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Miraflores House
Ranked #36 of 334 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
“Loved it!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We're ages 66 and 68 and felt right at home with our host Francis. It was a great experience. Who can ever forget that with every new person, he takes out his felt coloured pens and shows you the map of Lima and areas as to what to see, what's safe and not, where to eat, enjoy life, etc. We 'came back' after a week out of town and down the southern coast and felt like we were coming home. He has a great staff. Near to everything from grocery store (Wongs) to a Starbuck's if you're homesick and to the sea. He would even drive you outside the city if you wanted a tour overnight. Sheets, towels, soap all provided as well as continental breakfast.
the Owens, Toronto, Canada

Room Tip: For us, we preferred a room, either with bathroom (which we got both times) or one down the hall.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I concur with the majority of the highly positive feedback from others.

The location is roughly ten blocks from the Ovalo (traffic circle) of what's considered the center of Miraflores at Av. Pardo and Centro Parque de Miraflores. However the area around Miraflores House easily holds its own with numerous options such as restaurants and other nearby shopping.

WiFi signals are strong and has computer terminal for use. Hot water - check. Filtered water - BONUS! Coffee - heavy and black like I like em. Secure facility.

Quite possibly the most outstanding feature of Miraflores House is Francis himself.

Francis will -- once you're registered and unloaded -- sit you down at the main meeting area, armed with colored highlighters and his own homemade map. He really wants you to be fully informed and prepared to take on Miraflores district and the old centro historical city of Lima. He fully and clearly explains the taxi and bus system and how to navigate through and back (I found that part much more valuable and current than any Google search could provide). He will point out great restaurants to explore within the neighborhood. (I observed him highlighting the map in virtually the same manner and with the same enthusiasm with a foursome from China).

Francis is an encyclopedic treasure trove of traveler/tourist information. A walking - enthusiastic - updated Lonely Planet / WikiTravel compendium. You cannot go wrong with Hostal Miraflores House.

Thank you for the welcome of your place and crew...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed in Miraflores house twice, one night when arriving to Peru and three nights before leaving Peru. When coming back, it felt like coming home again. Francis and his staff are amazingly helpful and treat you like a part of the family. Great facilities and a tv in each room with loads movies to choose from which was very appreciated after two months of traveling without tv :) They also have the best coffee I ever tasted in a hostel for free 24/7. I highly recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Coimbra, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Really nice place in the center of Lima , very friendly staff, Julio makes delicious pisco sours every evening :). Francis the owner, is very friendly and professional, is the right person to guide us to know Lima and his surroundings.
The Hostel is very tidy , with full equipped kitchen , nice living room with all the of entertainmants including music instruments and a good selection of books , music and movies.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Merced, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2013

You can do no better than staying at MiraFlores House when in Lima. Frances, the owner, keeps his establishment clean and comfortable. He is there to help in anyway possible as is Hilda his wonderful young helper. We were going to skip breakfast because we needed to leave before the stated serving time. However, Frances would not hear of it and went to the bakery himself bringing back the most delicious breads we had had during our stay in Peru. Frances has a Magic Jack for calling home for free, Wifi, and a computer is located on the second floor. You could amuse yourself for days just looking at all of the collections decorating the walls and floors of MiraFlores House.

Room Tip: Try to get a room away from the street if possible for quieter sleep.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Everything about this hostel is great. The owner himself sat down with us and gave a really detailed map of the area with loads of great recommendations for restaurants and things to do. The wifi is super quick and works in the rooms. Our private double was one of the biggest we've stayed in, really great to chill out for a few days. The bathroom was perfect with a great shower and towels provided. The location is great too, the nice part of Lima and easy to get to by bus from the centre. Cannot fault this hostel, a great experience in Lima.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

A great location, walking distance to markets and restaunts. Hostel has lots of character. Clean and safe area. Lovely staff. Great value. Theres a foosball table and really sweet living room with guitars and other instruments. Definitely reccomend! Thanks!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: Miraflores House
Address: Av Cmdte Espinar 611, Lima, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Miraflores
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 334 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Miraflores House 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thanks for stopping by the Miraflores House!We have a higher than average rating because we have higher than average standards. Besides our great location in Lima's top neighborhood of Miraflores, we offer comfort, hospitality and - most of all - a friendly staff that's always ready to help, whenever you need it. The prices for rooms are often quoted in dollars but we accept only soles, please made your booking in Peruvian soles in these web site. ... more   less 
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