Our favorite hotels & hostels in Peru
During our travels, we always search for the most beautiful hotels and the nicest hostels. From a stunning boutique hotel to a cozy hostel where you can meet other travelers, as long as it has something special that makes your trip even more enjoyable. In Peru, we found some unique places that we would like to share with you. In this article, you will find our favorite hotels and hostels in a convenient overview. You can count on having a great time here, and the hostel or hotel always has an excellent rating from other travelers. Many of these hostels and hotels are very popular, so it's wise to book in advance.
Note: We mention 'starting prices.' Hotel prices depend on your travel period and how far in advance you book. The starting price can, therefore, vary greatly when you book late and/or travel during peak season.
Where do you want to go in Peru?
Arequipa Colca Canyon Cusco Huacachina Huaraz Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu Lima
Nice hostel and hotel in Arequipa
If you want to jump into the pool after exploring Arequipa, you can do so at Selina! There is a large garden with many cozy seating areas, all in a super convenient location in the city center. The atmosphere is fun, there is often live music, and yoga classes are organized.
Dorm starting at $15 | Double room starting at $35
Solar is a comfortable and quiet hotel located in the historic center of Arequipa. You will stay in a peaceful room with a comfortable bed and a balcony. You can have breakfast on the rooftop terrace while enjoying a beautiful view of Arequipa. The staff is very helpful and speaks good English.
Double room starting at $40
Nice hostel and hotel in Colca Canyon
Llahuar Lodge (Llahuar)
We did the trek from Cabanaconde to Llahuar with an overnight stay at Llahuar Lodge and we can recommend it to everyone. After a long hike through the Colca Canyon, you can relax in the hot springs by the river. You sleep in a simple cottage with a fantastic view of the canyon. What an amazing place!
Double room starting at $20
This is by far the best hotel in Cabanaconde. The people who work there are very helpful and can assist you with anything. They serve the tastiest pizzas in the restaurant, and you get a good breakfast before you start your hike in the morning. You can safely leave your luggage for free if you go hiking through the Colca Canyon.
Double room starting at $30
Nice Hostel & Hotel in Cusco
Tariq Hotel Boutique
Located in the most beautiful district of Cusco, you will find this nice boutique hotel. The rooms have a beautiful design, plenty of natural light, and some rooms offer fantastic views of the city. Dozens of good restaurants can be found nearby, but you don't need to leave the hotel for a good breakfast. Additionally, the staff is incredibly kind.
Double room starting at $80
Selina is a very creative place. There are many nice seating areas, a beautiful courtyard, and it is only a two-minute walk from Plaza de Armas. Be sure to request a room at the back of the hotel, otherwise, you might be disturbed by the bar if you want to go to bed early. However, it's a great spot for a fun night out.
Double room starting at $75 | Dorm starting at $45
Nice Hostel & Hotel in Huacachina
Looking for a unique place to stay? Then Ecocamp Huacachina is perfect for you! Here you sleep in a spacious tent on the edge of the oasis. The tent features a comfortable bed with good blankets for the cooler nights. A big plus is the pool with lounge chairs where you can relax or enjoy the view of the sand dunes.
Tent starting at $75
If you prefer a room, then Banana's Adventure is one of the best options in Huacachina. They also have a pool and a cozy atmosphere. They offer both double rooms and a dorm, and with each night you book, breakfast and an activity like sandboarding are included.
Double room starting at $50 | Dorm starting at $25
Nice Hostel & Hotel in Huaraz
Selina is a place where many travelers come together. Especially the suite and deluxe rooms are nicely decorated, and there is a nice dorm for budget travelers. The only downside is that they often organize a fun campfire night on the weekends. It's super fun, but if you go to bed early, you may be disturbed by the noise. If you plan on hiking early on the weekends, it's better to choose the next hotel, Akilpo Home.
Double room starting at $30 | Dorm starting at $30
If you plan on doing a lot of hiking in Huaraz, then Akilpo Home is a great place to stay. It is run by two brothers who can tell you everything about the different treks. You can also book all your tours through them, and they offer many unique tours that you can't book anywhere else, such as the Panorama hike. Akilpo Home is a great place to rest before or after your hike, with comfortable beds and a delicious breakfast.
Double room starting at $35
Nice hostel & hotel in Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu
Vilas Insight Hotel
Vilas Insight Hotel is a nice hotel in a good and quiet location in Aguas Calientes. The owner is very helpful and speaks good English. You'll stay in a comfortable room with heating, a comfortable bed, and a delicious breakfast is included in the price.
Double room starting at $50
Machu Picchu Land B&B
If you're traveling on a smaller budget, then this B&B is a great option. The staff is incredibly friendly and the rooms come with a warm shower and a comfortable bed. Plus, it's located in a central location just a 3-minute walk from the train station.
Double room starting at $25
Nice hostels & hotel in Lima
Belma Boutique B&B
This charming B&B is one of the best in all of Lima, and you'll quickly feel at home here thanks to the friendly staff. The breakfast is incredibly good with lots of fruit, fresh juices, and delicious coffee. It's centrally located in Miraflores, and the sea is just a few minutes' walk away.
Double room starting at $85
Selina in Lima is perfect for starting and/or ending your trip to Peru. It's a large building with an incredible mural, so be sure to look up when you arrive. The double rooms are beautifully decorated with lots of cool details and come with all the amenities you need.
Double room starting at $35 | Dorm starting at $10