Lima hostels: Top choices 2020 – The Only Peru Guide

June 15, 2018

Lima hostels 2020 Update: The huge size of the city can make your search for Lima hostels overwhelming. Although accommodations options are available all over the place, the best Lima hostels are found mainly in the Miraflores and Barranco districts. These areas are tourist friendly and are famous for its attractions. Our travel experts have explored the top-rated options and we have compiled a list of the best choices according to many factors including location, affordability, facilities, atmosphere, etc. Check out the list below and see contact details and brief descriptions of each establishment. The list is shown in no particular order of preference, yet the establishments are arranged in alphabetical order.

335 Backpackers

Avenida Angamos Oeste 757 5to piso, Miraflores

It is a cozy place where the polite, yet friendly and flexible staff provide a warm atmosphere. It is located in a less busy part of Miraflores than other hostels. Rooms have wardrobes and are cleaned daily. Bathrooms have 24/7 hot showers. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the building. As the name suggests, most guests are young backpackers eager to explore Lima and Peru. Shared facilities include: a fully-equipped kitchen, terrace and a lounge. Free continental breakfast is also provided.

335 backpackers shared lounge next to kitchen

Imperial Inn

Calle Bolognesi 641, Miraflores

This is another popular B&B accommodation in Miraflores. It is recognized by the Peruvian regulation board CALTUR (Tourism Quality National Plan), thus it is committed to providing good service with high quality standards. The property features single rooms, double rooms and triple rooms and they all come with cable TV and hot showers. Complimentary continental breakfast is served by their warm and friendly staff in the laid-back courtyard area and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Bed and breakfast lima - imperial inn room interior

Backpackers Club

Calle Berlin 1089, Miraflores

Backpackers’ Family House has over 8 years of experience in the business and has been rated as one of Peru’s best hostels for several years. This hidden gem gives a backpackers’ vibe while offering hotel-style services. It is just a couple of blocks away from the Malecon area. Inside the property, you will find a nice little garden with a seating area and a cozy rooftop. The bar has good drink specials is a great place where to meet fellow travelers. Additionally, a shared kitchen equipped with microwave, kitchenware and coffee machine is available.

lima hostels backpackers family club facade

Barranco Backpackers Inn

Malecón Castilla 260, Barranco

This elegant 1945 house turned into a hostel is a family business and a place you can call home. It features 6 spacious bedrooms in the 2-story property. The staff is quite friendly and they are eager to help you have a great experience in Peru. Other facilities and amenities inside this safe, clean and peaceful property includes: Shared kitchen, free Wi-Fi, cable TV in the dining room, and open-air patio. The place is comfortable and it certainly offers good value for your money.

lima hostes - barranco backpackers inn room interior

Che Lagarto

Schell 121, Piso 3, Miraflores

This is a branch of a South American hostel chain that is centrally located in Miraflores. It is only 100m away from Parque Kennedy and 300m away from Malecon. The hostel offers a friendly atmosphere where you can mingle and make friends with other travelers from around the world while enjoying a drink or two. Daily complimentary breakfast, caring staff able to advise and help with anything, free Wi-Fi, free lockers, spacious rooms, and very comfortable beds, shared kitchen, on-site laundry service, pool table, and ping pong table are just some of the things guests can enjoy at Che Lagarto Hostel – Lima.

lima hostels - che lagarto guests socializing

Cozy Wasi

Av. Nicolas de Pierola 221, Barranco

Cozy Wasi offers guests a pleasant place to stay, a good space to rest and relax, but much more than a room. Cozy Wasi offers personalized attention from trained staff and high-quality service. The hostel offers 9 rooms, a common area, snack & bar, internet throughout the facility and 24-hour reception.

Cozy Wasi Hostel

Amical Hostel

Calle Julian Arias Aragüez 331, Miraflores

Amical hostel is a cozy lodging, who open their doors in Miraflores to you 24 hours a day. Breakfast in the form of a varied buffet is included. It is also close to main avenues of Miraflores, supermarkets, museums, beaches and banks. It has free parking, and good wifi connection throughout. There is a shared kitchen and common areas for your comfort and relaxation with highly trained and qualified staff at your service.

Amical Hostel

Walkers House

Av Vasco Núñez de Balboa 491, Miraflores.

This hostel allows you to create your own environment. Accepting of all life in its many shapes, forms and smells, we will try our best to accommodate your every need, speak your language and make you feel as welcome as can be… We can always promise you the best atmosphere and comfort at the best price! If you miss your house, this is the place for you!

walkers house


Calle Tarata 256, Miraflores

This hostel features a rooftop with a bar, hammocks, foosball table and seating area where you can meet other travelers and exchange travel tips. It is located about 5 minutes away from the beach so that you can ride the waves after breakfast or join one of the many fun activities on the Malecon. Restaurants offering incredible Peruvian dishes, bars with local beers, shops, etc. are also nearby. In summary, the Dragonfly Hostel is the place to be.

dragonfly hostel

Marqay Friends

Calle Maria Parado De Bellido 181, Miraflores

This place feels like a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city. It has a privileged location in a quiet neighborhood which is less than two blocks away from the ancient Huaca Pucllana site and is also a few minutes away from Arequipa avenue, which has buses running frequently to Lima’s historical center. The warm staff’s top priority is to provide quality services and hospitality. Without hesitation, they will be more than happy to assist you in every way possible.

marqay friends room interior

Red Llama Ecohostel

Narciso De La Colina 183, Miraflores

This ecofriendly hostel provides its guests with a vegetarian breakfast option free of charge. The colorful interiors enhance the charming atmosphere and the cozy common areas are perfect for making new friends. The hostel has a prime and inner-city location, which is easily accessible from the airport and close to the city’s historical landmarks. It is also within short walking distance from bars, restaurants, shopping malls, and the famous Costa Verde. Common areas of this clean and budget-conscious travelers hostel includes: rooftop with a bar, computer room, book exchange, and game room. The environmentally conscious staff also organizes ecological activities in which guests can participate.

lima hostels - red llama guests enjoying breakfast

It is worth mentioning that all establishments on this Lima hostels list are easily accessible from Lima’s airport. Airport Express Lima, the official airport bus, has seven conveniently distributed stops within Miraflores. Finally, check out our Ultimate Guide to best places to stay in Lima Peru to see a comprehensive list of all the handpicked accommodations our travel experts recommend.



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