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Lima Backpackers

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Albacete 293, Urb. Los Jazmines, Santiago de Surco, Lima 33, Peru
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying at Lima Backpackers was my first hostel experience and man did it set the bar high. I arrived late at night from the airport and immediately felt welcome. The hostel is very clean, in a nice quite neighborhood, and Marco is the best host--he had recommendations and directions and makes a great pisco sour. Pick this hostel and get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is indeed not a hostel but rather a home-stay. For 4 people we got a 4 bed dormitory for our own. Fortunately we were the only guests so we had a bathroom only for ourselves. The room is VERY small but clean. The property is perfectly organized with a lot of information on anything you could imagine to ask.... More 

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

You are welcome. And thank you for your comments. Wherever you are take care. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hostel is really clean, and comfortable, just like your home. It's a really small one, only eight beds, but it makes me feel so good. The owner he really cares about his guests. I feel im so welcome to his place. Actually this place make u feel like you stay in the home of a friend. Though the location... More 

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

Thank you. Hope you are doing great wherever you are. Cheers from Lima. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite simply, Marco is the perfect host. Nothing is too much trouble for him and he made my stay in Lima an absolute joy and a very special experience. I cannot recommend Lima Backpackers highly enough. Please note the atmosphere is relaxed and homely (you are effectively living in Marco's apartment). Therefore, if you are looking for a centrally located... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Our pleasure hosting and meeting you, and we hope you are doing great wherever you are at this moment. Cheers from Lima, take care. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a one-night stay here on the recommendation of my sister who stayed here two years ago who said the host was extremely friendly and helpful. Marco lived up to my expectations and more. As we were at the end of our travels we weren't looking to be too ambitious with what we did so it was a perfect relaxing... More 

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

Thank you. And we really hope you had a fun time in Peru. Cheers from Lima. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed only two nights at Lima Backpackers but we were made to feel like family during our short stay. Marco, the owner, is incredibly helpful with information about the city, where to go, how to get there. He also makes a fabulous pisco sour! The place is small (max 8 people at one time), so it's easy to get... More 

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

Thank you. It was nice to meet you. And best wishes for the rest of your trip. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We only stayed in Lima and this hostel for 2 nights. It was enjoyable, very small with 7 beds available. Location isn't the greatest but everything is close enough to walk to in 20 or so minutes. Marco (owner and host) was lovely, such a kind man and super helpful. Always willing to answer and help you with everything. Breakfast... More 

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

Thank you. Wish you a great trip. Take care. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I had no problems finding the hostel as I followed the directions that Marco sent in the email. I was only in Lima for 18 hours, just a quick stop in the city before flying to Cuzco. Marco warmly welcomed me and my room was ready just a few minutes after I arrived. He also gave me a bus card... More 

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

Thank you very much. We hope you are enjoying your trip. Take care. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I stayed at Lima Backpackers for 2 nights and it was one of the best places I've ever stayed at! Marco is a great host - he goes to a lot of effort to make you feel right at home. The hostel only has 8 beds so it's cosy and perfect for the solo traveller. The roof bar was a... More 

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

Thank you. We are very happy that you enjoyed staying with us. By the way, the cocktail's name is 'Algarrobina'. We wish you a fantastic trip, take care. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I stayed at this hostel almost one year ago, but only now got to write the review. I have to say that Marco is the best host I met while traveling in south america. I'll start with the basics - the beds were much better than the ones I've encountered in other hostels, and the same goes for the breakfast,... More 

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

Thank you very much. We remember you very well. And we hope you are enjoying life wherever you are at this moment. Cheers from Peru and take care. More 

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