Jo's Place, Huaraz, Peru

Jo's Place has been a popular choice for trekkers since the year 2000 and it is easy to see why. The prices are very reasonable, the staff are very friendly, there's space for camping and traditional English style bacon and egg breakfasts are served up!

Jo and Vicky have owned the hostal since 1999. Jo, originally from England and Vicky from Huaraz, are both excellent sources of information about the Cordillera Blanca and also about Peru itself.

The hostal has a great balcony which looks out over Huaraz and on a clear day, offers a fantastic vantage point for the surrounding mountains.

There is also a new tour agency which operates out of the hostal.

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Room options range from camping to dorm beds to private rooms. Camping costs S/8 per person while dorm beds cost S/15. Doubles with en-suite bathroom cost S/45 for the room and for shared bathroom S/35. Triples with private bathroom are S/60 per room. For the low season (December to April), subtract S/.5 from the price of the doubles and triples.
In addition to the 3rd floor terrace, there is also a basic kitchen, large garden area and a common room with cable TV. There are any social areas including lounges, one with a fireplace. WiFi, laundry service, free luggage storage and use of the safe is also available.

Breakfast is available on request and options range from a full English breakfast with bacon, eggs, beans, tomatoes, juice and coffee, to a more simple Continental style option, and vegetarian.
How to get there...
Jo's Place is located just 1 street off the central Avenue Centenario, which runs along the western side of the Plaza de Armas (which is the side opposite the cathedral). From here, walk 8 blocks until you hit Jr. Villaizan, turn right and the hostal is one and a half blocks up on your right. (Tip: Look for the bright blue wall). From the multiple bus stations around Huaraz, a taxi should cost no more than S/3.
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Report & Photos by: Kate Dombkins and James Marsden
Contact Info...
Jr. Daniel Villaizan No 276
043 425505
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