The Ritz Hostel is in a decent location right next to Lima Metro and is also on the widest avenue in the world – Avenida 9 De Julio. This is a 14 lane beast of a road that runs right through the city and past our hostel window! I thought that there would be no chance in hell that I’d sleep, but with a combo of jet lag and wine, it was no problem.
Coming in June, it was pretty chilly at night and although the room was heated, we still had to wear the thermals to bed – sexy.
We had an ensuite bathroom, which had seen better days, but had hot water, so all good. Towels, bed linen and bars of soap were provided.
The bed was a small double, so was a bit cramped, but it was otherwise pretty comfortable.
The room had insanely high ceilings, making it feel more spacious, which was good because there was a massive wardrobe at the end of the bed and a table and chair to one side. Floor space was minimal, so we had to keep all our stuff tidy – easier said than done!
The common room had plenty of seating, a small bar, pool table and best of all a great view of Ave. 9 De Julio! The ‘kitchen’ is non-existent, but had a filtered water machine, which was so handy.
The free breakfast was a basic affair, offering square bread with butter and jam or cornflakes. Tea and coffee was provided and the coffee was suprisingly good – yah!
Being off-season there wasn’t many people around to chat to, so we didn’t spend much time in the common room. Therefore, we didn’t get to experience much of an atmosphere. Overall the hostel was fine for what we paid – just over £10 a night.