Caroline Lodging is a family-run hostel within walking distance of central Huaraz and makes for a great starting point for exploring the mountains. Cheap and well-suited to large groups, it has over 30 comfortable beds in all, distributed throughout the main building and the annex next door. The main building contains nine dorms, four doubles and one twin room, as well as all of the common facilities, whereas the annex offers more privacy and tranquility.
Common areas include a rooftop terrace with views of the mountains, a spacious lounge for reading or watching TV, a kitchen, a mini-cinema with comfy couches and an extensive DVD collection, and computers with headsets, webcams, Skype and speedy Internet access. Guests can also use the hotel's book exchange and BBQ facilities.
The friendly and helpful staff provide laundry service, tourist and trekking information, luggage storage, safety deposit and free bus station transfers. Guests can rent trekking equipment, mountain bikes and books, and buy topographic maps, gas cans, second-hand guidebooks and other essentials at the hostel.
The hostel is located on the banks of the Santa River in the city of Huaraz, six minutes by foot from the Plaza de Armas.
Food & Beverage
A delicious complimentary breakfast is served each morning on the hostel's rooftop terrace. Guests are welcome to prepare their own meals in the hostel's kitchen.
How To Get There
To get to the hostel from Huaraz's Plaza de Armas, head south for one block along Luzuriaga Ave. and take a right onto 28 de Julio Ave. When 28 de Julio comes to a T with Confraternidad Internacional Oeste Ave., continue down the flight of steps and follow Huascar St. towards the river. Take your first right off of Huascar and you'll arrive at the hostel in less than a block.
Amenities & Services
General:Parking (surcharge), Guest Kitchen, Patio, Lounge Area, Roof-Top Terrace, 24-Hour Front Desk, Cable/Satellite TV, Snack Bar, Breakfast, On-Site Gift/Souvenir Shop(s).
Services:Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Airport Transfer, Taxi Service, Laundry Service, Photocopying, Luggage Storage, Computers with Internet Connection, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Bike Rental, Tours and Excursions, Wake-Up Service, Medical Assistance.
On-Site Activities:Movie Collection on DVD, Spanish Classes, Viewpoint, BBQ Facilities, Collection of Books, Board Games.
Nearby Attractions:Wildlife Observation, Canoeing/Kayaking, Mountaineering, Canyon, Cycling, Sightseeing Tours, Bird Watching, Trekking, Cross-Country Skiing, Archeological Site, Fishing, Nature Reserve, Horseback Riding, Climbing.
Languages:Dutch, Spanish, Italian, English.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Room rates include transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel and from the hotel to the bus terminal.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 1pm
Check-out time: 12am
The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
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