Hostal Casa Amelia | Established Campground

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Last Visited: 4 months ago
GPS: -8.074750, -79.118890
Altitude: 0.0 masl
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Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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New phone number: +51 949-660-248 (Amelia's son)
The old number: +51 945 844 801 still works as well, just more difficult to get through.

15S/ person
Very nice, peaceful spot. No loud bar/ club music. Good Wi-Fi. The entry is a bit narrow (238 cm) but there is not a height limit. Not good for wide campers.


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Amelia, Victor and Tito were too kind. Perfect location just opposite the beach. Very private, we were on our own and surprisingly quiet. Nice outdoor kitchen and lounge area. Our Fiat Ducato fitted in nicely. Anything wider might be a challenge to get through the gate. Paid S 35 for 2 pax and motorhome

A very nice place! Amelia is very friendly. The garden is comfy and you can direclty check the wave from the roof top terrace. The beach is just across the road!
30sol for 2 psn

Cross the street and you are at the beach. Inside Like a small oasis. Very friendly but she increased the price - 35 for van and 2 persons.

Nice place to stay, very recomended. Matrimonial for 50$, clean, good WIFI, parking two motorbikes, kitchen for share, nice terrace and view to the pacific

As described below and very nice - super convenient location. A real treat after a long drive south through the desert. They even cleaned up the notoriously dirty bathroom while we were here.

none of the street parking options felt safe so we ended up staying at Amelia's. nice people, hot and clean shower.

Nice place to stay near Trujillo
Spacy for 3rigs.
Nice kitchen and shower.
Must : potable water with no taste
15s pppn

Greatest spot I have stayed my entire trip so far coming up from the South. Stumbled upon this gem. Absolute cracker of a spot in Huanchaco. Up the quiet end of the beach. Beautiful owners.
Fantastic balcony to watch the waves.
Huanchaco itself is incredible. Great vibes, a fair few tourists, and the best part was consistently good surf the entire week I was there.
Couldn't recommend this place more.

We stayed one night at this friendly family‘s yard. When we were there the bathroom was clean and the shower hot (there is a switch in the bedroom beside). Beautiful place to stay, we could go on the terrace on top with ocean view. Still 15.- soles pppn.

Stayed a night at Amelias since it just didn’t feel so good to us at the beach road. It also rained in the night so the parking across along the road turned into total mud.
Amelia is super friendly, she has a smallish yard to park. We managed to get in (and out), another overlander joined but then you are parked in! It was not a problem for us since we both just stayed a night but something to be aware off. Amelia is super friendly, lets not talk about the bathroom, all has been said about it.
We filled up with water in the morning and all was good.

Nice place, Amela is very friendly. Pretty good located, directly in the beach. Wifi is fast. The kitchen is dirty and the bathroom super dirty, worst on the whole trip...don‘t know why the don‘t clean it.

Nice garden setup. Nice lady. Dirty bathroom. Cold shower.

We loved staying here. Nice places to hang out, good surf, fast Wi-Fi, hot showers. 15pp. It was hard to leave

Petit cocon très agréable !
Amelia ouvre les portes de sa maison pour accueillir les voyageurs motorisés. Petits emplacements avec seulement 3 places, parfois 4. Quand un voyageur arrive, l’espace est repensé, et chaque véhicule doit avancer pour laisser de la place au nouvel arrivant. Certes il n’est pas possible d’installer son propre salon de jardin, mais il y a des espaces dédiés aux voyageurs comme une grande cuisine et salon extérieures, et une terrasse surélevée topisime. Parfait pour observer les jolies coucher de soleil tous les soirs.
Face à la mer, la maison est bien située. Petite épicerie à 50 mètres. Électricité, wifi, douches parfois chaudes, toilettes, chiens acceptés. Amelia est accueillante et sympathique. Endroit bien placé et agréable. Seul hic, Pepe le perroquet enfermé dans sa cage depuis des années qui fait peine à voir.
Pour aller visiter les 4 sites Chan Chan, certains taxis proposent de faire l’ensemble pour 50 soles, c’est un bon prix, surtout si vous le partagez avec d’autres voyageurs. Nous avons pris le bus, mais c’était un casse-tête pour se rendre d’un site à un autre et avons fini par prendre un taxi pour les derniers sites.

