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“Don't be deceived-- This place is not so nice”
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Hostal Jose Luis
Ranked #112 of 309 Lima B&B and Inns
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“Don't be deceived-- This place is not so nice”
Reviewed 6 June 2006

While the price is right ($10 a night), Jose Luis is not a very nice place to stay. The reviews I read in travel books were very deceiving. First and foremost, it's not very clean at all. I would classify the towels as rags. The mismatched sheets looked like they were 30+ years old and picked up at the local Salvation Army. The bathrooms were fairly grimy. And I'm pretty sure I got bedbug or flea bites from this place.

The place is huge. I stayed in a room with enough bunk beds for 8 people in 1 room. I can't imagine staying here in the busy tourist season. It would be so noisy. And trying to sleep with all those people coming in and out of the room and sharing 1 tiny bathroom would be awful.

The location is okay. Miraflores is nicer than Lima itself, but I never felt truly safe. It's about a 15 minute walk from the downtown Miraflores area-- a walk along a congested, polluted multi-lane highway. The best thing I can say for the location is that it's a 5 minute walk from Wong's, a fantastic megamart with food, kitchen, and bath products.

They have free internet. Translation: there is 1 computer with a mouse that doesn't work well and a frustratingly creeky keyboard. Again, I can't imagine being here in high season and trying to get any internet time when it takes 10 minutes to send a short email because of the slow equipment.

They serve breakfast. Translation: 2 rolls, some butter and jam, and tea. I think you can use their kitchen (other guests seemed to be doing that), but, again, it looked pretty dirty.

I was also expecting friendly, English-speaking hosts (according to several travel books I read). Frankly, I could never really figure out who worked at this place. There was a constant flow of characters, only 2 of whom admitted to speaking English, but neither of whom seemed to work there (they just hung out there a lot).

Travel guides will warn you about scheming taxi drivers at the Lima airport and I can assure you, heed their warnings. Just be sure you know in advance who is supposed to pick you up at the airport and ask for his ID. Trust me. If you decide to stay here, Carlos will transport you to and from the airport for $10. Make sure it really is Carlos though.

Overall, my opinion is that for $5 more per night, you can find a cleaner, nicer place to stay. I did.

  • Stayed May 2006
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hstljoseluis, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hostal Jose Luis, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Sorry for the inconvenients occur at the time you were here, When you stayed here the Hostal was change the ower and decided to make many changes and now look nice an the service and the rooms look more nice.

we invite visit our web page and see our pictures.
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Property: Hostal Jose Luis
Address: Francisco de Paula Ugarriza 727 | San Antonio - Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 309 B&Bs / Inns in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Jose Luis 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 1 star Hostal with 30 years working in a Hotels bussines,providen quality,confort and safety.We are located in a quite area in Miraflores very close to the center of Miraflores and Supermarkets,Banks,Hospitals,Clinics and Metropolitano bus station. ... more   less 
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