lodging Chavin, Huaraz, Lima

Need lodging in Lima, Peru?

It may be that your flight to Lima will land you there in the evening so you will need to spend a night in Lima. If you don't want to spend the night in the airport, here are some tips on lodging in Lima.

If your stay in Lima allows,  you might want to visit the National Museum of Archaeology,  The museum exhibits the original Raymondi Stella and the Tello Obelisk belonging to the Chavin culture.   Be sure to give your taxi driver the address, Plaza Bolivar, Pueblo Libre, Lima or you might be dropped off at the near by Largo Museum.  Also good but without as many exhibits from Chavin.

Miraflores is considered the safest district in Lima. In Miraflores you are within walking distance from the beach, great restaurants, artisan markets (usually called the Inca Markets) and the Archaeological site named Huaca Pucillan. Miraflores is about 45 minute drive from the airport. A taxi from the airport to Miraflores will cost 50-65 soles.  Be sure to have soles as taxi drives are not likely to take US dollars or a credit card.

If you want a 4-5 star hotel, you might want to search the internet for lodging in Lima and select a hotel in Miraflores. 
http://www.kayak.com is an excellent sight that searches lodging options offered via multiple sites

Low cost
If you are looking for a low cost option, we booked a private single room at a hostel in Miraflores though www.hostelbookers.com.  This is a very reliable site with reviews from travelers that have stayed there.

in 2007 and 2011 we stayed at: 
K'usillu's Backpackers Hostel  

This is in the Miraflores district, very close the the key attractions. It has very high ratings and good reviews.  A private room is approximately $1
3 per night single occupancy.  Expect to pay approximately twice that for 2 people.. They also have dormitory-type shared rooms. Airport pick up is about $18-20 one way. K'usillu's will arrange the pick up for you.

Medium Cost
Our new favorite in Miraflores is Hostal El Patio.  Very close to all the main attractions in Miraflores. Quiet with a very beautiful courtyard with fountains, landscaping and several communal areas for lounging and conversation.. $45 per night single occupancy. They can help arrange airport transportation which should be about 65 soles one way.

Bargain priced near airport
we have stayed at this lodging countless times:
Pay Purix Backpackers Hostel  

This is not as nice or as safe a neighborhood as Miraflores but only 5 minutes taxi ride from the airport. If you are ready to sleep when you arrive, you will be there soon after picking up your bags from baggage claim. And that means it's also only 5 minutes back to the airport, if you have an early morning flight. Simple but clean. Very friendly, helpful, English-speaking owners.  If the owners are not around there is usually someone on staff who speaks some English.  They will help you order meals delivered from nearby restaurants. A private room is approx $28 per night double occupancy. Includes breakfast - coffee, toast, juice, egg. Airport pickup is about $7. Late night or wee hours of the morning taxi's to airport will be more expensive, about $10. You can find a cab on your own for less money but it is nice to have someone at the airport holding a sign with your name ready to take you where you are going. We recommend letting them arrange the transport for you. This hostel also has good reviews.  Once we were staying in Lima for half a day or so, this hotel called
us a cab to the National Museum of Archaeology at a reasonable price.

Luxury - near airport
Ramada Costa Del Sol - Lima Airport

Two minute walk from the baggage claim. We have not stayed here but have some good friends that have.  Super convenient.
 $150 per night.click here for details
Also great place to enjoy a nice meal whie waiting for your flight; it's connected to the airport building by a short walkway.


If you are traveling to Chavin via Huaraz, You may want to arrive in Huaraz a day before going to Chavin or stay there a night before returning to Lima.

Please note: many 2-3 star hotels in Peru, especially ones not in big cities, frequently do not have towels and toilet paper in the room when you check in.  If they are not brought to your room within 30 min of check-in, return to the reception desk to ask for them.

We spent a night at Ebony Hotel.  Nightly cost is approx $30.  About an 8 min walk from Cruz Del Sur bus station and a 1 min walk from the Plaza de Armas and the main commercial district.  Rooms are simple but adequate with private baths. Has high peer ratings at booking.com

We also spend a night in Huaraz at Hotel Galaxia. Easy to book on-line, about $25/night but we are not inclined to stay there again.

The nice one is Hotel El Tumi, about $65 per night. This hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the Cruz del Sur bus station so with luggage you would probably want to take a taxi between the two.  There is also the nearby Hostal El Tumi 2 for about $30 per night.


There are several clean, safe hotels/hostels near and around the central town plaza. Our host Jack lives in Chavin more than half of each year and knows the locals well.  He can suggest lodging, and you have your choice.  You will pay for your lodging. Approximately $10-15 per night for single.  $20-25 per night for double occupancy.