Amelia is a wonderful host! Small hostel with space for 3 overland vehicles. Highly recommend contacting in advance if you are arriving late in the day. Hot showers, kitchen area, potable water, right across the street from the beach, very close to a number of restaurants. Accepted our small dog with open arms.

Entry is wide enough for standard width vehicles, our econoline fit without folding the mirrors.

Lovely, friendly and cosy place. The sanitary and kitchen aren’t the cleanest, however there is everything you need including a hot rain shower, really great! (You need to wait a bit longer than 10 min after you put the switch on for the hot water). WiFi was excellent when we were there as the only guests. Amalia is very helpful and we could finally do the laundry at the house. 10 soles for a big machine! Nice location too, in front of the sea.

Great spot, very friendly m, 15sol pp even during semana Santa! Recommended

Stayed 2 nights here. Quiet n tranquil nights. As we were the only camper here so we have the whole facilities to ourselves. Amelia as ever is friendly.

We love Casa Amelia!! We stayed here 2 years ago, and we are back again. Amelia and Victor (owners) are a very kind couple that will make you feel welcome at all times! Beautiful garden that fits 3 vans and rooms for backpackers. Outdoors kitchen, good wifi and hot showers. Pet friendly- they have a cat (Isidoro) that got along with our 3 cats! Great place to meet other overlanders. The parking space is limited, and when the one in the back needs to move then we all needed to move, but everyone was very accommodating! Highly recommended!

We stayed here 16 days waiting for our tires. Not really really idyllic but no other alternatives in the area. It's not a campsite but just the entrance to a house. The sanitary and outdoor kitchen are dirty and outdated. We did the cleaning to be able to use them. In good conditions it is good for 2 vans or pickup-cells, no more. But profitability requires we have been crammed to 4. If a traveler who is basically wants to get everyone out. The worst is when you come back from shopping and say that you come back and pushed your holds and power cable to install someone else. Really not cool.

Nous sommes restés ici 16 nuits pour attendre nos pneus. Pas vraiment l'endroit idylique !!! Ce n'est pas un camping mais seulement l'entrée d'une maison. Dans de bonnes conditions c'est bien pour deux vans ou pickup-cellules, mais rentabilité oblige on s'est retrouvé à 4 et là plus de place pour ouvrir les portes. Obligés de sortir le véhicule chaque fois qu'un voyageur arrivé avant vous veut sortir. Les véhicules sont serrés au maximum pour laisser les propriétaires entrer leur propre voiture. Les sanitaires ne
sont pas fait tous les jours. En fait NOUS avons nettoyé les sanitaires !!! Le coin cuisine est vétuste et sale.
De plus quand vous partez faire des courses en disant bien que vous revenez vous avez la surprise de voir un autre véhicule à votre place, et que vous vous retrouvez presque sur la route c'est vraiment pas cool !!!

Amelia et Victor sont très accueillants. Leur petit jardin est très bien entretenu et fleuri. Par contre c’est très petit, et on est obligé de se mettre en file indienne.

Really nice place ! Lovely owners. The pizzas party with others travelers was an amazing moment.
An IOverlander spirit place !

Amazing spot! We ended up staying here 5 nights with a bunch of other overlanders, sharing stories, routes, and even having our own pizza night! Quick access to the beach and restaurants, great surf spot. Beautiful garden, hot showers, potable water, outdoor kitchen with grill and pizza oven, this place was great. The company made it even better. Highly recommended!

love this place! one of my favourite places I've stayed so far. totally worth paying the 15soles. I stayed 5 nights.
- great wifi
- pizza oven & BBQ
- wash your clothes
- chill and quiet
- roof terrace
- lovely owner
- nice showers

we had a very quiet night here. 15pp sleeping in the camper. with our sprinter camper van no problems to enter through the gate (mirrors folded inward). amelia was very nice. shower was warm- not hot. good wifi.

15 soles per person, 5 year old free. Electric included and potable water! Nice garden and great places to relax. We were only ones here, and it's great access to beach and town. You can watch the surfers right from the deck. We managed to squeeze through that gate with a Dodge Ram, with slide in camper, and both mirrors folded in. Our legs on the camper came within a sliver of hitting the door frame, but we made it though clean!

