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Jos Place

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Awesome place with garden and cosy kitchen. Most friendly staff ever met and delicious breakfast. Very cheap price. Definitely recommend this place! Thanks for the care and friendly welcoming faces :)

This place could be easily rated higher only if owners would care a bit more. It is quite dirty and there no toilet paper and soap in the bathrooms!!! I asked the owners to put it several times and they always ignored me! They said they do not want to put toilet paper coz guest steal it lol. I have never heard anything more stupid. Another bad thing about this place is that the bathrooms and showers are outside so you will be freezer your ass off while showering and this was a very unpleasant experience. You can easily get sick like this! Apart from that, they told me that if I want to use kitchen I need to buy my own matches or lighter as well as dishwashing detergent because all the tourist "use it up too fast" wtf?! Isn't it a standard to provide that? There was not even salt nor sugar, and when I asked politely for salt to put on my scrambled eggs they got upset with me and behaved as if they were making me a huge favor! They never clean the kitchen and the towels were so disgusting as if they didn't wash them in a year. They have very low hygiene standards and I recommend you to avoid this place at all price. I'm sure you can find something better, it can't get any worse than this.

Jo's place is a relaxed place to hang out with space for tents, tubs to hand wash clothes, lines for drying and hot water most of the time. Vicky is helpful and speaks English if your Spanish isn't so good. It's a bit further out of the middle of town, about a 7-10 minute walk but there are still small convenience shops and a bakeries close by.

This is a place for climbers and people who rise early. Far out of town, rooms were a bit run down. Shared bathrooms rarely had toilet paper. Bathrooms and showers were basically outside so you were cold the whole time. The whole outside common area is just filled with tents and people. You wanted to spend as little time as you could there.

Quiet hostel, comfy rooms. Not much in the way of communal areas and not much atmosphere. Staff are rarely around. The Lonely Planet lists a free breakfast which is no where in evidence - their listing is very out of date.

As with everything else in Peru, there are upsides and downsides - but in general we were very happy with our stay. Vicky made our lives a lot easier with plethora of advice on hiking trips and arranging transportation for a group of 7 to various destinations. Haven't seen such a warm welcome for quite a while. We got in and out a few times within 3 weeks and had no problem with luggage storage or safety. Hot water was sometimes intermittent, but later we realized you can't get much more than that in Peru. Highly recommended for hikers and nature lovers.

Jo´s Place is a bohem hostel and if you like places like that you must choose this one. Here meets people who loves trekking, climbing och cycling and change experiences and ideeas. Vichy helped us with all the information we needed, and we were very happy for this. A nice garden, pleasent athmosphere, a kicken were you can prepare your food (you can get breakfast too, if you choose that service), decent rooms and good prices and a nice meetingpoint - here are some things which we appreciete very much.

Me and my girlfriend spend almost a 2 weeks and it was wonderful. The owners so nice and helping with everything you need. Nice yard, cozy TV room with many DVD's, simple kitchen but nutting missing, hot shower and good altitude (= -----------------------------------------------

We picked this hostel solely on the reviews of they serve a full english breakfast and what a let down! Our first morning the old lady who was running the hostel seemed shocked to be even asked about breakfast let alone a full English - you get your own. The common areas really could do with a face lift (the hostel has so much potential), especially what is described in the notices as a 'beautiful kitchen area' - it's two hot rings in cupboard and broken furniture. The showers were hot every time which was nice to come home to after hiking. To get usable internet you really need to sit in what we assume is the office, although we never saw any staff in there and couldn't find anyone to speak to about hiking in the area. The old lady who we did see was friendly and fantastic when at 3am we had to go to hospital from food poisoning, calling us a taxi and making sure I was ok. She didn't charge us for being late to check out as a result either. Our big positive for this hostel is the location. It is a 10 minute walk from the main plaza but as the pollution in Huaraz is worse than central London at rush hour and the city smells are worse than Bangkok, Jo's Place was a great escape and the garden provided much needed fresh air. We were able to negotiate the room price as we stayed for 5 nights so it's worth a try.

Run by lovely people, this half Peruvian half English hostel is rustic and accommodating! Nice rooms, showers, and the loveliest lady who cooks a great full English breakfast in the morning! Really starts your trek the right way :) met some interesting people here too! Highly recommended!

Daniel Villaizan Huaraz Áncash

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Huaraz Plaza de Armas
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Onsite dining

Located in Independencia, Jos Place is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Huaraz Plaza de Armas and Huaraz Cathedral. This 14-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 9 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Restaurant , the hostel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Relax with a rainfall shower. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Property features

Guests of Jos Place enjoy features like microwave in a common area, refrigerator in a common area, and a terrace. If you drive, self parking is USD 5 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 15 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with access to locker space and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a picnic area.

Room options

Economy Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds, Non Smoking (ROOM #2)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Comfort Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking (ROOM #13)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking (ROOM #1)

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds, Non Smoking (ROOM #3)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 45 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.