We went to Casa Kiwi in Trujillo with the intention of staying for one or two nights and ended up staying for eight because of the amazing, welcoming, friendly and fun atmosphere created by Chaz and the team.
They were always on hand to look after us if were hungry, serve a cold beer or help with any questions. They have put a lot of thought into how to take care of pretty much any thing that was important to us as travellors = there was a folder packed with useful info (bus timetables, tips from other travellors etc), an internet connection onsite, a big stock of paperbacks for exchange, hammocks positioned for maximum shade and breeze, a pool table (free for guests to use), good music and a supply of baby oil to help protect against the sandflies (and vinegar to help take the itch out of bites when we werent quick enough with the baby oil). They will even drive you to the early (4.45am) bus for much less than it would cost to catch a taxi. Because they do such a good job, everyone staying there is in a good mood, and so it is was natural to start chatting to other folk (but at the same time, when we wanted to be left alone no one bothered us).
Add to that, Casa Kiwi has by far the best spot on the beach, and more often than not we had the entire thing to ourselves.
If you want a fantastic place to chill out and-or meet people this place is the business.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Backpackers paradise on the beach with clean dorms, private rooms and bungalows with A/C and balcony. Great place for meeting other travelers and chilling out. Excellent food, hammocks, pool table, volleyball and internet. Secluded beach, great sunsets, no roosters and easy access to town. ... more less