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K'usillu's Hostel Backpackers
Ranked #212 of 392 Speciality Lodging in Lima
Reviewed 28 September 2012

This is, after all, a backpacker's hostel so not fancy. However, the location in the Miraflores district of Lima can't be beat. The included breakfast is basic but good and, while the rooms are nothing special, the bedding is clean. What made this place stand out for me was the people who work there. They are all very kind and helpful. Ricardo will help you arrange bus tickets and/or tours. There is a kitchen you can use and there is a 24-hour market almost directly across the street. There is also a pretty cool rooftop garden. It's not fancy but you can't beat the price and location.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back would be less noisy.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

K'usillu's is right in the middle of Miraflores, so a great, safe location, accessible to surrounding restaurants and shopping. It's a short walk to the cliff promenade and a short taxi ride into the historical center. There's also a nearby 24 hour supermarket which is really fantastic and is in some ways a massive deli. The staff are particularly helpful in terms of organising next-leg travel and in providing options. The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms clean and the hot water reliable. There's also a fantastic roof-top for lounging around and socialising. Breakfast leaves a bit to be desired. Simply bread-rolls, coffee and juice but it's a small criticism.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

K'usillu's was the first hostel in South America for us so we did not quite know what to expect. The room (double ensuite) was nice and hat a little roofed area to sit in. Bathroom was OK and the showers hot and with plenty of water. Unfortunately there is a lot of coming and going so it can get a bit noisy at the rooms close to the front desk.
The breakfast is the normal Peruvian one with bread rolls and jam.
Location is quite good, directly in Miraflores close to the Parque Kennedy and the Metropolitano to get to the city centre.
The staff (especially Ricardo) was nice and helpful in booking the bus onward to Nazca. We had booked a pick-up from the airport, which worked quite well, even though we did not come with the intended plane but one twelve hours later (thanks to Iberia) and we could only notify the hostel in the middle of the night.
All in all a good place in Miraflores to stay.

Room Tip: Try to get a room away from the reception.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

I stayed in twin room. Good location in Miraflores of Lima, and close to 24hour-open super market. Staffs are very kind and gives us good supports. Sofas and ping-pong are in roof stair, so travelers can enjoy talking, playing ping pong as well. There are many young back packers, so sometimes noisy at night. totally, it is very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

Good location, comfortable and clean rooms. Very friendly and kind staff. Wonderful area upstairs with ping pong and foosball and couches. Breakfast was extremely simple but still good.
Overall it was a good place with no problems.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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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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Address: Av. Larco 655 - 3, Lima 8, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Miraflores
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Ranked #212 of 392 Speciality Lodging in Lima
Price Range: £11 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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