Be entranced, just as the Spanish conquistadors were in the 15th century, by a land rich in gold and silver. Have an affordable holiday in Lima, the capital of Peru, with these budget hotels.
Backpackers will find a warm welcome at Miraflores House, where it “feels like home.” It caters to musicians too, with a wide range of musical instruments for anyone to use: Peruvian cajon, bongos, and electric guitars. Surfboards, wetsuits, and fishing rods can be rented for some outdoor entertainment. This budget hotel in Lima also has a library for those who prefer staying indoors, and offers free refills of tea and coffee the whole day.
Get a room for an incredibly low price at Hostal L'Baron. Near the Monterrico racetracks, Lima Jockey Plaza Mall, and Museum de la Nacion, this Lima hotel is a real steal. Some rooms have personal computers, pay TV, and Internet access. There are even Jacuzzi with hydromassage facilities, free parking, and indoor shops. The hotel also has shuttle services to and from the airport and railway station.
Another unbelievably low-priced Lima hotel is Hotel La Casona, nestled within the capital’s historic centre. It parallels the Spanish colonial architecture of its surroundings, and has a courtyard where guests can convene. Other mementos of the past include furnishings from the 1950s and 60s. A restaurant serves up delicious meals.
Once a club for military officers, Hostal Belén now caters to budget travellers in Lima and offers a lively night-scene. There are many taverns nearby, and the hotel bar is open for merrymaking.
Hotel Esperanza is also a great bargain offering basic, clean, and safe accommodation. The staff is friendly and gracious.
Other recommendations are Apart Hotel Residencal Sori, Francia Inn Hotel, and Hotel Tambo Real.