6 Coolest Party Hostels in Lima – Cusqueña Beer & Pisco Sour

6 Coolest Party Hostels in Lima

Bienvenidos a Lima, the city where the Pisco flows like water, the ceviche is an art form, and the party never ends.

In this article, we’re your fiesta facilitators, ready to reveal the best party hostels in Lima. Because in this Peruvian paradise, when the sun goes down, the real fun begins.

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in the city.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Our favorites are:

  1. Viajero Kokopelli Lima - Barranco Hostel
  2. Pariwana Hostel Lima
  3. Selina Miraflores Lima
  4. Alpes Lima Kennedy Hostel
  5. Waikiki Hostel
  6. Rainbow Hostel

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. You can even filter specifically for Party hostels on Hostelz.com.

Waikiki Hostel

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!

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Quick Introduction to Lima

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Lima is around €12 per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). 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.

Where to Party in Lima:

  • Barranco: This artsy district is the heart of Lima’s nightlife. Hit up Ayahuasca, a bar built in a beautifully restored mansion, for a classy start to your night.
  • Miraflores: Known for its oceanfront clubs, Miraflores is perfect for dancing the night away. Don’t miss Aura, a club with beachfront views and pumping electronic beats.
  • Calle de las Pizzas: In the heart of Miraflores, this street is lined with pizzerias and bars. The energy here is electric, and you’re bound to meet fellow travelers.

Best Bar Areas in Lima:

  • Miraflores Boardwalk: Stroll along the Malecón and drop into one of the many bars with incredible ocean views. It’s a fantastic spot for a chill drink.
  • Barranco Art District: Explore the district’s graffiti-filled streets and hidden bars. Find a spot like Juanito, where the party’s always going strong.
  • Centro Histórico: If you want a more cultural twist to your night out, head to the historic center. Enjoy drinks in beautiful colonial buildings with a side of history.

What to Drink in Lima:

  • Pisco Sour: Start with Peru’s national drink. Whether you like it traditional or with a twist, it’s a must-try.
  • Cusqueña Beer: Enjoy a crisp Cusqueña beer. It’s a local favorite and pairs well with Lima’s cuisine.
  • Chilcano: Try a Chilcano cocktail for a refreshing taste of Peru. It’s made with Pisco, lime, and ginger ale.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Lima are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Lima for partying:

  1. Viajero Kokopelli Lima - Barranco Hostel
  2. Pariwana Hostel Lima
  3. Selina Miraflores Lima
  4. Alpes Lima Kennedy Hostel
  5. Waikiki Hostel
  6. Rainbow Hostel

These are our favorite hostels in Lima to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Lima (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

👫 For Socializing:Viajero Kokopelli Lima - Barranco Hostel
🎒 for Backpacker:Pariwana Hostel Lima
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Selina Miraflores Lima
🦸 Solo Traveler: Alpes Lima Kennedy Hostel
👯For Groups:Waikiki Hostel

1. Viajero Kokopelli Lima - Barranco Hostel

Nestled in Lima’s heart, Viajero Kokopelli Lima - Barranco Hostel is THE ultimate party destination!

Within a short walk away from Playa Los Pavos, you’ll get to dive right into amazing nightlife adventures.

Their nights burst with DJs, circus parties, and karaoke competitions, so you’re sure to find something to do on any day of the week.

With awesome staff fluent in English and Spanish, the hostel boasts colonial architecture and lightning-fast Wi-Fi for work-and-play balance.

Oh, and let’s not forget – delicious American breakfast! Word of warning: fellow chill-seekers may find it noisy. Party animals mark this place on your Lima map. 

Our favorite party hostel in Lima for:

  • Social butterflies
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Viajero Kokopelli Lima Lounge Viajero Kokopelli Lima Terrace Viajero Kokopelli Lima Dorm

2. Pariwana Hostel Lima

Pariwana Hostel Lima boasts noteworthy accommodations at budget-friendly prices in Miraflores’ epicenter, and their vibe screams a memorable experience with a twist of alcohol.

Here, you can enjoy countless freebies, indulge in Peruvian cuisine, and socialize with globetrotters.

Dubbed one of Lima’s best party hostels, Pariwana doesn’t disappoint with lively rooftop parties, foosball competitions, dance offs, and superb bar service. 

This Lima hostel is great for:

  • backpackers
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Pariwana Hostel Lima Lounge Pariwana Hostel Lima Terrace Pariwana Hostel Lima

3. Selina Miraflores Lima

Nestled in Lima’s hip Miraflores district, Selina Miraflores Lima boasts retro vibes and modern flair near the Vinyl Factory and Jazz Zone.

