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Ekeko Hostel Reviews

Garcia Calderon 274, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

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835 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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We found the staff at Ekeko to be extremely helpful and friendly. We also found the hostel to be in a great location that was very safe due to the constant presence of police in the surrounding area. Our only issues were that the private dorm didn't contain lockers like the shared dooms which meant our belongings were not secure. We also found the general cleanliness of the bathroom to be below standard.


This hostel felt a lot like hanging out at your stoner friends house - super relaxed, but in a kinda dirty smelly way. Good kichen, wi-fi and hot showers, but the WORST bed I've ever slept in. The area felt very safe, but was a bit too suburban... I would maybe suggest staying in Barranco if you prefer a more authentic Peruvian vibe.


realy good hostel.at the middle of miraflores.the staff are realy nice-leo and david amazing and the rooms are realy nice

  • 7th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is in a very calm area. The neighborhood is very safe and close enough to get to the main spots of Miraflores by walk. Internet connection is very good and facilities of the hostel make you feel like in your own house. Staff is really friendly and helpful, specially David who is very willing to talk, learn from our stories and give you any indication you may need to go around.


Awesome,staff is very very nice and helpful,he know everything you need, Bed is comfortable and big,highly recommended!


One of our best hostel experiences!! Nicest and most helpful staff we've ever met - they went above and beyond to help us find things in the city, and made sure we were comfortable from the start. Staff was multilingual, which made the American, French, and German patrons all feel extra welcome (Italians and Brazilians would have felt at home too)! Everything clean, beds were comfortable, and the hostel had such a great, open atmosphere. Highly recommend!!!


I have mixed feelings about Ekeko. It's really grimy, student house kind of grimy, it really needs a deep clean and a paint. Just a little effort would go a long way. Also. The sheets had stains on them and all of us in the dorm could feel the slats through the worn down mattress. Despite all this the atmosphere in the communal areas was very cosy and nice, and the staff very helpful. Although, it sometimes felt they were trying to over compensate for a dirty hostel!


Great staff, good location, good breakfast, hot showers !


The hostel is very nice, just in the center of Miraflores. There is a small garden in which you can spend lot af time talking with people. The atmosphere is friendly and the people that works there are very funny and kind. We feel like at home!


Nice quite location, 20 min walk to nightlife of Miraflores. Safe to walk around all night. Good speed wifi in the common area. Because it is a small hostel it really depends on the other guests to whether it is social or not. Some nights were, others weren't. Staff were helpful but often overestimated the difficulty of getting public transport etc.The only bad points is they won't allow non guests into the hostel and despite lots of cleaning the bathrooms appeared dirty - they need renovation.


We stayed one night here. The staff were sooo helpful and nice. He even paid for our taxis because we had no change. I defenatly recommend staying here. The dorm was cheap for Lima.

  • 11th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Overall a nice hostel whit great staff! 10 to 15 min walk to Kennedy Park.


The staff is very friendly, they have a lot of information. The ambience is nice, it is clean, it is like your house. Television, terrace outside, big kitchen, free towels. Good internet. The breakfast is okay. The location is in Mirafloras, very save and a quiet neighberhood. 20 minutes walking to the beach. 1 block walking to the bus, in Avenida Arequipa , which goes to the centre of Lima. And next to the centre archeological Huaca Pucllana.


Staff was extremely friendly and helpful but that can't make up for the face that the place is a dump and not very clean. Breakfast is skimpy it's quite a distance from the main squares and the place is in need of a nice clean and overhall. As for security, the place is surrounded by electric fence but you can bypass the security simply by putting your finger in the latch and opening the unlocked door. Sketchy!.


Very friendly and helpful staff! One of them speaks Spanish, English, (good) German and some French. Especially helpful if you find yourself in South America without decent Spanish skills ;) Hostel is at a good and quiet location in Miraflores. Breakfast is basic bread, butter, marmelade and instant coffee/tee. Showers use an electic water heater attached to the shower head like in many hostels.

  • 8th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Amazing staff and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Great place to chill out with comfy sofas, cable TV, DVDs etc. Very basic breakfast. Hot dormitory. Main shower room has pathetic pressure (others available). Overall recommended! I really liked it.


The staff both Leo and David were amazingly helpful. They gave us directions everywhere we needed to go with a map and highlighted roots. They also helped us book bus tickets, which were dropped off at the hostel. The location is perfect in Miraflores. It is in a quite neighbourhood but very close to everything you would want as a tourist. We will go back and stay there next week!


The room was not clean. We had a shared bathroom and the bathroom was dirty.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really nice place in a secure and nice neighborhood in Miraflores. There are coffee shops and supermarkets nearby and a really helpful staff. We stayed at 3 different rooms, the ones with doubled bed are quite good, however room number 4 (three beds) isn't nice at all: hard mattresses and a bit smelly. overall a great experience.


Really friendly staff.

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