Best Places for Backpackers in Peru.

Enjoy backpacking around Peru without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Peru.

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Top 50 hostels in Peru.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Peru.

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Magic Cusco Hostel

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Magic Cusco Hostel

Magic Cusco Hostel is a very clean, well maintained and comfy place where you will have access to common areas as a very cozy terrace and a big fully equipped kitchen that you can share with your adventure companions or other guests. Magic Cusco is a cozy guesthouse implemented with lots of dedicat...
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Huaraz City Centre

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Huaraz City Centre

Huaraz City Centre is a small budget hostel located in the city centre, easy access to banks ATMs, shops and Bus Stations, this small hostel is just for whose are looking to rest in comfortable rooms avoid of noise, and its assigned as point of meeting for solo travelers and backpackers, as from thi...
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El Huerto Hostel

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El Huerto Hostel

El Huerto Hostel offers accommodation in the city centre of Ica, three blocks away from the main square. We have a great knowledge of the city and a great experience in the hospitality sector, so this means that we are ready to bring to the guests and travellers a great quality service and the very...
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Krusty Hostel

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Krusty Hostel

The Krusty Hostel, is an establishment that has the services that a guest needs: Wifi, well-equipped kitchen, spacious rooms and common areas to make your stay something very special. Our clients like the views from the terrace. We are located 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, in a very quiet nei...
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Inti Killa

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Inti Killa

Inti Killa hotel is a comfortable family and clean place, where we provide the best attention to our guests with love, because we want them to feel at home. We have a vast experience in the sector as well as a great knowledge about the city, that we capitalize to offer the very best of our facilitie...
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Nomade Hostels

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Nomade Hostels

Nomade Hostels, after more than twelve years of experience offers the best experience in terms of accommodation of this type with an atmosphere where you will feel the good vibes from start to finish. Wide spaces, private and shared rooms, reading and TV rooms, a games ground, a garden with a BBQ ar...
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Surfari - Punta Rocas

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Surfari - Punta Rocas

Surfari is an eco-modular hostel and surfcamp located on Punta Rocas beach, in the small south of Lima. Our excellent location a few meters from one of the most famous beaches in Peru for surfing allows us to offer our guests an ideal place to rest and practice their favorite sport. We also have com...
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Hotel Boutique La Cabana Machupicchu

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Hotel Boutique La Cabana Machupicchu

Located in the main street of Machupicchu town, we will give you a warm welcome and we will receive you with an infusion of courtesy. We are close to everything: the best restaurants and shops, the hot springs, the train station and even the stadium, etc. The rooms are large, modern and comfor...
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Casa Aika

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Casa Aika

A personalized service characterizes our guest service, taking care of the most important details to make your visit a cultural experience and adventure in the heart of a city that hides ancient traditions. Our business is Peruvian/Dutch, has comfortable single and double rooms, each with privat...
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Villa Melgar

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Villa Melgar

We have our property inside of a Colonial 18th century 'Casona', distributed in four levels for our guests' comfort. Our rooms are distributed starting on the second level, they are all carpeted, beds are really comfortable, temperature in rooms is great, because we have Sunny days almost the wh...
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Cordelius Turistico

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Cordelius Turistico

The Cordelius Enters Market in 2011 with an expected consolidation in the market for good tourist service, providing assistance as needed basndose the traveler to the most satisfaction without incmodos moments, we consider the communication helps us become a better trip for you and a better stay, wi...
Cordelius Turistico is a hotel in Puno. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel Camping Naylamp

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Hostel Camping Naylamp

Naylamp is the perfect place to rest and enjoy our beautiful nature and surroundings. All our rooms have balconies or patios and gardens so that you can relax and feel comfortable. They have cable tv and private bathroom to make you feel at home and to make you enjoy your stay fully. While her...
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Casa de Ana

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Casa de Ana

Casa de Ana is aware of just how expensive travelling is, so we do our part in keeping the cost of your lodging cheap. A continental breakfast is included with your stay, also you will be provided with free access to WIFI and a computer to use and we have tables in the roof for your breakfast. C...
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Uros Winay Totora

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Uros Winay Totora

Uros Winay Totora is located in the Uros floating island, 7 kilometers from puno, 25 minutes by boat, we can offer you the best experience here, we will show you and you can participate the activities like fishing, working in Totora, sail boats made of Totora reeds or a tour to explore the entire ar...
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Los Faroles

