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
Lima International Airport
By far the majority of visitors to Peru come through the Lima Airport, Jorge Chávez International Airport, named "Best Airport in South America 2010" by Skytrax World Airports Awards. Its located in Callao, 6 miles from Lima City Center. As of 2011 the Departure Tax is included in the ticket price.
Airport authorities recommend using only registered taxis, which cost about S/.55 (US$20) from the Airport to Miraflores. Non-registered taxis outside the airport area are cheaper but riskier. It is advisable to pre-arrange a pickup with your hostel or B&B Pirwa offers such a service.
Luggage Storage Luggage
can be stored for S/.14.00 per day (cash required) regardless of sizeand can be accessed 24hrs, smaller luggage can be stored in lockers for S/.28.00 per day or S/.7.00 per hour.
Lima Archeological Sites
Huacas were the sacred sites of ancient Peru, either natural or man-made monuments. In Lima and these were mainly pre-Columbian burial, ceremonial, and religious sites, complexes of adobe (mudbrick) pyramids. 250 Lima archaeological sites and huacas have been registered in the city and its environs. Many are pre-Inca and Inca religious centers, as the Inca respected the faith of conquered people and merely added their gods. Most notable are the pre-Inca and Inca pyramids of Pachacámac (200-1533AD) was a place of worship for the God Pachacámac, though Inca temples were added after the conquest. The museum displays ceramics, textiles, idols and other findings from the site. Another worthwhile stop is Huaca Pucllana (or Juliana) in Miraflores, one of the few sites that isn´t fenced off.
Main Square of Lima
The Main Square of Lima, or Plaza Mayor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the site where Lima was founded in 1535 by conquistador Francisco Pizarro and the Independence of Peru was declared in 1821 by liberator José de San Martín. Its oldest building is the Basilica Cathedral, which was built in the 16th century and rebuilt several times in through the 17th and 18th centuries in the aftermath of earthquakes. Also in the Plaza Mayor, you´ll find other notable colonial buildings such as the Archbishop´s Palace, Oidor House (the house of Justice), and Government Palace, the French-inspired president´s residence which was built on the site of the home of the pre-Columbian ruler of the Rimac Valley, Taulichusco. The Main Square is delimited by Junín, Unión, Huallaga, and Carabaya Avenues.