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Paracas Backpackers House Reviews

Av. Los Libertadores s/n, Paracas, Peru

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354 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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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


The owners were very nice, it was in a good location, and we were able to get a private double room (no bathroom) for less than $15, which was great. Negatives were: that the shared bathroom was on another floor and was shared with the 12 person dorm, the social atmosphere wasn't great, and there was no tv room (that I knew of).


I didnlike the staff at this hostel but it was under a lot of construction and there were no lockers. It was also a holiday weekend and they overbooked our room. They took care of it best they could by giving two peoplw their sons quarters because their son was gone. Again they were very nice but i think the construction caused some problems.

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice hot shower and comfortable beds. The kitchen is basic and wifi works ok. They are building at the moment in the middle of the hostel. I would stay here again.


The staff were really friendly and helpful. The hostel is undergoing some construction work at the moment so we didnt stay in the main hostel so it wasnt as described and we couldnt get wifi at all in our room. But it was still a good hostel. We only stayed 1 night in the end though as there is not much to do in Paracas.


Everything was really perfect, near all the restaurants and supermarkets. Just a few blocks away from the bus stop and the room and bathrooms are brand new.

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Costa Rica
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This place was a building site when we stayed there although assume this means they are improving it- really reasonable price for private room (s/45), central location (although paracas is tiny so everywhere is central), clean enough, staff are friendly & helpful, best option in our opinion as cheap but can use pool in hotel next door & walk 2 mins to kokopelli, which is a livlier hostel, for atmosphere'


The owner was very helpful with booking tours and with info on hostels in nearby towns.


We had a private double room with shared bath, very good price, clean, simple. Due to construction, we were a few doors down from the main building. That made it quieter for us, but we could only use WiFi in the main building. Showers were cold, but otherwise a fairly chilled out place. Not much for atmosphere, but there are other hostels in town if that's what you are looking for.


terrible reception as we arrived. We were shouted at in Spanish, and given no indication of facilities. Our room was in a separate building to the rest of the hostel, which made for a very dull atmosphere. Wifi only worked in reception and showers were freezing. We were locked out of our room for an hour as we were given the wrong key. Some staff were nice but not very hospitable. fun hammocks and a quiet stay (apart from building work) but there are better hostels in the area.

  • 11th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very nice and cute hostel, and they agreed to keep our things in a locker and let us take a shower in the evening after we had checked out.

  • 25th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff talking Spanish, no English but friendly and tried to help as much as they could. Rooms with paper thin walls, ear plugs an absolute need. Small kitchen available.


This hostel provides the minimum necessary for a decent quick stay in Paracas. The rooms are overheated but the beds do well enough. There is no security whatsoever - meaning no lockers, no door keys, no guest verification. The toilets are sometimes clean enough to use, although they are tiny. There is a shared kitchen available that many used. The atmosphere is mostly quiet and older, not a place to party.


Nice hostel in Paracas. No breakfast but small kitchen. Wifi is okay. It is good to stay for a few days.


We got a free upgrade to the double hotel-like rooms up the back, which were clean and nice. The staff were very friendly, and helped with booking tours. Great location.


Nice hostel! great location the bed was comfy and the staff attentive.


Very Average Hostel...Nothing bad to say, but nothing that stands out! They could invest in some Fans for the Rooms!


good stay in centre of town. toilet werent always clean. mainly due to other guests


We stayed a Paracas Backpackers House for two nights in a four person dorm w/ shared bathroom. In general our experience was positive. A few negatives, however, were that the room was very hot and lacked good ventilation, and the dorm rooms didn't have lockers and they didn't give you a key to lock the rooms. The staff were helpful, and it seems they clean throughly and frequently.


We stayed in a double with private bathroom and it was very good, clean and quite.The owners helped us with the trips at a good price. Really reccomend it.

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