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“Oasis in the Peruvian Desert”
Review of Muchik Hostel

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Muchik Hostel
Qormi, Malta
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63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Oasis in the Peruvian Desert”
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We were very happy to find a place like this in dusty and chaotic Chiclayo. It was the only place in Peru where we did not need to sleep with ear plugs! It felt more like a hotel than a hostel though. The room was super clean, the bed was large and we had tv and private bathroom too, for just $25 a night. It might be a bit more expensive than hostels in Chiclayo but you do not get the tranquility you get at Muchik. The staff were also very helpful and the owner loves to get to know her guests. There's also a cute little breakfast/lunch place right next door and the women there also offered to cook us dinner for less than 10 soles. The only downside to this hotel is that the wi-fi signal is not that strong, but then again remember you're in Peru. I highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: The higher the floor the more peaceful it gets but the wi-fi is best on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

Nice place to stay when in chiclayo. Taxi max. 2 soles from all the busstations.room ar clean, location is central, deskservice is good, price/quality is good. There is wifi at the reception and there are more then enough things to do and see in chiclayo for 4 days

  • Stayed February 2013
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Los Angeles
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54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

It's hard to find actual dorms out here, the dorm rooms are clean with new tile work in the bathroom. The room does get hot in the summer (late December-March) and the bathroom door didn't always close right. The owner speaks some English and is very happy to practice, tell you stories, and help you out. The guy really went out of his way to help me find some local food after some prodding about not wanting the touristy food in the parque principal. He was a bit overprotective, I think in reaction to the last review (and theft incident) and accompanied me to the room after a new guest arrived to make sure everything was there. I'm not sure why he knew I had accidentally left my camera under my pillow, but he was very concerned. Wifi barely works near the door.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

We arrived at this place very late - the first impression was fine as you can read in many reviews before. The woman at the reception was very friendly and the room was small but okay. Next day we went out to see the city. When we got back in our room it was cleaned and okay. But some minutes later we noticed that our Laptop was stolen out of our backpack! The window which we had closed because we were on ground floor was now open... After we reported this to the owner we spent almost 6 hours with the police. The owner of the hostel told us, that it can not be possible. She even didn't believe that we had a laptop. The only problem of the lady was the reputation of the hostel. The situation was getting worse the next day so we just wanted to leave... of course without our Laptop!
Conclusion: A good hotel room is worth nothing if security is an issue.

Room Tip: No rooms on ground floor as cleaning staff will leave windows open.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2012

This place used to be called and was still erroneously labeled in our guide book as Hostal Santa Catalina.

We came here to spend the night and ended up staying two just to relax. The room was extremely clean and quiet. For 60 soles we got a private room, private bathroom with seriously hot water, cable TV and spotty wifi. They cleaned the room during the day as well. The woman at reception was there all of the time. She was very friendly and more than happy to help me practice my Spanish. Also, the last day our bus didn't leave until 9pm. She watched our backpacks all day so we could walk around the city comfortably and then when we returned she called us a cab. Overall the hotel was good quality for the money and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed the 'luxuary' of a hotel-like room with tv and bathroom. The room was very clean the lady at the reception very friendly. It's not the place to meet other people though since there are no common rooms.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank Charlotte C
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Fantastic hostel not really frequented but affordable, open, clean, modern and extremely friendly family run hostel. I stayed here 3 nights and loved the hostel and was given plenty of advice. It makes for a very convenient place for exploring Lembayeque and the discovery of the gold hordes..I would definitel come back and stay there again

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Muchik Hostel
Address: Vicente de la Vega 1127, Chiclayo Chiclayo centro, Peru
Region: Peru > Lambayeque Region > Chiclayo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Chiclayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MUCHIK HOSTELWe offer to you the best location at best price! We are three blocks from Chiclayo’s main square, five minutes from the airport, in a neighborhood that counts with bars, restaurants, shops, banks and other useful places.We incorporate to our facilities relect the pre-Columbian cultures of northern Peru, creating a special, relaxed, fun atmosphere for our guests to enjoy a comfortable stay We have professional well-trained staff, willing to provide any information you need to visit the city and its surroundings. The quality of our servicehas been certified by Promperu Get comfortable and enjoy our city! ... more   less 

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