Jaza's World Trip

Hospedaje San Lucas, Chiclayo

Fairly basic little guest-house, close to the centre of town in Chiclayo. This place used to be called "Hostal Lido" — that's what it's listed as in my out-of-date LP — but it recently changed both its name and its owners. It bills itself as a "backpacker's hostel", but it's not a hostel (no dorms, only single / double private rooms — don't think they have any real hostels in Chiclayo), and it doesn't have any communal hang-out area for backpackers. Anyway, I think that for cheap and convenient accommodation, it's about the best that Chiclayo has to offer. The lady-in-charge these days is very friendly, as well.

Rooms: not big on ye 'ol décor, but nice enough.

People: a big hard to meet the fellow guests, but the ones that I ran into were very nice.

Staff: friendly, very chatty.

Location: just a few blocks from Chiclayo's Plaza de Armas — walking distance from the bus terminals, as well. Plenty of eating and shopping outside your door.

Food / Internet: none. But there are two great salad / yoghurt / ice-cream places, next-door on either side of the hostel.

Hot water: a bit electrifying (as is traditional in Peru), but otherwise good.

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