The 10 Best Hostels for Backpackers in Lima, Peru

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© Christian Córdova/Flickr
Photo of Brandon Dupre
10 August 2017

It can be hard to find a hostel in the sprawling metropolis that is Lima. With so many different and unique barrios, it’s difficult to figure out which neighborhood to stay in, let alone which hostel. If you’re having trouble making a choice, check out our guide to the City of King’s 10 best hostels.

Backpackers Hostel

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While its location isn’t the best – it’s located downtown, which doesn’t have the best nightlife and can be dangerous at night – the hostel makes up for it in just about every way possible. The beautifully renovated old mansion is a pleasure to look at, a spacious building with well kept rooms. There are perfect areas to just hangout and relax, and a pool table in the bar. Perhaps the only drawback is the constant Limeño traffic just outside, but that can be forgiven because just down the street is one of Peru’s best museums, Lima’s museum of art (MALI).

Malka Youth Hostel

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

Dragonfly Hostel

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First of all it has a perfect location in Miraflores – only a short walk from Peru’s most beautiful mall that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Parque Kennedy, probably Miraflore’s busiest park with surrounding shops and bars. The hostel also has a rooftop spot where you can chill in a hammock and drink a beer – hard to beat that.

Albergue Miraflores House

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).

Albergue Mirflores House, Avenida Comandante Espinar 611, Miraflores, Lima, Peru +51 64153659

Point Hostel Lima

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Another colonial mansion, this one located near puente de los suspiros in Barranco, Lima’s colorful, bohemian neighborhood. They have a bar that’s open until 1am every night and Barranco’s nightlife is only a short walk away. The hostel is located in a beautiful, quiet part of Barranco and the beach is right down the street.

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  • Hitchhikers

    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.

    Ekeko Hostel

    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.

    Ekeko Hostel, Calle García Calderón 274, Miraflores Lima 18, Lima, Peru +51 (01) 2221498

    Kaminu Backpackers Hostel

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    Just below the beautiful puente de los suspiros in Barranco, on the way to the beach and surrounded by restaurants, is the unassuming Kaminu Backpackers Hostel. Its location couldn’t be better – just a short walk from everything in Barranco – and they offer free tours of areas in Lima. On their rooftop you can enjoy a foosball table, BBQ and plenty of chairs for laying out.

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