Casa de la Abuela Backpacker
The Casa de la Abuela Backpacker is a clean hostel with basic accommodations and a common kitchen. Guests can stay in private rooms with shared bathrooms or dormitories with bunk beds.
The games room has a ping-pong table and several traditional games, while the grounds feature a small garden and a BBQ pit. Luggage storage and locker rental can be arranged through the front desk.
Wi-Fi is provided throughout the establishment, and on-site parking is free-of-charge. The hotel has a free shuttle that will transfer guests from the train or bus stations to the property.
Huancayo is a town in the central highlands surrounded by endless jungle-like landscapes. This hostel is within walking distance of the city's train station, and just a few blocks from the downtown area. The Puno Cathedral, Los Huancas Country Club, and Huamanmarca Plaza are all situated here.
An exotic garden, indigenous pottery, and archeological exhibits can be viewed at the nearby Salesiano Museum. For tasty Peruvian dishes, try the Detrás de la Catedral. La Leña is one of the nicest restaurants in Huancayo, and is well-known for its perfectly grilled meat and poultry.
The Sunday crafts market known as the Feria Dominical takes place on a lot that can be reached in 15 minutes by foot. Woven products, textiles, ceramics, carved wood and gourds, jewelry, and fried plantain snacks are on sale throughout the market.
Dozens of tours through the flora-and-fauna-rich natural area adjacent to the city and outlaying Inca ruins leave from downtown Huancayo each day. Guests wishing to visit other areas of the city can hire a tourist cab.
Food & Beverage
Each morning, a complimentary breakfast is served with oven-warm bread, locally produced butter, an array of jams, salad with freshly picked seasonal fruit, coffee, tea and juices. Meals are available during the day and in the evening.
Guests can also use the fully-equipped communal kitchen and outdoor BBQ facilities to prepare their own meals. In addition, there are plenty of eateries within walking distance.
How To Get There
The Casa de la Abuela Backpacker is located on Avenida Giraldez at number 652, just a few blocks away from the Huancayo bus terminal and the Jauja Airport is approximately 35 miles north of here. From the Huancayo train station, head north on Ferrocarril and turn right onto Giráldez. The hostel should be visible on the right towards the beginning of the third block.
Amenities & Services
General:Ground-Floor Terrace, Lounge Area, Coffee Shop, Breakfast, Cable/Satellite TV, Welcome Drink, 24-Hour Front Desk, Guest Kitchen, Fireplace, Restaurant, Family Friendly, Bar.
Services:Wake-Up Service, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Bike Rental, Room Service, Taxi Service, Fax, Computers with Internet Connection, Photocopying, Airport Transfer, Luggage Storage, Train Station Transfer, Laundry Service, Tours and Excursions, In-House Car Rental, In-Room Breakfast Option.
On-Site Activities:Bonfire Site, Board Games, BBQ Facilities, Spanish Classes, Video Games, Ping-Pong, Billiards, Gym, Foosball, Collection of Books.
Nearby Attractions:Horseback Riding, Trekking, Fishing, River Trips, Crafts Market, Hiking, Shopping Mall, Railroad Station.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Room rates include transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel.
Room rates include transfer from the railroad station to the hotel.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 11am
Check-out time: 10am
The hotel operates a strict non-smoking policy in both communal areas and guest rooms.
Guests are allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Children under 4 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Accepted Credit Cards
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.
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