This is a good place to go if your budget is not too far above hostel level but you want a decent room with a TV and ensuite bathroom, and also want to be able to walk to many things.
Would rate the location about a B+...it's along a 4-lane avenue connecting Miraflores and Barranco, right near the line between the two. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to Larcomar; 15-20 to Parque Kennedy in Miraflores, or 15-20 to the center of Barranco, and many of the buses go right by the front door. A taxi to most of Miraflores or Barranco would be 5 soles (though you have to bargain it).
Also, right down the street within 5 minutes are two of the city's best restaurant options: San Antonio (sandwiches, breakfast, coffee, pastries...a local institution) and Tanta (wonderful Gaston Acurio bistro-type restaurant). There's also a breakfast at the hotel, but I needed to conserve the appetite space given how the area is so outstanding with the restaurants.
The rooms facing the street are too loud from street noise (especially buses and any motorcycles) and I had one of those on the first night, but had no problem changing to one of the others for the rest of the stay. They probably need something even heavier than what they've got on the windows as a noise barrier, but without any climate control (except possibly portable fans) you've got the dilemma of needing the window open for ventilation but having too much problem with the noise. I only counted four rooms that this would affect, though; others are quieter. It's also common locally to not need or have either heat or air-con.
Room was cozy but comfortable, with simulated hardwood and newish furnishings. TV selection was very good (60-70 channels or so, including CNN International and a movie channel). Some renovation/upgrading work appeared to be ongoing.
Staff was also very helpful, especially Alejandro but also everyone else.
Overall I'd definitely recommend this place based on the combination of location and value for money.
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- Hostal Killari is a hostel that offers a personalized service in a family atmosphere.We offer our guests a comfortable, cozy, safe place and the most complete information so you can enjoy an unforgettable travel experience in our country. We are located in the city of Lima, in the district of Miraflores, six blocks from Larcomar and very close to the principal tourist attractions in the cities.Visit Peru with us! ... more less
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