Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Trujillo, Peru. You can choose from 9 Trujillo hostels. In total, there are 22 cheap places to stay in Trujillo such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $8 for a dorm.
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 Trujillo, 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 Trujillo? 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 Trujillo alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Trujillo. 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 Trujillo. To help you make friends with Trujillo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Trujillo is a lively colonial city a few miles from a surf-friendly coastline. It is an excellent base for exploring some of northern Peru’s ancient ruins. Often dismissed as a passing point for hostel hunters heading to the small beach town of Huanchaco fourteen kilometers away, Trujillo in itself offers plenty of things to keep visitors occupied for a couple of days.
For an introduction to its colonial architecture, a good place to start a visit is on the Plaza de Armas -- the main square. Here stands a large cathedral and a number of pretty coloured old buildings, many featuring the area’s trademark protruding wooden balconies and lattice-covered windows.
There is a busy indoor market just behind the Plaza de Armas and a never-ending street market on Avenida Los Incas used predominantly by locals hunting for bargain groceries. Both are a good place to head for a budget meal and to sample local street food.
Trujillo hostels are not as numerous -- nor generally as good value -- as those right by the beach, but there are still plenty of options for tourists who would rather stay amidst the hustle and bustle of city life. Accommodation tends to be within a short walk of the main square and easy reach of public transport, though the ridiculous number of taxis here (there are hundreds, everywhere!) will undoubtedly prove useful to anyone arriving via the bus stations and wanting a quick ride into the centre.
Just outside the city, and accessible by public transport, are the remains of the pyramids Huaca del Sol and Luna, built around 500 AD. The Moche ruins are still being excavated and the entry fee to the site includes a guided tour of Huaca de la Luna in either Spanish or English. There is also an archeological museum with an interesting display of artifacts discovered in the pyramids.
Also within easy reach is Chan Chan, the only slightly more modern ruins of an ancient Chimú city constructed from mud and sand. Not much remains of the weather beaten site, but the enormous scale of Chan Chan and its sandy walls gives the impression of walking around a giant crumbling sandcastle.
If it’s waves you want, then there are surf schools dotted along Huanchaco’s beach. Here you can see fisherman using what some claim is the original surfboard, a type of traditional boat made from tightly bound branches. Visitors can also part with a few soles to have a go. Huanchaco is about a forty-minute bus ride from Trujillo -- the easily-spotted, bright yellow buses run very often in both directions.
Written by local enthusiast for Trujillo hostels Laura T
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Trujillo. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Trujillo. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Trujillo 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:
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