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Los Faroles

Los Faroles Ecohostel is a place surrounded by green areas, where you can find hammocks to relax under the shade of the palm trees, surfboards and suits for rent, bicycles to go for a ride around the city and comfortable beds to recover from the activity of the day, in a friendly environment. We als...
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Antares Mystic Hotel

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Antares Mystic Hotel

We are a budget hotel option, the best choice for those expecting a cozy and comfortable place, clean rooms, friendly service and warm attention with all the basic services for the tourist. Within the historic downtown, close to the main square, to the colonial churches, to historic monuments, t...
Antares Mystic Hotel is a hotel in Cusco. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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La Unsha Hostel

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La Unsha Hostel

La Unsha Hostel offers comfy dorms and big common areas with all the services you need for enjoy your time here. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector as well as a vast knowledge about the city, elements that we do capitalize to bring the very best of our facilities to our guests and t...
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Way Kap Hostel Arequipa

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Way Kap Hostel Arequipa

Way Kap Hostel Arequipa is the perfect place to Relax , visit the historic center walkin or work . You can take a Beer or cocktail in our bar , also you can use the Kitchen for cooking . We have Netflix and playstation en the lobby , you can rent bikes in the front desk and tours. Way Kap Hostel...
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Ecodelfinazul Hostel

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Ecodelfinazul Hostel

Welcome to Ecodelfinazul is a hostel dedicated to ecology and environmental conservation, we currently carry out several projects such as: compost, we have a biodigester installed where we process relatively clean water, plastic bags and wraps are compacted in plastic bottles for the realization of...
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Casa Cima

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Casa Cima

Your home from home! Casa Cima is a shared penthouse suite and a home stay experience nothing like anything you might have encoubtered here in Peru.with a large sun terrace complete with sun loungers and a dining table with panoramic views of the city. We believe that we can cater for all traveler...
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Hospedaje Venka Urubamba

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Hospedaje Venka Urubamba

A beautiful property in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which has been restored and converted into a lodging with standards in comfort and privacy. VyP hosting provides an experience that portrays the historical and cultural environment of the city. We can assure that we are a company c...
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Hostal Berlin

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Hostal Berlin

Our property is located in the city center, a short walk from the bus station and 2.9km from Francisco Carle Airport. We offer a real experience of the Mantaro Valley at affordable prices for excellent service. Your stay includes, free tourist information and a map, as well as the opportunity to rel...
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Limbo Jump Hostel

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Limbo Jump Hostel

Limbo Jump is a new hostel in Arequipa, Peru. We have comfortable shared rooms. Our decoration and part of the furniture is made by hand on the basis of recycled materials giving an original and very cozy touch. We also have common areas such as kitchen, games room and TV fully equipped, where you c...
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Modo Viaje Machupicchu Hostel

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Modo Viaje Machupicchu Hostel

Modo Viaje Hostel offers a quiet, cozy, fun and youthful space, in our establishment we offer quality accommodation with different services that will allow you pleasant moments during your stay. Our rooms have high quality standards, private bathroom with shower and free Wi-Fi. Some have books, maga...
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Hostal casa del montañista

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Hostal casa del montañista

Huascaran Peru is a comfortable and cosy small property situated in Huaraz. The property is located in a quiet and safe area. Along with dry cleaning, this smoke-free hostal has a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi in public areas are also provid...
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Hanaq Mayu Hotel

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Hanaq Mayu Hotel

Hanaq Mayu Sacred Valley is an extremely pleasant and comfortable place, a new accommodation concept, which is not only limited to a new environment, but also to enhance the tourism and artistic scene of Urubamba. A complimentary continental breakfast is served in Hanaq Mayu Hotel every morning. Tem...
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Las Chullpas Ecolodge

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Las Chullpas Ecolodge

Las Chullpas is a beautiful quiet eco-lodge surrounded by naure and culture in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our lodge is nestled under the snow-capped mountain of Chicón, on the ouskirts of the town of Urubamba. We are close to many significant ruins from the Inca Empire, including Machu Picchu....
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Casa Wayra B&B Miraflores

