Pariwana Backpacker Hostels Reviews
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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.
Really fun hostel. Stayed here over the Peru Independence Day long weekend and had a great time. Awesome bar, rooftop leisure area and just general vibe.
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.
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.
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.
Super awesome staff- Really cool vibe and such comfy beds
- Novice Nomad
- 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.
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!
Well located in Miraflores, nice rooms and common areas, clean and neat. Was there for just one night and could not socialise, but had a really nice atmosphere. Cool to meet people!
Nice rooftop bar. Friendly staff. Everything what you need in a hostel.
The Hostel was really clean and staff always ready to help us. The location in Miraflores is great! The only thing I was a bit disapointed is that I was expecting a bit more of entertaiment at the bar. Thought it was more a party hostel. Even though it was a nice stay. Can't forget to mension that the towels, tooth brushes and other facilities we could buy there were really helpful for me and my friends.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Pariwana is a wonderful hostel but I had a few problems. The hostel and it's facilities are amazing: great mattress, bar, pingpong table, planned events, but they lost 2 laundry items, they VASTLY overprice every tour (watch the exchange rate and the online price) and bus you try to book, and one of my tours didn't show. When I asked for a refund, they offered me another tour and said it was the same price: not even close. Made me waste a lot of time.
I personally didnt enjoy my stay at the Pariwana. I shared a room with a girl who insisted on having the room window wide open open to the main plaza. This was not only unsafe but incredibly noisy. I asked the staff for some assistance and they said they would come and speak to the girl but never did. Consequently I didnt get any sleep.
Loved this hostel! Really comfy beds, warm showers, lockers, charger lockers, brilliant WiFi, great food, good bar, good atmosphere, friendly staff and a good tour desk. Really love pariwana!