The 15 Best Hostels in Lima

Best Hostels Lima - Lima City

Lima, Peru’s hectic capital city, is most people’s first stop in the country. With so many things to do and places to see, it can be difficult to find the perfect place to check-in for a few days. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the Top 15 hostels in Lima just for you. From chilled summer-style utopias to quirky art-covered wonderlands, Lima has the perfect hostel for every type of traveller.

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1. Pool Paradise Lima

Best Hostels Lima - Pool Paradise Lima

  • Dorm rooms from: $11
  • Double room: $43
  • Pool/Garden
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar & Restaurant

A chill yet fun environment, stunning interior and a large lounging outside area with the only hostel pool in Lima is why our number 1 spot goes to Pool Paradise Lima. This new hostel is situated in the Miraflores district and is perfect for anyone looking to escape the loud busy city to a holiday paradise. Its big open space allows the sociable atmosphere to flow from the foyer to the bar and out into the garden and poolside area. Pool Paradise Lima is the ideal getaway topped with delicious food and fun-loving staff ready to help with whatever you need.

2. Kaclla

Best Hostels Lima - outside of kaclla hostel

  • Dorm rooms from:$12
  • Double room:$34
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • BBQ

Kaclla is another hostel situated in the district of Miraflores. The name ‘Kaclla’ (The Healing Dog) comes from the Peruvian Hairless Dog, warmer than most canines, whose skin was used in Andean Civilizations for relief from pain and other ailments. This theme is reflected in the cozy, calm atmosphere of the hostel which is considered a ‘mind-renewing’ center. Kaclla is perfect for anyone looking for a bit of downtime to recharge their energy and learn a bit about the local culture.

3. The Point

Best Hostels Lima - hallway of the point hostel in lima

  • Dorm rooms from: $11
  • Double room: $34
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Airport Pickup
  • Laundry Service

The Point hostel is a lively spot situated in Barranco, considered Lima’s most romantic and bohemian district. This cool hostel is equipped with hammocks and bean bags for chilling during the day, but the real fun begins in the evening with drinking games and other activities at the ‘PointLess Bar’. The staff are friendly and help with everything from booking airport transport to nightlife guidance. The Point was among the first backpacker hostels in Lima and remains an ideal place to meet other people exploring Peru.

Did you know - Lima gets VERY hot between January and May. Stay at Pool Paradise Lima to enjoy the sunshine!

4. The Prime Spot

Best Hostels Lima - The prime spot

  • Dorm rooms from: $10
  • Double room: $32
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Facilities

The Prime Spot is a new hostel in the Miraflores district. The environment here is relaxing and friendly, with knowledgeable bilingual staff ready to help you with any advice or directions you might need. It is also located within a short walk of many bars and restaurants, if you’re keen to check out the nightlife.

5. Dragonfly

Best Hostels Lima - Dorm Room in Dragonfly Hostel

  • Dorm rooms from: $8
  • Double room: $37
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transfer
  • Free luggage storage

Dragonfly is a quaint, colorful hostel positioned right in the heart of Miraflores. It is the perfect distance from must-visit spots such as Kennedy Park and Larcomar and is only a 5 minute walk from the beach. There is also an incredibly convenient travel agent onsite ready to help with any activity or tour bookings guests may want to make. The staff at Dragonfly Hostel pride themselves on their hospitality. Their inviting, amiable staff paired with the spacious rooftop terrace and quirky interior is why Dragonfly are number 5 on our Top 20 Hostels in Lima list.

6. Che Lagarto

Best Hostels Lima - Dorm Room in Che Lagarto Hostel

  • Dorm rooms from: S/.25
  • Double room: S/.128
  • Free Breakfast
  • Public Kitchen
  • Bar

Che Lagarto is the largest chain of private hostels in South America with thirty different locations spread across 5 countries. Their Lima location is in the Miraflores district, within walking distance of the famous Kennedy Park and the malecón (boardwalk). The vibe here is chilled but also fun–the type of place where you can have a pisco sour with new friends but also get a good night’s sleep.

7. Alpes

Best Hostels Lima - Chill-out area in alpes hostel

  • Dorm rooms from: $11
  • Double room: $43
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Public Kitchen

Alpes has a reputation for friendly staff and a relaxed environment. It is one of the closest hostels to the coast in Miraflores, so if you plan to surf or paraglide, this might be an ideal location. Alpes is also a relatively quick walk or taxi ride away from Kennedy Park and all the wonderful bars and restaurants of Miraflores.

