About This Listing
We are 2 brothers sharing an apartment with 3 bedrooms, and are renting the one bedroom that is free to travelers, students, tourists, etc.
The apartment has a total of 3 bedrooms (with 3 real beds), 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living/dining room.
This listing is for the biggest room in the apartment (14,28m^2). (In the details on the right I just listed the one room, bathroom and bed available for guests for this listing.) The kitchen is full equipped with dishes, glasses, pans, microwave, forks, everything you could need. The apartment is in the 4th floor (there is an elevator). There are nearby markets, supermarkets, bus stops, banks, laundry services, etc. We have broadband internet with wifi.
Interesting for students: we are 20 mins. away from the Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUCP) and just a bit further away from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM). We are also ~20 min. away from Miraflores, even less from San Isidro, and ~30 minutes away from the city center.
You will have a bathroom for yourself, and you can of course use all the common areas, including the living and dining room and the kitchen; you can use our internet connection, watch DVDs on our TV, play some guitar, etc.
Interaction with Guests
As we are all living together, of course I'll always be available if you have any questions.
I think the most unique thing in the neighbourhood is the Magdalena market. It's so well known that people come from other districts to buy not just groceries, but many other things here. In Magdalena there are also a very traditional and unique ice cream shops: Speciale and Hugo's. Hugo's is just a couple of meters away from us. You definitely have to try their unique ice cream flavours.
1. Wash your dishes if someone is cooking after you.
2. We don't have anything against smokers, but we aren't smokers ourselves. So, if you smoke, please smoke in your room with the door closed.
3. Also, ventilation is important. Lima has a lot of humidity, more so in the winter season, so we ventilate very often all year long. A good rule of thumb is to ventilate the room twice a day for 5-10 min. By ventilating I mean to open the windows fully and put the curtains aside. You can do it for example while you are out to buy bread around the corner, or while you go out for a short walk, or while you're eating out. The important thing is to do it every day.
Un muy buen lugar, muy limpio y cómodo. La hospitalidad de Rafael y su hermano fue incomparable y el sector es muy central, con muy buen acceso a transporte público y taxis. Disfrutamos mucho del Centro de Mercado de Magdalena (a cuatro calles del apartamento de Rafael) donde comimos comida peruana deliciosa. En general, una evaluación excelente y recomendado para aquellas personas que quieran visitar Lima.
The place was great. I was there for an overnight and last minute rental, in transit before heading back to Lima. Communication with Rafael was really accomdating with my schedule- I was coming in after midnight and asked to stay until later in the evening before heading to airport for another late flight. We didn't get a chance to speak much as I was in and out of the apt., but he was super helpful and nice when we did. Would definitely rent again if I needed a spot. Good location, close to banks, markets, but away from tourists but close enough if you wanted to head into Miraflores or San. Isidro. Room was simple and good amount of space, exactly what I needed for an overnight, the private bathroom was clean and had some toiletries, and there was potable water available. Thanks!
We had an excellent stay with Raphael and Diego. The apartment is in a great neighbourhood - shops, restaurants, public transport, close to the water and felt very safe. The room is large, own bathroom and the apartment is cleaned every week. Would readily recommend this room to others.
About the Host, Rafael
Hi, I'm from Lima, Peru. I lived in Germany, speak Spanish, German, English, a bit of French and a bit of Japanese. Right now I work as a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language, German as a Foreign Language, and also as translator, proofreader and copywriter. I'm always happy to learn new things and new people from all over the world, and that's why hosting is so much fun!