Cheap Hostels in Lima
Lima might not be the most famous travel destination in Peru, but it has its fair share of places to visit and things to do. From the colonial architecture , to the wonderful churches and exquisite cuisine, Lima is a good option for getting used to Peru before traveling to other parts of the country. Plus, if you fly from abroad, this is where you’ll land , so why not take some time to explore the city as well?
When it comes to finding a place to stay, there are some things to take into account. The most important is the location. Thankfully, hostels – although the cheap option of accommodation – are usually located either close to the sites or in excellent areas. Sure, if the District you plan to stay in is quite expensive – for example: Barranco, San Isidro or Miraflores – the hostel bed will be a bit more expensive than if you were to stay in the City Center (Old Town), but overall you’ll still get a good bargain. Also, consider the facilities you really need. A private room with en suite bathroom and free wi-fi are enough for many independent travelers.
With that in mind, here are some cheap hostels in Lima to consider for you vacation:
Hitchhikers B&B Backpackers Hostel
This hostel in located in Miraflores District , close to the ocean, parks, bus station and more. The dorms have lockers and there are a safe box and luggage storage available. The hostel offers a computer, wi-fi, kitchen, BBQ area, bicycle rental , book exchange and TV (among other facilities). There are both private rooms and dorms available. In March 2012, expect to pay from US$28 per night in a deluxe private double room and US$11.20 per night per bed in a 6-debs dorm or 8-beds dorm.
This hostel is located near Av. Arequipa in Miraflores, in a refurbished colonial house. It is close to the bus station, market and park. The hostel offers a bar, a kitchen and lounge area. There are both private rooms and dorms available. In March 2012, expect to pay from US$9 per night per bed in a 4-beds dorm and US$11 per night per bed in a 6-beds or 8-beds dorm.
The hostel is located in the Colonial / Bohemian neighborhood and offers views of the ocean. It is close to the bars, restaurants and many other places to have fun. All rooms have bathroom en-suite, breakfast is included in the bed price, there’s free wi-fi and book exchange. The hostel also offers a kitchen and laundry facilities. In March 2012, expect to pay from US$35 per night for a double room with ocean views and TV and from US$9 per bed per night in a 6-beds dorm.