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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're interestet in architecture (doesn't matter what kind), you should pay this hostel a visit, even if it is a little more expensive than the average Peru-Backpackers-Place. They offer free walking tours with a funny guide and youcan learn how to make Ceviche with a Peruvian Chef (free classes, you only pay the ingredients (10S.) and if you want...

Thank NadineStefan16
Trujillo, Peru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here a few times, more so for the great location. I recently (August) invited my brother to come visit me in Peru and he paid to use their amenities like the shower. They embarrassed me by somehow losing his paperwork and telling him he could not come in unless he registered and paid again. I was upset...

Thank Rafael H
Worksop, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

1900 Backpackers is a nice enough place for a night or two in Lima. Beds are comfortable, the building is beautiful and colonial and the showers are good when the hot water is working. However, the location is not good - the old town is 45 mins' walk away and everything else needs a taxi. Breakfast is literally just bread...

Thank John P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at this hostel. It was a bit noisy during the night with the cars and people blasting music, but it was in a very centralized area in Lima. We were able to get around very easily with Uber and it also was very safe with a gated door. Would definitely recommend to others if you...

Thank Mav K
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel arranged my AirPort pick up. That was great. The hostel is clean and the rooms are good size. Helpfull staff. Meals and activitys are offered in the hostel. The walking tour is nice to do. So is the coocking class. Learn How to make ceviche, the typical Peru dish.

Thank Saskia R
New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place has a good location, good happy hour specials, and friendly staff. The kitchen was being renovated when we were there, and one of the guys working there kept getting Coca tea for me there for free when I wanted it because he insisted that I would pay too much for it anywhere else. He even gave me a...

Thank Walden777
Monticello, New York
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We chose 1900 backpackers because of its location in central lima, which is less touristy than neighboring miraflores or barranco. We arrived late at night from the airport (we payed 50 soles for 4 people) and were speedily checked into our 8 person mixed dorm. The beds were decently comfy and the blankets were thick enough to keep you warm...

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel is really nice and it's very well located (walking distance to all the important places in Lima center and right next to the Metropolitan station). There's hot water all throughout the day and it's very clean. Disadvantages: breakfast simply consists on bread and butter and wifi is pretty slow. Add ons: they have their own travel agency and...

Thank Lucia C
Unterhaching, Germany
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed there the first night we arrived in Lima. Had a private twin bed room. Really nice ambience. Make sure to bring some earplugs as the doors and walls are not very soundproof. Wifi works sometimes but the Internet on the PCs is lightning fast. Travel agents are really amazing. Thanks a lot for your help kiara.

Thank Pete_BT
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

'Included breakfast' consists of bread rolls; there are also really limited seats so we ended up eating on our laps/in another room. When we first arrived at the hostel our room was not ready (at 4pm) and we had to wait three hours to get in. Wifi is generally very poor throughout hostel. Our room was also not cleaned in...

Thank Abigail S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A renovated mansion in the historic center of Lima,walking distance from Lima's main tourist attractions and just in front of The Lima museum of art. It is a perfect blend of luxury and low price, old and new. With marble floors and french architecture, this backpacker oriented hostel provides plenty of fun with its stylish bar overlooking Old Lima and its good vibe! Hope you enjoy Lima with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1900 Backpacker's Hostel

Address: Ave Garcilazo de la Vega 1588, Lima, Lima L 01, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Price Range: £13 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — 1900 Backpacker's Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Choose a private double bed room.”
 of 5 bubbles 461mavk, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms may be more expensive, but guarantee quality sleep and a more personalized-feeling experience”
 of 5 bubbles 393kadeng, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't go here!”
 of 5 bubbles Richard Fairbrother , 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“It's friggin hot, snag the bottom bunk and a fan if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles opdahlaholic, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Private Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 523darryls, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
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