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Casa Wayra B&B Miraflores

Casa Wayra B&B Miraflores Welcome to Lima. Perú! We offer you a nice B&B with great location and relax atmosphere. Casa Wayra provides you with simple, clean & comfortable rooms, all with a private bathroom and most of them with garden view. Common area with a spacious living room includ...
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Arequipay Backpackers Apartment Guesthouse

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Arequipay Backpackers Apartment Guesthouse

Hola! I am a positive person that loves to enjoy life with the simple things. I live in my appartment with my 3 year old daughter and my amazing dog, a 6 year old named kayla. I am the owner of the Ärequipay Backpackers Downtown. My appartment is a big appartment that has a big kitchen full eqqui...
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Mystical adventures Hostel and Campsite

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Mystical adventures Hostel and Campsite

We offer a safe and accessible place with a family atmosphere and personalized attention, we offer Camping, and bedrooms, with the services necessary to provide good service to visitors as well as kitchen, living star tv, video games, Bar, Monitoring the 24 hours, dishes to cook and serve food, wi-f...
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Casa de Avila

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Casa de Avila

Casa de Avila, a beautiful, yet affordable hotel, offers warm traditional hospitality in Arequipa. It's a vintage building with a warm environment. All the rooms are private ensuites, around the courtyard garden. In the morning, a buffet-style breakfast featuring local and fresh ingredients (fruits,...
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Las Torres de Ugarte

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Las Torres de Ugarte

Las Torres de Ugarte with two ambiences modern and colonial is located in the center of the City of Arequipa, 2 blocks and half from the main square, behind the Santa Catalina Monastery (built in 1579) and next to the restored colonial house 'La Casa de La Moneda' (built in 1794). Hostal Las Torres...
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Tierras Viajeras Hostel Cultural

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Tierras Viajeras Hostel Cultural

The Tierras Viajeras Cultural Hostel is 10 minutes by taxi from the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima Peru. We want to show you the authentic side of Lima and according to your tastes or lifestyle, we will recommend the best option, tips, dishes or interesting places to start your trip well...
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La Casa de Ana

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La Casa de Ana

LA CASA DE ANA-PERU Accomodation in Arequipa. Carpet rooms with private bathrooms and hot water; Simple, Double, Matrimonial Bed, Triple room; Roof terrace with a view to the mountains and the city; Free internet conection & WIFI ;Equipped kitchen available; It is ideal for families with child...
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D Osma Bed & Breakfast

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D Osma Bed & Breakfast

D'Osma Bed & Breakfast is a friendly guesthouse located in Barranco district, Lima. We are an accommodation with family-style service. We have only five rooms and a maximum occupancy of 10 people. This allows us to give a warm personal touch to the service we offer, which makes our Bed & Breakfast o...
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Flying Dog Hostels Urubamba

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Flying Dog Hostels Urubamba

Flying Dog Hostel Urubamba offers large private rooms with private bathroom ( Double or twin beds) and comfy Dorms (4 people) with their own bathroom! Hugh common areas and green gardens to help you chill during your stay! Breakfast included, WiFi, our restaurant and a Bar! We can help you with tour...
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Albergue La Luna

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Albergue La Luna

We are a mountain guesthouse located in the department of Ancash, Peru, in the city of Huaraz. We have hosted adventure tourists and those who appreciate living in contact with nature for many years. The house is in the middle of a small woods next to a small river, and 10 minutes (of car) f...
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La Casona de Lobitos Surf Hostel

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La Casona de Lobitos Surf Hostel

You'll sleep to the sound of the pacific ocean, take your breakfast along with mermaids and enjoy world class waves which have nothing to envy from the Polynesians... At the end of the day you may drink a well earned cold beer while meeting new friends and listening to great music ! La Casona...
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Hostal El Grial

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Hostal El Grial

El Grial is a relatively new 2 star hostel, functioning since June 1998. From the hostel it is only 5 blocks to the main plaza, the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. Room facilities : Internet Wi-Fi. Cable TV - 100 channels Telephone. Safety box Private bathroom Hot water 24 hours Other serv...
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B&B Tradiciones Miraflores

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B&B Tradiciones Miraflores

At B&B Tradiciones you will enjoy a warm and personal attention by the managing owners themselves. We are Norma and Angelo and we shall be delighted to have you with us. We give away maps and will show you your way to visit Miraflores and Lima's historical centre by yourself. Additionally we can hel...
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The Upcycled Hostel

