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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I stayed there a few weeks working for a charity. Usually, the clients are surfers, I am not. It is a bit off the central line, you may find more ambient hotels at the front line. But it is 5 minutes walk from the shore, anyway. There is the best bakery in the town on the corner of Los Ficus... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2016

I am a volunteer living in Peru and one of my favorite beaches to visit on weekends off is Huanchaco. In part because the family that owns McCallum is so amazing. These are people who are genuinely invested in making your stay comfortable and making you feel at home. When traveling on a budget it is rare to find a... More 

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Chachagui, Colombia
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

I arrived in Huanchaco and some random Scottish guy (presently living in Huanchaco) referred me here. You couldn't find more helpful and friendly hosts if you tried - they just simply can't do enough. I had the same experience as some other reviewers here where they would just drop whatever they're busy with and attend to your request. The room... More 

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Czech Republic
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52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I loved my stay in McCallum, I spent a whole week there. The owners are lovely, the place is clean and quiet (maybe apart from the occasional shouting when they are trying to get Manuel to get downstairs), the shower is hot, the WiFi was slightly moody by they fixed it quickly (for me that was very important as I... More 

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Napa
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

Unfortunatley when youre backpacking and looking for the cheapest options they end up being places that are run like a machine by what seem more like maintance operators than hosts with their blasé attitude. You almost forget that normally people get into the hospitality business because they like to make people happy. McCallum is the first budget hostel in South... More 

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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

I have stayed here many times and it can't be beat. It is family run and they are simply wonderful; hard working and always aiming to please. You can pay extra for a continental breakfast and/or the not to be missed traditional Peruvian lunches which change everyday and are cheaper than the local restaurants at 8 soles. You can use... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

The hostel is close to the beach and the center. the private room has a confortable bed also the one in the dorms are good, but the dormroom was a little bit small. you can use the kitchen but a lot of facilities is missing and therefore hard to cook. the shower has hot water and wifi is working.

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We are actually staying in Huanchaco, a nice town, in this hostal minutes away from the beach. Travelling on a budget, we seriously knocked on almost every hostal door in town, asking for prices. And this one is the best deal in town for sure, maybe in Peru. We pay 40 soles per night for us both (23.44$ for 2)... More 

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Pforzheim, Germany
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We wanted to stay just three nights in Huanchaco and ended up with a week here. The hostel is well located, very close to the beach (5 minutes walk max.), the next street to the main street, small shops nearby. Huanchaco is not so big, so you can reach everything by foot. The hostel provides a kitchen which can be... More 

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Lyon
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

It was one of the most satisfying stay in a hotel. Mc Callum is 5 minutes walking from the beach, the managers are the nicest people in the world. With hammock in the entrance, this hotel is really enjoyable. We met incredible people who also stayed in this hotel. The Mama made delicious meal for us, we arrived at 4... More 

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Address: Los Ficus # 460 - 305, Huanchaco, Peru
Region: Peru > La Libertad Region > Huanchaco
Price Range: $19 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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