Updated March 28th, 2019.
From the moment you step foot in Nasca city, you will be welcomed into Nasca Trails B&B like a member of the family. Owner Juan is hugely passionate about his ancestor’s history and will go over and above to make sure his guests enjoy their stay. If you’re looking for more than a place to lay your head and actually want to get to know some of the locals, Nasca Trails will not let you down!
Home away from home
There are definitely benefits to staying in a small, family-run B&B over a large hostel. Owing to the size of Nasca Trails, guests are welcomed as one of the family and really get the chance to get to know their hosts.
There are always staff in and around the hostel so there are plenty of opportunities to chat with people on site. There is also a beautiful garden area which is a great place for chatting to other guests.
Pick up on request
Owner Juan and his staff know that people arrive in Nasca around the clock. Although the most common method of travel to and from the city is by bus, some people do make use of the local airport and fly in from other places in Peru.
Once you have booked a room with Nasca Trails, there is the option to request pick up on arrival. Simply notify the staff at Nasca Trails when and where you will be arriving and someone will be present to meet you. This is a nice touch which helps to welcome you at the B&B. An added bonus of pick-up is also being able to tactfully dodge the pushy vendors hanging around at the bus station!
Owner Juan is one of the most attentive hosts you will meet. Both he and his team will do everything they can to make you feel welcome at Nasca Trails and they really put in the effort to know their guests. Juan is fluent in four languages which makes communication much easier if your Spanish isn’t up to scratch.
Having travelled extensively and also having lived in Europe, you can easily lose an hour just listening to Juan’s stories, he is certainly an interesting man! Aside from his world knowledge, he is also a Nasca expert and an experienced tour guide.
Keen to introduce the guests to Peruvian culture, the staff sometimes surprise guests with homemade Chicha Morada, a traditional Peruvian drink made from purple corn. It is a small thing but thoughtful moments like this make a stay at Nasca Trails even more enjoyable.
Inside the B&B reception, there is a tour desk where everything from local trips to flights over the Lines can be organised. Owner Juan is actually a qualified tour guide and does many of the tours himself. Of course, his fluency in several languages is a huge bonus in this role and he offers trips in Spanish, English, French and German.
Nasca Trails also has a long-standing relationship with a local airline company, Air Majoro and are able to arrange flights on behalf of guests. This airline has a proven safety record and a professional reputation.
Private ensuite rooms
Although it isn’t the stereotypical backpacker digs, Nasca Trails B&B offers a refreshing change from the cramped dorm rooms that budget travellers frequent. Featuring only private en suite rooms, this is certainly a welcome alternative for those backpacker’s looking for a little more privacy on a modest budget.
Rooms at Nasca Trails are not only spacious and clean but having the option to get up whenever you want to use the bathroom is a much-appreciated treat!
A budget double room starts at 41 soles and a single begins at 59 soles. You can check availability and reserve on Booking.com.