Best Hostels in Lima, Peru complete guide and overview for backpackersSo we’re guessing you’re planning your next trip to Peru. You’ll certainly want to visit the capital and discover the 3 best hostels in Lima.

We’ve put together this handy guide so that you’ll no longer question where to stay in Lima. We’ve found the coolest hostels in Lima, no wait, possibly some of the best Peru hostels!

There’s a hostel for all types of travellers including solo travellers, couples and party travelers here.

If you love a good party, you’ll enjoy our one, and only party hostel. Keep scrolling!

Your shortcut:

  1. Kokopelli Hostel – perfect for couples
  2. Dragonfly Hostels Lima – top pick for groups
  3. KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel – best hostel for solo travellers

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • you’re tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • you’re happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
  • you no longer want the “young kids hostel”

Looking for 5 Star Hostels? Sadly we don’t yet have one in Lima. But, this guide is your tool to find the best place to stay and have a great time.

Another handy guide for you is the best hostels in Cusco, Peru.

In this Lima hostels guide, we cover:

Remember, we put all hostels and sights on a map. This makes your planning easier!

Quick Introduction to Lima Hostels

Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 6€ up to 10€ per night. A private room in a hostel in Lima starts from 20€ up to 45€ per night.

Hostels in Lima and Peru can be quite cheap when choosing dorms. This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays.

Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

3 Best Hostels in Lima, Peru

Before we switch to super-chilled South American time, let’s kick off and introduce the coolest hostels in Lima, Peru:

  1. Kokopelli Hostel – perfect for couples
  2. Dragonfly Hostels Lima – top pick for groups
  3. KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel – best hostel for solo travellers

1. Kokopelli Hostel (rooftop bar)

Reaching the #1 spot in Lima is Kokopelli Hostel, found in Miraflores where everything is happening.

If you enjoy shopping, dining and partying then you’re in luck.

The friendly staff can’t wait to show you the best of the city.

Other amenities and  facilities include:

  • free wifi
  • free city maps
Book Kokopelli Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Kokopelli Hostel one of the best hostels in Lima, Peru

Kokopelli Hostel one of the best hostels in Lima, Peru

There’s a wide selection of room types here including:

  • Private matrimonial suite w/ bath
  • 4-8 bed mixed dorm
  • Female only dorm w/ en suite

Newly-wed couples and female solo travellers will surely love it here. Beds come ready made and hot showers are available 24-hours.

Read: Hostel Room Types – what are the differences?

It’s a great place to get social, too.

You can head to the rooftop bar and join in a game of Jenga and sip on a cocktail, or pop along to one of the daily events including a free walking tour.

There are often party nights held on the rooftop with great live music and bar games. Cool!

Feel free to cook up a storm in the common kitchen. This is where you can grab your free breakfast in the morning – worth getting out of bed for!

Worried about security? Don’t be – there’s 24 hour reception staff that are there to help, and keep you safe.

Kokopelli Hostel is the best hostel in Lima for:

  • Couples
  • Female solo travellers
Book Kokopelli Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Kokopelli Hostel one of the best hostels in Lima, Peru

2. Dragonfly Hostels Lima (super social spaces)

Next up is a hostel that offers nothing but affordable value, comfy rooms, and a perfect location.

Welcome to Dragonfly Hostels Lima. One of the awesome hostels in Miraflores Peru.

Once again in the wonderful Miraflores, you’ll be amongst non-stop entertainment, cliff-top views and world-famous food.

Choose between private, mixed and female-only dorms.

Other amenities and  facilities include:

  • outdoor terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bike tours
  • Happy hour
  • on-site coffee house
  • airport drop-off/pick-up (additional charge)
Book Dragonfly Hostels Lima here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Dragonfly Hostels Lima one of the best hostels in Lima, Peru

There’s a 12-bed mixed dorm and plenty of space for socializing, so we reckon travelling groups will feel right at home here.

Instead of privacy curtains enjoy open, sturdy bunks and colorful decoration.

Anyway, don’t hide away in the room. Head on down to the Dragonfly bar and restaurant which is open every evening from 6pm – 11pm.

This is where you can enjoy:

  • Salsa nights
  • Awesome cocktails
  • Games including Uno + Jenga
  • Craft beers by Nuevo Mundo
  • Burgers, Pizzas

The dedicated staff will always have your free breakfast ready on time, and are always there to provide heaps of info on the local area.

Oh and guess what? Makaha Beach is but 5-minutes away. Sea, surf, and sun, here we come!

