We booked this hostel via email, expecting from the photo's a nice double room, and were given a dingy, slightly dirty, very average room. If you are expecting 3 star style room (like on the website) think again - you will get 2 star, dirty not nice room. They also tried to give us a twin room, and also tried to charge us $30per night, not the $28 we were quoted. We had to take our email confirmation to the check in staff to grudgingly get the correct price.
Otherwise the common rooms were nice, although the roof top area was completely filthy. Bathrooms were ok, but a little dirty. The hot water was inconsistent.
Travel agency was nice and helpful, but told us Lima to Mancora was 14 hours - when it's really 21. Also the agency can book you cruz del Sur, or express Cial tickets. We used expresso cial and it was a very average bus ride, that left 2 hours late. If you don't want to pay cruz prices, maybe look at Cial - who we heard are good.
Staff were hit or miss - English traveller working there was tops, other staff were a bit rude and unhelpful.
Location in the centro is good. Right next to a park and a nice walk to the plaza del armas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A renovated mansion in the historic center of Lima,walking distance from Lima's main tourist attractions and just in front of The Lima museum of art. It is a perfect blend of luxury and low price, old and new. With marble floors and french architecture, this backpacker oriented hostel provides plenty of fun with its stylish bar overlooking Old Lima and its good vibe! Hope you enjoy Lima with us. ... more less
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