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“one of the best in Huanchaco to hang out and meet people” 5 of 5 bubbles
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McCallum Lodging House
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“one of the best in Huanchaco to hang out and meet people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

a great place to relax in the hammocks, at the picnic tables, or on the couch in the kitchen, and socialize. they offer breakfast and lunch at a good price each day, or you can use the kitchen and cook for yourself. they are close to the beach and the main street, stores, bus stop, etc.there is always hot water in the showers. the staff are very helpful and friendly and they keep the place in good shape. also they have a laundry service which comes in handy. its fun to meet people here. it can get a little loud at night, becasue the hostel is set up around a courtyard, it tends to echo and so if people are up very late, you will hear it. other than that, its a great place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

The taxi driver dropped me off at this hostel and I had no clue where or what it was, but I decided to stay for the night because it was only 15 a night and I was exhausted. I didn't think that I would like it at first but then once people started waking up and getting their day started it was great. The owners were friendly and the place is a great location. I made some great friends there. It is a hostel that you can hang out and relax in (great internet) and then go out for the night.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

I stayed with Patricia and Manuel at Hostal McCallum on two separate occasions on my trip to Peru: the first time based on online recommendations, and the second time because I felt so endeared to the place and the people that I had to return. The rooms are clean, inexpensive and comfortable. The courtyard and kitchen are extremely pleasant and serve to combine the best aspects of a hotel and a hostel: you get your privacy but when you want to be social, there's usually a group of people chatting downstairs. The beach is a few blocks away, and most of the good eating/drinking options are only a block away. Internet is fast.

What really makes the place special is the McCallum family. Patricia's always ready to chat about any subject you can think of, and she shows warmth to all of her guests. She offers a lunch every day for a low price that is always plentiful and delicious. Manuel is the epitome of a gentleman. Barbara is learning to be a pastry chef, if you're lucky you'll get to try some of her food. Neal is a surfing instructor and always friendly. The guests tend to be volunteers or tourists on the quieter side of the spectrum, and everyone is friendly and sociable.

Can't recommend this place enough.

Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Melbourne
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

The McCallum family are absolutely wonderful, hardworking and generous people who did everything with kindness and a smile. There is a kitchen for guest use, although Patricia makes delicious cheap Peruvian meals if you request them, you pay an extra S/.2 per day to use it. There is a lovely sitting area with hammocks and funky wooden tables, as well as wetsuits for rent and a cheap laundry service. There are three floors of rooms, ranging from single rooms, to matrimonials and four person dorms, all for S/.15 per person no matter the choice of room. All rooms have 24 hour hot water (really awesome showers!), strong wifi signals and comfy beds with ample blankets. They even let us park our van inside! There is also a cable tv in the general area downstairs. But the best thing of all is the hospitality and love that the McCallums spread to everyone.

Do not miss staying here- it's probably the best value accommodation in Huanchaco!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank karmicintent
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the Green Mountain State
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2011

Three tiers of clean rooms, all with hot water and bath, overlook a small courtyard with tables and hammocks. There is also a kitchen, open to the courtyard. It is family owned and run, and the hard-working hosts are friendly and efficient. As in an old-fashioned boarding house, meals are available for a smallish price, or you may cook your own.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: McCallum Lodging House
Address: Los Ficus # 460 - 305, Huanchaco, Peru
Region: Peru > La Libertad Region > Huanchaco
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Ranked #5 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Huanchaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 29
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