Huanchaco has no shortage of hostels. You will find them up and down the main drag along the beach and into the side streets as well. There are dirt cheap options for a bed going for as little as $4 USD and private rooms with ensuite bath and TV that can run $30 USD. The question is, do you prefer a community feeling surf hostel or would you like a bit more privacy and amenities? There are options for both below.
La Ribera 720, Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru
Newly renamed Surf Hostel Meri, this ocean facing hostel is a steal with rates as low as $6.00 USD for a 4 – 6 bed dorm room and $12 per person for a private double room bathroom ensuite. There are several other options including a private single with shared bathroom for $10.00 USD per night. Rooms are simple and clean.
One major plus to this hostel is that it includes a Surf School with surf lessons, surf equipment rentals and they also sell custom-made surfboards by Yenth Ccora. Surf trips to other beaches can also be arranged. Yoga lessons are also offered. Learn about this and other surf schools in Huanchaco.
Watch a video of Yenth Ccora creating a custom surfboard at Surf Hostel Meri
Surf Hostel Meri has large common areas to hang out with other travelers and surfers. An outdoor patio kitchen area with bar makes for nice atmosphere to get to know other surfers or just lounge around in one of the hammocks hanging from the trees after a long day surfing.
Proximity to Beach – across the street
Lowest Price – $6.00 USD 6-bed dorm room
Languages Spoken – English, Spanish, German, Finnish
Other amenities – Surf School, Outdoor patio kitchen, bar, luggage storage, cable TV, free internet access, towels for hire, breakfast available (not included in price but is cheap and good)
My Friend Surf Hostal (Hospedaje) – Restaurant & Surf School
Los Pinos 553, Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru
The cheapest of the cheap – My Friend Hospedaje offer dorm beds for a staggeringly low $3.75 USD. It is a one-stop shop with a hostel, restaurant, and surf school. Hospedaje is another word for lodging or hostel.
Proximity to Beach – 5 blocks to the beach
Lowest Price – $3.75 dorm bed
Other amenities – Surf School, surf trip arranged, restaurant
Av. La Rivera Nº 322, Huanchaco, Peru
Phone: (+51) 945917150
Casa Fresh is a new hostel  where visitors to Huanchaco can relax looking out onto the waves and great sunsets. It has a terrace bar, clean beds, common areas, sunbathing top floor, the best location in Huanchaco and most importantly clean big rooms for relaxing.
Located directly across the street from the beach, the hostel offers a private, gated courtyard downstairs and a deck with tables and umbrellas upstairs overlooking the ocean.
They offer salsa, surf rental / lessons, tours and also bi-lingual staff.The owners are Irish and American and have travelled the world and are big fans of Huanchaco. Both worked for a charity in Huanchaco and decided to open a hostel of higher comfort for travellers.
- Breakfast included
- 4 and 6 bed dorms ensuite with sea views / Private rooms ensuite
- Beachfront property
- Cafe & Bar Terrace
- Excellent wifi
- Spanish language school
- Showers with hot water all day
- Surfboard rental
- Surf School
- Musical Instruments
- Rooftop gym/yoga and relax area
Dean Saavedra 582, Huanchaco, La Libertad, Peru
(+51) 968 309 066
Owned and operated by a local fisherman’s family, the Urcia familiy established the Indigan Surf Hostel in 2002. The hostel is located in Huanchaquito – a 5-minute drive from the main area of Huanchaco – though their hostel is just a short walk from the beach.
Single and double rooms are available by the night. They offer private and group lessons for beginner, intermediate or advanced surfers. Their surf tours will take you to the nearby famous breaks of Chicama, Pacasmayo and Poemape.
Dorm bed (two available) – $6.00 USD per night
Private single room (1 person) – $7.50 USD per night
Private double Room (2 people) – $13.50 USD per night
For long-term stays or volunteers in the area can contact them for a quote.