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K'usillu's Hostel Backpackers
Ranked #203 of 366 Speciality Lodging in Lima
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Good location, nice staff and breakfast, fast Internet, Comfortable rooms and amenities.

Can pay in soles bug exchange rate terrible compared with US dollar which is wrong. They are in Peru so should accept soles at market value.
Taxi to airport friendly and punctual. About 15 soles more than it should be though

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

The location of this hostel is absolutely excellent in Miraflores. Miraflores is the best area to stay in as most of the hostels and hotels as well as restaurants are here. The centre is a bit dead especially in the evenings.

With the new "metro" bus system it is very easy to get to the centre. You can walk to the station in 5 mins and it costs just 1.5 soles per person. Buy the ticket from one of the official people by the entrance and not the booth as they can just scan you straight through the gate. This is faster than queuing for the booth. you probably do not need to buy your own card especially if you only stay a day or two.

As for the hostel, the staff are really excellent and friendly and perfect English is spoken which is great if your Spanish is not up to much. Also a breakfast is included which consists of fresh baked bread rolls, jam and butter with juice and coffee. Excellent to receive any breakfast at a hostel in Peru and even better when you consider the price you pay per night.

The hostel itself is basic and probably in need of a paint job but the showers are hot and the beds are comfortable so this is perfect for the budget traveller or backpacker. There were several guest there when we stayed so no problem finding someone to talk to if you are travelling alone.

When finding the hostel it is easy to miss. The hostel is above a coffee shop and from street level you can only see the doorway with a sign for the hostel. As you look at the coffee shop the hostels entrance is on the left.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

I have good memories of that hostel where I've stayed twice in March/ April 2012.
It is clean, safe, well located (right in Miraflores and at 15 min.- walk from the Larcomar shopping mall which overlooks the sea). There is a supermarket right opposite the hostel which is quite handy for those who wish to cook at the hostel instead of going to restaurants. Jaime, the recepcionist is very helpful. Good breakfast (fresh juice, bread, butter, marmalade and filter coffee).

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

I stayed with my husband in a 8 bed dorm in this hostel for three nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. The owner Recardo is an amazing person with so many helpful hints and whenever you have a question he will do his very best to answer it or help you in anyway! The breakfast is simple but fresh which is lovely! the beach is only a 10 ish minute walk down the road but you have to walk down a decent flight of stairs to actually get to the beach! You can use the kitchen for lunch and dinner and the supermarket is literally across the road! There are casinos and lots of cafes and restaurants which mean minimal walking to anywhere! A taxi into Centro Limis only 10 soles and only takes 10-15 minutes!
Now I am saving the best until last... the roof top terrace! It is nice and relaxing during the day withcouches under cover, and it pretty much brings the whole hostel together at night and you sit on the rustic furniture with the radio going constantly and totally chill out! You can bring your own alcohol up there which is great to dodge the marked up price!
Miralores is a wonderful town so the location totally completes this place.

Room Tip: Rooftop rooms are newly renovated and private, 8 bed dorm is a big enough size to feel comfortable
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

I stayed here in Jan 12, great rooms on the rooftop, the boss from Piura, Peru (surfer dude with long hair) was great to deal with, he was very fair, offered refunds when comittments were not met, this is rare in the hostel world. Great facilities, fantastic rooftop and perfect, safe location.

Moy bien habitacions arriba, buen jefe de piura, moy amigable y justo. Yo recomendar ese hostel.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

we arrived in late to lima and we was sent a email to avise the hostel that us plane have a delay and they never write us back,they never come to pick us up to the airport.we takin a taxi by ourself and when we came to the reception he expulse us,they said we was suppose to came last night than he canceled all us reservation(3 days)and they wanna charge us the full price for 3 days!!! so they kick us out...they doesnt care about us...we go outside and close de door and suddenly the guy at the reception running down the stairs to shout out loud after us and push us ''get out of my place...you close my door to loud etc...'' crazy guy! anyway its a creepy place...dirty and unfriendly...they suppose to understand the costumers and the travelers and helping us so they don't.i never saw that after traveling around the world its the worst place i've never seen in my life.inhuman! backpacker's nightmare!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Everything you expect from a youth hostel. Not sparkling but comfortable. Ok rooms, friendly staff, nice kitchen area and nice roof terrace.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Av. Larco 655 - 3, Lima 8, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Miraflores
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Ranked #203 of 366 Speciality Lodging in Lima
Price Range: £12 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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