Monday, 18 Mar 2019

The 19 Best Hostels In Peru

How to find the best hostels in Peru for your trip

Peru is a country that will give you goosebumps. With its incredible coastline, Incas ruins, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural landscapes, it is a place that will stay with you forever, as you think back about the memories you have made there.

Cusco is the most popular city in Peru, being the gateway to the long-lost city of Machu Picchu. The city used to be laid out like the shape of a Puma, with the Saqsaywaman fortress as the head and the main plaza, Hawkaypata, the belly. Cusco alone is a good reason to visit Peru, flaunting some of the best hostels in the country, but, believe it or not, there is so much more. Its coastal capital, Lima, is the perfect example. It’s a city of contrast, where tradition and novelty blend seamlessly with each other on the stunning background of the Pacific Ocean.

You shouldn’t miss out on Peru’s hidden gems either. Puno, located on the shore of Lake Titicaca, will take you back to a simpler time with its straw houses and colourful fabrics. Arequipa’s architecture will blow your mind before you get out to the Colca Canyon or the three volcanoes surrounding the city. Huacachina, a village built around a lake in the middle of the desert, will make it hard to believe your own eyes.

As you’re travelling through Peru, you’ll be able to experience its incredible hostels, that start from less than £5 per night and hardly go over £10 unless you decide to treat yourself to a private room.

Given the massive size of the country, it won’t be hard to find your dream hostel in Peru. They go from crazy party spots to cosy colonial buildings. One thing you can be sure of though, is finding amazing staff always ready to give you tips and a hot cup of coca tea when you need it.

Here are the best hostels in Peru.

Jump straight to:

  1. Best hostels in Peru for solo travellers
  2. Best hostels in Peru for couples
  3. Best party hostels in Peru
  4. Best hostels in Peru with private rooms
  5. Best hostels in Peru city centre
  6. Best of the rest hostels in Peru

Best hostels in Peru for solo travellers

Millhouse Hostel Cusco, Cusco

best hostels in peru - Milhouse Hostel Cusco

Not many hostels can pull off being both beautiful and fun, but Milhouse Hostel is the exception. With its tiled covered patio complete with plants and a fountain, and its daily activities that go from beer pong to movie nights, this hostel will make everyone happy.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Common room with pool, ping pong and foosball table and PlayStation
  • In-house bar

? AddressQuera 270, Cusco, Peru

? NeighbourhoodCentro Historico

? Nearest bus station: Estacion de Colectivos Cusco-Urubamba

Book your stay at Millhouse Hostel Cusco now

Alpes Lima, Lima

best hostels in peru - alpes lima

Happy hour happens every night in the in-house bar, and common areas with bean bags are everything we need to transform a normal night into an unforgettable story. Chat on the rooftop terrace and make use of the barbecue – Alpes Lima is a summer’s dream!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Late check-out
  • In-house bar with happy hour
  • Roof terrace with BBQ

? Address: Calle Jose Gonzàles 170, Lima, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Miraflores

? Nearest bus station: Malecòn 28 de Julio

Book your stay at Alpes Lima now

Banana’s Adventure, Huacachina

best hostels in peru - bananas adventure

No name has ever been more fitting for a hostel than Banana’s Adventure, for this little Huacachina gem. Every night you stay gives you the possibility to take part in another adventure, be it a dune buggy tour, sand boarding, wine tasting or a BBQ dinner. And if you don’t feel like leaving the hostel, we can’t really blame you: have you seen their pool?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Free activies like wine tasting and sandboarding
  • In-house bar
  • Swimming pool and gym

? Address: Calle Ángela de Perotti, Huacachina, Peru

Book your stay at Banana's Adventure now

Puriwasi Lima, Lima

best hostels in peru - Puriwasi Lima

Puriwasi is one of those hostels that is going to put a smile on your face when you think back at your days spent there. With colourful walls, daily activities and the amazing Antonio at the front desk, Puriwasi is sure to steal your heart.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Daily activities
  • In-house bar
  • Late check-out

? Address: Avenida la Paz 174, Cusco, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Miraflores

? Nearest bus station: Estaciòn Ricardo Palma

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Best hostels in Peru for couples

Mama Simona Hostel – Cusco, Cusco

best hostels in peru - Mama Simona Hostel

Mama Simona Hostel has the same atmosphere as a warm Peruvian house. Imagine wooden furniture, cosy rooms and sipping hot coca tea on a big sofa. The hostel is named after the sacred peak of Mama Simona, the only one out of the twelve mountains that surround Cusco to have the name of a female goddess.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Board games
  • Hot coca tea all day

