A super friendly hostel for climbers, trekkers and backpackers. We provide inexpensive accommodations and indoor bouldering — with plenty of free info, gear rental and guided trekking and climbing trips.



Quite and chilled, but still close to everything else happening in Huaraz.



Mountaineering, rock climbing, bouldering, trekking and biking.

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Everything you might need for a great, high-altitude mountain adventure.

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Hospedaje Monkeywasi

Monkeywasi offers a chilled and affordable base from Plaza Soledad, just ten minutes above the central plaza in Huaraz. We’re a great place to meet up with other climbers, trekkers and adventure travellers, as well as to pick up local information on transportation, day hiking, bouldering and climbing — including all the coolest spots and hangouts in and around Huaraz.

Single, Double & Dormitory Style Rooms

s/20 – s/25

Trekking & Climbing Trips ❯ Indoor Bouldering ❯ Equipment Rental ❯ Gear Storage ❯ WiFi Everywhere ❯ Cable Television ❯ Full Kitchen ❯ Garden & Grill ❯ Laundry Services

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Monkeywasi ホステルは中庭にボルダリングのクライミング壁があり、何時でもボルダリングの練習が無料で出来る!立地は市中心のプラザから少し坂道を登った所、教会のすぐ近くにあり、プラザから歩いて15分ほど。部屋は4ベット,6ベット,2ベットのドミトリーと他に個室があり、wifi,ソーラーホットシャワー,キッチンが使える。シンプルだが清潔で必要にして十分な設備、環境 オーナーは気さくな人物で、ワラスの観光とアクティビティについてよく教えてくれる。パラマウント映画のシンボルにも使われた、雄大で数々のアクティビティを楽しめる立地のワラスを満喫するには一番のホステルだろう。More at Tripadvisor
“ワラス一番のホステル!” / Yotaro / Tokyo,

Reviewed February 2016, traveled alone

I stayed two nights in other hostels, but once I got to Monkeywasi, I settled down. The beds in the dorms were comfortable, there were plenty of bathrooms (I never had to wait for one when I was there in the off-season, even with 10 or so other people staying there), it was fun having a rock wall in the back to always be able to jump on, and I learned a lot about the surrounding area from the Monkeywasi family for when I return! Monkeywasi will definitely be my base of operations on future trips to Huaraz. More at Tripadvisor
“My home in Huaraz” / Julian N. / New York - New York,

Reviewed February 2016, traveled alone

A M A Z I N G ! Great hostel, few minutes from the busy and loud part of the city which makes it a great place to rest. Gustavo (the BOSS) is the man! Helpful in all aspects, he can provide you with information you need, directions, contacts to tour guides, best restaurants. When I arrived to Huaraz my plan was to stay there for few days but… I stayed there for two weeks. I blame Gustavo and other hostel guests – it was just really hard to leave them 🙂 So, if you’re planning on visiting Huaraz Monkeywasi is the only choice!!!! More at Tripadvisor
“THE hostel!” / Jedrzej S. / Poland,

Reviewed January 2016, traveled alone

We traveled on Motorcycle and its hard to find a place with some protected parking. Fortunately there was just enough space for our huge bike to fit and have some protection from the street. We stayed for a total of 4 nights at 50 soles for a private room. Gustavo is very welcoming and helpful. We went on the Santa Cruz hike for 4 days and he offered to keep the motorcycle and our bags. Location is just a few blocks away from the main plaza, everything is walking distance. Overall I definitely recommend it! More at Tripadvisor
“Exactly What We Wanted” / Soniyae R. / Homer Alaska,

Reviewed January 2016, traveled as a couple

Huaraz & The Cordillera Blanca

With thirty-three peaks over 5,500 meters and an estimated 260 glaciers, the Cordillera Blanca is the world’s highest and most glaciated tropical mountain range. Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca have been well known in the mountaineering community for more than 50 years. Today the area is fast becoming Peru’s hottest venue for outdoor adventure — mountaineering, rock climbing, bouldering, trekking and mountain biking.

Most of the Cordillera Blanca falls within Huascarán National Park and it’s stunning turquoise lakes, shear rock faces and surrounding snow and ice covered peaks. Huascarán National Park and the near by Huayhuash Reserve are world class trekking destinations and offer several outstanding 4 to 10 day treks, including the Santa Cruz Valley and the unforgettable Alpamayo and Huayhuash circuits.

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Trekking, Climbing & Biking Trips

Laguna 69

4600 meters

1 Day Hike


Santa Cruz

4750 meters

4 Day Trek



4400 meters

1 Day Rides



5686 meters

3 Day Climb


Nevado Urus

5495 meters

3 Day Climb


Nevado Pisco

5760 meters

3 Day Climb


Nevado Ishinca

5330 meters

3 Day Climb


Indoor Monkeywasi

Whether you’re a beginner and want to take a few lessons or just looking for a place to socialise or workout, Monkeywasi is a great place to hang out. We have a 4 metre bouldering cave, crash pads, shoes and everything else you might need — free for guests of course.

When your ready for real rock, we can hook you up with gear and get you off to local crags or nearby bouldering. There are several sport routes in Los Olivos and Los Piños/Chancos or we can set you up to go to Hatun Machay, with more than 400 bolted routes and days of climbing and bouldering.

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Hatun Machay


Gear Rental

Short on gear? No gear at all? What we don’t have available here at the hostel we’ll arrange for you.

Tents & Tarps ❯ Sleeping Bags ❯ Camping Mats ❯ Mountaineering Equipment ❯ Rope & Harness ❯ Quick Draws ❯ Crash Pads ❯ Climbing Shoes

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Hatun Machay

Hatun Machay is a ‘bosque de piedras’ or stone forest near the southern end of the national park. With more than 400 bolted routes and endless opportunities for bouldering the area has something to offer every sport climber.

$6 – $10

Per Person, Per Day

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Jr. Agustin Mejia 797 – Solidad Alta, Huaraz, Peru
Phone: +51 221 265
Movistar: +51 96 500 1205
Claro: +51 94 375 5071

Email: info@monkeywasi.com

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If you have questions concerning Huaraz, the hostel or any of our trekking and climbing trips, just let us know. We’ll do our best to help you get going and to find your way around Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca.

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