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151 Backpacker Hostel B&B

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Hostelz.com's Review
151 Backpacker Hostel B&B is a small, cosy hostel that offers a more tranquil option for lodging in a city full of party hostels.

The Location

Located on Calle Colon in the heart of Miraflores, 151 Backpacker is perfectly situated in the best and safest part of Lima. Within five minutes' walk you can find bars, restaurants, casinos, and a number of convenience stores. The main historical sights are a half-hour bus journey away but are located in an area that is not safe to walk around at night. You are much better advised to be in this area.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The wooden dorm beds have comfortable mattresses, but unfortunately this is spoiled by the thick plastic sheets in which they are encased. If you take the trouble to remove this and remake the bed it is actually pretty comfortable. Large lockers are available in the dorms and can be secured with a padlock. When no one is in the dorm, the staff secure the door with a padlock, meaning that guests from other areas of the hostel cannot gain access.

The bathrooms are located alongside the dorms. There is a toilet and a separate toilet with shower both of which are in lockable rooms. Three other showers are outside this area, but do not have the privacy of a lockable door, with only a shower hiding your modesty. The showers themselves are warm.

Common Spaces

The reception area has a communal computer and a couple of comfortable sofas. There are also a few tables and chairs, around which breakfast is served. The breakfast is included in the price and consists of juice, tea or coffee, and fresh bread and jam. Outside the main entrance is a small "garden" area with nice patio furniture and lots of greenery. There is also sufficient shade to chill out, read a book, or just relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Summary

151 Backpacker Hostel B&B is a reasonable option if you are coming to Lima to see the sights and want to stay away from the rowdiness of some of the other hostels in the local area. Due to its size, it is generally reasonably quiet, meaning it isn't always easy to meet other travelers. In spite of this, the staff are very friendly and keen on offering advice of things to do in the city.

by Elgrumpygringo
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
December 2013
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151 Backpacker Hostel B&B Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Great hostel Great staff who were friendly and helpful. It was clean and comfortable, and was located on a quiet but safe street. It's super close to the main roads in Miraflores and close to the coast. I recommend this place.  , Canada ()
4   Friendly staff with home atmosphere I was picked up from the airport for an additional fee of 20 dollars thats worth spending. I booked a all female 4 bed dorm and was lucky enough to have it all to myself because with 4 people in it it would have been impossible to move. The beds are comfortable, there are private lockers in the rooms and besides that I felt no insecurity about my stuff. The breakfast is simple but sufficient with juice, tea or coffee, bread and butter and jam. There is a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and spices and oil provided. The three guys that work around the clock are perfectly nice and friendly and help you where they can. Definitely worth the money. The location in Miraflores is awesome -- 5 blocks from the main shopping center at the coast, close to the center of miraflores -- everything is within reach. You can even walk up to the Pyramid without getting out of breath. I certainly recommend this place.  , Germany ()

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