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Lion Backpackers

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Grimaldo del solar 139 - 143 | Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
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Ranked #29 of 246 Specialty Lodging in Lima
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After finding this hostel on booking.com i thought it was a good place to stay. Good location and the right price. After arriving i soon regreted my decision. Paying almost S/270 for 2 nights i felt like i was robbed in broad day light. The rooms were old fashioned with the wall paper peeling, the bathroom was filthy and there... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent four nights at the hostel and I liked it, it was my second time at Lions. They haver 24 hour support and pick you up from any bus station at any time. Their rooms are very clean and the hostel is very near from Kennedy Park and Miraflores.

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Marburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I spent more than two weeks in this hostel in lima and had a good time there! the hostel is near park kennedy, but you can also walk to the beach of miraflores easily. it was very clean, and the staff was friendly and organized and always helped me when I had some questions about lima. the atmosphere is familiar... More 

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Ligornetto, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

I spent some nights in this great hostel and i felt home. People working there are fantastic and the boss always ready to give you the best service. I really recommend this place. And the position is fantastic because miraflores is central and touristic. Go for it, you will like it!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Would not recommend this place. The staff aren't very helpful at all. We checked in the early hours of the morning (paid for the whole night) checked out after a couple hours then they would not let us keep our bags in storage or wait in a safe place until it was time for our flight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Location is pretty good (about 5-10 minutes from the main strip on Miraflores). But the price is a bit higher than some other similar options that have better location. The room was fairly big, and the beds were comfortable, but I'd say that it's worth looking into other options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It was nice time in this hostel, I have been there almost 2 weeks and I liked it. Rooms was clean, breakfast was fully, and in the Christmas there were presents from the best of the owners. Nice location, good stuff and really working wifi.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If you are expecting Lion Backpackers to qualify as a four of five star hotel. Then this isn't the place for you. There are many four and five star Hotels in Miraflores which will be happy to accommodate your "elitist" needs. However if you are seeking accommodations that offer a unique "down home" ambiance. Then please consider joining our family... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The shower electrocuted me seriously, causing me to slip and fall; I couldn't walk properly for a few days and it still hurts a few weeks later. I told the receptionist about it and she blamed me for it and told me I should be careful because electric showers have electricity; no hint of an apology or an attempt to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Lion Backpackers is located in the Miraflores district and quite close to the attractions. The hostel itself is a bit rustic with lukewarm water in the showers. For nearly $30 you would be expecting a lot more. The thin blanket on the beds is not adequate and slips off during the night. If they slashed their prices by 50% that... More 

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