Pirwa Hostels Lima
Pirwa Hostel Prada
Pirwa Bed & Breakfast Inclan
Welcome to our hostels in Lima
If you need a cheap hostel in Lima, you´re in luck: Pirwa Hostels Peru offers two different hostels in the heart of the relaxed seaside neighborhood of Miraflores, known for being the greenest area of the city, and the most frequently recommended base for travelers from which to explore the great city of Lima. We're just a short walk from lively Kennedy Park, the Pacific Ocean, the luxe Larcomar shopping center built into the oceanside cliffs.
Other area attractions include some of the best ceviche and nightlife in Lima. By, taxi, our hostels in Miraflores are only 5 minutes from the colonial-style bohemian neighborhood of Barranco by taxi and 15 minutes from the Plaza Mayor, the historical center of Lima, a UNESCO heritage site. Don't miss another area attraction as well, the pre-Inca pyramid temple known as Huaca Pucllana to tour the site, which is still being excavated.
Our Lima hostels have more than just enviable locations, they also boast common areas where you can unwind and exchange travel stories with travelers from around the world, cozy rooms with comfortable beds and 24hr access to hot water, communal kitchens and grilling areas for your use, and security lockers for your valuables- not to mention free internet and wifi, free luggage storage, and a free continental breakfast. When it comes to finding cheap hostels in Lima, you don't need to look any further than Pirwa Hostels, which offers a Lima Backpackers Hostel, the Prada, for those looking for cheap budget accommodation, as well as the B&B style Inclan for those who want that extra level of comfort at still-comfortable prices.
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Over its long history Lima has been home of important pre-Columbian civilizations including the Chimú and Inca, Vice-royal Capital, and now the modern capital of Peru that we know today. Along the streets of Lima you´ll see stately colonial mansions alongside modern skyscrapers, fusion restaurants attesting to past immigration waves, and pre-Inca pyramids demonstrating the area´s prior life. The Lima city offers travelers a wealth of possibilities: Tour the underground crypts of San Francisco Monastery or gawk at the Gold Museum´s showy artifacts and the Larco Museum´s famous and extensive erotic pottery gallery (See also Tour museums Lima). Lose yourself in the city´s dramatic history among the historical monuments of the Plaza Mayor where you can pay your respects to the Peruvian Saints buried at Santo Domingo or visit Government Palace where the Independence of Peru was declared. Along the oceanside cliff you can watch the surfers and sunbathers on the beach below or take a leap of faith and circle over the Pacific as a tandem hang-glider. Complete your day by sampling the popular cuisine of Lima.
Don´t want to miss the excitement of Lima? Choose between the Pirwa Hostel Lima and the Pirwa B&B Lima to find a cheap hostel in Lima
The Lima climate is comfortably mild with high humidity but very little rainfall. Temperatures stay in the 12 °C (54 °F) - 29 °C (84 °F) range throughout the year. High humidity causes morning fog in the summertime and low gray clouds in the wintertime. However, yearly rainfall is severely low, 2.4 in per year in the inland districts and 1.2in per year in the coastal districts. The Summer Season (December-April) is warm, humid, and sunny, with frequent fog in the mornings. Rain is infrequent during the summer but there might be some light and brief showers in the afternoons or evenings. The Winter Season (June-October) is overcast, still humid, and cool. Lima´s cloudy winters have earned it the affectionate nickname "The Gray City". Most rainfall occurs in the winter in the form of morning drizzle.
Tour the City of Lima
Share in Lima´s historical journey through ancient cultures, the Inca Empire, the Spanish Conquest and Colonial Period, and modern cosmopolitan Lima through the city's monuments in the Lima City Tour. See the 4th century Puccllana Huaca, ornate colonial structures such as Government Palace and the Basilica Cathedral, and the artfully arranged skulls and bones of the subterranean crypts of St Francis Monastery, Lima´s first cemetery. Or experience the magical Lima Illuminated, a tour of the city´s most significant architectural historical strikingly lit up against the night sky. It concludes with either a folkloric dinner show or a visit to the Magic Water Circuit in Reserve Park, the world´s largest fountain complex with 13 distinct fountains, for a light and music show at Fantasia fountain.
As the gastronomic capital of South America, Lima´s cuisine combines pre-Columbian and colonial cooking traditions with Asian and African influences to create fresh flavorful dishes such as the banner dish, ceviche, raw fish marinated in lime juice, chilis, and onion. Its stylish younger brother tiradito incorporates sashimi techniques and is served with a yellow aji cream. Other options are rice with shellfish, aji de gallina, chicken in a spicy cheese sauce, lomo saltado, a stirfried beef dish, and causa, a layered potato dish. Sidewalk vendors serve quick bites such as tamales, anticuchos (beef heart brochette shish kabobs), and stuffed potatoes. For desert, try suspiros, meringues atop a sweet milk custard, mazamorra morada, purple corn custard, or picarones, yam or pumpkin fritters.