Best Hostels in Huaraz

3 Best Hostels in Huaraz, Peru – Hike Extensively and Sleep Wonderfully

Huaraz, Peru, is the perfect destination for mountain lovers who want to explore the breathtaking views of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. 

It’s filled with archaeological sites, rugged trails, and climbing opportunities. Obviously, you’ll need an accommodation to rest in after a busy and active day, so we decided to put together the top 3 best hostels in Huaraz to help you out.

All you need to do is plan your adventure and leave the hostel recommendations to us.

Your Shortcut:

  1. Aldos Guest House - best for Social butterflies
  2. Tony's House Eco Hostel - best for Backpackers
  3. El Jacal Backpacker - best for Couples

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

If you’re traveling around Peru we also have a guide on the best hostels in Peru that should come in handy.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

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Quick Introduction to Huaraz

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Huaraz cost $5 – $8 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room and an average price of around $22 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Comfort: When visiting Huaraz, travelers should make sure to pack earplugs. The city is constantly buzzing with the sounds of traffic and the occasional barking of stray dogs. While the Huaraz hostel in our guide is mostly quiet, the town itself is still loud!

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The 3 Best Hostels in Huaraz are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Huaraz.

  1. Aldos Guest House – best for Social butterflies
  2. Tony's House Eco Hostel – best for Backpackers
  3. El Jacal Backpacker – best for Couples

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Aldos Guest House
🎒 for Backpacker:Tony's House Eco Hostel
👫 For Socializing:Aldos Guest House
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Tony's House Eco Hostel
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: El Jacal Backpacker

1. Aldos Guest House

Aldos Guest House is our top hostel in Huaraz for social butterflies.

This Huaraz hostel has the following facilities:

  • A shared lounge (with table tennis)
  • A terrace (with city views)
  • A 24/7 reception
  • A shared kitchen
  • A tour desk

At Aldo’s, backpackers have all the information they need to book various hiking tours around Huaraz. This hostel is social and has a great atmosphere for meeting fellow hikers, with a super sociable balcony area in the evenings.

Plus, the view from the roof deck is beautiful. With great value for money, Aldo’s offers a comfortable stay, even if it can be a bit noisy just because of how social people get here.

Location: The location is ideal, as it is within walking distance of all essential amenities and has several bus routes nearby. Furthermore, the supermarket is just around the corner, and there are various opportunities to go out for a drink or a night out if desired.

The best choice in Huaraz for

  • Social butterflies
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Aldos Guest House Aldos Guest House Terrace Aldos Guest House Dorms

2. Tony's House Eco Hostel

Tony's House Eco Hostel is the best hostel in Huaraz for backpackers.

On-site, you’ll find:

  • A garden (with hammocks and a bonfire zone)
  • A shared lounge
  • A terrace (with BBQ facilities)
  • A restaurant 
  • A bar
  • A shared kitchen
  • FREE breakfast

This hostel offers excellent value for money, considering its affordability. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast with bread, jam, eggs, juice, and a hot drink.

Book Tony's House Eco Hostel here

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House Eco Hostel

The hostel and garden are both incredibly beautiful and offer a great opportunity to meet fellow travelers and play with the owner’s dogs.

We really like the rural settings and surrounding views of the Andean mountains. They also provide private accommodation options for groups of up to 3 people, making it ideal for friends and couples traveling together.

All common facilities are clean, beautiful, and in proximity to nature, allowing guests to take in the serene and peaceful atmosphere of the lovely garden and lawn.

Location: in proximity to some of the most amazing landmarks and attractions of the city, like Plaza de Armas, Regional Museum of Ancash, and Rosas Pampa stadium. However, the walk back to the hostel from the center can be a bit tiring due to the higher altitude at which it is located.

A great choice for

  • Backpackers
Book Tony's House Eco Hostel here

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House Eco Hostel Garden House Eco Hostel Dorms

3. El Jacal Backpacker

El Jacal Backpacker is our pick for the best Huaraz hostel for couples.

Here, you’ll find:

  • A tour desk
  • A garden
  • A terrace (with mountain views)
  • A shared kitchen,
  • 24-hour front desk

The rooms in the hotel are bright and soundproof, and each room is equipped with the necessary amenities to ensure maximum comfort. The decor of the rooms is typical of the region, giving them a harmonious atmosphere in combination with nature.

Book El Jacal Backpacker here

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El Jacal Room

The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the beds are made, and towels are changed daily. 

Overall, the atmosphere is relaxed and laid-back, but meeting fellow travelers in the common areas is easy. 

Location: The vibrant center of Huaraz is the perfect base from which to explore the city. This hostel is just a short stroll from the Plaza de Armas, where you’ll have quick access to all the main points of interest. The Cultural Center is just four blocks away, as well as banks, exchange houses, and the Trujillo Market. There are also plenty of restaurants within two blocks.

This is one of the best hostels in Huaraz for

  • Couples
Book El Jacal Backpacker here

Check prices at:
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El Jacal El Jacal Lounge

Best Hostels in Huaraz for Solo Travelers?

The best hostel in Huaraz for solo travelers is Aldos Guest House

It has awesome facilities with breathtaking mountain views and great staff. What makes it great for solo travelers in Huaraz is its location, as well as the social atmosphere that prevails in it.

Here, you’ll be able to easily explore the area and make friends

Book Aldos Guest House here

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Aldos Guest House Terrace

What about the cheapest hostels in Huaraz?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Huaraz.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Huaraz
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Huaraz best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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FAQs

Here we share with you the most asked question:

What are the best hostels in Huaraz?

The best hostels in Huaraz are:

What is the best hostel in Huaraz for solo travelers?

The best hostel in Huaraz for solo travelers is:

Aldos Guest House

What hostels in Huaraz have nice views?

The hostel with the best view in Huaraz (in our humble opinion) is:
Aldos Guest House

How much does it cost to stay at a hostel in Huaraz?

Hostels in Huaraz cost $5 - $8 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room and an average price of around $22 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

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Flights to Huaraz?

The closest airport to Huaraz is the International Anta Airport which is a 15-minute distance by car away from Huaraz.

We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.

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Over to you

Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

Your question will help us to improve this Huaraz guide.

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

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