8. Backpackers Family Club

Best Hostels Lima - Backpackers Family Club Hostel Building from outside

  • Dorm rooms from: $11
  • Double room: $43
  • Bar
  • Free Breakfast

The Backpackers Family Club is known for its safe and quiet location in Miraflores. You’ll be close to the action and exciting nightlife that the district has to offer, but tucked away in a quiet corner where you can relax and recover after some long, tiring travels (or charge up beforehand). This hostel is recommended for those who want to be in a good neighborhood and close to things to do, but don’t necessarily want a party right outside their door.

9. Puriwasi

Best Hostels Lima - Puriwasi Hostel Upstairs area

  • Dorm rooms from: $11
  • Double room: $43
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar

Puriwasi has an upbeat and lively atmosphere where you will find it easy to meet new people and have a good time with fellow travelers. There is a popular upstairs bar and BBQ every day. Located in Miraflores, Puriwasi is within a stone’s throw of all the best nightlife and restaurants in town. The staff are also very friendly and helpful offering advice for sightseeing in Lima and across Peru. The welcoming environment and pleasant staff are what keep this hostel firmly in our top 10.

10. Zig Zag

Best Hostels Lima - Ziz zag hostel balcony

  • Dorm rooms from: $11
  • Double room: $43
  • Free Breakfast
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Rental

Zig Zag is located in Miraflores, but a bit away from some of the other hostels on the list, close to the famous Huaca Pucllana ruins. If seeing pre-Inca archaeological sites is one of your main interests, you will find the location quite convenient. Zig Zag is also unique in that its profits contribute to charity events to help the community, so you can be happy knowing that your money is going towards a good cause. The hostel itself is comfortable and homey, with many common areas to socialize or just relax.

11. Red Psycho llama

Best Hostels Lima - dorm room in red psycho

  • Dorm rooms from: $11
  • Double room: $43
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar

The theme for this Red Psycho Llama is RECYCLE (its name is a pun on this). Just about everything in the hostel is repurposed, giving it a quirky, charming look. If eco-friendly ethics are important to you, this might just be the perfect place for you. Don’t expect a party atmosphere, but more of an easygoing hippie vibe with others who are concerned about the impact of tourism on the environment.

12. Marqay

Best Hostels Lima - Marqay Hostel Private Room

  • Dorm rooms from: $11
  • Double room: $43
  • Free Breakfast
  • Minibar

Located close to the famous Huaca Pucllana ruins in the Miraflores district of Lima, Marqay is a no-frills hostel that’s great for those who plan to spend most of their town outside of the hostel and are just looking for a place to crash at the end of the day. The hostel is clean, safe and quiet. The breakfast is spot-on here, with fruit, bread, cheese and meat–everything you need to get yourself going before a long day exploring Lima. What else could you ask for?

13. Lucky Lodge

Best Hostels Lima - Lucky Lodge Hoste from the outside

  • Dorm rooms from: $10
  • Double room: $36
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Public Kitchen

Lucky Lodge is another simple, no-frills hostel that caters to those who don’t plan to spend a lot of their time indoors. You won’t find a party atmosphere here, but you will find a very clean and quiet environment where you can kick off your shoes at the end of the day.

14. Condors house

Best Hostels Lima - Condors House Hostel Garden

  • Dorm rooms from: $8
  • Double rooms from: $23
  • Bar
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Public Kitchen

Condor’s House is a cozy and inviting hostel in Miraflores that is a wonderful value considering its prime location. There is a small bar as well as a shared kitchen available for use. The atmosphere is social and friendly, but with a more intimate feel compared to a big party hostel. Condor’s House is the perfect mix between upbeat and relaxed.

15. Eurobackpackers

Best Hostels Lima - Eurobackpackers hostel from the outside

  • Dorm rooms from: $10
  • Double rooms from: $32
  • Tea & Coffee Area
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Public Kitchen

Eurobackpackers Hostel is a good value hostel located within a short walking distance of all the amazing bars and restaurants of the Miraflores district. This hostel is on the quieter side, giving you a great place to wind down after a night out or an intense day of traveling. The staff here is also extremely helpful and available 24/7 to arrange airport pickups, help you book tours, or whatever you may need.

That concludes our list of the 15 best hostels in Lima! With all these different options, each with its own unique style and vibe, you’re bound to find the perfect place to hang up your backpack for a few days. Welcome to Lima!

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