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“Stayed here six nights in April...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 511 Lima Hostel

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511 Lima Hostel
Ranked #6 of 321 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Stayed here six nights in April...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

... and we would be hard-pressed to complain. Great hospitality from Gonzalo and the girls who work there, the social space is comfy, the hostel is in an excellent location in Miraflores, about two minutes from the clifftop views of the Costa Verde. Breakfast is delicious fresh-baked patisserie from the bakery across the road. The road is pretty quiet, no honking horns allowed in Miraflores! Beds in the dorm were comfy, one bathroom in there can be pretty tight if the dorm is full but it wasn't a real problem. Plenty of restaurants and a great supermarket about ten minutes walk away. All in all definitely recommended and we will be staying there next time we're in Lima.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

We needed a place to crash for one night before our flight out of Peru, and we wanted to see a bit of Lima. The 511 was a perfect place to drop off our luggage and see the Miraflores area. Gonzolo took good care of us and was helpful in giving directions and things to see and do. We were able to walk Huaca Pucllana for a great, but expensive lunch and tour the ruins. Then we walked to the Ocean Walk and watched the para-gliders and surfers. It was beautiful. We continued on to the Bridge of Sighs in the bohemian district and found a chocolate festival happening in a little plaza. It was well after dark, but we felt safe and had a wonderful time. When we got back to the 511 Hostal, we took hot showers and slept well. The only downside was toting our luggage up to the fourth floor. This probably would not have been a problem for younger people, but for tired older folk, it was not fun.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Quite when you need it. Clean. Safe. Affordable. The staff are exceptionally nice and welcoming. Met some very nice people there with great travelling advice. couldn't ask for a better place to hang out when hungover. Very comfortable beds.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

My boyfriend stayed just one night at 511, but it was the perfect place for a stopover in Lima. 511 is on a nice, quieter street in Miraflores, but it is still within walking distance to everything you want to do in Miraflores. The staff was EXTREMELY helpful, and offered a lot of excellent advice about what to do in Lima for our short stay. Restaurant recommendations, the cost of taxis, you name it. We stayed in a private bedroom with a shared bath on the second floor, and the room was very nice. The bed was comfortable and huge. We had an air conditioning unit in the room, but Lima is not very warm in May, so we didn't need to use it. The bathroom was a little disappointing. It was relatively clean, but I think 511 should invest in a new trash can.

Overall, I would definitely recommend staying here in Lima. I went back and forth about where to stay, and I was very happy with 511.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cassie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed here for almost 2 weeks and never had any problems. I have done a fare share of travel and this hostal is one of the nicest and cleanest I have come across. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is a quiet hostal which is welcomed and also in a great location in Miraflores. You won't have any problems staying here.

Este hospedaje es bacan y bien ubicado. Limpo y seguro y vas a encontrar amables empleados. Sobre todo es muy tranquilo.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank legermireille
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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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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 321 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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