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Pariwana Backpacker Hostels Reviews

Av. Larco 189, Miraflores (Al frente del ovalo del parque Kennedy, Lima, Peru

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1127 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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I was there a total of 6 nights in 3 times. From the 3rd night, the staff knew my name, and I am not the guy particularly remarkable, I just say "Hola" in the morning. Pariwana is an amazing place, like a beehive : there is always someone at the desk, day and night, and very helpfull. It's super clean, it's cheap, the food home cooked is excellent (there is always 2 or 3 local cookers in the kitchen) , there is always good music at the lounge.


I cannot recommend Piriwana enough. The atmosphere is great. The staff is super friendly and helpful; they go out of their way to ensure you have everything you need. Located centrally in the heart of Miraflores, the location is absolutely superb! The price is just slightly more than some other hostels, but it's more than worth the money. The only drawback would be the party atmosphere, but if that's what you're after, then this place is perfect. Highly recommended.


The location of the hostel is excellent. At the heart of Miraflores, every best thing in the city is accessible at walking distance from the hostel. Also the Pariwana map is very well designed and it gives a great way to roam around the city. The staff were also very helpful with the information.


Great hostel with a central location. Easy to get around and meet new people. If you are looking for a daily activities to socialise with other travels its your pick.


Great hostel, helpful staff and well located in a nice area


a bit bad shower and if you want a good night sleep, avoid this place; otherwise you would have a great time here.


the hostel has great facilities and there's a good crowd. there are also fun events organised every day, so it was super easy to meet new people!


The hostel is extremely cold, we slept with our clothes on. The blankets were heavy but not warm. It was very noisy, especially during the drinking games.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thanks for your review, we are sorry for the inconveniences that you had while you stayed at Pariwana. It's winter season in Lima, the temperature is very different from what we have experienced in previous years, we will consider your comment about the blankets. We have some rules to avoid having noise during the night, we will dou our best to reduce it. Best regards, Eric M. Hostel Manager


It was very noisy, in the dorm people keep shouting, walking about, putting on the light, leaving the door to the corridor open and thus to the party upstairs. It wasn't possible to go to sleep early. I think it would be possible to have a rule that the dorms are quiet after 10 or 11 PM, and still have the party upstairs. it wasn't the best choice for a hostel after a 12 hour flight and a 7 hour time difference.

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Dear guest, Thanks for the time you took to write your review about your stay at Pariwana. We have a QUIET ZONE policy that starts at 10 pm where the guests can't make noise in the halls next to the dorms. It's definitely our job to be constantly checking the compliance of this rule. We will consider your comment in order to improve our service. Best regards, Eric M. Hostel Manager


CLEAN BATHROOMS AND HOT WATER! Not to mention basic traveller needs pretty much all covered. Beds come with TWO PILLOWS omg. You can lock up your electronics while you charge them - definitely do this. It's safe but no matter the hostel, electronics are always being stolen. Drinks at the bar are a bit expensive so take advantage of happy hour or venture to the center for food.

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Hi Annamarie, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the facilities of the hostel. We work every day to give you the best experience in Pariwana. Best Regards. Maritza Conde


If the thought of beer pong every night until two in the morning sounds awesome, then Pariwana is for you. If, like me, the thought sets your teeth on edge, then, uh, you might be better served elsewhere. Certainly sleeping on the top floor is difficult because of all the noise until two in the AM. However, that being said, the place is super clean and the staff is first rate (volunteers less so). The best room is 15. It's a medium, more aerated and quieter than anything else in the hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thanks for your review, we will work among the staff on reinforcing the rules that we have to reduce the noise during the night in the hostel. We are glad to know that you find Pariwana as a clean place and with helpful staff. Best regards, Eric M Hostel Manager


Super awesome staff- Really cool vibe and such comfy beds

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel with a party atmosphere, but it's still easy to get to sleep early if you need to. Each bed has a locker available to use, and if you want more security there are smaller lockers in the lobby where you can keep your comp, passport, phone, or other valuables. They have a travel agent in house to use and a security gaurd at the front door. One staff member was short with me when I asked to have a key to my room, a reasonable request I thought, but other than that everyone was great!


A lovely place with kind persons at the reception. Good situated.


We were only here for one night but the place was very nice, clean, helpful staff, warm showers, comfy beds, big lockers with outlets in them. The bar area looked very social and fun. Great stopover.


With only one night stay in Lima, this place made all the chaos outside just disappear. Located in the Miraflores district you are pretty much walking distance to good bars, restaurants, and clubs. But, if your like me and shun large cities you can stay in Pariwana and not need to venture out. The terrace lounge is large, spacious and clean, with a credit system setup so you have no need to flash your money out etc.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi David, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay in Pariwana. We will keep working in our service. Hope to see you again! Maritza Conde Reception Manager


This place was great! Definitely more of a "party" hostel but not too crazy like others. You have the chance to meet new people. I was very satisfied with Pariwana Lima and would stay again if I'm ever in Lima in the future.


Great Hostel, Great Location, Extremely Friendly Staff.


Nice hostel, very good for solo travelers as the atmosphere is perfect! Bed were comfortable. Bathroom facilities are somewhat lacking in number and I had a cold shower. It was clean tho. Close to restaurants and to the metro-bus, which is good! Great hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Jeam, Thank you for your review. We will work on this topic and improve our service. We are going to try our best. Regards. Maritza Conde Reception Manager


Nice rooftop bar. Friendly staff. Everything what you need in a hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Steffen, Pariwana is working everyday to improve its service, that is why your feedback is very important for us. Hope to see you soon back. Best Regards. Maritza Conde Reception Manager

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