Amelia is an incredible sweet and friendly woman. We felt really at home at her place. Unfortunately we could only stay one night (because we need to be in Lima tomorrow), but we would have liked to stay longer because the place was so nice.

wonderful welcoming place for overlanders and Backpackers alike. Excellent facilities and Amelia the host is amazing. Highly recommended.

if you can fit this is definitely a great spot for an overlander. the gate has no height restriction but it’s 94” (238 cm) wide. we have a sprinter van and barely made it with our mirrors folded in.

good fast wifi. nice kitchen. hot shower. nice hammock area. super quiet at night. best sleep in a while.

i contacted via whatsapp to arrange the stay.

a little steep at 55 soles a night but we are 4 people and a dog and we didn’t bargain.

15 Soles pp/night. You can park your camper in the garden and use the toilet and shower, kitchen. Nice and quiet. Amelia and her husband are very friendly and helpful.
Not for big rigs - the entrace door is probably 2.2m wide (no height restriction).

really nice place, stayed 2 nights, a double room was $60sol per night. a little pricey but it's a nice place and wifi works everywhere. kitchen with a real fridge too. gated yard with secure parking for motos and cars. would recommend staying a day or 3 and just sitting in the hammock

It’s a very low key brown gate between to restaurants. It has space for 2-3 vans/cars.

Bathroom and shower to use. Loverly searing area, BBQ, fridge/freezer, cooker, kitchen area with table, under cover and seating sofas. Has a sea view balcony with hammocks.

Amelia has a cat so cat friendly dogs are welcome.

It’s right on the seafrontvand a short walk to more of the shops, ect but plenty on your doorstep.

We stayed two days. Good internet, Amelia is incredibly welcoming. Pretty tight fit for our full-size Chevy pickup to get inside the garden. No overhead restriction, but we had to fold in a mirror to make it inside the narrow gate. If you have a full-size truck with camper that extends beyond the sides of the truck or anything larger you won't fit.

We did manage to squeeze our truck, a vanagon, a Defender 130, and a Nissan Xterra+RTT, but it was cozy.

Clean bathrooms, right next to the ocean (you can hear the waves) and no loud neighbors while we were there. We probably would have just stayed along the beach nearby, but it was the weekend and things can get crazy.. Amelia's turned out to be a great decision though. :)

Lovely spot and a very warm welcome from Amelia and Victor who quite literally welcome travelers into their home. Space for 3 smallish rigs.

As stated... simple rooms, good vibes, and right on the malecón. Three vehicles fit while we were here— the in and out gets complicated, but they’re totally willing to work with you. Highly recommended. These guys make you feel right at home 33S per night for a room.

Amelia asked me to update her phone number to: +51 959-660-248

The number from the web (+51 945 844 801) still works, but she prefers the other.

Both husband and wife are very sweet, helpful, and accommodating. A nice place to stop for the night or spend a couple of days.

Really great place!!! Amelia and Victor are so nice! Not easy to find (just a woody portal with a little indication "Amelia". Not so big, 2 campervans, bug nice home, nice view on the beach (with sunset!!!) and familiar environement! The town is also really good. (advice: ask to Victor to taste his pisco sour!) 15 Soles pp in van, 30 in room
Très bonne adresse! Amelia et Victor sont adorables! Pas simple à trouver, juste un portail en bois avec une petite inscription "Amelia" sur le Malecon, peu de place (2 camper vans) mais une maison très jolie, une vue sur l'océan et le coucher de soleil, et une ambiance très conviviale!!! Le village est aussi très sympa. (conseil: demandez à Victor de goûter son Pisco sour...) 15 soles pp en van, 30 pour une chambre

We were here at 3PM and found no one there. Found the previous host Paul at the Atma. He has nothing to do with Amelia anymore. The new owner travels sometime, so this may be the reason why we didn’t find anyone. We were forced to the RV park.

the owners are soo nice and help you with everything. nice hot shower and clean toiletts. we campt in theyr nice little garden. middle in the city and quite. we enjoyed our stay a lot!!

Amelia is super lovely!
Still 30 soles for a couple + car. We have a Land Rover Defender 110 and it fits perfectly :)
The place is not fancy but super tranquilo and quiet.
We asked about laundry and Amelia said that she could do our laundry for 10 soles the whole machine (it is a very big one!). Save us some money :)

Do yourself a favor and have a drink while enjoying the sunset in the terrace!

what a beautiful place ! we had a vert Nice night. good shower, good Wi-Fi and good pisco sour ! 15S/person. we were 3 campers ans there is ni height limit.

quel bel endroit ! nous avons passé une très bonne soiree. bonne douche, bon Wi-Fi et bon pisco soir ! 15S par personnes. nous étions 3 camions. et pas de limites de hauteurs pour le portail.

