Pay Purix , Lima, Peru

A superb spot for anyone just landed in Lima or leaving for elsewhere, providing an array of services and only three minutes from the airport.
As brothers Erick and Denis were constantly hosting friends from all over the world in their Lima home, the progression from house to hostel in 2007 was a natural one. With a wealth of travelling experience between them they certainly know how to make their guests happy. Pay Purix, Quechua for ‘The Wanderer’, has facilities for almost any visitor’s wishes, be they wanting a short quiet stay or a few days partying. A warm and friendly atmosphere in arty surroundings with a great chill-out bar offers a genuine home-from-home experience. The chef and barmen working all night here serve up an astonishing range of delicious food and drinks from all over Peru.

Whether you come to Peru with a full itinerary or a more casual approach on any kind of budget, the brothers and their family will be sure to help out with advising you on your best options. With their extensive knowledge of Peru they ensure you get the best possible introduction to their culture and hospitality, or allow you to bid it a fond farewell. At 11km from the city centre and 26km from Miraflores, it is not so suitable for those who have no need of the airport.
Single rooms cost US$20 per night. Dorm beds cost US$13 per person per night in 4 bed rooms, either all girls or mixed. In the 12 bed room the price is US$10 per person per night, double and twin rooms cost US$15 per person per night and in the triple room it is US$14 per person per night. Included in this price are private bathrooms for each room and an excellent breakfast. The owners acknowledge the importance of a filling start to the day and serve up eggs or cheese and tomato omelette alongside unlimited bread, homemade jam and hot drinks. A glass of fresh fruit juice is also included made with mineral and not tap water.

The range of facilities here is impressive. There is a well-stocked and used bar with in-house barman, table football and pool. A chef is on hand in the evening to cook mouth-watering meals and if you want to self-cater from the nearby hypermarket, you can also use the well-equipped kitchen. Snacks are available to buy from reception.

The large and brightly-decorated living/dining room hosts two computers with free and fast internet connection, a designated TV with games console, Cable TV and a big selection of DVDs, board games, a book exchange, magazines, travel guides and comfortable sofas and large sitting cushions. WiFi is also available throughout the hostel.

The roof terrace has several hammocks, a ping pong table and a BBQ providing a space for evening drinks and smoking.

A laundry service is available for the price of S/6 per kilo. In the vicinity of the hostel there are several restaurants serving Chinese food, chicken, pizza, BBQ, ceviche and traditional Peruvian food. There is also a gym, a call centre and a traditional open-air market all nearby.

Pay Purix can organize several local tours such as Paragliding or Puenting. They also run guided trips to swim with sea lions and penguins on a tour that takes in Lima’s cleanest waters and its former island prison. Besides that they offer a trekking trip up to 3 days long in the Lima mountains. Beyond the city they can help you with anything you want to do in Peru; all you have to do is ask. A good deal on internal airline tickets can often be found through the hostel.

See below for the hostel’s highly recommended airport transfer service. Using it will save you money and ensure your safety and convenience.
How to get there...
Contact the hostel in advance with your flight arrival details and they can pick you up for the reasonable price of US$6 or S/18. They will wait for you as long as it takes inside the airport. Be very wary of which taxi to use otherwise; those inside the airport have a reputation for extortionate prices and those outside are unofficial and are therefore not so secure. If in doubt phone the hostel on arrival on +(511) 4849118, 24 hours a day.
To get to or from the city centre and its bus terminals, an official taxi should cost S/25-30.

The hostel is at the junction of Av. Japón and Av. Bocanegra, 3 minutes from the airport.
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Report & Photos by: Seth Auckland & Kate Birch
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Av. Japón (Formerly Bertello Bolatti) Cuadra 8
Mz. F, Lote 5<br>Urb. Los Jazmines
1ra Etapa – Callao<br>Lima
511 4849118
511 993788361
511 998248329
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