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1900 Backpacker's Hostel

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Maz P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cool place with crowded bar and a lot of socializing if you're up for it. It's clean and quite big. The house is kinda beautiful. Service was ok. It's like a 15 min walk to the nice areas in central Lima but exactly next to Lima art museum. Other than that there's not much to see beside the hostel.

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Thank Mathias N
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Thanks for your review and your stay. Our hostel is located in the Historic Center of Lima which is one of the few cities that is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. There are 40 Museums aprox walking distance, among lots of interesting things to see beside the hostel. You are right, the hostel is nice, but the area... More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

A well located hostel close to where we wanted to go to (very close to all the delicious churro stands). Stayed in a private room, didn't have many plugs to charge phones though, and the beds were squeaky and slightly uncomfortable. The rooms were clean though!

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Thank ackasaurus
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Hello, thanks for staying with us. I'm sorry to read that you did not find the plugs in the bedroom, but every private bedroom has at least 2 pairs of plugs. You can charge at least 4 phones per bedroom. If you have more than 4 phones then we can give you an extension block or a power strip so... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Important matters: Hot water - YES, there was plenty of it, all hours of the day. The showers were clean, and with pressure. (one ladies shower was not in working order but I never had to wait for a shower to be free). Mens showers - i was told - floor was always wet. Beds - the most comfortable in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a private room for just one night which was basic but clean and nice. Dorm rooms looked the same from what I could see. Lots of social areas, tours and activities run from here which looked good. In a good location near most attractions and also shops etc. Atmosphere was pretty social. Left too early to try... More 

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  • 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: $14 - $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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