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Misfit Hostel
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“we stayed twice while travelling in a hurry...”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

BEST BUNGALOW HOSTEL EVER!! you can have everything u want party, chillin around, go swim or just having a good time with the most friendly guys in mancora! i just loved it and want to go back asap! the heart is in there on the right place and they do everything that guests are having a good time!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed here for nearly 2 weeks and had a great time.

Gorgeous 2 story cabanas right on the beach, that are nicely, but simply decorated with quirky art. The top balcony has an amazing view of the beach and sunsets. Floorboards throughout and a simple, clean bathroom. The cabanas are almost out of a dream, with their location and interesting decor.

The four guys who run this hostel are backpackers themselves, who decided to stay in Peru and make their own hostel. As such they know exactly what travellers want, and are very very helpful. Often the guys would bring us food from town, or the hostel restaurant next door.

The bar is lovely and intimate, and Adam makes a mean (and huge) cuba libre for 8 soles.

Location is tops. Literally right on the beach - or to be exact the sand dune behind the beach, and a pleasant 10min walk along the beach to town. The beach out the front is nice and quiet - you may even have it basically to yourself.

The hostel also has some very nice dogs hanging around, although Olie is spoilt.

Space is limited so book in advance if you can. Also be aware that you may stay longer than planned.

Only downside was no hammocks, otherwise we would still be there.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Four “misfits” (backpackers from Argentina, Portugal and Britain) decided to give a makeover to four abandoned bungalows on the beach, making use of only recycled materials, driftwood and a good dose of creativity and skill. A continuous work in progress, Misfit Backpackers Hostel receives its guests in a cozy atmosphere with simple but nice bungalows that can be shared as a dorm, or enjoyed privately by a couple.
They are right ON the beach; so from your balcony you have a view of the waves, the beach, the sunset… and the dogs playing in front: they have several dogs wandering around (which you should know, and like)
It's not very close to the city centre so if you're looking for a party hostel look further. Howver, this is a great place to be, nice atmosphere with sporadic parties; their dorms are good for singles and the private bungalows supergood value for couples.

Room Tip: Couples: take the last bungalow. Privacy guaranteed :-)
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

The best thing about misfits is the view and location. We had a private bungalow and could see the sunset from the bed- it was stunning. It's a 10 min walk to the main town which means you can have the peace and quiet it you want it.
The staff also went out of their way to make us feel welcome, even having a BBQ on the beach for my birthday and just being all round awesome guys.
Good breakfast with Fresh pastries -thanks Juan.
We already can't wait to get back!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Had a blast at misfit hostel. The four guys working are all super friendly and helpful, although not right in town you could not be closer from the beach.
The view from the bungalow is one of the best in south America, and the bar has the cheapest drinks in Mancora.
Was meant to stay two nights ended up staying for seven.
Cheers boys, we had a blast.

P.S you must like dogs :)

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a great little hostel with 4 colourful beach bungalows. It's a pleasant walk down the beach to town, which means this isn't a party hostel and I had great sleeps listening to the waves rather than loud music like all of the hostels right in town.

The 4 guys running this hostel are very welcoming and laid back. They have a little bar and make some awesome mojito's!

If your looking for a chilled simple hostel that's out of the noise of Mancora then stay here! I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: Misfit Hostel
Address: Avenida Playa el Amor Lote 25, Mancora, Peru
Location: Peru > Piura Region > Mancora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #3 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Mancora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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