Punta Hermosa Surf Hostel

Guesthouse in Southern Beaches

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Description via Hostelworld

Welcome to Punta Hermosa Surf Hostel, we are the new alternative to relax and feel at home south of Lima-Peru. Located in the best zone of Punta Hermosa at only one block from the beach and Main Boardwalk in a safe and clean area with restaurants and stores. Our nice terrace with BBQ and plays for your relax offer an ocean view of “La Isla”. It doesn’t matter if you are single travel, a couple, friends traveling or family groups we promise you will pass a good relax days in our Surf Hostel.

You can rent with us surfboards, bodyboards, longboards and wetsuits or receive surf lessons with a qualified instructor. Surf Trips with surf guide are available all days to look for the “waves of the day”. Very close to the Surf Hostel are around 20 spots for a good surfing, some of them in a walking distance. All will depend of your desire to surf and the conditions of the waves.

With our experience of the zone and Peruvian Waves, you can find and surf the best waves and go to local spots that are not usually for foreigner people. Also, Surf Trips to the south or to the north can be arranged directly at the hostel.

You must, for a better coordination, advise the Surf Hostel in advance about your arrival details. If you need any transfer, we offer Airport or Lima pick-up and drop-off with a friendly and secure transportation.

Special surf package (all included) can be arranged for you, preferable 2 people minimum. See at the Surf Hostel for this option.


In the heart of “The Peruvian Surf Town” is located Punta Hermosa Surf Hostel.

Punta Hermosa Surf Hostel is a warm and friendly guesthouse that welcomes travelers from all over the world. We are the first Surf Hostel concept in Peru, with the facilities of a good hostel and the simplicity of a good surf camp. With the best location, at only one block from the best beach and the Main Boardwalk of Punta Hermosa, close to restaurants and commerce and in front of the best waves of the area.

The Surf Hostel is run by family owner's, who will make you feel at home all the time. We offer comfortable, clean and safe rooms with private bathroom and TV cable and comfortable dormitories for less budget travelers. Guests can relax in our chill out room; complete with comfy sofas, cable TV, books area, or catch up with friends and family over the free internet. Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the property.

Breakfast is not included, but you have for FREE coffee, tea and FREE access to communal kitchen where guests can make themselves a hearty meal or quick snack. Also, we can offer for you full meals package ALL INCLUDED for a good price; see for this alternative at the hostel, minimum 2 guests.

Punta Hermosa Surf Hostel is open year round and is ideal for those who love clean air, want to be relaxed and/or want to spend a surfing adventure. We offer special discounts for long stays or groups over 3 people.

Business hours: From 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (we are family Surf Hostel, not a open 24 hour hotel).
Check-in 2.00 pm; early Check-in 8:00 am (require coordination).
Check-out 11.00 am; late check-out 4:00 pm (require coordination).

NO ARE ACCEPTED CREDIT CARDS at this moment (sorry).
Only cash is accepted as payment upon arrival (US$ dollars or Peruvian money).

The price can be changed for high season or Peruvian summer (Dec 15th – Apr 30th) and New Year week (Dec 27th - Jan 2dn). See for prices at these times.


Punta Hermosa is considered one of the best beaches in Peru for relax and surf adventures. Located at only 45 km / 30 miles (45 minutes by car) south of Lima, the capital city of Peru, easy to go by taxis or buses.

Punta Hermosa is a small beach town, very popular on summer weekends and year by year better, clean, safe and friendly with good restaurants and discos on summer (December - May) and with quiet and friendly environment on winter (June-November). Not really cold, just a jacket needed.

Around our Surf Hostel and in a short distance by walk you can find more than 20 spots for good surf. Lefts and rights, hollows, big or small, long or short everything depends on waves and your desire to surf. Or only walk one block with your towel and take a sit, relax and take a sunbath in our clean “Playa Blanca or Playa Negra” beaches.


Punta Hermosa is a great area for a surfer to find himself in, as there are ample consistent spots within walking distance of each other. In the southern hemisphere winter, the waves around Punta Hermosa are typically big. While a lot of the headlands favor the rights waves, there are also hollow lefts, plus a few offshore winds that handle serious size and power.

The most important waves are “La Isla” a reef peak, good right, power and long. “El Paso” reef peak, power and hollow tube right with a very good left section too. These waves break in front of the Surf Hostel.

Twenty minutes by walk break “Señoritas” with left power and sometimes hollow tube while “Caballeros” produce longer, fatter rights. At only 1 km. from the Surf Hostel, “Punta Rocas” is by far the most consistent wave that breaks all year round. These waves have been qualified as Internationals Championships Spots in the last years.

The dominant swell is S-SW, the swell size average from November to May is 3-4ft and from June to October is 5-6ft, with a consistency of 70% on summer and 80% on winter. The dominant wind is SE-S, with an average force F3. The water temperature on summer (Dec-Apr) goes from 62-68f and on winter (Jun-Oct) goes from 57-61f. Wetsuit is necessary.

Features of Punta Hermosa Surf Hostel


  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Airport transfers
  • Bbq
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable tv
  • Café
  • Currency exchange
  • Dvd's
  • Telephone/fax facilities
  • Free city maps
  • Free internet access
  • Free parking
  • Hot showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet access
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Security lockers
  • Meals available
  • Minibar
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Parking
  • Servizi aggiornate
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Tours/travel desk
  • Towels included

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage