In the fall of 2011 I made use of an opportunity to backpack South and Central America. 1900 Backpacker's Hostel was the very first hostel I ever stayed in. The staff are all fluent in English and very accommodating. The house is very secure and sits right at the edge of the tourist district in Central Lima. It is directly across the street from the Museo De Arte.
Rooms are very clean. Bathrooms are shared but cleaned several times a day. Breakfast is the standard hostel fare - rolls, coffee, jam and juice. You are on your own for lunch and dinner but that is normal for hostels. Plenty of restaurants abound. The hostel does have a bar, and a common room that sports tables, couches, chairs and a very nice pool table. The staff are friendly and often inclined to hang out and chat. Sometimes they have parties in the evening and once during my week there, a band.
They will also arrange at your request for a car to pick you up from the airport. You'll pay more, but its worth it for the safety factor - especially if its your first time to Lima. Safety on the streets of Lima can sometimes be an issue, but I felt very secure, very safe at 1900 Backpackers and in this neighborhood. There is a bus stop right outside the hostel that gives you easy access to Miraflores. Central Lima with its historic buildings are within walking distance.
1900 Backpackers hostel was a great introduction to hosteling and I would stay there again if I return to Peru.
- 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
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