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The Upcycled Hostel

Hello traveler…!!! We are glad you are checking us that means that we are doing a good job…!!! I think the best way to tell you who we are is pointing what we like and what we want to offer you, first of all we want you to feel at home, we will try to take care of you and help you in all the ways...
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Punta Huanchaco Hostel

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Punta Huanchaco Hostel

Located in a quiet street just one block away from the best surfing spot, Punta Huanchaco is a brand new and friendly hostel, with a nice terrace ideal for relaxing and a big living room with books and games to enjoy or to watch a movie. We are located in one of the best spots of the city, near t...
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Dunas Lodge Ica

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Dunas Lodge Ica

Dunas Lodge Ica offers accommodation in the center of the city of Ica, 300 meters from the main square. There is free WiFi. The rooms have a signal satellite TV. Some offer a terrace or patio. The bathroom is private. The reception is open 24 hours. We are located in one of the best locations of...
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ATMA Hostel & Yoga

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ATMA Hostel & Yoga

ATMA is a brand new, friendly hostel and yoga studio at only a few steps from the beach of Huanchaco. A large balcony overlooks the ocean and the sound of the waves will put you to sleep at night. We have quality mattresses, hot water and a great Wi-Fi everywhere. Rooms have outside balconies and th...
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El Tuco Hostel

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El Tuco Hostel

If your looking to enjoy the magic of Cusco, the culture, its beauty, in a safe, comfortable house, then you should try El Tuco. Our house was built by my father and grandfather in 1935 and remodeled from the 1993 to 1996. We offer our guests bright and comfortable rooms, all with private bat...
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Saqray Hostel

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Saqray Hostel

Saqray Hostel features accommodation with a shared lounge and free WiFi. At the hostel, all rooms are equipped with a patio. A continental breakfast is served each morning at the property. The restaurant at Saqray Hostel specialises in international cuisine. Staff at reception can help around the c...
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Mama Simona – Ollantaytambo

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Mama Simona – Ollantaytambo

Mama Simona is a Hostels chain that receives travelers from all over the world since 2010 in Cusco City, Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) and Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu town). Our quality and service is what sets us apart from the rest. We offer a warm and quiet atmosphere where you can rest and get...
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Park Hostal

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Park Hostal

The city of Arequipa was declared a “World Heritage Site” by Unesco in 2000. It is the capital of the Department of Arequipa, also known as “la Ciudad Blanca” or “White City”, due to its numerous and magnificent constructions, such as temples, convents, mansions, and palaces, built with white volcan...
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Hostal Iquique

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Hostal Iquique

Hostal Iquique is recommended by Lets Go, Lonely Planet, Peru Handbook and South American Explorers Club. Situated in a typical street close to the centre of Lima and within easy reach of shops, banks, restaurants, laundry, internet and travel agencies. Hostal Iquique is a clean and friendly h...
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The Casablanca Hostal

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The Casablanca Hostal

The Casablanca Hostal has been built in the colonial style and is made of volcanic sillar. The building was recently renovated and is located at the heart of the historic centre of the city of Arequipa. Its central location means that it is very close to the citys main tourist attractions. The...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Peru.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Peru.

If you're already planning to visit Peru - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Lima Historic Centre: Museums, Markets, Madness, and Much Much More

Lima has the highest population of any city in Peru, with 10 million inhabitants, and the Historic Centre is the most densely populated district of the city. This, combined with non-stop traffic, makes wandering the streets an experience in of itself. Often times the traffic lights and signposts appear to be taken as optional and an ‘every man for himself’ rule is applied to traffic and pedestrians alike!

grainne-hayden

7 Reasons to Visit Cusco, Peru

For the many travelers heading to Machu Picchu in Peru, Cusco acts as a home base. But this small city with big attractions is worth staying in more than a few days. As an English teacher living here for 5 months, I still have not run out of things to see and do. In this list, I try to capture the magic that is Cusco.

Kelsea Pinkston

Things to do in Cusco

Cusco is known as the historical capital of Peru, although the current capital is the city of Lima, is declared as such in its constitution. Also is one of the most incredible cities in the world to be in one of the highest places in the world, 3 400 meters to be precise. Cusco is full of customs, myths and legends and beautiful landscapes. All worthy of an authentic postcard, so be sure packed your camera. Besides, this magical and amazing city offers natural and cultural attractions. The ancient capital of The Inca Empire was adorned by the Spaniards with palaces, squares, churches to make it today the main tourist city of Peru.

