Review: Surf Hostel Meri, Huanchaco, Peru

I stayed for a week at Surf Hostel Meri. I originally booked just two days but loved Huanchaco so much that I kept extending my reservation. Despite what the name suggests, none of the guests that I spoke to could surf! You can read about my time in Huanchaco here.


– not included
+ a great selection available to purchase: eggs with bacon and avocado, waffles, pancakes, fruit salad, cereal, granola, homemade bread, fruit juice, tea, coffee
+  guest kitchen

Hot water: yes

+ perfect location on the seafront
+ very central, within walking distance of all of Huanchaco
+ little shops, bars, restaurants, cash machines right next to the hostel

Lockers: yes

Price per dorm bed: 20 soles. Privates also available.

– the hostel has three doors that give onto the main road, and they are open all day. Anyone can easily walk in off the street
+ guests are given a key to the dorm

Welcome: The staff when I stayed were not particularly friendly, however the staff are volunteers and change regularly.
The lovely features contribute to a relaxed atmosphere

Wifi: yes
– not in the dorms, only in the living room area


Extras: little skate ramp, cable TV, hammocks, bar,


great meals available to purchase (though they take ages to arrive), roof terrace, patio,


surf school and board rental, lovely communal areas

Stars: **** I award 1900 Surf Hostel Meri 4 stars

Contact: 0051 44538675

Address: 720 Avenida la Ribera, Huanchaco, Peru

Tip: Room 5 smells of damp. Ask for room 4, a much larger, airy room

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