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511 Lima Hostel
Ranked #6 of 318 Speciality Lodging in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great sleep, great staff, couldnt ask for more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

OK so it might not be the cheapest hostel around but its worth the extra few dollars. The dorm is big but feels small as there is LOADS of space - 3 times as much as most other dorms - shelves for your stuff, 2 bathrooms in the dorm, a balcony right by your bed. The beds are super comfortable and sheets are clean and good quality - not your average cheap sheets which have been washed 50000 times! Free wifi works well, 2 PCs for use, use of kitchen, and really lovely living area with nice coffee table books. Staff couldnt be more helpful - the owner picked me up from another hostel close by, and even drove me to the bus station to buy a bus ticket to get to Huaraz. He,s an avid runner so if you want company on a seafront jog you will find it here. Free breakfast is much better than the usual: same stuff - fruit, juice, coffee and bread - but much better quality than the standard hostel. This hostel is aimed at people who want to pay a little extra to be a LOT more comfortable, and they certainly acheived that for me. I,ll be back here when I return to Lima from Huaraz. Thanks guys.

Room Tip: Dorms are fantastic. I saw a private room too and it looked really good.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Yvette R
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gonzalo h, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Gracias miles! Thought I saw you around Huaraz, went trekking that same week!
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

This is an excellent hostel to stay at! Good location with a fabulous bakery right opposite. The hostel itself is delightful and very clean with great facilities. The best thing about the hostel though is its two owners,Gonzalo and Umberto ! They are really great guys who go out of their way to help you and make you feel as comfortable as possible! They will give you all the advice you want and more and have created a really relaxed, friendly atmosphere! Umberto even broke into the hostel locker for me when I realised I had left my Passport locked in the bedroom locker and had lost the key; just before I was about to board my bus out of Lima! I highly recommened this hostel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank sarbro4
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HM511, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Great poker sessions in Lima!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights. Nice rooms and very friendly and helpful young people running the place. Late arrival even at 2.00 am was no problem at all.
Nice neighborhood and not far away from Parke Kennedy.
Excellent value for money!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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HM511, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Gracias "flaco", see you guys on your way back home.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

This is one of the best hostals we have been in a very long time!!!!

Its very clean, beds are very comfortable, showers have hot water, coffee in the morning is good.

BUT - the reason we rank this place so high is the two owners Gonzalo and Umberto. They are the most helpful, friendly and wonderful people you could ever meet.. They go out of there way to make our stay enjoyable. We had a few out of the ordinary requests (scheduling delivery of some equipment to another location in Lima), pickup of our kids at the airport, etc. Everything was handled is a smile and perfection.

Directly across the street is an excellent gourmet bakery with many types of baked goods French bread, quiche, cheese, crossaints, etc

We came as guests and left as good friends. Would we stay here again? Of course in a flash!!

If we could have given them 6 stars it would have been done without question!

Safe travels

Chuck

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Chouliha
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HM511, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Never stop sailing into new ports, Captain.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

My third stay in Lima, and by far the best hostel. Location is great, ten minutes walk from shops, bars and fantastic restaurants. I stayed on the top floor 12 bunk room, but the way they've built some dividing walls in the rooms means it feels more like rooms of 4 or 6. Plenty of lockers, power points, super clean, good breakfast, strong wifi, pcs. And the three guys running the place are immensely friendly and helpful with local information. It's not a party hostel, but a great friendly chill out vibe. For a few extra $s what you get is worth it.

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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HM511, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Rebecca gracias, working on enhancing that balcony!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

Stayed at this hotel for one night. Loved the funky, modern, decor, level of service and overall ambiance. The breakfast was simple but sufficient. Overall I was very satisfied with the experience. The hostel is new and the rooms are very clean and nicely decorated, as well as the common areas. Definitely a LOT of value for money at this hostel, and the location can´t be beat.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank AP20
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HM511, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
A LOT of thanks!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Had 24 hours in Lima just last week and could not have done better than 511. The owners work the desk and gave precisely the local advice I needed and were just great guys to boot. Place is super safe and comfortable-right by the water and a ten min walk to Plaza Kennedy. Has a kitchen and reliable hot water, too. Looking forward to coming back.

Room Tip: The big room with 12 beds is just fine-they have smaller accommodations, too I think
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank Joel R
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gonzalo h, Owner at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Joel hope you made the best out of those hours in our home town.
Keep trainning to blast that 3:30PR!
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Property: 511 Lima Hostel
Address: Av. de la Aviacion 175, Lima 511, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Miraflores
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 318 Speciality 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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