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“Even great in the rainly season”
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Hostal Amazonas
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Even great in the rainly season”
Reviewed March 7, 2011

We stayed at the Amazonas for 6 days in February. It only rained a day and a half and we were still able to do all the great day trips. Janet runs Chachapoyas Travel from this hostal and we made arrangements with Janet to not only see Chachapoyas but also Chiclayo, Trujillo and Tarapoto. She helped us arrange a ride to Yuramaguas to catch the Edwardo boat to Iquitos. Everything was very reasonable including laundry. Chachapoyas is a very nice, safe town and Hostal Amazonas is a handy and relaxing place to stay. Beware that the owner is a great chess player and loves to play guests for a dollar a game. Next door serves a great guinea pig and pisco sour. Good luck on your travel adventures.
Mark and Andy

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2010

We bumped in more or less on random - we wanted to get information about tours to surrounding archeological sights from a tour agency also located inside the hotel. The lady who runs the agency was on lunch break but Eduardo (who turned out to be the owner of the hotel) told us a bit about the tours and offerd us a very nice room for a very good price. So we had not to think much to change our hotel and moved into Hostal Amazonas.
And it was a very very nice stay. Eduardo is a very nice and overwhelmingly friendly person who helped us where he could. The staff is very friendly as well. Everything is clean, the rooms are cleaned daily there is the hottest water in the whole of Chachapoyas and we had free internet even in the room. Rooms also have TV and our room had a fridge as well. There is a nice atrium, the hotel is located in the center (Plaza de Armas) and there are lots of restaurants and coffes around.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
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Reviewed November 28, 2010

We went to Chachapoyas for visiting Kuelap from there and found this nice family run hostal, located directly on the main plaza. It is (still) cheaper than the other hostals there and run with so much passion, that we really enjoyed our stay there.
Carlos and his family even have their own travel agency in the hostal and we decided to do a 4day hiking trip, which ended at Kuelap. We had the best time with Carlos' brother Alcidez as our guide and would any time go back there again!
Thank you so much for our lovely time in your hotel,
good luck for the future,
Bernie and Kerstin from Germany.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Dorset, UK
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2010

We were recommended this Hostal by a contact in Chiclayo and turned up on spec to be welcomed by friendly owner Eduardo and offered a room within a couple of hours of arriving at the crack of dawn on the night bus.

It´s quite a basic place but clean and comfy beds and good hot showers, although one night there was no water to be had in the whole town!

Staff very accommodating and flexible over leaving times even allowing us access to a shower before our night bus left.

No breakfast but several cafes offer breakfasts around the Plaza.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Santa Marta, Colombia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2010

Chachapoyas is a surrounded with beautiful historic sites, ruins and nature to see. Kuelap, Pueblo de los Muertos, Sarofagos Karajia, Catarata Gocta, etc.. I planned to stay at the Amazonas Hostel only a couple of days and finally enjoyed it for 7 days. There is so many nice tours and hikes close by and all outdoor activities can be organized right from the hotel. A Tour Operator is also part of the hotel which is great. Everyone is helpful (Eduardo, the owner who speaks good English and all the staff). The location is also great (in front of the plaza) and all services you need such as restaurants and laundrymat are just 1 or 2 block from the hostel. I have to add that this is the first hostel I have been in Peru that have a hot water tank right in my room (with a lot of pressure) which is a bonus...

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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New York, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2010

I stayed at Hostal Amazonas in August and again in September 2010. Originally arrived at 6am from Chiclayo after a 10 hour bus trip, tired, cold, and craving coffee. Eduardo, the owner (who also speaks English) was so sweet and accommodating. The hostal was full except for one room that had just been vacated and hadn't been cleaned. Eduardo prepped the room for me, then made me coffee.
And that's the kind of care he provided during both my stays. Whatever was needed he was always there to help or make suggestions.
The hostal is right on the plaza. The rooms are quiet and those on the plaza are perfect for watching life go by in Chacha.
Great price, good accommodations, wonderful staff.
Travel Chachapoyas in located in the hostal and can arrange your tours. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff there as well.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Boise, Id
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 22, 2010

I stayed in Hostal Amazonas in early June, I stumbled upon the hostal just walking around the main plaza. I was greeted by a friendly man named Edwardo who is the owner of the hostel. Edwardo speaks english which was nice because there wasn't to many english speakers in the area. The rooms are a great value starting at around 40 soles (which is approx $13 dollars). The rooms are really big and extremely clean. All of the rooms have cable t.v. and warm showers. The hotel itself is really quite beautiful with a big open area with a lot of plants and a main fountain. It's a colonial feel which fits well with the city. But the best part about my stay was the service. Edwardo was great with all of my needs and helped me plan all my tours. He really made my stay a memorable one. I would highly recommend this hostel (which is more like a hotel) to anyone thats in Chachapoyas who's looking for a great value and good service.

Although I would recommend getting in contact with the hotel to make a reservation because it did seem to fill up. Phone number is [--] Email is [--].
Enjoy your trip!

Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Hostal Amazonas
Address: Jr Grau 565, Plaza de Armas, Chachapoyas, Peru
Location: Peru > Amazonas Region > Chachapoyas
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Ranked #4 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Chachapoyas
Number of rooms: 55

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