Hostels in Máncora, Peru

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Get to know Máncora (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 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 Máncora. To help you make friends with Máncora before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Máncora is a lively Peruvian beach resort of ten thousand inhabitants; it is a good stop if you are on your way to Ecuador, as it's only two hours by bus from the frontier city. The beach here is the main draw and it’s around ten kilometers long - ideal for morning runs. It’s beautiful; walking along it, you quickly leave the hotels and hostels behind and it's just you, the ocean and the sands.

There is an excellent selection of accommodation available in Máncora, including camping and surf camps with basic huts or hammock dormitories. Prices are a little higher than the rest of Peru.

Best hostel in Máncora: Casa Nomade Mancora

There are lots of restaurants selling some good deals on almuerzas (set meals) and good ceviche (Peru’s national dish) is served all over town. For self-caterers there is a market behind the main square.

There is a nightlife pulse in Máncora, but it tends to be a beachfront sound clash among the beach bars - an incongruous mess with reggae, techno, and chill-out mashed together from different sound systems. It's also nice to sit away from this on the beach and buy some beers or wine and listen to the waves.

The town is a mecca for surfers and a renowned kite-boarding venue; there are places to get lessons from along the beach. You can hire surfboards by the hour or day. On a windy day, it's great fun to watch them out on the sea pulling tricks. Ask for more information at your hostel's reception desk.

Máncora Beach

The hospitable atmosphere and the popular Peruvian ceviche adorn one of the most visited beaches among young people from all over the world. The main street is home to a number of restaurants where you can find all kinds of seafood, as well as bars and cafes. Some papas a la huancaína, tamales, or anticuchos can be found among the menus in the area.

Having a glass of cold chicha or a pisco "sour" are the best antidotes to the heat of the coast.

A small town center offers benches and flowers to feel the sea breeze for a while, as well as crafts where wooden pieces and souvenirs of all kinds abound. Among those who show their pieces there are artisans from Peru and many other travelers who look for their support in creation.

A visit to the market square gives a perspective of the variety of smells and flavors between spices, fruits and vegetables native to the area.

Close to Máncora it is possible to visit other beaches such as Punta Sal, Zorritos and Organos, also attended by locals and foreigners. Nature reserves, biosphere and national parks conserve and protect ecosystems, communities and protected species that can also be visited in the area.

FAQ about Máncora Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Máncora. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Máncora. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Máncora costs on average $14 for a dorm. A hostel in Máncora with private rooms costs on average $87. shows all 10 Hostels in Máncora. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 10 hostels in Máncora, Peru. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Máncora such as
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Misfit Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Máncora.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Máncora

Your Packing List for Máncora

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Máncora 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 Máncora, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
10 Total number of hostels
$14 Average dorm price
$87 Average private room price
$14 Cheapest hostel in Máncora
7 Party hostels in Máncora
Misfit Hostel is the best rated
7 Average rating of all hostels

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Zorritos (63 Km / 39 mi.)
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