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Lima Backpackers

Albacete 293, Urb. Los Jazmines, Santiago de Surco, Lima 33, Peru
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Cambridge, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just to reflect what others have said: a good, safe bet especially if you are starting your travels. Hot showers, great bakery bread (you will learn to appreciate that quickly!), a handy desktop computer, good wifi, Metro cards (a good 15 min away), and a good quiet sleep. The only slight downsides is that the top bunks don't really have... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my favourite hostel of all the ones I stayed in in Peru. Its a little bit alternative as there are only room for nine people but thats what makes it unique and gives it a feel home from home feel. The kitchen is well equiped and the freshly baked bread for breakfast is the nicest Ive ever eaten,... More 

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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in hostels all over the world, and this is up there with the best, and Marco is the best host I've met. From the directions he emailed to help get from the airport to booking the when I was leaving he couldn't have been more helpful. His advice on attractions around the hostel is very good. The hostel... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lima Backpackers was the perfect way to start my trip in Peru. I stayed here for three nights and am so glad I did. The dorms were comfortable and clean. Although the neighborhood is slightly out of the way of the major tourist areas, Marco does an excellent job of explaining how to use the public transportation and even provides... More 

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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you. We are glad to hear you enjoyed staying with us. Take care and let us know if you are ever back in Lima. More 

London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stayed here for three nights; the dorms are comfortable, the hostel is clean and the breakfast is great. Marco is the best host; providing maps, metro cards; he took us to a great place for ceviche and helped with further bookings for our trip including early morning taxis, printing boarding passes and everything in between. Marco considers all the details... More 

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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you. It was nice to meet you and we wish you the best for the rest of your trip and for the future. Take care. More 

Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed here based on the reviews even though it is a bit out of the way from the top locations in Lima and there were no private rooms, but let me tell you, the experience was totally worth it!!! First the practicalities: Nice quiet Surco neighborhood, the place is super clean, the bunk beds are wide and very comfortable,... More 

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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you. Our pleasure hosting and meeting you, and we really hope you enjoyed your time in Peru. Take care and keep in touch. More 

Surat Thani, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Perfect start, or end, to your journey in Peru. Especially start, Marco is very helpful and very knowledgeable, the place is clean and calm and just really good. Will stay again. There's a reason there are no 1 or 2 star reviews at the time of writing, and probably ever.

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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you and we hope you are enjoying Peru. See you soon. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Lima is relatively big with attractions spread out beyond the historical centre and can be rather overwhelming. Hence, in choosing a base, safety and accessibility take precedence over proximity. This place is located within a nice residential area, within walking distance to Miraflores and Barranco, and a short Metro linea or cab ride to the historical centre. It also has... More 

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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We are happy to know that you enjoyed staying with us, our pisco sours and the great food in Lima. Keep enjoying the rest of your travels and take care. More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Marco is the best host I've ever have in 10 years of my backpacker life! He helped me to pick places to visit based on my interests and plan the routes accordingly with buses and metro (like a local!). He takes the hostal as a serious business and treats everyone as his friend. This is a cozy hostal with only... More 

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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much and we wish you the best for the rest of your trip. Take care. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Thank you so much Marco for getting us started on our 14-day trip to Peru. We arrived ridiculously late, but Marco put up with barked instructions from a taxi driver over the phone and stayed up to let us in and get us settled. Big, comfy beds, very clean, felt very safe. Great breakfast too (try the red pepper jam)... More 

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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you. We hope that you had lots of fun traveling in Peru and that now you are enjoying being back at home. Cheers from Lima. More 

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Address: Albacete 293, Urb. Los Jazmines, Santiago de Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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