leaving soon on my 1st RTW trip () and was looking for some advice on where to stay in Lima and Cusco. Will be spending 3 days in Lima and perhaps about 10 in or around Cusco. have been reading other posts about hostels there but as some are quite old now i was hoping someone who has been recently could give me some pointers?
My main concerns are cleanliness and security. Other than that i would like somewhere reasonably lively, easy to meet people and staff who are knowledgable about the local area would be nice (and friendly ).
i have been looking at K'usillu's Backpackers Hostel, Loki Backpackers Hostel and the Barranco backpacker's Inn but any other suggestions would be appreciated as i'll need to get this sorted reasonably soon.
I was in Peru back in august and found the hostels great..
Lima: I stayed at the Point Backpackers in Barranco. It is outside of Lima a little ways. Maybe a 45minute walk, which I would not recommend at night. There are plenty of buses and cabs.. The hostel was nice in a suburban neighborhood. 10 minute walk to the beach. A cheap bar in the hostel, clean cheap rooms, very helpful about travel.
Cusco: Loki Backpackers. Again its a bit outside of the center but only a 15minute walk or a cheap cab ride. You get a bit winded walking up the steep hill to the hostel the first few days you are in Cusco. The rooms are simple and clean. The have great blankets too which helps because it can get cold at night. The food is cheap and good. Very friendly place and a good price..
I thought Loki Hostel in Lima was an excellent hostel and good value for Lima. Highly recomended. Miraflores is also a great area to stay in. I hear the Loki in Cusco is just as good, but I prefered to stay closer to the center. I also thought the prices were a bit more than you should have to pay for a dorm bed in Cusco.
I stayed in Eurobackpackers in Lima which wasnt up to much really - Im sure there are better options, but it was central to the Miraflores area
Stayed in LOKI hostel in Cuzco - good vibe there. Would recommend it as a good spot to meet other people.
If you want somewhere a little quieter and closer to the PLaza dArmas, try Hotel Oblitas. A bit pricer though
HI THERE, I WOULD DEFINATELY RECCOMEND THE FLYING DOG BACKPACKERS IN LIMA. THE STAFF ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. ITS CLEAN AND A GREAT PLACE TO MEET PEOPLE. ITS VERY REASONABLY PRICED ALSO. ITS IN MIRAFLORES. THERE ARE TWO AND ARE AROUND THE CORNER FROM EACH OTHER. ALSO OFFER FREE BREAKFAST IN A SMALL RESTAURANT NEARBY.
Kusillus is new,right in the best place in Miraflores/Lima.
I have spend several nights there in the last 4 weeks.
safe,and very friendly and helpfull.
you have everything in walking distance since the location is the Avenida Larco.
I had tried several Hostels in Lima the last years and Kusillus is now for me the place to stay.
If you go there please say hello to Ricardo and Jaime
I know Loki of Lima, it is a good place; it lies in center of Miraflores, You can get a bus to anywhere from hostel. When I was here I felt very comfortable. The barman is a friend of mine, his name is Darag, he is from Ireland.
hello guys thanks for the replies.
Marlis can i ask you a couple of questions regarding K'usillu's?
Firstly do they provide other services like tours etc. and are they knowledgable about the area?
What sort of crowd do they have staying? As its new and the pictures of it look really good i am considering booking but am concerned that it may be more hotel then hostel. Also is it a young crowd or a mix?
Kusillus is realy a Hostel,there is also a Kitchen with a big Fridge,big stove if you are in kooking mood,microwaveand so on.
people I met there where between 22-63(me)
the dont organize tours,but the have a lot of info material there and you will met people who now different aereas from Peru.the rooms are all on one floor,the 2 PC are in the rezeption aerea (internet is free)
there is also the sofa corner with the tv.
Ricardo who is managing the place (29) is very helpful,also Jaime.
Lima - search internet for 'albergue verde'. Cool little place in good part of Miraflores, owner Arturo is a legend.
Cusco - hostal Resbalosa, need to climb some steps but this means you get to have one of the best views of the whole of cusco from where you eat breakfast on the veranda. Also a good vibe. Run by such a nice family too - the daughter of the owners took good care of me when i got very ill for about a week after coming back from the jungle. Oh and very chep also.