is a popular spot for backpackers in Lima, largely due to its reputation for safety, an abundance of entertainment options and its proximity to the sea. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise there are stacks of cool hostels in the area, each fiercely competing for the coveted tourist dollar. Here are the best.
Pirwa Hostal Backpackers Lima
An oldie but a goodie, the Miraflores locale of this popular Peruvian hostel chain is widely considered their best. Above all else, backpackers love the hostel’s social vibe thanks to amenities such as a rooftop terrace, a well-stocked kitchen, foosball tables and a home cinema. Super cheap dorm beds just sweeten the deal.
Loki Hostel Lima
Hankering for a crazy fiesta? Then book yourself a bed in Loki Lima, the Miraflores addition of a raucous South American party franchise. As you would expect from a Loki hostel, the in-house bar is pumping every night of the week with an army of fun-loving young backpackers. Better yet, a plethora of nearby bars and clubs mean it’s all too easy to let the good times roll.
Flying Dog Hostel B&B
Bed and Breakfast, Hostel
A long-time Lima favorite, the Flying Dog B&B is located right in the heart of Miraflores, meaning all the neighborhood’s coolest restaurants and bars are just a short stroll away. High ceilings in this bright and cheerful hostel ensure the place never feels cramped while a well-equipped games room and stylish downstairs bar keep guests entertained after a long day exploring the city.
The Llama Brothers Hostel
Boutique Hotel, Hostel
Travelers looking for a chic boutique on a backpacker’s budget should check out The Llama Brothers, a funky Miraflores hotel whose private rooms work out only slightly more per person than a hostel. Although it’s not exactly five-star, the high-quality bedding and decor make it excellent value for traveling groups.
Dragonfly Hostels Lima
Comfortable beds, a convenient location, free breakfast and friendly staff ensure a steady stream of backpackers arrive each day to this popular Miraflores hostel. Above all else, however, the place is a hit for its funky rooftop terrace complete with beanbags, hammocks and foosball – the perfect place to hang out and meet some fellow backpackers.
Budget Hotel, Hostel
Quaint, cozy, and brimming with antiques, the homely atmosphere of this rather eccentric hostel is a hit with the more mature backpacking crowd. A lack of a bar means travelers can actually get a good night’s sleep, while the ultra-friendly staff and owner are adept at helping guests relax and feel at home.
Miraflores House | Courtesy of Miraflores House
Hostel Kokopelli Lima
Made by backpackers for backpackers, the Kokopelli chain has earned a solid reputation for its funky decor and quality amenities. The Lima locale is famously social, not least due to a bopping bar and daily city tours which make it easy to meet other travelers. Street noise can be a little intense on weekends but nothing a good set of earplugs can’t handle.