Elizabeth Mendoza

5 reasons to visit Paracas

Did you know that there is plenty of beautiful places just three-four hours away from Lima? Paracas is one of them. I love this place. Even in July and August (the coldest months in Lima), Paracas stays warm and sunny. If you don’t want to spend too much time in Lima you can rent a car and get away from the foggy and overpopulated Peruvian capital.

Sonya Bukasova

Train Ticket – $124, round trip

At the time that I booked, some trains had sold out, again, in low season, so in high season, this will have to be done earlier. Keep your eye out for deals at the two major rails, Peru Rail and Inca Rail. They are few and far between, but I had just missed a stellar deal that would have been $60 round trip instead of the $124 I paid, womp womp.

Kyla Muñoz

Enjoy the best Pisco sour in Arequipa and delicious Peruvian inspired cuisine at the Kiwi Corner

Enjoy the best Pisco sour in Arequipa and delicious Peruvian inspired cuisine at the Kiwi Corner If someone had told me that a Kiwi/Peruvian fusion bar existed in one of Peru’s largest city, I would have thought that interesting. If someone had told me that this bar would also make the best Pisco sours you have ever tasted I would have been well, cynical. But they do, it’s true. It doesn’t stop with just your classic Pisco Sour either. The Maracuya or Fresa is delightful, while the Lucuma sour is a twist on the classic with a typical fruit from these parts (it tastes like a delicious caramel smoothy!). Anywho I feel like you could throw almost any flavour at the Kiwi bartenders and be pleasantly surprised. My recommendation? Try the Chincharron Tacos for dinner with a classic Pisco Sour…just to start! Kiwi or not, you’re bound to feel welcome, enjoy a marvellous taste of food and bevvys and leave with a smile on the dial. CHHUR.

Mandy Hale - Wander Monsters

Poro Poro

In the town of Poro Poro, is possibly Peru’s most understated archaeological site, whilst in ‘El Pulpito’ (the pulpit) a sculptured granite boulder in the surrounding area the has been known and observed for years, more recent excavations have discovered a courtyard like complex buried underground for years. Our guide, a forest park ranger explained that the key indicator to the archaeologist that something lay underneath was the worked granite rocks protruding out of the ground. After wondering around the small complex that’s been unearthed, you’ll soon realise that the entire area is full of similar human-altered granite stones, protruding out of the ground. There’s so much culture in Peru, that in PorPororo you can quite literally fall over it. If the site ever secures the appropriate funding, Peru could have another amazing archaeological complex to rival the likes of Kuelep in Chachapoyas, or Machu Pichu in Cuzco, fundamentally changing the community around forever.

Stu Llewellyn

A Quick Guide to Machu Picchu

I have to say, I went for this one unprepared. I was going to Brazil for summer break and my mom wanted a mother/daughter bonding trip. Unfortunately, it was less than a week after my finals and I didn’t have time to read a single guide, just some general stuff I found on the internet. And I’m usually the kind of person who buys 3 different guides, reads them all and plans every second of the trip. Not that I follow my own plans that often, but I do enjoy the planning and the security that really knowing about stuff allows you. I visited 3 places in Peru. Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu. It was a wonderful trip and I loved all 3 places, but I’m focusing on Machu Picchu right now because it’s the one people are most interested in, by far.

Ana Carolina Caumo

Planes or buses: plan in advance and air travel will become more affordable (and save you a heap of time)

Having selected to visit Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia in 3 months, I began my scout for cheap flights and discovered a few hints and tricks that will hopefully help a fellow traveller out.

Gretel Maltabarow

Uros Islands, Titicaca: A Peaceful Idyll

¨Come to my island, to have dinner with my family¨? invites me Felix, an old native Uro Indian, spending his days in the port of Puno, Peru. What a success! Or is such hospitality usual among the Indians? At the port, Felix helps friends to attract people on lake tours.  His outgoing character fits the busy port more than the quiet isolation of manmade Islas de los Uros. Natives live there almost the same way as their ancestors did, and don’t seem to prioritize material values, simply because not much of them can be of use there. At least señor Felix really doesn´t seem to care about money, as he invites me to come and even stay some days for free if I wish. At first skeptical, but later convinced, that there´s his wife, children, even grandchildren also waiting for us, I happily agree.