Dragonfly Hostels Lima is the best hostel in Lima for:

  • Groups
  • Backpackers
Book Dragonfly Hostels Lima here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Dragonfly Hostels Lima one of the best hostels in Lima, Peru

3. KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel (small, cozy)

So come on, did you read the name and become instantly intrigued?

We did, too!

KACLLA is in fact a Quechua name for the Peruvian hairless dog. There skin is 3 degrees warmer than an ordinary canine, and for millennia they have been used for healing as a pain relief. Cool, right?

Other amenities and  facilities include:

  • self catering facilities
  • Book exchange
  • mini-supermarket
  • tea & coffee making facilities
  • free city maps, free wifi, linen, and towels
Book KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

KACLLA The Healing Dog Hostel one of the best hostels in Lima, Peru

It’s not the only cool thing about this hostel. Check out:

  • Free breakfast including fresh fruit + homemade peanut butter
  • The cozy living room – it’s just like home
  • Healing Dog Boutique shop
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Quiet reading room

Read: 46 Tips to identify fantastic hostels worldwide

As for the rooms, there’s 6-bed mixed dorms and 2,3 or 4-bed private options. Lockers and linen are included.

A great way to meet people would be to

Join one of the BBQ get-togethers

Vegetarian options are also on the menu!

What’s so great about smaller hostels such as this, is that the staff have much more time for their guests. And these guys are at your disposal 24-hours a day.

In the heart of Miraflores, surf lessons, paragliding and and calming walks are at your disposal.

KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel is the best hostel in Lima for:

  • Solo travellers
  • Friends
Book KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

KACLLA The Healing Dog Hostel one of the best hostels in Lima, Peru

KACLLA The Healing Dog Hostel one of the best hostels in Lima, Peru

Best Hostels in Lima for Solo Travellers

Are you travelling solo for the first time?

Perhaps you’re a female solo traveller looking for a bit of added comfort and security. We’ve got you covered, as always!

Already mentioned are two awesome hostels in Lima perfect for:

But you know, even though you’re travelling solo, you don’t necessarily always want to be super sociable. Some people travel solo because they actually love their own company.

As all of the aforementioned hostels either have entertainment and/or organized events, we want to give you a quieter option.

And the Global Family Backpackers is just that.

This family run hostel is surrounded by green parks and restaurants. There is a bar on-site, but it closes at 10pm and doesn’t host entertainment.

Each room is certainly basic, yet has that cozy homely feeling. It’s a great place to wind down in a more intimate setting. It exudes the perfect backpacker hostel vibe that we’ve been digging every time we look for some comfortable places to stay.

Book Global Family Backpackers here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Global Family Backpackers Hostel one of the best hostels for solo travellers in Lima, Peru

Best Party Hostels in Lima, Peru

It would be wrong of us not to discover at least one cool party hostel in Lima.

After all, we know there are plenty of you out there that enjoy a good time. we have not just found one, but three:

  1. Kokopelli Hostel
  2. Pool Paradise Lima
  3. Pariwana Hostel Lima

Kokopelli

As mentioned earlier in this article, Kokopelli Hostel has a really cool rooftop bar.

Although not technically classed as a party hostel, they do host ‘party nights’ here which suggests they’re happy for people to let loose.

Book Kokopelli Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Pool Paradise

One of the coolest Lima party hostels is Pool Paradise Lima.

It is the only hostel with a swimming pool and one of the few Miraflores hostels in the safe tourist district of Lima.

During the day it is super chill, and at night the bar opens and the party can start. Fantastic place! They also have a beer pong table, a ping pong table and activities like Quiz Nights.

Good to know: Some of their dorms have curtains for each bed, other dorms don’t. Pay attention when doing your reservation if you want a bed with curtain.

Book Pool Paradise Hostel here

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best Hostels in Lima, check out the Pool Paradise in Lima, Peru

Pariwana Hostel

Another great option we came across Pariwana Hostel Lima.

It’s located in the heart of Miraflores, 10 minutes from the beach.

There are shared dorms and private rooms available – so partying couples and solo travellers can feel at home here.

Check out the funky bar which hosts a happy hour each night, and themed parties at the weekend.

During the day, join a free walking tour, chill out on the big terrace and join in a salsa lesson or trivia night. You can’t get bored at Pariwana!

Book Pariwana Hostel Lima here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Pariwana Hostel Lima one of the best party hostels in Lima, Peru

Other hostels worth a mention

There are so many Miraflores hostel that’s worth to be included in this list. We want more options for you because we know how varied travellers’ taste can be. Here are more of the Lima Peru hostels you can check out.

