How to find the best hostels in Lima for your trip
Lima, the capital of Perú, is a vibrant city full of colours, culture and music. Oh! And wonderful beaches . The most popular area of the city is Miraflores, where you can find many restaurants and bars, as well as the malecón – the beautiful boardwalk around the beach.
This amazing city is perfect for any kind of backpacker, it doesn’t matter if you are looking for a party holiday or a more cultural one.
We know that a good hostel makes a difference to any trip, and each kind of backpacker need a different kind of hostel. That’s why we’ve selected and organised the best hostels in Lima for your trip. Here you’ll find the perfect hostel for you!
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- Best hostels in Lima for solo travellers
- Best hostels Lima for couples
- Best party hostels in Lima
- Best of the rest hostels in Lima
Best hostels in Lima for solo travellers
If you are solo travelling, you are probably ready to meet amazing people and make new friends from around the world in some of the best hostels in Lima. What better way to do so than with fun activities organised by the hostel staff?
A hostel for backpackers created by backpackers. There’s always something going on and the relaxing atmosphere makes it easy to talk to strangers (soon to be BFFs). Most of the organised activities take place on the rooftop terrace, where there’s also a lively bar with great music.
The friendly staff are there to help you with insider tips and will organise free walking tours with the best spots in Lima. The beds in the dorms have curtains, personal reading lights and power plugs. A delicious breakfast is included in the price and sometimes there’s grilled pizza for dinner.
- Free walking tours
- Rooftop bar open ‘till late
- Free breakfast
Address: 259 Calle Berlin, Lima, Peru
Neighbourhood: MirafloresBook your stay at Hostel Kokopelli now
This hostel is all about socialising. There is a backyard with hammocks, ping pong and pool table and – guys, this is the important part – a bar open ‘till 1am. As the bar closes, a member of staff will take you and your new friends to a local club with free entry.
There is an on-site restaurant, a transfer service from/to the airport, a travel agency and personal lockers with a power plug (in case you want to leave your phone charging!). The hostel is in a vibrant neighbourhood full of lovely restaurants, shops and bars. From the hostel’s street you can see the ocean, which is always a plus.
- Bar open until 1 am
- Backyard with hammocks
- Central location
Address: 300 Malecon Junin, Barranco, Lima, Peru
Neighbourhood: BarrancoBook your stay at The Point Lima now
Best hostels in Lima for couples
The beautiful city of Lima is perfect to explore with your loved one. Here you can find beautiful hostels in lively areas that are perfect for those looking forward to socialising without partying all night. They also have private rooms!
Red Llama Eco Hostel
If you are into sustainable travel, this is your hostel. Some of the furniture is recycled and they organise activities like bike riding tours, thus trying to reduce the impact of tourism in the environment.
The staff are lovely and will help you plan your days in Lima. The breakfast is included in the price and there is also a kitchen you can use if you want to cook your own meals. There is a bar on the rooftop terrace with extended happy hour every day!
- Eco friendly
- Pet friendly
- Great free breakfast
Address: 183 Calle Colina, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Neighbourhood: MirafloresBook your stay at Red LLama Eco Hostel now
A good option if you’re interested in photographic routes, gastronomic workshops and musical events. The staff are into art and gastronomy, so trust their local expertise and join them on the activities they organise. This hostel isn’t in a touristic neighbourhood, which allows you to visit Lima like a true Peruvian.
The staff cook a delicious free breakfast every morning. They also own a little store that is right next to the hostel – very handy to buy snacks and drinks!
The common area is the perfect space to hang out and meet other travellers. Plus, there are musical instruments that you can play!
- Lovely staff
- Delicious free breakfast
- Close to the airport
Address: Avenida Pacasmayo Mz F Lote 9, San Martín de Porres, Lima, Peru
Neighbourhood: San Martín de PorresBook your stay at Terras Viajeras Hostel Cultural now
Best party hostels in Lima
If all you want when you get to the hostel in the evening is a happy hour, this is your section. In these hostels, they also organise daily activities where it’s super easy to meet new friends!
The popular area of Miraflores is known for its vibrant and social atmosphere. That’s why you shouldn’t be surprised to find this amazing hostel there. Honestly, what else could you expect considering the killer cocktails they make in the rooftop bar?
Several activities a week take place in the common areas, like beer pong tournaments and karaoke nights (with happy hour all night!). After a crazy night out (or in), what a better way to recover than with an amazing homemade breakfast that is totally free?
- Daily activities
- Cocktail happy hour
- Friendly staff
Address: 174 Av. La Paz, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Neighbourhood: MirafloresBook your stay at Puriwasi Hostel now
Free pisco-sour all night on Thursdays. End of the description.
PS: Here you can also enjoy other activities like regular BBQs and free Spanish lessons. There’s also a free breakfast that includes delicious homemade pancakes and a kitchen available to cook your own meals.
- Free pisco-sour nights
- Daily activities
- Free breakfast with pancakes
Address: Calle Atahualpa 690. Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Neighbourhood: MirafloresBook your stay at The Prime Spot Backpacker's Hostel now
Best of the rest hostels in Lima
If you haven’t found your hostel yet, try here! We’ve saved a few of our favourites for you…
You can tell by the name that there’s a huge swimming pool in the backyard of this hostel, which you’ll rarely leave if you visit Lima in the hottest months (November to April). You know, life is cool by the pool.
The fun doesn’t stay only inside the water though, as there’s cocktail happy hour every day and regular BBQ events, amongst other social activities. The on-site restaurant offers delicious Peruvian food at a backpacker’s budget and the free breakfast is often complimented on, in the hostel’s reviews.
- Swimming pool
- Daily happy hour
- Delicious free breakfast
Address: 324 Casimiro Ulloa, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Neighbourhood: MirafloresBook your stay at Pool Paradise Lima now
Should this hostel be in the “party hostels” category? The free breakfast served until 12 and the free earplugs, say YES, it probably should be. So do the themed nights every weekend, the daily happy hours and the free salsa lessons.
But the book exchange area, the trivia nights and the cultural walking tours make us think this is an unusual hostel that brings the nerds and the party animals together in a happy space.
- Themed nights
- Cultural walking tours
- Free salsa lessons
Address: 189 Av. Larco, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Neighbourhood: MirafloresBook your stay at Pariwana Hostel now
Hopefully this guide will help you find a great hostel for your trip to Lima. Let us know in the comments if you’ve stayed in any of them or if you have a hostel recommendation that other backpackers shouldn’t miss. Have a great trip to Lima!