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
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
– 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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