If you want to party and prefer a wild scene, this is not the hostel for you. If you want to relax and have a quiet stay in one of Lima’s safer, more upscale districts (San Isidro), this is your spot. The clean rooms are comfortable and the backyard is definitely a plus. The hostel is close to Peru’s rapid bus system El Metropolitano, which can quickly take you most places in Lima, even during rush hour.
Malka Youth Hostel, Lirios 165, Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru +51 (01) 4420162
The hostel is located close to Parque Kennedy and Miraflore’s nightlife but, perhaps even better, it’s also very close to Huaca Pucllana, the surreal pre-Columbian ruins in the the middle of Miraflore’s business district. Aside from its central location, the hostel also rents bicycles for rides along Miraflore’s beautiful waterfront parks, a foosball table and plenty of musical instruments (electric and acoustic guitars, an electric bass, organ, amplifiers, speakers, microphones and indigenous instruments including flutes and drums).
Hitchhikers Hostel is located centrally in Miraflores, close to the famous Parque del Amor with its kissing lovers sculpture made by one of Peru’s most well-known artists Víctor Delfín. Their accomodation includes a kitchen, a computer with internet and wifi, two living rooms where you can hangout and watch a movie and an open patio perfect for a BBQ.
The hostel’s interior has a cool modern feel and is located right down the street from Miraflore’s famous ruins Huaca Pucllana. The hostel has been around for a while and is well established within Lima. With a central location in Lima, comfortable beds and a nice backyard, there’s not much else you could want.