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“Beautiful place with an AMAZING host”
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Lima Backpackers
Ranked #2 of 334 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful place with an AMAZING host”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Lima Backpackers and we cannot recommend this place highly enough. The entire hostel is kept meticulously clean, the beds are very comfortable and the kitchen has absolutely everything you could need. Marco was the perfect host, providing us with maps and plenty of information on the surrounding area and helped us to book our accommodation for our next destination. The breakfast provided in the morning was a delicious selection of breads and jams with an amazing coffee.. all in all the perfect place to stay. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay for longer. Thank you so much Marco!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thanks for your review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your time at our hostel. Safe travels and if you come back to Lima let us know.
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Kingstown, Saint George, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1 review
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Lima backpackers hostel was a great place to stay. I felt like at home. The host Marco has great hospitality. I was travelling alone; he gave me useful tips and told me the areas I should avoid to visit in the centre.

The bathroom was clean and toilet paper was always available. The kitchen equipment’s provided. The bar downstairs provided with great Pisco drinks. The breakfast was nice, with tasty bread, local jams (not like the most of hostels offer no tasty bread and cheaper jams), fresh orange juice. Would definitely stay here again and will highly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
We are very glad that you liked our hostel. Thanks for choosing us for your stay in Lima. Safe travels and keep in touch. Best regards.
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

This hostel was the best hostels we had stayed during our 3-week trip to several countries in Latin America. It was a home with a few rooms being offered as hostel rooms and it was very clean. Service was excellent as the host provided us with lots of information. Helped us to call for taxi and even showed our group of 3 all the way to take the public van. English was good and location rather convenient. Breakfast was also good. It was value for money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review, December 25, 2012
We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our hostel. Thanks for choosing us for your stay in Lima. Continue enjoying your travels and keep in touch.
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Marco's hostel is in a nice location. Supermarket with a very good selection and bank 10min on food. Bakery around the corner. So rooms are clean, so are kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen equipment is there. And the breakfast is simple but delicious! And when you have a question about anything in Lima or how you say something in spanish Marco is there to save the day. We loved it.

Monique&Per

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The location is not in the center but the bus system to the center is great and his area is not that busy. So it is perfect if you want to take a look at lima.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Thank you for your nice review and thank you for choosing our little hostel for your stay in Lima. Safe travels and keep in touch.
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Wow! Lima Backpacker's Hostel was such a great hostel. I was walking distance to Barranco and Miraflores, and the hostel was REALLY clean, had comfortable mattresses, fast WiFi, and hot showers. The owner Marco was extremely friendly, knew everything about the city, and makes the strongest/tastiest pisco sours in Lima!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thanks for your nice comments. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at our hostel. Safe travels and come back soon.
Cheers.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I stayed at hostels in 63 countries I'd visited and this is one of the best! Very clean, safe, friendly, convenient to all the shops, close to Miraflores and the best customer service. This is the right size and location where I truly feel like home here. They are very helpful & informative. They will tell you where to go, eat, see and more..in very details way. They really took care of me so well and other guests there felt the same way. #1 in Lima & Peru!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Thanks for your kind review! We are really glad that you enjoyed your time here at our little hostel. Safe travels and hope to see you again. Cheers.
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Cleanest hostel I have EVER stayed in! The owner is super nice and helpful! he made us the msot delicious maracuya sours ever!!! the breakfast is really greatk, towels are included..and theya re fluffy and magical! Also the beds are fantastic! The location is bit out of the way, but its about a 5 min bus ride to miraflores...which costs 1 sol. Fastest internet in all of south america! So yeah...stay here...you wont regret it! oh yeah the neighborhood is totally safe!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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mapv2k, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. We are very glad that you liked staying with us. Safe travels and hope to see you soon.
Best regards
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Additional Information about Lima Backpackers

Property: Lima Backpackers
Address: Albacete 293, Urb. Los Jazmines, Santiago de Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 334 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lima Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lima Backpackers is a warm and friendly accommodation that welcomes travelers from all over the world. We've got all the comforts, we have experience and we know what travelers value and need during their stay in a big city like Lima. Furthermore, we know Lima very well and we have all the right information and tips to explore and discover the true capital of Peru:its tourist attractions and its non-tourist as well;its culinary scene: food markets, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, traditional restaurants;its true nightlife: taverns, bars, peñas, local gigs;its culture and traditions. ** Lima Backpackers accommodates travelers by reservation only. ... more   less 
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