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1900 Backpacker's Hostel

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Monticello, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose 1900 backpackers because of its location in central lima, which is less touristy than neighboring miraflores or barranco. We arrived late at night from the airport (we payed 50 soles for 4 people) and were speedily checked into our 8 person mixed dorm. The beds were decently comfy and the blankets were thick enough to keep you warm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is really nice and it's very well located (walking distance to all the important places in Lima center and right next to the Metropolitan station). There's hot water all throughout the day and it's very clean. Disadvantages: breakfast simply consists on bread and butter and wifi is pretty slow. Add ons: they have their own travel agency and... More 

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Unterhaching, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed there the first night we arrived in Lima. Had a private twin bed room. Really nice ambience. Make sure to bring some earplugs as the doors and walls are not very soundproof. Wifi works sometimes but the Internet on the PCs is lightning fast. Travel agents are really amazing. Thanks a lot for your help kiara.

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Thank Pete_BT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

'Included breakfast' consists of bread rolls; there are also really limited seats so we ended up eating on our laps/in another room. When we first arrived at the hostel our room was not ready (at 4pm) and we had to wait three hours to get in. Wifi is generally very poor throughout hostel. Our room was also not cleaned in... More 

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Thank Abigail S
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights after arriving in Lima. Our room, a triple, was priced at an affordable $45/night. The hostel offers cab service from the airport for $20 USD, which ensures a safe welcome to the city. Since it took awhile for us to exit the airport on account of the airline losing our bags and clearing customs, we... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Travelled in July. Great place for a great price. We got in at 5am and had them book us a van service (for more than 3 people you have to have a van, which seems to be the norm in Peru) from the airport to the hostel which went very smooth. The location is good, near some parks, but about... More 

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Thank TurtleOnSnow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Great place, friendly staff, cheap, and well localized. Localized in front of the main square square in Lima, minutes away from museums and historic places. The place has a great history also, ask the owner.

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Thank Augusto L
Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This was the coolest hostel I stayed in Peru. It was beautiful and so big! I love how they restored it. The staff was so friendly and took us on free walking tours, and taught us salsa. There was tons of other activities as well that they offered. Beds were very comfy and there was tons of hot water!

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Thank Ashbrae
London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

There is no disputing it's a beautiful building and in the conversion they've retained a lot of the original features and charm. And I do really like the tiles on the floor. However. There is a bar next to the reception area and they play a loud and terrible selection of music which can be heard right through the hostel.... More 

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Thank AnnaMation
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is great, loads of activities free of you want to do, including a good walking tour of Lima every day at the, people are friendly and the place is really clean. Private room is not that expensive and location is so central you can walk almost anywhere from here.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A renovated mansion in the historic center of Lima,walking distance from Lima's main tourist attractions and just in front of The Lima museum of art. It is a perfect blend of luxury and low price, old and new. With marble floors and french architecture, this backpacker oriented hostel provides plenty of fun with its stylish bar overlooking Old Lima and its good vibe! Hope you enjoy Lima with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1900 Backpacker's Hostel

Address: Ave Garcilazo de la Vega 1588, Lima, Lima L 01, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Price Range: $15 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — 1900 Backpacker's Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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