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Puriwasi Hostel Lima
Ranked #9 of 343 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Terrible. Wouldn't recommend!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

So disappointed with this place as it was high on the Hostelworld list and I've no idea why!!! It's cold. Freezing! Staff aren't helpful. No maps or ideas of what to do or where to go. Breakfast is rubbish - a bread roll with some jam and 2 of my 3 showers were cold. The only good thing - the location. Don't stay here!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

My time at this hostel has been very enjoyable. From the awesome warm shower with great pressure, to the comfy beds with the nice warm blankets (which I would live to have at my house), to the location....I am very happy with my decision to stay here. The staff is very friendly, and accommodating, and it is true.....the pisco sours are amazing! Happy hour is definitely a happy hour! The view from the top is amazing, and it's so easy to just walk everywhere. About 15 minutes to walk to the beach, 3 minutes to walk to the mercado for fresh fruits and vegetables, And 1 minutes to all the shops and restaurants you could ask for. It does get a bit cold in the common areas, but just layer on some jackets and your good to go :) While the breakfast only consist of bread and butter and jam....and tea and instant coffee it's still good. Just go to the market and stock up, and you can make your own quite good meal. Only good things to say about this place. I will definitely stay here before I have to fly home. I may have to be dragged to the airport as I won't want to leave. :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Ireland
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83 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had a really nice stay at this hostel, friendly and helpful staff, clean, good security, cute bar, and the food was delicious and cheap. The chef made thee best pisco sours....like the best we had in Peru! he had his own recipe. 5 min walk from the metro into city centre. It was a bit chilly at times...chilly inside at times with all the windows and open air common area! Would recommend this to anyone staying at Miraflores, convenient location!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Altos, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very clean and organized, the staff were super friendly and helpful and the beds were very comfortable, everything was better than I'd expected. The staff makes you feel at home, they're always there to help you with anything you need, booking taxis, travel tickets, recommending restaurants, etc. which is really cool.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Delta, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

To say that Puriwasi is spartan is an understatement, but their cleaning lady visibly workes from early to late keeping it clean. The washroom in my dorm room was cleaned twice in one day and the beds were made before I got up one morning (8am - a bit excessive). The location is a quick walk ro the parque kennedy and express bus service and wifi was very quick. I would choose to stay there again if I was ever back in Lima.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013

recently i stayed in puriwasi hostel in lima !!its at exact location !!just five min walk from mira flores n nearest metro n abt 20 min walk to the beach..apart from all these things staff is so helpful n nice .especially juan, stephanie, n maria !!bathrooms are so big that you can have shower without hitting the walls!i stayed there twice for two weeks during my stay in peru !!the owner him self is very nice dude .having drinks at night on the top floor n talking about any thing that does nt make sense in the morning was great fun !!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Kanwal S
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

I paid 24 soles for a dorm with shared bathroom. Was nice and clean and the beds were comfy but my bf stuggled to get up to the top bunk because of the beds being huge and no ladder. Quite dangerous.
Breakfast is a cob with butter i didnt bother i just went out but they could make a better effort and offer a simple breakie for like 5 soles.
The shower was hot, wifi ok but they have pcs. Becareful though i got an electric shock from it and it really hurt. They gave us info on buses and paragliding which helped. The lady that works there is much more helpful then the guy. I would give this place 3.5 (good) not very good.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank MrandMrsJP
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Property: Puriwasi Hostel Lima
Address: Avenida La Paz 174 | Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Miraflores
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 343 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Hotel Class:2 star — Puriwasi Hostel Lima 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Puriwasi is the endless search to achieve the total satisfaction of the backpacker, through this way transmitted all the good energy collected by us through our travel around the world. We are conveniently located near the Kennedy Park, in the heart of Miraflores, tourist, cultural and nightlife district for excellence in Lima, close to big malls, supermarkets and the beach, you can do everything walking. You can also found easily transport to leave you to anywhere; we are at 50 meters of the Metropolitano station and the public transport. Art galleries, theatre, cinemas, museum, clubs, bars, all and more near of PURIWASI ... more   less 
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