you’re happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
you no longer want the “young kids hostel”
Remember, we put all hostels and sights on a map. This makes your planning easier!
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.
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.
1. Selina Miraflores Lima Hostel (with 5% Discount Code at Selina)
Selina Miraflores Lima Hostel is close to the sea, sand, and sun! It’s definitely a coastal hostel worth experiencing.
The famous Selina Hostels also run a cool Boutique Hostel in Lima.
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.
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Selina is located in the vibrant district of Miraflores. Fo sure you have heard of this area. It is the best area to stay in Lima.You are close to the modern, coastal areas and walk along the beach. The sights are dotted around the accommodation. Simply put, this is top location!
Also, you should take advantage of the several tours you can book with Selina.
Last but not least, it is worth it to mention, Selina is really a professional fun hostel; not a backpacker place and not a typical Youth Hostel. For the backpacker, we recommend a different hostel below.
This hostel has a slightly higher price tag, and you will see instantly why. There is also many arts and cultural activities and parties & social events you do not want to miss.
Reaching the #2 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. And yes, I promised you a cool backpacker hostel in Lima: here you have it!
Amenities and facilities include:
free and fast wifi
free city maps
tours and events to join – some for free, others are paid extra
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?
You should know: The photo are really not that impressive. Yet, the atmosphere and everything around it are fantastic! Do not just judge by the photos; they could easily do them much better, but well. Anyhow, there is a reason this hostel has a 9/10 rating since years.
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.
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.
Dragonfly Hostels Miraflores
1900 Backpackers Hostel
The Point Hostel Lima
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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Your Smart Packing List
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