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My Friend Surf Hostal
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“The best place to stay in all of Huanchaco!!!!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Hands down, the best value in Huanchaco, and all of Peru even. The staff was so amazingly genuine and friendly (Senora Ana and Randall are the most wonderful people you will ever encounter in your life.) that the name of the hostel suits the experience. You will feel like a "friend" the minute you step foot in the place, whether it is for the great food, a clean, comfortable place to rest, or to take surf lessons. It is inexpensive (S./10 per night) and 2 blocks away from the beach, so there is no excuse not to go out for a twice a day surf! You'll also sleep very well since Sr. Ana strictly shuts down activity of the resto after 11pm and there is very little partying thereafter. They also have a tasty, vegetarian friendly menu (it is one of the best and few vegetarian options in Huanchaco.) Love this place and I would definitely return again and again. <3

Room Tip: Private and dorm rooms are all equally priced as of August 2013 and there are hot showers.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Cheap rooms are and a friendly staff are the big selling points of this place. The rooms are basic but comfortable and cost 10soles for a dorm and 20 for a private. Hot water not always the best but is adequate. There is a nice little restaurant with good food. Mostly male surfers stay here, not sure how comfortable it would be for a woman here. They offer surf board rentals and lessons. The location is just ok because it's not on the beachfront but just a little walk up Los Pinos street, although the collectivo can drop you basically right in front of the place if you're coming from Trujillo. There are many hostels in Huancacho so not sure how this one compares to the rest, but for me it was a good deal.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Huanchaco, Peru
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

That is the most cheapest room I´ve ever been. There are good rooms with bathrooms inside, cleaned and safe. I´m spending a week here and also I´ll come back after travelling around the north of Peru. This is located at 50 meters from the Punta Huanchaco, a very long and good wave. The restaurant is amazing with the best food in the town. The staff is incredible on support you all the time with everything you need. There are people from all over the world and in particular met two people that shared their experiences of traveling around the world. One by plane and other by car(Land Rover). I´m happy to stay here.

Room Tip: There are different types of rooms, for couples, singles or groups but in the third floor is the bes...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

is a very good hostel, very cool, I spent a week there and I met many people, all very nice and happy to be in this hostel ... there is a very good price-quality relationship (in fact cheaper), also has the best food on site, breakfast, lunch and dinner. I definitely recommend it blindly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I happened to stop at my friend after recommendation of travelers up north (in Mancora), who told me the place was great!

All I have to say is that it lives up to its name, the staff is always super friendly and flexible, never complaining about anything, pretty much how you want your hostal to be! It was so good, I actually met an american traveler who stayed there for an extended period of time (3 months I believe)

The hostal will have whatever you need, whether it is a surf board, lessons, wet-suits or even cheap drinks and great food. And they are also super flexible if you want to have food in your own room...

But the best about the place is the vibe generated that is so positive and always have great people coming and in and out all the time of the hostal.

If I had to come back to Huanchaco, I will probably stay here!

Room Tip: Try to get a private room for 20 soles a night, they are so worth so much more than the dorms, and s...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Such a wonderful place to stay. Very close to the beach and near to all the goings-on in Huanchaco. it's such a sociable place to stay but you can also find corners to chill out. The food is amazing, lots of international food for when you feel homesick and lots of excellent traditional Peruvian food. It was a fantastic place to meet others and hang out, especially on a Thursday night, when cocktails were only 3 soles. Really great staff who were very friendly and went out of their way to help. Accommodation was basic but most hostels are, great value and most importantly it was so clean!

Room Tip: they have a variety of rooms, dorm, double or single. Just ask, they're so accommodating
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I really loved this place and didn't want leave because the staff were just so nice and friendly.
I'd definitely give it 100% for location, it's literally just up from the beach and with a nice little rooftop terrace to watch the sunset and hang out. The staff were really friendly and helped us out with our travel plans and even organised a beach bonfire for the guests. We also took surf classes here which were a great deal and the instructor was brilliant, really made us laugh and we stood up!!
There's no kitchen, but the restaurant downstairs was really good and cheap so I ended up eating there most days. The lady who runs the place made me try all her Peruvian specialities which were delicious.
I'd say you cannot beat the price, just 10 soles a night with wifi, hot water, private bathroom, close to the beach and shops etc this is a place i'll be recommending on my travels.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: My Friend Surf Hostal
Address: Los Pinos 533, Huanchaco, Peru
Location: Peru > La Libertad Region > Huanchaco
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Ranked #4 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Huanchaco
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Hotel Class:2 star — My Friend Surf Hostal 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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