La Casa de Maruja BB Reviews
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This hostel was a nice soft landing. What a nice surprise to be met at the bus station so we didn't have to worry about finding an honest taxi at night. Gilf was an outstanding host. He was very helpful with all the information we needed for hikes etc. Even though it was not right in town I would reccomend this hostal as the service was outstanding and besides Huaraz as a town was uninspiring it is its location in the mountains for the outdoor activities that most people are there for.
We had a spacious room with a large bathroom. Everything worked and the property is well maintained. Wifi worked well in the room and there was hot water as required. Maruja and Gilf are lovely people and concerned to help you get the most from your visit.
Excellent stay, hostel and family are amazing and have a massive knowledge of hiking/activities in the area. Only booked for 3 nights but stayed for over a week. Great roof top view of the Codillera Blanca, location is a nice quiet neighbourhood and easy 4 soles taxi/80c colectivo to town. Would strongly recommend.
We would highly recommend this hostel as it is in fact so much more. A warm welcome (with coca tea to combat any altitude sickness), a wealth of knowledge on trekking in the area and great treks organized by the owners themselves. It is clean, beds very comfortable and freshly squeezed mango juice, fresh coffee, scrambled egg and toast before you set off in the morning. It is a short drive from the city centre. There are a couple of nice walks/acclimitisation treks right outside the hostel too.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 31-40
- (1 review)
Really lovely room. Snug with carpet. Bahroom great with consistent hot shower. Maruja and gilf friendly and extremely helpful, made us feel at home. Ended up staying longer! Location is slightly out of town, a short colectivo away for 1 sol. Great access to nearby short day hikes as well as longer ones further afield. Recommend lake 69. Use of kitchen great and included breakfast very good. Can't fault it.
Gilf and Maruja go out of their way to make sure you feel at home and have all the information you need about trekking through the surrounding beauty of Huaraz. The breakfasts are also the best I've had with the option of eggs or pancakes! Awesome rooftop views.
We really enjoyed our stay at la casa de maruja. We were picked up from the bus terminal and really made to feel at home. Big room, spotless, good breakfast, loads of really good useful info on walks / trekking options. You need a taxi to get into town (about 4 soles) but these are very easy to pick up. Would recommend to stay here.
We loved our stay in this hostel. The owners are very friendly and helpful with a lot of knowledge of the region and the activities. The rooms are big and very clean, it's like a hostel with hotel service. Location is somewhat out of town, but close to nice restaurants, great view a just half a block from taxi's and busses which cost about 0,20 eurocent to go to the city center (3 minutes). Worth a stay when you are visiting huaraz,
Great hostel with everything a backpacker need. The owner Maruja and Gilf are very friendly and helpful, we enjoyed our stay a lot.
For us, visiting La Casa de Maruja BB was like visiting family. We got wet on a hike...they made a fire. My journal was soaked with rain water and Maruja patiently helped me blow dry it page by page. The location for us was perfect, not in the over the top noise of the center of the city, and it is close to a hike that has been clearly marked by the staff of La Casa de Maruja. We highly recommend La Casa de Maruja as a great home base for the many Huaraz adventures available!
Had a lovely stay, gilf and Maruja made us feel so welcome! He even picked us up from the bus station free of charge. We had a huge room, although our shower was tempromental gilf I'd all he could o fix it. The owners helped us organise some amazing treks, lending us equipment for free and kept our bags safe in the room whilst we were away. Maruja made us breakfast really early or really late depending on when we had o get up! It's quite a walk from town but well worth the taxi ride. Great place
Gilf and Maruja, the owners, treated me like family as soon as I entered the front door (at 5am). Perfect if you're looking for a quiet place to get some rest after long days of trekking (Gilf's experience as a guide is very helpful in that regard, btw). It's really a 40 minute walk to Plaza the Armas, but it's very easy and cheap to catch a colectivo to and from downtown, so not an issue for me. Stayed there for two weeks and would go back for sure.
We had a wonderfull time in Huaraz thanks to Gilf and Maruja. They make you feel at home and help you whenever they can. Gilf speaks good English and can also arrange very good hosted trekkings in the area. We've done some trips in Peru but Gilf was the first that fulfilled all his promises. The hostel is not in the center of town but taxis are affordable and shops in the neighbourhood are cheap. We can't recommend this hostel enough, if you're going to Huaraz, go to Casa De Maruja!!