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Jr. Tomas Ramsey 130, Magdalena del Mar, Lima, Peru
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Forum Posts

Safe hostels in Lima...

by dbenay

Hello all. I will be travelling to Lima in about two weeks and I am looking for a safe but relatively cheap hostel or hotel. I would prefer a double (as I will be travelling with the fiance) with a private bath anywhere in the price range of $25 to 40 a night. I have been searching online and reading Lonely Planet but from previous travelling I have found that the best suggestions come from other travellers.

I will only be staying in Lima for 2 or 3 nights and then catching a flight to Puerto Maldonado so any suggestions for places to stay in Puerto Maldonado would also be appreciated!

For past trips I have spent hours researching online for best places to stay, sights, etc. but unfortunately I will not have the time to do that for this trip. Thanks!

Re: Safe hostels in Lima...

by risse73

Check the "accommodation" tip in my Lima page & see if that Bed & Breakfast/hostel will suit you. The location is in the mansion row of Miraflores (one of the most upscale neighborhood in the city) & they have Bed & Breakfast-type service with private rooms with bathroom around the garden area as well as I believe a dorm-style hostel set-up inside the house, but I remember it got quite cold in there at nights.

Goodluck & enjoy beautiful Peru!

Re: Safe hostels in Lima...

by melosh

New to VT? Finding hostel or inexpensive hotel tips is perhaps the one thing that is a little tricky on this site. Once when the site was re-organized (probably to promote hotel advertising) the one of a kind special hotel and accommodation tips got hidden an extra click away behind a listing of the "popular" larger hotels. One has to persist until you get to a place where you can click on 'miscellaneous' or 'all tips'. Good luck.

Re: Safe hostels in Lima...

by Arc86

Lima - Aj Turistico International
AJ Tur
Av. Casimiro Ulloa 328

Tél. 51-1-4465488
Fax. 51-1-4448187


I always stay in this hostel.
It's clean, located in a safe area in Miraflores and costs about 30 dollars a night.
There is a small garden to relax, with a swimming pool and you can have breakfast for 5 dollars.

I got it from someone who visited Lima a lot of times.

Enjoy your trip to the jungle!

Re: Safe hostels in Lima...

by suziq999

Best hostel in lima is at:

Great staff, great place, very helpful. Check it out. They will also help you book flights and/or recommend other facilities.

Travel Tips for Lima

Mazamorra Morada

by hartti

Lima girls are sweet as Mazamorra Morada... That´s why they are called sometimes Mazamorra Moradas. It´s a dessert similiar than a Finnish "kiisseli", eaten at Xmas time with rice porrige. The main component is red corn juice with some fruits.

Peruvian goods easy to find in Miraflores, Lima

by AKtravelers

The Inka markets in Miraflores have a wide variety of products from the Andes that are excellent souvenirs of Peru. After a while, many of the stuff in the shops looks the same. Still, there are some interesting things to be had, and we made plenty of purchases. I bought Andrea an interesting alpaca cape/scarf combo for Valentine's day at the shop in this picture. Andrea later found some excellent jewelry and a nice watercolor. On the whole, the vendors are extremely friendly and Sarah ended up exchanging e-mails with one. That adds to the pleasure of shopping here.
Remember, you must bargain for everything. More than once, a shopkeeper muttered to me that andrea drives a hard deal. Certainly, one should buy alpaca products, such as sweaters, capes and blankets-- they are very warm on cold damp nights. Silver is the local metal, and turquoise is also native of Peru, so look for jewelry with those combinations.


by nhoolb

Look at, and use, these buses:
Ormeño and Cruz del Sur:

For Puno-Cusco:

And look what I wrote on the Peru transportation page-there is a tip on buses and one on airplanes.
Info January 2009

La Rosa Nautica

by SirRichard

La Rosa Nautica is a classical seafood restaurant in Miraflores beach. To go there, just tell the taxi driver the name, is famous. It is located on a pier right on the water, so you can have lunch at a terrace from where you see the surfers just 20 meters away catching waves!
I think lunch time is better than at night, as the views are great, but it could be a romantic place at night too, dinner with candles and so... I had a "Corvina al limoncello" (fish with lemon sauce) and a huge beer.

Lima Balconies Tour

by Rosita_lia

There were so many balconies, that "limeños" never thought of them as being unique. Lima was simply considered "the city of the balconies"

In the viceroyship, the noble and wealthy Spanish families who settle in Lima built mansions very similar in architecture to the Arab-moresque style of spain

Among the custom of these inmigrants, it was considered inappropiate that their women go out of doors, that is the reason why the balconies, ladies of Lima´s high society to observe what ocurred in the street without having to go outside. But if women went outside street they must to hide or cover the face, "tapar" the face, so they call them "las tapadas"

Take the balconies tour, bacause has been declared that balconies were for Lima as was the Eiffel tower to Paris, the Statue of Liberty for New York and the Lions in Trafalgar Square for London


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