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Reviews of 1900 Backpackers Hostel

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

89.7% Overall Rating

108 out of 117 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/01/2015)

"Very cool building, walking distance to lots of sites, cool bar area, give you a good map on arrival!"

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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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89.7%

Overall Rating

108 out of 117 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend '1900 Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
86.4%
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95.2%
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91.2%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi, hot showers, clean rooms, comfy beds, continental breakfast, helpful staff, home away from home atmosphere and close to center of Lima, clubs and food and entertainment.

Disliked: Everything was great!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a cool historic building in Lima. I felt very safe in this location and the hostel had various areas for hanging out and wifi access was throughout the building. It was nice to get a breakfast and hot shower and be centrally located to anywhere. The bar has a nice night vibe to it, music, balcony to see the city and good looking men! I will plan to come back and stay here on my way back.

Disliked: I didn't stay longer to hang with all the great staff and people I met.

42.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Ryan Smith

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2013 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Safe secure building, plenty of lockers available. Competent friendly staff who's English seems to be flawless.

Disliked: My main concern was the noise (by other guests, not the hostels fault) at night. It wasn't ridiculous but often people were shouting til after 1am, with others watching movies on their laptops with the volume seemingly up full blast. Not ideal to stay here if you plan to wake up early each morning. The toilets also could do with a more routine cleaning.

74.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2013

Liked: Nice old colonial building with high ceilings. Good and friendly athmosphere. Friendly staff, cental located, free wifi, nice breakfast. Great if you want to make party all night, they have a bar with pool billard and loud music untill 2am every night.

Disliked: Toilets could be much cleaner, kitchen too. The kitchen is a huge mess, there are almost no pots what makes cooking quite difficult. One night there was a big cockroach in our room. If you want to sleep during the night and use the day, this is for sure not the right hostel. There is loud music at the bar untill 2am every night and people are quite loud....if you dont have ear plugs, just forget sleeping.

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great building, high ceilings, wood panelling and tiled floors. Good wi-fi although no coverage in the room I was in. A bar with pool and football table, cheap beer and some atmosphere. There's a travel desk and the showers are hot and powerful. Beds are good too. There's a small kitchen that I didn't use. The staff are very nice and helpful. Check out the English guy who can take you surfing... woof.

Disliked: The breakfast isn't generous, two bread rolls and one packet of instant tea/coffee and squash, not juice.

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Freddie de Giles

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2013 Freddie would recommend this property

Liked: loved the rooftop.

Disliked: Freddie left no negative feedback.

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Seungwoon Park

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

31 January 2013 Seungwoon would recommend this property

Liked: good Wi-Fi and free break was good

Disliked: .

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freddy villa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2013 freddy would recommend this property

Liked: They have a nice vibe. They even do activities which includes salsa dancing and grilling at their rooftop. Nice people.

Disliked: They only have 3 kind of beers at their bar. Cusquena beer is good though.

71.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, friendly staff

Disliked: noisy at night. unreasonable chrages for pick up to and from airport

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is a renewed mansion..the accomodation is worth the cash..and the staff is absolutely lovely. Helpful, full of useful information and really helped us planning our trip.

Disliked: no dislikes

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere and friendly desk staff. Warm showers. Decent lounge and breakfast. Walking distance to nice plazas and museums.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

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

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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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%
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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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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%
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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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