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“Not Alot to Love About Iquique”
Review of Hostel Iquique

Hostel Iquique
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Hostel Iquique
Ranked #106 of 331 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Cleveland
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247 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Not Alot to Love About Iquique”
Reviewed November 23, 2008

My husband and I stayed at Iquique for our first two nights in Lima for $19 US per night for a matrimonial room with a private bath. On the plus side, the room was reasonably clean considering how cheap the place was. However, no one spoke any English and the cleanliness of the common areas was debatable (there were fingernail clippings laying around on one of the kitchen tables). One nice perk was free Internet, as long as you didn't go over 15 minutes. But they charged us for two phone calls that they made for us to reconfirm our flight, even though they didn't actually reconfirm it. He simply didn't want to wait around on hold so he hung up on them each time. It took all of about 20 seconds each call. We ended up walking to the airline's office instead, not trusting our own paltry knowledge of Spanish over the phone. It was, however, the only room we stayed at in Peru that had tv right in the room and cable at that. The water was not hot by any definition of the word and the street noise was significant. This was the only hotel where we both had to use our earplugs. All in all, it's certainly not the worst hotel I ever stayed in, but it was dismal enough for us to change our plans and pick another one for our final night in Lima.

  • Liked — Free Internet Access
  • Disliked — Customer Service
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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California
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2008

This hostel is a great little gem of a find in Lima, particularly considering the $12 per night price. It is clean, with warm showers and reasonable sized rooms. The pride of ownership showers all through the property and there are lots of homey touches that make the stay pleasant. It is a few minutes walk from Plaza De Armas - in other words, its in the middle of everything but is located in a quiet street so you can sleep. There is a wonderful terrace that is excellent to hang out in, have dinner or drinks (bring your own, there is no bar or restaurant in the hostel), watch TV or videos that are on the shelf, or play pool. It is open on one side so it does not get stuffy and becomes a really pleasant spot in the evening. There is a kitchen you can use and the "included" breakfast is simple but sufficient. The staff are extremely helpful and work hard to make your stay pleasant.

  • Liked — Service, cleanliness, location
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything...
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled solo
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3 Thank rmd2k2
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Property: Hostel Iquique
Address: Iquique 578, Lima, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
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Ranked #106 of 331 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Number of rooms: 24

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