3 Best Hostels in Lima, Peru – Funky Decor and Rooftop Bar Fun for Solo Travellers

3 Best Hostels in Lima, Peru
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So 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!

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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. Selina Miraflores Lima – best for female solo-travellers 
  2. Kokopelli Hostel Barranco – perfect for couples
  3. KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel – best hostel for solo travellers

We have stayed in every single one them, and recommend them to you and our friends!

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

We also have a guide on the best hostels in relatively nearby Huacachina!

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

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.

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.

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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. Selina Miraflores Lima – best for female solo-travellers 
  2. Kokopelli Hostel Barranco – perfect for couples
  3. KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel – best hostel for solo travellers

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Kokopelli Hostel
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Selina Miraflores Lima
🥳 Party Hostel:Pool Paradise Lima
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: Kokopelli Hostel
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Selina Miraflores Lima
🧘 Cozy Hostel: KACLLA, The Healing Dog Hostel

1. Selina Miraflores Lima Hostel 

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

Book Selina Miraflores here

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

Selina Miraflores Hostel in Lima Peru Cool Hostel Bar at Selina Miraflores, Lima Safe and stylish: Selina Hostel Miraflores isa gem!

Let us talk about the location.

Selina is located in the vibrant district of Miraflores. For 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 are also many arts and cultural activities and parties & social events you do not want to miss.

Therefore, when you arrive ask at the reception for the daily events. They always change. Keep an eye on the blackboard and be back on time.

Seriously, these events are the best chance to bond and mingle. I met some very cool travelers here.

Selina Miraflores is the best choice for:

  • Female Solo-Traveller
  • Adults
  • Everyone who loves a clean and cool hostel (but is also willing to pay a bit more)
Book Selina Miraflores Lima here

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

Dorms at Selina Hostels Lima Luxury Hostel at its best: Selina Hostel Lima Beautiful Hostel Building: Graffiti decorating the facade of Selina Hostel Miraflores, Lima

2. Kokopelli Hostel Barranco (rooftop bar)

Reaching the #2 spot in Lima is Kokopelli Hostel Barranco, 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 paid extra
Book Kokopelli Hostel Barranco 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 is there to help, and keep you safe.

Kokopelli Hostel Barranco is the best hostel in Lima for:

  • Couples
  • Solo-travellers
  • Backpacker
Book Kokopelli Hostel Barranco here

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

Kokopelli Hostel 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. Their skin is 3 degrees warmer than an ordinary canine, and for millennia they have been used for healing as pain relief. Cool, right?

You should know:  The photo is really not that impressive. Yet, the atmosphere and everything around it is 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 for years.

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 are 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 calming walks are at your disposal.

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

  • Solo travellers
  • Friends
  • Backpacker
  • Young traveller
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 into 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 Barranco
  2. Pool Paradise Lima
  3. Pariwana Hostel Lima

Kokopelli

As mentioned earlier in this article, Kokopelli Hostel Barranco 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 Barranco 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, and other dorms don’t. Pay attention when doing your reservation if you want a bed with a 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 being 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

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 | Dragonfly Hostels Lima

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 decorations.

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

1900 Backpackers Hostel

1900 Backpacker Hostel has a sumptuous breakfast that 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 is 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 an 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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What about the cheapest hostels in Lima?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Lima.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Lima
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

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

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

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Lima best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand, ask questions, and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Lima put on a map + 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:

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FAQs

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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.

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Your question will help us to improve this Lima guide.

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 will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

Safe travels,
The Hostelgeeks

CLOSED: The Point Hostel

Update: This hostel has permanently closed. We’ve kept this content here for your information.

The Point Hostel is that hostel that 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 a 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.

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

Party hostel in Lima Peru The Point Hostel in Lima Peru

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