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Colca Canyon, Peru: Trekking in the second deepest Canyon in the world

The trekking to which I’m referring to is one of the most spectacular of the entire world: the Colca Canyon, located in the South of Peru, is the second deepest Canyon in the world. Most of the people could think that the first, the deepest at all, is the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Well, actually this is the third on the ranking. Both the first (Cotahuasi Canyon) and the second (Colca) are located in Peru, so it would be really a shame to NOT experience one of this trekking if you’re travelling across this country.

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48 Hours in Lima, Peru

2 days in Lima, Peru Lima is the capital of Peru. Most people when they think of Lima, think of it as a city that one must pass in order to arrive to the more desirable locations such as Cusco and Machu Picchu. Some don’t even leave the airport. But to miss this capital, which contains more that 30% of the Peruvian nation, is a big mistake. From culture, to food, to great nature views, Lima has much to offer.To give a small taste of what this city has to offer I explain how I chose to spend 2 days in Lima.

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Climate and weather

As you probably know Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. What you probably don’t know is that you can freely leave your umbrella at home while packing your suitcase for the trip. You will never need to use an umbrella in Lima, because it never rains here! The reason for this is the fact that Lima is basically a desert. One more thing that you aren’t likely to see in the capital of Peru are stars at night and bright blue sky at day. The sky most part of the year looks pretty gray as if it were overcast with clouds, especially in winter months when there’s less sunshine. This can be explained by the coastal location of the city and closeness to the Andean mountain ridge, which doesn’t let the humid air masses from the Pacific ocean move further towards the center of the country, thus causing them to be constantly “hanging” over the city. One more thing that you might be surprised to find out in Lima is the absence of seasons, which means that the streets look exactly the same all the days of a year. The only way winter is different from summer is by some insignificant drop of temperature, so it’s never too hot or too cold in Lima, which means you don’t need to bother taking with you any fur coats on your winter trip to Peru, some jacket and a couple of sweaters will be just fine. Mind that this is true only for Lima, climate and weather vary greatly throughout the country and you have to prepare for a trip to each particular zone differently.

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Peru

Llamas and alpacas hanging out by the side of the road on the way to Cusco Peru Peru is an amazing country full of beautiful and varied landscapes, a wonderful culture, delicious food and let us not forget pisco sours!! My tour started in Lima, with stops in Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, and Cusco before reaching the highlight of the trip, the hike from Ollantaytambo along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This was what I’d been waiting for. This was half the reason I’d chosen Peru to take my South American travel virginity.

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Peru: practical tips to organize your trip

Peru is a must see for every traveler, it is a stunning country full of things to see and to do:

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Why you should go to Huaraz?

In the North of Peru, inside Ancash department, its Huaraz a little but pretty city 8 hours from Lima the capital. If you like mountains, adventure, lakes and beautiful landscapes this is your city.You can meet the principal spots in only 4 or 3 days with a little budget of $100 for all the days or even less if you do the following things that I will tell you in this article.

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First Impression on Lima

I had quite a hard time telling everyone I’m going to Peru. My parents were freaking out that it was dangerous and everyone got either jealous or really worried about me. I did not pay any attention to them and proceeded planning my trips. It was my first trip to South America and when they were all so concerned, I have to admit it got me a little worried too…

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3 Reasons why you should visit Peru

3 Reasons why you should visit Peru  

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Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the world’s top travel destinations, and it’s easy to understand why. The ancient Incan city is an example of the hard work, dedication, impressive architecture and advance engineering of the Incan people, giving it the well-deserved title of one of the 7 new wonders of the world. No trip to Peru would be complete without visiting Machu Picchu, but in order to fully appreciate the vast landscapes of the Andean mountains and the ingenuity of one of the most famous ancient civilisations, you have to hike the Inca Trail to get there.

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Ica: Peru

When people think of Peru, I can assure you that the first thing someone will think of is Machu Picchu. But what if I told you that there was so much more to the country than that? If you are a backpacker looking for adventure, you’ve come to the right place. The little district of Ica in Peru has everything all thrill-seekers need and can be fully experienced in the short space of a weekend. From deserts dunes to sea lions, the two towns that compose this district, Paracas on the coast and Huacachina the desert oasis town, although opposites, generate an incredible duality.

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