Welcome to your detailed guide for Huaraz hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Huaraz, Peru. Compare prices for Huaraz hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 Huaraz, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Huaraz? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Huaraz alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Huaraz. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Huaraz. To help you make friends with Huaraz before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Huaraz, Peru, is a city in the Peruvian Andes, surrounded by many mountains and is therefore a perfect starting point for many day hikes or longer hikes in the mountains. It is also perfect for adventure-seekers who are interested in mountain biking, mountaineering, or climbing. The high season is from May to September and it slows down a bit after that.
There are a lot of tour agencies in the city that can help you organize the tours and a lot of the hostels in Huaraz, Peru, can also help you with all of that. A lot of the time the Huaraz, Peru hostels work hand in hand with the guides and tour agencies and can save you the hassle of trying to organize it yourself.
In Huaraz itself, there are not many tourist attractions to visit. The main ones are the archeology museum Museo Regional De Ancash in the city centre, and Wilkahuain ruins that are nice to visit by walking (you can also take a taxi). There have been some reports about robberies on the route, so it is safer to take a taxi!
The central market is a good place to stock up on all the necessary items if you decide to do the hikes solo. If you want to do the treks solo but do not have all the necessary equipment with you, there are plenty of rental stores around where you can rent pretty much everything.
In terms of sleeping, most of the hostels in Huaraz, Peru, are situated in the centre of the city. There are plenty of options around for budget backpackers to those who are looking for a bit more comfort and luxury. If you haven't booked anything in advance and are just arriving to the bus station, there are plenty of taxi drivers that will offer to take you to a hostel in Huaraz, Peru, or you can just find one yourself. Most of the hostels in Huaraz, Peru, are located close to the centre and are within walking distance from the bus stations. In the high season, it could be more difficult to find accommodation so you should book ahead.
Written by local enthusiast for Huaraz hostels Moonika
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Huaraz. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Huaraz. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Huaraz. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Huaraz. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
The Rainbow Mountain near Huaraz is a beautiful place to visit. You can do a day tour there. One recommendation I do have is that instead of walking up to the Rainbow Mountain and coming back the same way, is to walk down a different route following the Red river. Most people don't know about the alternative route and neither do the travel agencies. But if you ask around you will find one that can take you there. It's gorgeous plus there are no tourist to be seen around. Totally off the beaten track.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Huaraz and Peru.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.