  • 1900 Backpackers Hostel
  • The Point Hostel Lima
  • Selina Miraflores Lima Hostel

1900 Backpackers Hostel

1900 Backpacker Hostel has a sumptuous breakfast which you’ll definitely love. It’s not just bread and jam but actual breakfast.

You’ll also fall in love with their shower which has warm water and strong pressure. Their staff are also great and helpful, they can even lead you to your next salsa class to get into the Peru culture a hundred percent!

But if you are more of the adventurous tourist who wants the lively parts of things, maybe you’re better off somewhere else.

1900 Backpackers Hostel is more of a laid-back type where you can chill, relax, and mute down some noise from the city buzz.

Book 1900 Backpackers Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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The Point Hostel

The Point Hostel is that hostel which offers you events the moment you hop into their abode. They’ve got their infamous Make your own sushi roll event that you can attend during your stay.

It’s the perfect place to have some real good party and meet new people.

They don’t have a kitchen where you can make your own food but they have the ultimate snack bar where you can get something to eat.

Thing about The Point is that there’s always something going on!

Book The Point Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Party hostel in Lima Peru The Point Hostel in Lima Peru

Selina Miraflores Lima Hostel

Selina Miraflores Lima Hostel is close to the sea, sand, and sun! It’s definitely a coastal hostel worth experiencing.

This one feels like a hotel, there’s comfort and great facilities too. I love the idea of their books all arranged in the reading room and waiting to just be read. It’s the perfect way to relax your body and soul.

Their dorm rooms have privacy curtains and sockets to make charging easier.

It a bit pricier that others but you’ll get what you paid for and more though so it’s still very much worth it.

Book Selina Miraflores Lima here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview for the best hostels in Lima Peru:

  1. Kokopelli Hostel LimaBooking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Dragonfly Hostel LimaBooking.com | Hostelworld
  3. KACLLA, The Healing Dog HostelBooking.com | Hostelworld
  4. Global Family BackpackersBooking.com | Hostelworld
  5. Pool Paradise LimaBooking.com | Hostelworld
  6. Pariwana Hostel LimaBooking.com | Hostelworld
  7. 1900 Backpackers Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  8. The Point Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  9. Selina Miraflores Lima Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! Remember to check availability of the hostels you want to stay in before booking.

Any Discounts or Promo Codes?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Lima. So for now you can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

We also do have a 35€ discount for Airbnb here.

Map of Lima Hostels + TOP Sights

Hopefully you love maps just as much as we do. They make planning so much easier!

Below we’ve pinpointed all of the hostels in Lima mentioned in this article. As you can see; they all have super duper locations.

As for things to do? There are many options you’ll spot on the map including:

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Larco Museum
  • Basilica y Convento de San
  • Huaca Pucllana
  • Park of Love
  • Park of the Reserve
  • Fortaleza Real Felipe
  • Kennedy Park

If you’re keen to join some interesting and fun activities then have a look at:

For a reliable journey from the airport book your Airport Transfer ticket here.

FAQs

Before you book that flight, let’s see if we can answer some of your questions.

What are the best hostels in Lima Peru?

We hand pick our choice of hostels before we put them on a list. This is to ensure that we have only the best for you. You can never go wrong with any of the hostels we have above.

What is the best location to stay in Lima Peru?

Lima is generally a great place but the best location is Miraflores. It is the most touristic district of Lima and it’s where you can find most of the hostels, restaurants, cafes, bars, and entertainment venues.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Hostelworld and Booking.com are efficient sites to book your hostels. That is why we always add the links to the hostels profiles on those platforms.

What’s the best way to get to Macchu Picchu from Lima?

It’s a bit far if you base from Lima. You have to travel to Cusco first, then to Macchu Picchu. You can do that via plane, bus, and train. Check out the best hostels in Cusco here.

Flights to Lima, Peru

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over South America including Lima and Cusco.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over South America and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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More Epic Hostels in South America

Alright alright. By now you have found your coolest hostel in Lima, and the top hostels in Peru.

You know what, we gave written even more guides for you.

We at Hostelgeeks are here to help you to stay in safe and epic hostels around the world. Check out the finest hostels in the world, the 5 Star Hostels.

For more cool hostel guides around South America, check out:

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Over to you

We hope you’re pretty excited by the selection of hostels in Lima we just delivered. Which one will you choose?!

Are you left with any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Lima hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question(s) will help me to understand what I have missed to mention. You will have your questions answered and help me and your fellow travellers by improving this article further.

Therefore, do not be shy, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

As always, we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Here we only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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