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Av. Los Libertadores s/n, Paracas, Peru

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395 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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This is a well-located hostel with attentive staff and that offers what they advertise. The rooms and common spaces are clean (there were always cleaning staff somewhere in the hostel), they offer cheap tours and there is a kitchen if you want to cook. For those that want to grab breakfast somewhere, there are some not so cheap options close by but also people who sell sandwiches and quinoa about 60m away so you don't have to worry about that. It was a pleasant surprise.

  • 24th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very nice located (close to everything), cute rooms, enough bathroom, a huge common area with hammocks and similar to chill in the breeze. Check-out is at noon, which is very convenient if you go on a morning tour. Plus, i cancelled my tour 10 minutes prior to departure and didnt expect a refund but they did give me a refund anyway. Teh owners are very nice, friendly and helful, just like the staff. I loved it! Only down thing:the breakfast is not included and there is no fruit market around.


Good location and the room was nice and clean. The common area was alright. Kitchen seemed a bit dirty and the place could use private lockers to leave your valuables. Overall was a decent hostel.


Nice place with helpful staff. The 10 beds dorm is spacious enough not to feel oppressed. Wifi is often down. No lockers, not many plugs, bathroom often out of toilet paper. Very convenient big sink with soap to do you laundry on the roof with lines to hang it to dry. I booked a day tour to Islas Bolletas/Reserva through them for S./45 and a shuttle to Huacachina for S./ 20.


Very noisy because of construction work. people on the street, loud roosters etc. I woke up 4-5 times during the night even though we had a private room. Another thing, we arranged a tour to the ballestas islands with the hostel, and got a very bad deal. They charged us 30 sol each just to walk us 5 min down to the dock. And here we still had to pay boat ticket 13 /s each. So do not buy the tours here, you can get it much cheaper on the street. I would not go back here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, sorry, but you are wrong. The S/. 13.00 you paid is only the entrance fee tickets to the islands and the dock use, not the tour rate (boat, fuel, guide, etc). The S/. 30.00 is a very cheap rate for the Ballestas Islands Tour. Please check https://www.peruadventurestours.com/en/ica/ballestas_islands.html or other tour agencies rates.,Then we will like your new fair opinion. Best regards. Manager


nice peo`ple running the place

  • 7th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I didn't spend much time here, but it was clean, good location, wifi worked. Not the hostel's fault, but there are roosters nearby that start making noise very early. Bring earplugs if that bothers you.


This hostel was rather average, there was a lot of construction work under way when I stayed, and there was no atmosphere or common areas to meet other people. There are better options in Paracas


It's a beautiful hostel with amazing staff. Super kind, friendly and extra helpful! It had everything I needed and a relaxing hammock.


Very helpful, informative staff. Good location. I enjoyed my stay


I loved Paracas and the hostel. It has enough commun space to chill out. Lidia is very kind.


Nice hostel but was in renovation. Kitchen was small and a bit dirty. Nice staff.


Nice hostel but doesn't have lockers to put your backpack.quality vs price is really good


El personal es muy amable, las habitaciones son limpias y cuenta con una muy buena ubicación. Sería bueno hcerle unas mejoras al baño, de resto es espectacular!!!


A standard and friendly hostel. Do not stay in Paracas more than a day - the town is a dive with shifty nightclub music audible a cross the town all night long.

  • 19th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel with really nice owners and a good location. It´s under construction at the moment so it will be nicer when there aren´t piles of rocks and construction workers all the over the place. It was also very noisy while we were there, not related to the hostel but really loud party music until dawn and then crowing roosters for hours when the sun came up. Bring ear plugs. They Islas Ballestas tour they organize has a good English speaking guide and the price is favorable.


Hostel was in a decent location, but facilities were slightly annoying. Open air and poor construction led to cold and noisy nights. Lack of any sort of breakfast was also disappointing. For the value it was okay, and the staff were quite friendly (though it's necessary to know at least some Spanish to communicate).

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • mberkes
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Well located and comfortable for the money. Tea and coffee in the morning was a nice touch, and they did a great ballestas islands tour!


When we arrived we were given no information on the hostel/ its facilities. The hostel is still under renovations and our room was 2 doors down from the main building which had no WiFi only 1 hot shower (the other bathrooms were still under construction). The room we stayed in had no flooring, still concrete only, and the bathrooms were not cleaned over the course of our stay. When we asked about the tours the young female staff member was not helpful and it was a struggle to gain information

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