Kusillu's Backpackers Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

A perfect location within the most visited districts in Lima along with large common areas make Kusillu's Backpackers Hostel a highly desirable spot to stay when visiting Lima.

The Location

Kusillu's Backpackers Hostel is in an ideal location in the center of Miraflores, the most popular tourist district in Lima. This makes it a very convenient spot to visit most of the attractions and nightlife. It is on one of the main roads within close proximity to Kennedy Park and close to the coast as well. Miraflores is the safest district in Lima, making it one of the best areas to go for a stroll to explore the city. However, it is quite far from the center, where Plaza de Armas and much of the historical buildings are found. Additionally, it is far from the airport and bus terminals, therefore a taxi is needed as it is unsafe and too far to walk. The hostel only has a small sign on the door and is hidden between other big commercial buildings. Consequently, it is easy to walk right by it without noticing.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The bedrooms are adequately spacious and contain a bathroom inside. The dormitories have bunk beds and the mattresses sag when you lay in them and feel quite old. There are big lockers provided for each bed and sufficient outlets to recharge your electronics. There is also decent Wi-Fi in the bedrooms in Kusillu's Backpacker Hostel compared to most other hostels. The bedrooms and bathrooms appear to be cleaned regularly.

Common Spaces

The common areas in Kusillu's Backpacker Hostel are big and plentiful for hostels in Lima. Upon walking up the stairs to the front desk, you will notice a large living room with a few couches and a large TV. There is also a computer here as well. Continuing down the hall you eventually reach the kitchen, where are climb the stairs next to the kitchen you will find the largest common room of all. A rooftop terrace with multiple seating areas as well as a ping-pong and foosball table. There are two separate social areas with couches and chairs arranged around a central table. Along the far side are small tables with a view overlooking the main street below.

Summary

This is a clean hostel with good Wi-Fi signal and plenty of information to help travelers figure out their plan when visiting the city. It's a great spot to relax in, with a relatively quiet atmosphere; large, spacious common areas; and central location within Miraflores. Kusillu's Backpacker Hostel is above average and recommended.
by WayWard Wanderer
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2017-08-24
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Kusillu's Backpackers Hostel" at Av. Larco 655, 3.)

Location/Contact

Address
Av. Larco 655, 3, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Coordinates
-12.124829, -77.029529 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.kusillushostel.com
Telephone
511-4440817
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How is Kusillu's Backpackers Hostel rated on other websites?

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Kusillu's Backpackers Hostel is a great hostel in the centre of Miraflores with all the services and facilities you need, with a quiet and friendly atmosphere and comfortable rooms. The Location Kusillu's Hostel is situated on Avienda Larco, one of the main streets in Miraflores. It`s about a ten-minute walk to Miraflores central park as well as too the Larco Mar shopping centre on the cliffs overlooking the sea. There are lots of shops, restaurants, and bars nearby and directly opposite is a big supermarket. It`s in a great location in Miraflores and close to everything. The hostel can help organise pick-ups from the bus stations and the airport. Rooms and Bathrooms The hostel has a number of private and dormitory options and each room has a private bathroom. The rooms are clean and spacious with comfortable beds. The bathrooms are also clean and have great hot showers. Some of the rooms have TV. Common Spaces The rates include internet access (one fast computer) and breakfast -- the standard jam, rolls, tea, and coffee with the addition of delicious, fresh fruit juice. There is also a good, fully equipped, and clean kitchen available for guest use. There is a lounge with cable TV and a selection of DVDs and a dining room where breakfast is served. Summary It's a great hostel with everything you need and the owner and staff are extremely helpful and can book bus tickets. It is a quiet place without much of a party vibe but it is only a short walk from the vibey part of Miraflores. It has a great location and is comfortable and clean -- definitely a good deal.
Mark Hosking
(South Africa)
2010-08-14
 
Just ok -- you can do better
it was a decent centrally located place. fairly clean, the problem was the man at the desk, every time you rang the bell to get into the hostel, even if it was early for lima standards, the man at the desk gave you a bad attitude for waking him up. he was very rude and acted like your mother for staying out late. what do you expect to do on vacation?
michael
(usa)
2007-06-18
  I have traveled through quite a bit of Peru, and Kusillus was by far the best hostel I have stayed at! The beds were super comfortable and everything was kept clean and safe. The roof top terrace is an awesome place to relax and BBQ -- surrounded by all the plants you forget that you are in the middle of a city! The staff were friendly and helpful. I appreciated all their advice about getting around and where to go. The jugo de piña and coffee are the best around! It's a beautiful place that I would recommend to all.
Canadian female
2007-02-04

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