We called and booked a room here without seeing the property first, as we were quite tired after arriving in Lima from the jungle and I didn't want to go traipsing all over the city to find the "perfect" room. I'm often a little wary of staying in hostels (I prefer B&Bs), but we wanted some place cheap, with a private room and bath, and Inkawasi provided this.
Our room was around US$30 and I was pleasantly surprised. The lobby is well-decorated with artifacts the owners have brought back from trips to Asia. Our room was quite spacious, with a king bed, and a large bathroom with plenty of hot water. The room also had a wonderfully large window that let in plenty of fresh sea breezes. The hostel is only a block from the ocean, and though we couldn't see the beach from our room, it's really a fantastic location. It's also within walking distance of some of the best restaurants and sites in Miraflores, though in a residential neighborhood so we always slept peacefully.
We ended up staying quite a few days here, then traveled to Huaraz, and then came back to Inkawasi before flying out, as it was such a pleasant stay. There is free internet. It's not a gripe, but the breakfast was pretty boring...the standard instant coffee and white roll found everywhere in Peru for this price of lodging...but a supermarket is nearby for supplementing it with fresh fruit.
There is also a small interior garden that is nice to relax in, a friendly cat that wanders around, and a very nice host and family who run the place. It really felt like home, and I'm sure we'd stay here again if we ever returned to Lima.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This small budget place is modern, well furnished and close to cliff top parks. There is a nice interior garden for relaxing. You have an easy access to the beach and to the central area of Miraflores, where you can find restaurants, bars, shops and fun things to do. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inkawasi Backpacker Hotel Lima