Their 70s-style buildings house deluxe suites, shared rooms, a restaurant, a cocktail bar, and coworking spaces.

Start your day with yoga and breakfast (or a headache from the last night) before exploring nearby Barranco, Kennedy Park, or Waikiki Beach.

Indulge in Selina’s gastronomic tour to experience a lively party atmosphere and the unforgettable taste of cuy (a dish made out of guinea pig, vegans, pretend you didn’t just read that). With a variety of rooms, events, and stellar WiFi, Selina Miraflores is hands down one of the best party hostels in Lima for work and play.

A top choice for:

  • Digital nomads
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Selina Miraflores Lima Bar Selina Miraflores Lima Selina Miraflores Lima Lounge

4. Alpes Lima Kennedy Hostel

Alpes Lima Kennedy Hostel, also located in Miraflores, boasts a rooftop terrace with a hot tub, lively bar, and fitness center just steps away from everything you need.

Just make sure not to over-use their hot tub if you’re prone to low blood pressure – I learned that the hard way.

This party hostel in Lima offers dorms for socializing backpackers and private rooms for peace seekers alike.

Renowned as one of Lima’s best party hostels, guests rave about its cleanliness, friendly staff, hearty breakfast, gym facilities, and overall fantastic atmosphere.

Adventure awaits at this awesome, social gem – you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated, invigorated, and ready for more!

One of the best hostels for:

  • Solo travelers
Book Alpes Lima Kennedy Hostel here

Check prices at:
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Alpes Lima Kennedy Hostel Pool Alpes Lima Kennedy Hostel Alpes Lima Kennedy Hostel Bar

5. Waikiki Hostel

Tucked away in Miraflores (I think you get the point by now, this is the neighborhood to be in if you’re into partying), Waikiki Hostel offers a fantastic blend of beach proximity, shopping sprees, and a good old party atmosphere.

Get a dose of Peruvian vibes with comfy rooms, semi-decent Wi-Fi (run away if you’re a digital nomad), and a rooftop bar that just won’t quit (until you do).

Plus, their amazing staff loves throwing wild parties and hosting entertaining walking tours – mediocre Wi-Fi never stopped anyone from having a blast, right? Experience the quirkiest fiesta Lima has to offer.

Great for:

  • Groups
Book Waikiki Hostel here

Check prices at:
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Waikiki Hostel Waikiki Hostel Billiard Waikiki Hostel Dorm

6. Rainbow Hostel

Rainbow Hostel boasts a garden, terrace, chill lounge, and outdoor pool for the ultimate party experience – but on a more laid-back dimension than the other hostels on our list.

It’s located a short walk away from popular hotspots oozing with friendly vibes, their staff caters to your every need.

Splash around at Playa Redondo or mingle with fellow nomads before retreating to cozy beds. You’ll relish the wide showers, hot water, and delicious continental breakfast.

Unwind in style before hitting up their sister hostel for a raging night out… did we mention the heated pool? 

This hostel is recommended for:

  • Solo travelers
Book Rainbow Hostel here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

Rainbow Hostel Bar Rainbow Hostel Lounge Rainbow Hostel Reception

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Lima

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Filter the reviews for Keywords - a cool feature on Hostelz.com

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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels

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.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Lima put on a map + sights

Let us take a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Lima, as well as sights and our own travel tips.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip too.

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Our Insider Tips

As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Lima”.

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Lima. Check out the following:

Nightlife Events and Activities:

  • Dama Juana Peña: Immerse yourself in Peruvian folklore at Dama Juana. It’s a peña, a traditional music and dance venue where you can experience the country’s rich culture.
  • Magic Water Circuit: For a unique experience, visit the Magic Water Circuit at Parque de la Reserva. It’s a water and light show, perfect for a relaxed evening.
  • Barranco Street Art: Take a guided street art tour in Barranco. You’ll discover some hidden gems and get the lowdown on the city’s vibrant art scene.

Happy Hour Heaven:

  • Pisco Sour Hour: You can’t visit Lima without trying a Pisco Sour. Many bars have a Pisco Sour hour with discounted drinks. Enjoy the national cocktail on a budget.
  • Chilcano Deals: Chilcano is another popular local cocktail. Hunt for Chilcano happy hours and savor the flavors of Peru.
  • Cerveza Beer Bars: Lima boasts a burgeoning craft beer scene. Check out the beer bars for affordable craft brews and happy hour specials.


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