Very friendly donna and a quiet and beautiful place to stay. Toilets and shower, even caliente, clean and peaceful. We highly recommend this place.

Very nice place to stay. Small grassy area direct at the beach where you could watch the sundown from the rooftop. Amelia the owner is very friendly. You could also use the kitchen in- and outdoors. We paid 30 Soles a night for two and a small van. Big rigs will not fit, because the entrance gate is too small. Recommended stay.

Nice place but only room for max. three cars. Would recommend to reserve. The couple which came after us didn't fit anymore. Very friendly owner.

nice area with all facilities needed. and grass + plants!! internet was slow when we were there. nice owners. 15 soles pppn

A sweet spot with a nice view and great location in town. Amelia is very accommodating. 30 soles per vehicle. Convenient common areas.

We stayed here with our rooftop tent and another car. You can use the kitchen, they have fast wifi and warm showers. Right across from the ocean and lots of restaurants nearby. Very friendly owners.

super accueil. peu de place
30 soles pour deux. face mer.

As of March 1 this place including parrot and cat have new owners. Doing some much needed renovation. Are happy to receive overlanders, shower and bathroom work, rooms are still under renovation. New owners are very nice and welcoming. Price 15 sol p/p.

We enjoyed it here so much we stayed for a month. Paul, plus helpers Gill and Shanan really made it a welcoming place. There was a constant flow of great people, many returning, Parked our VW in the garden, joined by another vehicle a few times too. Great location just across from the sea. The place changed hands a couple of days after we left, with Paul opening up his own place just around the corner to be called Atma or Hostal Atma I think which I am sure will be a great place due to his hospitality. I believe the owners of the building who had previously leased it to Paul have now taken over Amelia.

Guesthouse with places for 2 campers max. Very friendly.

Awesome place, very chilled, good wifi, quiet in spite of the proximity to a fairly main road, a 10 second walk from the beach. They normally only take 1 van/camper (no room for big rigs and they've only got 2 bathrooms), but we managed to convince them that we could fit too which they were super nice about (also helped that their dorms weren't full at the time either).

One of the nicest places to stay we had. Close from the beach, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, lots of animals around(including a parrot that laughs at you sometimes), hammocks... 15 soles pp
Normally Paul, the owner, allows just one camper, but he let us stay with together with Caudalosa America's Land Rover as well. Managed to open the rooftop tent too :)

Awesome place! Our sprinter fit when we pulled the mirrors in. 15 soles pp, right across from beach. Great waves! Grab a long board and have fun.

20soles pp wifi fast hot shawer kitchen goodace

Welcoming and friendly staff. It's cheaper to camp here than the RV park and appears to be much nicer. I'd check here before heading to other options to see if Paul has space.

Great place. I think they prefer only one vehicle but for a couple of nights we shared the space with another vw bus. Paul is great, very friendly and helpful. There are 4 rabbits now and they got along with our 3 cats!! Small stores nearby and buses to to Trujillo and the Chan Chan ruins. Electricity available with a long extension cord. It is 15 soles per person but Paul made us a discount for a longer stay.

Great place to relax. The beach is just across the street and there are many restaurants in waking distance. There is only space for one vehicle and the gate is quite narrow.

hostel pequeñito pero acogedor, con un jardín y hamacas. caben coches de cualquier altura (pese a comentarios anteriores), eso sí, la entrada no es muy ancha. para dormir en el coche 15s por persona. esta bien discreto frente a la playa, la entrada esta al lado de un restaurante cevicheria, es un portón de madera (foto)

Such a great place in Huanchaco !! Paul, his 2 rabbits and parrot are the best. Very nice hostal with 1 spot for Overlander. Hot shower, good kitchen and super Wifi rigth in front if the beach. Very quiet and relaxing we loved the place. We paied 15 Soles per personn per day.

Because a private party was going on at campground Gardens RV, we decided to come here. For us the better choice! Small garden with roof Terasse and hammocks. Nice kitchen and good internet. Laundry for 10 S/load. 15 S/pPN.

Paul, his rabbit, parrot and cat manage the hostal and allow one camper to stay in the entrance of the hostal. A nice guy, a nice place. However only for cars not wider than 2,2 m. 15 Soles per person an night.