostel
"…Also you can visit the ruins of Chan Chan and the Huacas of the sun and the moon there is also a local museum and the Malecon measures around three km where you can make walks by the sea. All … More

Casa Camelias

Free Breakfast
"Somos Casa Camelias, un albergue acogedor, con una área de jardin-terrza ideal para relajarse. Nos encontramos en un balneario llamado Huanchaco, donde podrá disfrutar de la tranquilidad de un … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Check in from 12.00 to 23.00 Check out before 11.00 Payment upon arrival by cash Taxes included Breakfast not included General: 24 hours reception. No curfew No special conditions" …"… … More
Beach Lovers Retreat Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…Taxes included Breakfast not included General: 24 hours reception. No curfew No special conditions" …"The nearest airport is Cap. FAP Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport, 7 … More

Hotels in Huanchaco

"…We are located on the main avenue of one of the most historic coastal resort in Peru. Huanchaco housed for many years different indigenous groups that belonged to the kingdom of Chan-Chan, today … More

Hostels in Huanchaco, Peru

9 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Huanchaco (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Huanchaco.

 Get to know Huanchaco (no more

Traveling to the south, in Trujillo, capital of the La Libertad province, is the Huanchaco beach. The area is known for the use of the Totora horses, inherited from the Moche culture, preceding the Inca. These boats, made from reeds, made fishing easier for the natives and are currently used for sporting tasks as a surf.

The area preserves tradition and deploys boats along the beach, representative of the place.

The town offers great tranquility to its visitors, as well as the view from its wooden pier built in the early twentieth century. Among the many attributions to the Peruvian cultural life of the Moche culture, it is said that it was in this area that ceviche, one of the most famous dishes of the country's gastronomy, originated.

It is also possible to visit archaeological sites where you can appreciate the splendor of various ancient cultures that settled in the area and that left indelible marks on Peruvian culture.

The ruins of Chan-Chan, the Huacas of the Sun and the Moon, of the Rainbow and in the neighboring province of Lambayeque the Tomb of the Lord of Sipán are some.

The historic center of Trujillo is an architectural gem full of cultural history from across the country. Simón Bolivar and César Vallejo are some of the great figures who made history in this city.

The sociocultural reality of the region is a display of indigenous cultural diversity influenced by crossbreeding with western European culture, Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian peoples. Dozens of ethnicities, languages, music, and dance show the union that shapes the Peruvian identity.

What to Expect

The best hostel in Huanchaco is easily ATMA Hostel & Yoga.

Huanchaco has the usual tourist facilities you would expect in an established resort – bars, restaurants (mainly seafood), take-away, shops, a lively produce market, bank machines, a crafts market at the southern end, and a long strip of beach.

The main draw for travelers staying at Huanchaco hostels is surfing – it has excellent breaks if the wind and time of year are right. Outside the peak surfing season (December to April), beginners will find things a bit easier and less crowded. Many places offer board hire and lessons, but it's wise to ask around for recommendations. Nights can be lively in the town and some places have very cheap cocktail nights, which are very popular. Out of season things quieten down markedly just as the waves do.

Transport connections to and from your Huanchaco hostel are good, and there are always buses heading along the beach road and on to Trujillo for transport connections to the rest of Peru or north to Ecuador. This is a very relaxing place with friendly locals and a good choice for a stop on your pan-American odyssey.

Huanchaco Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Huanchaco, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 9
Average dorm price $11
Cheapest hostel in Huanchaco PointBreak Surf Hostel with $6.5
Party hostels in Huanchaco Punta Huanchaco Hostel (3 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 6.8

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Other Nearby Cities

Trujillo (10 Km / 6 mi.)
La Libertad–Trujillo (14 Km / 9 mi.)
Puerto Malabrigo Chicama (55 Km / 34 mi.)
Puerto Malabrigo (55 Km / 34 mi.)
Puerto Chicama (55 Km / 34 mi.)
Pacasmayo (91 Km / 57 mi.)
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