? Address: Calle Ceniza 364, Cusco, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Centro Historico

? Nearest station: Pavitos Colectivo A Ollantaytambo

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Tierras Viajeras Hostel Cultural, Lima

best hostels in peru - Tierras Viajeras Hostel Cultural

If you end up at the Tierras Viajeras Hostel Cultural, you should definitely say hi to Henry and follow his tips and tricks to get the most out of Lima or ask him to show you how to make Pisco Sours. If you’re a musician, you could even end up in a jam session with him!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Memory foam mattresses
  • Supermarket right next door

? Address: Av Pacasmayo 9, Lima, Peru

? Neighbourhood: San Martin de Porres

? Nearest bus station: Santa Rosa

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The Upcycled Hostel, Huacachina

best hostels in peru - The Upcycled Hostel

This little hostel is located about 20 minutes outside of Huacachina, making it an oasis in itself. Completed with a pool and a very laid back vibe, the Upcycled Hostel is the perfect place to be lazy and take it a bit slower, chilling at the bar or petting Coco, the hostel dog.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast all day
  • In-house bar
  • Swimming pool

? Address: Urbanizacion La Estancia F-5, Huacachina, Peru

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Best party hostels in Peru

Pariwana Hostel Cusco, Cusco

best hostels in peru -Pariwana Hostel Cusco

Get ready to put your party hat on at Pariwana Hostel Cusco! With happy hours every night at the in-house bar, themed parties every week and a multitude of activities like karaoke nights or salsa lessons, getting bored here is basically impossible. And for the morning after? Pariwana also offers free breakfast and all day free coffee, so don’t worry.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Game room with arcade and board games and foosball table
  • Three themed parties a week
  • Late check-out

? Address: Meson De La Estrella 136, Cusco, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Centro Historico

? Nearest bus station: Pevitos Colectivo A Ollantaytambo

Book your stay at Pariwana Hostel Cusco now

The Point Lima, Lima

best hostels in peru - The Point Lima, Lima

Start the night at Point Lima’s outdoor space, complete with hammocks and pretty trees, before moving into the flag-decorated in-house bar, then let the staff guide you to a different nightclub every night. Luckily, this hostel has some pretty comfy beds too, so you will have all the time to rest after all this fun.

Hostel highlights:

  • In-house bar open till 1 am every night
  • Outdoor space with hammocks and BBQ
  • Game room with ping pong and pool table

? Address: Junin 300, Lima, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Barranco

? Nearest bus station: Estacion Bulevar

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Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel, Cusco

best hostels in peru - Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel

Get ready to go wild at the Wild Rover Backpackers in Cusco! Here there’s a different party every night, in what is the largest Irish pub in South America. The bar is soundproof though, and the beds have curtains for privacy, so you can still have a good night sleep – or afternoon, we know how it goes.

Hostel highlights:

  • The largest Irish bar in South America, soundproof
  • Daily social events
  • Balcony with great view

? AddressCuesta de Sta. Ana 782, Cusco, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Centro Historico

? Nearest bus station: Pavitos Colectivo A Ollantaytambo

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Best hostels in Peru with private rooms

Intro Hostels Cusco, Cusco

best hostels in peru -Intro Hostels Cusco,

Intro Hostels is located in a converted 3,000 years old mansion, which means it has a lot of space for different rooms and common areas. Get ready to play pool or take part in a barbecue before retiring in your luxurious private room, all at backpacker prices obviously!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Fire pit and BBQ
  • Pool table

? Address: Cuesta de Sta. Ana 561, Cusco, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Centro Historico

? Nearest bus station: Pavitos Colectivo A Ollantaytambo

Book your stay at Intro Hostels Cusco now

Kaclla, The Healing Dog Hostel, Lima

best hostels in peru - Kaclla, The Healing Dog Hostel

Kaclla is a Quechua name for the Peruvian Hairless Dog. Due to the texture of their skin and the fact that they are three degrees warmer than the normal canine temperature, kacllas have been used for millennia, by indigenous Andean civilizations, as pain relief. That is the inspiration behind this hostel’s name and mission, as they focus on being a cosy and healing space to help you get in touch with the Peruvian culture.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free traditional Peruvian breakfast
  • Reading room with book exchange

? Address: Calle Porta 461, Lima, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Miraflores

