Lima hostels: Top choices 2018 – The Only Peru Guide

June 15, 2018

Lima hostels 2018 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
https://www.booking.com/hotel/pe/335-backpackers.es.html

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.

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335 backpackers shared lounge next to kitchen

 

Backpackers Club

Calle Berlin 1089, Miraflores
https://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Backpacker-s-Family-Club/Lima/87133

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 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

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Barranco Backpackers Inn

Malecón Castilla 260, Barranco
https://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Barranco-s-Backpackers-Inn/Lima/4686

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 include: Shared kitchen, free Wi-Fi, cable TV in the dining room, and open-air patio. The place is comfortable and it certainly offers a good value for your money.

lima hostes - barranco backpackers inn room interior

 

Blue house

Calle Jose Gonzáles 475, Miraflores
http://www.bluehouse.com.pe/index.html

Blue House is conveniently located in the heart of Miraflores and it is within walking distance of some of Lima’s best bars, discos, surf beaches, handicraft shops, cinemas, pharmacies and exclusive shopping centres. Blue House offers clean living areas with new toilet and shower facilities as well as a safe and peaceful environment including a cozy terrace where you can recharge and relax. They offer an inclusive breakfast and open use of the kitchen. They also offer free internet service and International Cable Television.

lima hostels - blue house guests posing for a picture

 

Che Lagarto

Schell 121, Piso 3, Miraflores
https://www.chelagarto.com/en/component/chelagarto/hostels/16-hostel-lima

This is a branch of a South American hostel chain which 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

 

Condor House

Calle Manco Capac 311, Miraflores
http://condorshouse.com/

Condor’s House is a good place to socialize with other travelers by participating in one of the many activites organized by their staff; bingo night, cocktail making, etc. Rooms come with shared or private modern bathroom and some even have a bathtub. Free breaksfast and free Wi-Fi provided for guests. Facilities and amenities include: Shared kitchen, on-site bar, lockers and baggage storage service, game room, etc. This hostel is constantly striving for customer satisfaction and is a good and affordable option in the heart of Miraflores near Larcomar and the Malecon area.

condor house bunkbeds

 

Dragonfly

Avenida 28 de Julio 190, Miraflores
http://dragonflyhostels.com/hostel-in-lima/

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, Dragonfly Hostel is the place to be.

lima hostels - dragonfly bunkbeds

 

Lucky Lodge

Calle Tarata 256, Miraflores
http://www.luckylodges.com/en-gb

It has a privileged location which is only 900 meters away from Larcomar. Moreover, it is centrally located respect to other important city landmarks such as the airport, the National Museum, and Lima’s historical center. Lucky Lodge features a well-equipped kitchen with a kettle, toaster, microwave, water filter, etc. On top of that, each room has its own bathroom with hot showers and the peaceful and quiet atmosphere makes it a great option for couples. Some of the perks guests can enjoy include free powerful Wi-Fi, free parking (reservation needed), on-site restaurant, lounge with flat-screen TV and a smoke-free environment. (no smoking is allowed in the building)

Lucky lodge facade

 

Marqay Friends

Calle Maria Parado De Bellido 181, Miraflores
http://www.marqayhostel.com/

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 it 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
http://redllamahostel.com/home/

This ecofriendly hostel provides its guests 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 include: 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

 

The Point Hostel

Malecon Junin N°300, Barranco, Lima
http://thepointhostels.com/lima/

This trendy hostel features a garden with hammocks inside its beautiful colonial mansion. It is located in the bohemian district of Barranco on a quiet street facing the ocean. Their English-speaking staff provides daily drink specials and host activities at the bar for guests to mingle and socialize. Other facilities and amenities include dry cleaning and laundry service, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, baggage storage, shared lounge, etc.

the point hostel bunk beds

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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