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“Excellent Location - Like Being At Home”
Review of 511 Lima Hostel

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511 Lima Hostel
Ranked #6 of 338 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Location - Like Being At Home”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was the great reviews of Hostal 511 that drew me to this place, I was unable to stay there my first weekend in Lima as they had no rooms available. The location is great, 2 blocks to the beach but still only 10 minutes walk to Parque Kennedy where the majority of bars and restaurants are. Alejandro made me feel right at home as soon as I arrived, the environment was stress free from beginning to end.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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legermireille
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

The rooms and bathroom are very outdated and basic. The bed however was very comfortable. The front office staff was very helpful. However, we were only there one night and half the time there was no one there to help us. The breakfast was extremely basic: bread and coffee and juice. The location is a good 10-15 minute walk from the downtown Miraflores. We were very excited to stay based on reviews, but were somewhat disappointed.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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gonzalo h, Propietario at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Sorry you feel this way. I wouldn´t call it a basic breakfast since we have muffins, scramble eggs, juice and Ham, in fact most people are really thank full for the free brekafast I included in the price.
Any how I will keep in mind your review. Thanks for writing us, will keep on working to improve things!.
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brazil
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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in the hostel twice within a week. The double room with en-suite was really spacious and the bed amazingly comfortable. The location is fantastic, in front of the hostel there's a nice bakery for some treats! Staff has helped me from day one when I checked in until arranging a taxi for the airport. Really recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Puerto Natales, Chile
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

The 511 is excellently located very close to the Miraflores beach front and has very helpful staff. It is incredibly plush, and has the associated price tag. I wouldn't really describe this as a hostel and it certainly doesn't have the atmosphere of one. There is good wifi too.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

This hostel is well-located and well-run. The owner was attentive to our questions, and went out of his way to be helpful. We arrived late, and the hostel arranged for a driver to pick us up at the airport. The driver was waiting, even though we were delayed, and the transport fee was fair.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Surrey
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Although there was an initial mix up with my booking, I really enjoyed my stay at the hostel and to be fair to Gonzalo he was very apologetic and couldn't do enough to correct the mistake, even giving me a night for free. I thought the hostel was well looked after and very clean, nice big beds in the dorm and good wifi throughout. The staff were very informative and helpful with great local knowledge. Excellent coffee in the morning my only suggestion for improvement would be eggs everyday! Thanks for a fantastic stay would def recommend :)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 11, 2014

This hostel is located in an amazing house in the quiet part of miraflores.
Facilities are great, the living room is very inviting and the atmosphere is great.
Best of all are the staff who are all super friendly and helpful and really make staying here a great time!

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about 511 Lima Hostel

Property: 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 #6 of 338 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — 511 Lima Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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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