? Nearest bus station: Malecon 28 de Julio

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The Real House Puno, Puno

best hostels in peru - The Real House Puno, Puno

The Real House Puno offers big bright rooms with huge windows, no bunk beds, and a cosy atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. It is not surprising considering that it is a family run business, with friendly owners ready to make you breakfast or help you discover the city.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Board games
  • Free hot coca tea

? Address: Av La Torre 449, Puno, Peru

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Best hostels in the city centre in Peru

Kokopelli Hostel Cusco, Cusco

best hostels in peru - Kokopelli Hostel Cusco, Cusco

With a common room that will leave you breathless, high ceilings and climbing plants, Kokopelli Hostel Cusco is way more than a hostel with a perfect position. The staff will serve you tea with coca leaves 24/7, so you can get used to the altitude. There’s also an in-house bar where you can go and relax after a day spent exploring, what more could you want?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • In-house bar
  • Events every night

? Address: San André 260, Cusco, Perù

? Neighbourhood: Centro Historico

? Nearest bus station: Pavitos Colectivo A Ollantaytambo

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Dragonfly Hostels Lima, Lima

best hostels in peru -Dragonfly Hostels

Located in Miraflores, the central neighbourhood of Lima and only 5 minutes’ walk from Makaha Beach, Dragonfly Hostels flaunts the perfect position. Hang out on top of a cute rooftop terrace – where they serve free breakfast every day! The hammocks and cacti complete this perfect hostel setting.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast (on the rooftop!) and WiFi
  • Rooftop with BBQ and hammocks
  • In-house café

? Address: Avenida 28 de Julio 190, Lima, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Miraflores

? Nearest bus station: Malecon 28 de Julio

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Ecopackers, Cusco

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Ecopackers, set in a vintage Casona, which is a traditional Spanish colonial mansion, just two minutes from Cusco’s main square has only one very big flaw: it’s too beautiful. The outdoor patio, the sun-deck, the in-house bar will make it so hard to leave that you may end up missing out on the beautiful architecture of Cusco.

Hostel highlights:

  • Oudoor space
  • BBQ

? Address: Santa Teresa 375, Cusco, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Centro Historico

? Nearest bus station: Pavitos Colectivo A Ollantaytambo

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Best of the rest hostels in Peru

Mama Backpackers, Lima

best hostels in peru -Mama Backpackers

Sometimes airports can be stressful. That’s why having a hostel like Mama Backpackers just 15 minutes from Lima is not only desirable but necessary. You will feel at home as they make you breakfast and even pick you up from the airport. Forget about the big crazy cities and welcome to Mama Backpackers.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Free infusions
  • In-house healthy café
  • Rooftop terrace

? Address: Antunez de Mayolo 1389, Lima, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Lima airport

? Nearest bus station: Orion Oeste

Book your stay at Mama Backpackers now

Pool Paradise Lima, Lima

best hostels in peru - Pool Paradise Lima, Lima

Get ready to stay in a hostel that looks more like a resort. There is a reason why Pool Paradise has this name: from the huge garden where you can get your tan on, the exotic cooking classes that you can take part in basically every day and, you guessed it, the crystal clear pool, you just need a pair of flip flops to get in full holiday mode.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Late check-out
  • Outdoor pool
  • In-house bar

? Address: Casimiro Ulloa 324, Lima, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Miraflores

? Nearest bus station: Benavides

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Arequipay Backpackers Downtown, Arequipa

best hostels in peru - Arequipay Backpackers Downtown, Arequipa

Arequipay Backpackers Downtown is a colourful hostel born as a passion project. It seems like there is a relaxing area everywhere, between Netflix rooms, hammocks and little wooden bungalows filled with books. If this doesn’t seem zen enough, what do think of yoga everyday at 9 am? Namaste!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Free bikes rent
  • Movie room with Playstation

? Address: Avenida O’Higgins 224, Arequipa, Peru

? Neighbourhood: Vallecito

? Nearest bus station: Estaciòn 7 Esquinas

We hope this guide helps you discover the perfect hostels for your trip to Peru. Let us know in the comments if you’ve stayed in one of our recommended hostels, or if you’d like to share a hostel that you think other backpackers shouldn’t miss.

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We hope this guide helps you discover the perfect hostels for your trip to Peru. Let us know in the comments if you’ve stayed in one of our recommended hostels, or if you’d like to share a hostel that you think other backpackers shouldn’t miss.

Keep reading ?? 

⭐ Guide to backpacking in Peru

⭐ Best hostels in Cusco

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