Barranco's Backpackers Inn

Address: Mariscal Castilla 260, Lima, 13, Peru | Hostel
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Stay in Lima for less at Barranco's, a friendly hostel in an up-and-coming part of Peru's capital city. Private bathrooms in all rooms and a location in the trendy bohemian Barranco district have helped make it one of the most popular hostels in Lima.

Most local hostels are located in touristy Miraflores, but Barranco's is for travelers who want to see a more authentic side of Lima. This area is becoming a favorite among young tourists looking for nightlife, sun, and sand.

The Inn offers clean, comfortable suites to accommodate two, four, or six guests. Many of these rooms have water views, but even if you don't snag one of these suites you needn't worry. Happy travelers report that Barranco Backpacker's is mere steps from a popular surfing beach.

Rooms are fairly basic, which reviewers expect for this type of accommodation, but there's cable television in the common dining area and free Internet access throughout the property. There are also housekeeping and laundry services. Hostel employees speak fluent English and Spanish, and will organize tours of and trips around the local area, including surfing excursions.

Driving in Lima can be scary for foreigners, but recent guests report that when you stay at Barranco hostel there's no need to rent a car. Barranco Backpacker's staff can organize a ride from the airport that costs less than most shuttles. The hostel is also just a minute's walk to Lima's main nightlife zone, which has a range of eateries, pubs, and clubs. It's just far enough away from the action that you can get a peaceful night's sleep, at least as long as other guests behave.

Travelers wanting to see the tourist attractions in the guide books can catch buses into Miraflores and the center of Lima, which are both around ten minutes away.


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This hostel, located in the Lima Residencial area of Lima, is near Museo Larco, El Parque del Amor, San Isidro, and National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsBarranco's Backpackers Inn Lima

        Reviewed by andrewjerome

        The best of South America

        Reviewed Oct 2, 2012
        by (43 reviews) Sydney, Australia , Australia Flag of Australia

        This place exceeded our expectations greatly. We only stayed in Lima as a stopover on the way to Peru, and we're not that interested in staying long. The truth is, this place and the surrounding neighbourhood made it a highlight. The staff are wonderful, the rooms are clean and quiet, they can arrange a transfer at a reasonable cost, wifi is included and there are kitchen facilities. Even when we had to leave early and would miss breakfast, they packed us a lunch to take on the flight! We really loved it here and have definitely made plans to return again someday :-)

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Reviewed by gypsyamelia

        A backpacker mansion!

        Reviewed Sep 21, 2009
        by (4 reviews) Geelong , Australia Flag of Australia

        Loved my stay here. The owner is a real champ. Good size dorms with lovely rooms, WIFI, breakfast. Safe area.
        It's a bit pricier than other backpackers in Lima but I think it was definately worth it.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        TripAdvisor Reviews Barranco's Backpackers Inn Lima

        4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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