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“Miraflores” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 511 Lima Hostel

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511 Lima Hostel
Av. de la Aviacion 175, Lima 511, Peru (Miraflores)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 213 Specialty lodging in Lima
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3 hotel reviews
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“Miraflores”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel and it was incredible. Great value for your money and an awesome location. The staff was great in their recommendations and the service was excellent. One of the employees who gave us directions to a restaurant saw us walking when driving by and picked us up on the way. The area felt very safe and we had an overall excellent time.

Stayed January 2014
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Gonzalo H, Front Office Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Many thanks Greg, great having you guys around.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hostel was my first stay during travel around Peru. I spent a week at 511 Lima Hostel. The place is run by Humberto, Gonzalo and Alejandro. These guys speak fluent English and Spanish and one of them is always available to help the guests. I asked for suggestions of places to visit, nice dining and common needs (laundry service centers, markets, pharmacy, cell phone centers, etc.). These guys always gave me the answers to my questions.

Also, the hostel has two wonderful, kind ladies (Valentina and Viane) who provide the breakfast each morning and keep the hostel in great order. These ladies were very patient with my limited Spanish, but allowed me to practice some conversation while I ate breakfast in the morning.

I highly recommend staying at 511 Lima Hostel with it's helpful staff, attractive and comfortable lodging and the hostel's location in Miraflores is a convenient walk to so many places.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gonzalo h, Gerente at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Michael, thanks! Yes, the ladies are awesome!
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

What can I say, this hostel is super cool. The owners have such an eye for decor, all the painting are amazing! We rented a private room to which we got a key to a shared bathroom. The computers and internet were fast. You can order breakfast for a charge, and it's amazing. The location is in a very safe neighbourhood surrounded by fancy homes and condos. Walk only a few minutes to Larcomar, the beach, shopping, restaurants, etc. The Miraflores district of Lima is absolutely stunning. I couldn't have imagined more friendly & helpful staff. The owners really try to get to know you and kept our bags all day and let us chill in the hostel until midnight when we had a late flight, even offering us a bed free of charge if we wanted to have a nap. I can't thank them enough for their numerous suggestions as well. My boyfriend and I loved our stay and we hope everyone else will book at 511 Lima Hostel. The owners really are passionate about what they're doing which is a beautiful thing!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gonzalo h, Director General at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Great young couple. Many thanks!
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Abilene, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

511 was great, it was like being a guest in someone's home. The owners are amazing, involved, and very proud of their city, also fluent in English. Always available to help with places to visit or eat. On a quiet street so can get to much needed rest. Just a short walk to all of the features of Miraflores. They provided pickup at the airport and the service was great. Along with that it is just 2 blocks from the ocean board walk. Such a wonderful mix of Hotel and Hostel. Still get private rooms and the common rooms to meet and talk with travelers around the world. It provides the best of both worlds, the closeness to the activity and nightlife of Miraflores and the quietness of a neighborhood. Safe and Secure.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gonzalo h, Gerente at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Wow! Reece many thanks for your words. It was great having you guys here.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

50m from the stunning miraflores cliffs. Very close to some great surf spots. Friendly and informative staff! Very clean rooms and a calm atmosphere. We would stay again! Recommend going to nearby barranco for the bars and cool spots. Very safe local area

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gonzalo H, Director Comercial at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
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Gracias!
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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

511 Hostel was the best choice I could have made when deciding where to stay once I arrived in Lima. The owners/staff are amazing. You feel like you are with friends and family right from the beginning (assuming you like your family!) It was a perfect mix of feeling like you had a friend to hang out with, knowing your stuff was safe, and you weren't staying in a "party hostel". Great location, clean, hot showers, tour advice, etc. I will be back.

Room Tip: I stayed in the shared dorm area. The large room is broken up by dividers, so it still felt private.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gonzalo H, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Service through friendship, Rubia!
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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stayed at the 511 for a couple of nights. Everything was just perfect. The pick up at the airport was very friendly, it was a hearty welcome late at night at the hostel. The rooms are clean and the owners put a lot of thought in furnishing the hostel. So for once you have a hostel that is stylish and still cosy at the same time. The breakfast was prepared for everyone freshly by a very nice Peruvian woman. Last but not least the owners: they have been amazingly helpful, friendly and just fun to talk to. Thanks again guys!

So, if you are looking for a great location, a beautiful house, great breakfast and not a partying-jäger bomb type hostel- this is the place to go.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gonzalo H, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Beautiful couple A&C, many thanks!
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Additional Information about 511 Lima Hostel

Address: Av. de la Aviacion 175, Lima 511, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Miraflores
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 213 Specialty lodging in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
511 Lima Hostel is a totally new concept for a hostel. Located in the best area of Miraflores, just a few minutes from an ocean view walk and from the Costa Verde cliff route, this 50 year old colonial-style house has been renovated and adapted for the traveler's comfort and well-being. Tastefully decorated, 511 is a boutique-style hostel, where you will find yourself surrounded by art and photography. We provide the best service, security, comfort and cleanliness, and offer the traveler a pleasant stay and a place to relax in the safest area of Miraflores. 511 is designed for travelers who want to be close to the "scene" but at the same time want to have a quiet place to rest, sleep or just chill. ... more   less 
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