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.
We know Lima very well and we've got 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.
The services we offer are as follows:
24-hour hot showers
Bunk beds with orthopaedic mattresses
Sheets and blankets
Well-equipped self-service kitchen
Safe deposit box
Common area with cable TV, DVD player and stereo
Maps of Lima
Lima and Peru guidebooks
Proper information and tips to explore city
Bar serving Peruvian cocktails
Our room types are as follows:
4 Bed Dorm - Mixed
4 Bed Dorm - Female only
Private bathroom (ensuite)
All bunk beds are of one-and-a-half size and all mattresses are orthopedic. Bed sheets, linen and towels are provided and all rooms come with security lockers, reading lights and wall outlets.
Albacete 293, Urb. Los Jazmines, Santiago de Surco
Lima - Peru
Close to La Merced avenue block 8
One block from the intersection of Mariscal Castilla and La Merced avenues
FROM THE AIRPORT
Taxi fares have to be negotiated before boarding. Taking an official taxi is the safest option. Go to the front desk and choose a taxi company. Show them the printed map and address. The taxi fare should be 50 or 55 soles, no more. If they give you a higher price than this then try the next taxi company. When you finally arrange the price with them pay and get your receipt before riding the taxi. Tipping is not necessary. The journey will take between 35 and 40 mins depending on traffic. We don't recommend you to take an unofficial taxi outside of the airport for security reasons.
Buses that come from the airport are small and they are always full. We recommend you this option only if your luggage is small. Just go outside of the airport and take the bus that has an "S" sign in the front window. Tell the driver to let you know when the bus is at the intersection of Benavides and La Merced avenues. Go off the bus and from here walk six blocks along La Merced until you reach La Merced #888. You'll see a white building to your right, that's the place. The journey will take a bit more than 1 hour depending on traffic.
FROM THE BUS STATION
There's no central bus station in Lima. Instead, bus companies have their own terminals spread all over the city. Regardless of your bus terminal location the best option is to take a taxi. Just take one outside of the terminal and don't pay more than 15 soles.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
This is a Trusted Review. Why?
Very helpful and accurate description of how to get here, cost, etc (although the taxi driver managed to stuff things. When we did arrive we were warmly greeted and treated as friends. Rooms were really nice- comfortable and clean with a homely atmostphere. And the mattresses are heavenly after 3 days travelling. Your host, Marco, really knows his way around lima (as well as peru) and is more than happy to guide you around. His english is also very impressive. He printed off maps with his favourite restaurants and, after talking to us about what we wanted out of Lima, he recommended certain areas and things to try. We wanted to avoid the main tourist areas and we were given exactly that but the good location allows you to explore miraflores and those areas too -which Marco also knows everything about. It is obvious he loves accomodating internationals and his enthusiasm is really catching. After a night of making us his favourite cocktails to drink with his friends, he made us a delicious peruvian breakfast with authentic coffee, local butters and jams and freshly squeezed orange juice. Then (knowing no spanish at all) we convinced him to join us for the day. He (tried to) teach us how to catch buses and translated for us, showing us the sites we most wanted to see, as well as introducing us to the amazing local foods at both markets and a century old pub. All-in-all a great stay, we are definitely coming back and would recommend it to anyone.
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