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Reviews of 1900 Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Av. Garcilazo de la Vega 1588, Lima, Lima, Peru L1

85.4% Overall Rating

95 out of 101 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/04/2014)

Liberty Wickman thinks…

"In a beautiful building and a great location. The staff is tons of fun and the breakfast is delicious."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 15.00
  • Towel USD 5.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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85.4%

Overall Rating

95 out of 101 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend '1900 Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
83.2%
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80.0%
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Value
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Mark Kingston

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2012

Liked: Quite nice lobby, pool table in the bar.

Disliked: Noisiest room ever stayed in, could hear all Lima traffic from 6am in the room. Room felt quite dirty but think we had one of the bad ones. Communal showers and bathrooms not cleaned often enough.

88.6%
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Holly Whiting

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 December 2012 Holly would recommend this property

Liked: Had a private double for 2 nights. Bed was really comfy and the room was quite big. No window other than one on to the corridor but not a bad thing with the main road right out side!! We lost one back pack on a transfer flight and the staff were really helpful and reassuring! Place was really clean and the showers were a welcome sight!! We also arranged a transfer from the airport to the hostel which the staff made really easy-would definitely recommend.

Disliked: With the high ceilings it can be a bit noisy but nothing that some earplugs can't sort!!

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incrediably beatiful hostel in a great location. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Bathroom showers need to be separated by a door or curtain....when bathroom door is open they are open to public view. This door is frequently left open. The showers need to be cleaned more often also.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location was really good, with interesting people, nice buildings and lots of culture. Additionally there are many bars and museums around.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Duncan Smith

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 October 2012 Duncan would recommend this property

Liked: Its really clean, in a beautiful old building right close the centre of Peru. All the staff were really friendly and informative. Good showers too.

Disliked: Duncan left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Proche (marchable) du quartier historique de Lima. Le batiment est superbe. Internet gratuit et fonctionne bien. Douches en bon nombre et propre. Les chambres sont propres mais certaines viennent apparement d'être restorées et sont franchement jolies alors que d'autres sont tout justes fonctionnelles. Il semble que toutes les chambres vont être refaites car il y des travaux dans certaines, donc dans quelque temps elles seront certainement toutes nikel! Le staff est vraiment très sympa, parle anglais, répond à toutes les questions avec le sourire... bref un exemple à suivre pour certain

Disliked: Il fait un peu froid dans le batiment. Heureusement les chambre sont équipées de duvets adaptés au climat. Certaines chambres pas au niveau des autres

91.4%
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Aalap Chikhalikar

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

09 October 2012 Aalap would recommend this property

Liked: Beautifully restored old mansion converted into a hostel. Really friendly owners and staff - well located in central Lima next to the tourist attractions.

Disliked: Nothing

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Franziska Hollender

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2012 Franziska would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, 10mins walk from a big mall and the historical center of Lima with beautiful streets, museums etc. It is super clean and the building itself is beautiful. Has a bar with a futbol table, happy hour and breakfast, albeit basic, is included in the price. The showers are hot and strong, something fairly rare in South America.

Disliked: Franziska left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wow amazing marble stairs;-) 12 ft high ceiling, amazing bes covers makes it so comfy you dont want to get out of bed...

Disliked: Its like an amazing hotel

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: NIce atmosphere and perfect location. I liked the bar. Even the cleaning staff was nice. They gave us free admission to nice club (3000 people capacity!) close to the hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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abelardo aramburu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 September 2012 abelardo would recommend this property

Liked: liked everything. Nice building and very interesting area. You should try the street food around.

Disliked: abelardo left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

peter halil

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2012 peter would recommend this property

Liked: nice big old mansion house in the center of town ,not far from all the sites.free dvds to watch, free internet,

Disliked: breakfast was ok but just basically bread rolls and jam

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, staff is super friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Wasn't there long enough to complain!

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Ryan Tomko

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2012 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location close to the historic centre of Lima, and a few blocks from a supermarket and mall. Clean facilities and friendly staff, plus cheap drinks in the bar at happy hour.

Disliked: The breakfast was pretty crappy - two stale buns and instant coffee.

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Alan Kennedy

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2012 Alan would recommend this property

Liked: This was a very nice, conveniently located hostel. The beds were really comfy, the common room has a nice big pool table, and the have a happy hour at the bar every night. The staff are really good & will help you with anything you need. The building is huge with plenty of travellers to meet & swap stories with. Definitely one of the better hostels we've stayed in during our South America trip!

Disliked: Alan left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, helpful staff, good location that is within walking distance of the main attractions and shops.

Disliked: The door to the room didn't lock properly.

88.6%
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Silvia Baumann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 June 2012 Silvia would recommend this property

Liked: Spent my first night in Peru here so have little to compare it to in this country, but I thought it was a very good place to stay. It is very easy walking distance to the cathedral etc. there are shops and museums very nearby. The breakfast was decent, big lockers, comfy beds, wifi (though cuts out sometimes) and 2 computers, there's a little bar, friendly people... so overall a really good hostel to stay in.

Disliked: Overall really good, I would have liked them to have had more information on Peru, how to move on, where to go etc especially given Lima is often the place people first arrive. The guys at the reception did tell me where to get the bus from though, so that was good.

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Andrea Zas

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2012 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: i liked everything..from the bar with the happy hour to the cleanliness. the staff is the best i have known. Plenty of places to have lunch around. You can eat for only 6 sole. very good location.

Disliked: Andrea left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly and helpful. Location is within walking distance of historical centre of the city. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. Beautiful old building with mosaic tiles floors, marble staircase and high ceilings.

Disliked: It was fairly noisy and light from the halllway came into the room from windows above the door. Breakfast was basic, a breadroll with butter and a small amount of jam, with coffee or tea and no milk. WiFi only worked some of the time.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: By far the best hostel I have stayed in South America so far. Double room was very spacious with nice high ceilings. Plenty of showers and toilets. Hot water. Fast internet. Good breakfast. Nice, clean kitchen. Close to big shopping mall with food court, supermarket and cinema. Will definitely stay here again when we come back through Lima.

Disliked: The internet cuts off quite regularly which be quite annoying as you have to reconnect. Could do with some more pots and pans in the kitchen. Other than that it's awesome!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very helpful and friendly, property felt safe and secure.

Disliked: Bathrooms need more maintenance, they were not cleaned during the day, there were missing toilet seats and frequently no toilet roll. Showers were unpredictable, freezing one moment then scalding hot the next.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff especially Luis and Martial. They were able to provide us with a fan on an exceptionally hot night. There was no window in the room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Clean and tidy!

Disliked: Nothing!

94.3%
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Pamela Ross

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2012 Pamela would recommend this property

Liked: This is a grand old apartment that belonged to the owner's grandfather so it has much character. It is conveniently located to a giant mall, museums, public transportation. Easy walking distance from the bus terminal I arrived at.

Disliked: Although no fault of their own, I chose this hostel because it was across the street from two major museums I expected to visit. Unfortunately one is way behind in its renovation and the other had no English language accommodation. I was able to get to other smaller museums although their directions to one were way off.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location and friendly staff!

Disliked: a bit noisy at night as its in central lima. bring earplugs!


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