This friendly backpacker's hostel offers clean and simple rooms at budget prices. The rooms at the Benkawasi Hostal are divided among singles, doubles, twins, triples, quads and shared dorms, and guests have a choice of shared or private bathroom facilities. It's a fun, clean and safe place close enough to the Plaza de Armas to walk to just about anywhere you need to go.
Here, boredom has no place in guests' vocabulary. There's a lounge with a fireplace for hanging out and socializing, a game room with ping pong and other fun things to do, a video room, cable TV, a book exchange, sauna, Internet access and a third floor terrace with amazing views of the Cordillera Blanca mountains. Guests can also whip up their own meals in the shared kitchen or wash their grimy gear in the laundry room.
The owner, Ben, is a genuinely welcoming and helpful guy who makes you feel right at home. His family were among the first climbers in the area and if there's anything you want to know about Huaraz, its history, or the national park then he's the one to ask. He also runs a tour company. Services available to guests include 24-hour reception, luggage storage and pick-up from the bus station.
The hostel is located about five blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Huaraz, within walking distance of restaurants, cafés, banks and shops.
Food & Beverage
Breakfast is served each morning and guests may prepare their own meals in the shared kitchen.
How To Get There
To get to the hostel from Huaraz's Plaza de Armas, head south along Mariscal Luzuriaga St. At the lights, take a right onto 28 de Julio St., pass the California Café, and take your second left onto De La Cruz Romero St. After a block you'll reach the Santa Rosa Park on your right and you'll see the hostel bordering the park.
Amenities & Services
General:Guest Kitchen, Breakfast, Fireplace, 24-Hour Front Desk, Cable/Satellite TV, Communal Living Room, Restaurant.
Services:Taxi Service, Computers with Internet Connection, Travel Desk, Tours and Excursions, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Laundry Service, Luggage Storage, Wake-Up Service.
On-Site Activities:Movie Collection on DVD, Video Games, Ping-Pong, Collection of Books, Sauna.
Nearby Attractions:Wildlife Observation, Trekking, Hiking, Climbing.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Room rates include transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 1pm
Check-out time: 12am
The hotel does not operate a non-smoking policy.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
Children under 3 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Traveler Reviews (1)
The guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at the Benkawasi Hostal. Below are opinions of guests that reflected their own experiences.
Flora & Fauna
Breakfast is not included but there is a room where it can be prepared.
Good location in a quiet park
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