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Lima Backpackers
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Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is fantastic. It only has 8 beds, is very cosy, clean and you will feel as if you are at the home of a friend's place.

There is a kitchen, where you can cook. Breakfast is actually awesome - Germans will appreciate the good bread!

A supermarket and busses are in walking distance, the area feels very safe and quiet.

Marco, the owner is a fabulous host and shakes great Pisco Sours :-)

Would only stay here, if in Lima!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Thank you for your comments. It was our pleasure to meet you. We hope you are enjoying your travels in Peru. Take care.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Lima Backpackers is a great place to stay, the perfect first stop after a long flight. The host, Marco was really helpful with everything from places to eat to sorting out taxis. The bathroom and bedrooms were both very clean, as was the kitchen and living area. The shower was warm and there was a reliable wifi connection and we really enjoyed staying there, even if it was just for one night. Definitely a great place to stay :)

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Thank your for your comments. We are glad to know that you enjoyed staying with us. Keep enjoying your travels and stay safe.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

My boyfriend Massimo and I have been travelling for over 4 months, starting from Guatemala and heading South. In true honesty, we can say that this is BY FAR the best hostel we have stayed at. Where do I start from?

The location is just excellent. Away from all the chaos of Miraflores, Barranco or the city centre, in a quiet, yet very well served area. It only took us 15 mins to get to Miraflores, and that included bus and walking. There is a very good supermarket nearby, some restaurants, and convenience stores. And, if you really want to go into the mayhem of town, it is a quick ride there.

There are only 8 beds - so 8 people is the most you will have there. There is an all female dorm, with its own bathroom, and a mixed dorm, also with its own bathroom. There are nice, BIG lockers. The fact that there are only 8 beds means that the place never feels overcrowded and the feeling one gets is more that of having housemates rather than being in a dorm.

Bunk beds are nice and comfortable, each one with their own light if you like reading at night, and plugs to charge phone, computer and what not.

Linens - yes, because those matter too! There are proper cotton sheets, and towels are proper ones! Finally, somebody that understood the importance of giving guests proper, soft and BIG towels so that we would not have to battle with a teeny tiny one to try ourselves. And, bathroom and kitchen are equipped with towel sheets and liquid soap.

The kitchen is perfectly equipped to prepare any meal you might want. We cooked on the nights we were there. There is also a nice, cozy living room: nice, comfortable couches, with a library and a computer and a nice table. There is a tv and a stereo too. Decorations are nice and tasteful.

The hostel is spotless: the first thing I noticed about Lima Backpackers was the shiny kitchen. Even hidden spots like those inside the fridge were tidy.

Breakfast is simple: fresh bread, fresh juice, traditional jams, coffee, tea or mate. It is served in the living room, making it extra cozy.

The fact that there can be no more than 8 guests at a time, makes it incredibly friendly: the atmosphere is simply great.

However, I must say that what makes this hostel go that extra inch compared to the rest, is the owner and manager Marco. He is a super-friendly, caring and fun person. He loves sharing anedocts about travels and life in general, and he is ever so helpful with planning the trip, giving advice on where to go, booking taxis and even ordering delivery food. One of the nights we were there, Marco prepared Pisco Sour. It is by far the best Pisco Sour I have had in Peru. It ended up with all the guests sitting in the living room, having a chat and a drink. It felt like being among old friends.

Absolutely loved our stay at Lima Backpackers: higly recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Thank you so much for your comments. It was really a pleasure to host and meet you. Keep enjoying life and take care.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Lima Backpackers kept me in Lima longer than I expected. Marco is an exceptional human being. He is kind, generous, helpful and interested in people and their stories. The place itself really is a home and weary travellers, tired from too many overnight buses, dirty communal spaces and the constant momentum of travel, should take the time to rest those weary bones and feel the comforts of this pristine, perfectly cosy environment. Cuddle up on the couch with a book or head downstairs to the Lima Backpackers bar and taste one of Marco's spectacular Maracuya Sours, which are absolute bliss. Either way you'll leave this place refreshed, recharged and ready for the next adventure.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Thank you very much for those kind words. Our pleasure hosting and meeting you. Hope you are doing great wherever you are. Keep enjoying your travels and keep in touch.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

I am not sure if anyone mentioned that Marco, the host, is a foodie and will guide you perfectly to some of the best restaurants and food stands not only in Lima but in the world.

The hostel itself is very well arranged and organised so that you feel safe and comfortable. Marco likes his city and is very eager to help you. With him, you will get the most of your stay even if it is only 2 or 3 days. Stay longer if you can and try the great food.

It is located in one of the nicest districts. There is a laundry downstairs (3 soles/kilo), great market nearby (5 min by bus/20 on foot), lots of convenience stores. It is a good place to explore Mirafores and Barranco.

REMEMBER TO TELL MARCO WHAT TIME YOU ARRIVE! He will appreciate it.

Room Tip: There are no private rooms but the dorms are safe and comfortable.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Marco P, Owner at Lima Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Thank you for your kind comment. We are happy to know that you liked Peruvian food and staying with us. Keep enjoying your travels and keep in touch.

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