I just got back from a month in Peru and am so glad I found out about Kurmi Hostel.
This is a newer place so not many reviews as of yet but I feel they deserve a top ranking. First of all Felix and his parents who run the place are the nicest people in Peru and will do anything they can to help you. Someone is always there and Felix's communication in advance was excellent and his dad picked me up at the airport for the same price as a cab.
And only 5 minutes from the airport. This is not a 5 star place but for the price and quality of the rooms and the service it is a steal.
All the rooms had new mattresses and linens. Large bathrooms with good hot water and cable TV.
This is a perfect place for a base as most people have one or more flights from Lima to other destinations and most all flights return to Lima. I was able to keep part of my baggage there safely also taking only what I needed based on where I was going.
Felix explained which direct bus to take right in front to get downtown to the Plaza de Armas to explore. Only 35 cents each way and while 40 minutes long it gave me a good chance to see other parts of Lima.
Right on the main street in front are various restaurants of all types and there is a new Tottus large wal mart style super store a block away.
Getting a cab back to the airport either Felix's dad will drive you or you can grab a cab right in front which if you are willing to walk into the airport (very safe and only 2 blocks long) the driver will take you for 10 soles. Evidently any cab driving into the airport gets hassled by the police and can incur parking fee so they charge extra but getting off at the side entrance they will take you there for half price. From the airport it is best to have Felix's dad pick you up.
As for noise this is something you will encounter almost anywhere in Peru. I always travel with earplugs for that eventuality. For almost nothing and taking up no space or weight some earplugs are a good thing to put on your list of things to take on any trip to South America.
Thanks again Felix for the great stay. I wish you the best and all your hard work getting your place going shows.
And thank your mom for the suggestions on the Peruvian spices to bring back. I made a great chicken dish last night with that Panquita aji especial. Now to find a good Pisco sour recipe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featuring a fully equipped common kitchen, a common living room, Kurmi Hostel Lima Airport is located in Callao, a 5-minute drive from Lima's international airport. Open Plaza shopping centre and the financial area are 200 metres away. Free Wi-Fi access is available.We have available single, double, twin and triple rooms, all include tv cable and private bath. ... more less
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