Hostels in Paracas, Peru

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

Nestled on the Peruvian coast, Paracas, Peru, is only four hours from Lima and is definitely worth visiting whether you're heading south or even if you need to get back to Lima -- the detour is worth it! It's a quaint beach town, which looks a little rough around the edges, but this is mostly down to the dryness of the surrounding area. The buildings are rustic looking, and many are not completed, with outdoor water tanks and mounds of rubbish piling up. This wouldn't be so bad, if it weren't so hot, as the rubbish attracts flies and dogs; however, do not let you put this off visiting, it's simply worth knowing in advance!

Everything is close together; as it's such a small town, you can walk from the bus station to your hostel in Paracas, Peru, and from one end of town to the other. There's lots of Paracas, Peru hostels, and because it's such a small town, no matter which Paracas, Peru hostel you choose, you won't be too far from the main town. There are lots and lots of restaurants and souvenir shops/handicrafts markets, however supermarkets and cash points are harder to find and more hidden.

It's a beautiful seaside town flocked with pelicans, penguins, and pink flamingos. You should take the tour to the Ballestas Islands and also to the National Park. You'll see lots of wildlife and lots of geological points of interest by doing these tours. The seafood is popular here due the location, and the sunsets are amazing. They have hardly any rain, ever, so be prepared for the sunshine and the heat when staying in Paracas!

Written by local enthusiast for Paracas hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Paracas hostels Shakesley

FAQ about Paracas Hostels

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

A hostel in Paracas costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Paracas with private rooms costs on average $55. shows all 13 Hostels in Paracas. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 13 hostels in Paracas, Peru. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Paracas such as
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Kokopelli Hostel Paracas is the best rated hostel for partying in Paracas.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Paracas

Your Packing List for Paracas

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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.

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Paracas 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 Paracas, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
13 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$55 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Paracas
Icthus Paracas Backpackers is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Paracas
Kokopelli Hostel Paracas is the best rated
6.1 Average rating of all hostels

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