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Paracas Backpackers House Reviews

Av. Los Libertadores s/n, Paracas, Peru

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333 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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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.


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.


Very friendly reception with excellent ambience. the outdoor common area is so comfortable and beautiful. makes u feel like ur in 5star resort. kitchen is spacious and clean. I give 100% rating, best hostel ever!


Great value for money! Nice staff and good atmosphere!

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Stayed in a double room, walls were incredibly thin, building site next door which started work at 6am and then had people playing football against the back of the room all evening. Showers luke warm, kitchen facilities were really dirty. The hostel has big signs up saying 'tourist info', 'book bus tickets' etc. But when we enquired we were met with blank stares and a dismissive wave in the direction of the bus station and no info about the town. Did not enjoy my stay, better options available


For the price, this is a great value. Great common area, pretty clean, alberto the owner is nice and knows everything, kitchen, hammocks, clothesline, etc. only con is no lock on door and no locker but no one had a problem while I was there. Stay here.


Yeh good hostel, we had a twin room for pretty much the same price as a dorm, walls were thin but nothing a set of ear plugs didn't fix, booked our ballestas tour here for a good price and the wifi is really good! Only bad point is that it doesn't have breakfast...


Alberto is awesome and makes you feel like at home! Everything was great, and really not expensive, dont think twice stay here! If you want more privacy stay in THE rooms that have THE bathroom inside because THE walls of THE others are a little thin So you Can hear your neigbours


The owners are really cute and helpful! was a nice stay and would recommend it definitely!


Lovely staff and good location. The rooms are made up of four very thin walls, so you can basically hear everything your neighbours are doing.. The kitchen is quite small and a bit dirty.

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