As most accommodation is now dealt with by booking engines – also an excellent source of user reviews – we only give broad advice.
Peru has everything from modern cities like Lima and Arequipa to islands where the only option is a homestay to the jungle where the only option is an eco-lodge. Some places in Peru have very unique lodging, which require unique advice.
Accommodation by price
$ – Budget offerings include hostels in many central locations and homestays (Airbnb and the like) a little further out. If you pay in cash on arrival, expect to pay s/30-s/50 per person, per night. If you reserve and pay online, expect to pay $10-$20.
$$ – Mid-range options are dominated by bed and breakfasts that dot residential areas just beyond the city centre; and a few modern central chain hotels. If you pay in cash on arrival, expect to pay s/50-s/80. If you reserve and pay online, expect to pay $20-$50.
$$$ – Top-end choices generally divide between historic buildings that have been converted from colonial or even Inca buildings, and modern hotels with more conveniences; along with a clutch of smaller high-end boutique options. These places will expect you to reserve and pay online or with USD on arrival. Prices can range from $50-$500.
Wherever you choose booking well in advance will be key at peak times – reservations at least six months in advance are not uncommon for the high season of June, July and August.