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Backpacker's Family House

Certificate of Excellence
Juan Moore 304 | Miraflores, Lima, Peru
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Ranked #17 of 235 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed a total of two nights here and enjoyed every minute of it. The location is quite close to the main areas, and very close to Boardwalk that follows the coast line. Beds your comfortable in dorms and everyone was provided with locker space to secure belongings. Hostel is clean and friendly, with a kitchen for you to use as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed at this hostel back in February 2011 and had a GREAT time. It's within close proximity to a beautiful (but rocky) beach and very close within walking distance of the local downtown parks and grocery stores. We took the free spanish lessons that they offered, twice, and I still remember what I learned to this day. Just spent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It was exactly what we needed for our nights before and after our trip to Cusco, nothing exceptional, but nothing bad. The staff was super nice, especially Patrick. Even when the taxis messed up they helped correct it quickly. Location was key too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This hostel is in a great area, very close to many nice cafés and close to the water/park area. We had the private room which was in a separate part of the hostel (it fronted onto the street) and it was very comfortable and clean. The owner and staff were friendly and helpful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights and i can safely say this is the worst hostel i have experienced in South America. There were no options for private ensuites in any rooms and the communal bathrooms were the most dirty i have ever seen. There didn't seem to be anyone checking on the cleanliness of these at any point, or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My travelling partner and I arrived in Lima from Canada in the wee hours of the night and before out arrival the hostel staff arranged for a taxi to pick us up from the airport to take us to the hostel, one less thing to think about at 3am. Family House is in a great neighbourhood (Miraflores), a 20min walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We spent our first two nights in Lima here. Great location, close to the ocean and you can get to the center of Miraflores by walking 15 min. Friendly staff, they offer pick up from the airport. It's a hostel, so don't expect much, but you have bed to sleep on and shower with hot water. And prices are great.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The hostel has a good location, nice communal areas and friendly staff. We were also given a spacious room with a fan. My only suggestions for improvement would be that the breakfast could be better - some cereal or fruit to go alongside the bread and jam. Also, get some sheets that fit the bed as I was woken up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Super cozy and nice hostel , close to the beach in safety neighborhood ...they have a sister hostel just across the street with a nice bar where you could try a deliciuos Pisco Sour...helpful staff and good beds and breakfast, I will come back in 2 weeks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

For our first stay in South America it was really nice. We got all that we needed., Good avices to walk around Miraflores and dowtown Lima, the place is very clean and comfy beds. WIFi works very good and all the staff is helpful with knowlodge about all the travellers need it, The beighbookood is safe sourrended for nice green... More 

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