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511 Lima Hostel
Ranked #10 of 370 Speciality Lodging in Lima
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Great hostel for a very reasonable price. Good location, a few minutes stroll to the beach and maybe 15 minutes to Miraflores main Parque Kennedy area but there are many options much closer. Pisco Sour in Hauringas anybody?

We wanted to stay 3 nights but they only had 2 available, Gonzalo called around and arranged a night for us 5 minutes away in another great place and even gave us a lift round at checkout. Bravo guys, clean comfortable hostel with fantastic service.

One small gripe, arrange airport pickup with 511 as it was only a few $ more than Green Taxi. Had been told we'd be collected by their own private van, but it turned out to be more like a taxi which we were expected to pay for in cash. Guys, hotel airport pickups should be able to be added to the bill or else we might as well get a taxi, the whole idea was not to have to arrive in a new country late at night and have to change cash.

All round, a fantastic stay. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gonzalo H, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2013

Many thanks. What's wrong with paying cash for the transfer? The whole idea of our pick-up is not adding the service to the bill (which can be done if you asked the driver or asked us to arrange it) but safety, trust and reliability. We wil further improve. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Anyone who rates this hostel less than 4-5 stars is having a laugh☺️My first impressions of this hostel was how warm and welcoming the owners Gonzalo&Umberto were when I arrived and it just got better throughout my short stay! They were super helpful and friendly to everyone and went the extra mile if someone needed help. I felt very safe and relaxed thanks to them. I was given loads of recommendations on places to eat/visit and it made my short stay in Lima a great experience. I found the place to be very clean,tidy,homely,quiet,trendy,and everything else I could wish for! If I ever come back to Lima this is where I'd be staying!
Good job guys,keep it up!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Gonzalo H, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2013

Many thanks N! Great times around Miraflores. Enjoy your roadtrip and see you in Turkey!

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

My sister and I booked two nights here, and ended up staying a third. The guys at the 511 have done such a great job in not only creating a clean, relaxing environment - but also one that makes you feel at home. They were extremely helpful in offering travels tips and other recommendations, and were always available when we needed them. Food was delicious, and the location always felt extremely safe/convenient. We had a late flight in and they helped us book a taxi to the hostel, and made sure someone was waiting up for us when we arrived. Definitely hope to make it back one day! :)

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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gonzalo h, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2013

Muchas gracias! It was great having you girls here, great guest awards to both!

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I stayed with my friend in 511 and found the location the best and safest in Lima. Huberto and the rest of the staff were a great help to us and made this hostel a homely feel. They went above and beyond for us even offered to drop to the mall one evening. The room we booked was the master suite it was very spacious. If I were to stay in Lima I would definately stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Gonzalo H, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. Our cleanliness not reaching top score is a major concern though, given it is an absolute priority. We will work harder. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I have been in Peru three times within the last five years and I found that this hostel/B&B is the best one I have stayed in so far. It is nicely located in a more quiet part of Miraflores and still convenienty close to coffee shops, restaurants, bars, the supermarket, and banks. What’s more, you have the coast just 2 blocks away! You can head out there for a walk, a jog, or even for a bike tour of the city. I stayed for a few days in the shared dorm on my own and also in the private room. Both mattresses were incredibly comfortable. If you stay in the shared dorm, you will have access to two shared restrooms, each with their own showers. There is also plenty of space in the dorms that you don’t have to hear your fellow roommate breathing in your ear. What is best about the dorm room is that they have big windows and a balcony, hence a lot of natural light comes in. As opposed to staying in a claustrophobic shared dorm, which I have experienced in Lima, where you can barely get fresh oxygen. In the private room that I stayed in, there was also plenty of space to spread your things out. Very modern and slick looking. And how not forget the customer service. The owners and the staff were extremely helpful with tips on where to savour the best food in town and they can also help you if you need advice on your travel itinerary. So, all around, I highly recommend 511 Lima Hostel. I think that you can’t beat the price for what you get!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Gonzalo H, Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013
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Gracias miles!

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

We absolutely loved staying at 511 Lima. Everything about the place is fantastic.

The owners Humberto and Gonzalo are really friendly and very helpful with information about not only Lima but Peru as a whole. As they all grew in Miraflores they know the area well and the best places to go out to and to eat and drink.

They set up this hostel because they wanted to make a place that was different from the usual hostels and they have succeeded. It is a stunning townhouse and is well thought out from the décor, which is funky and cool right down to the rooms and dorms being better laid out than most hostels.

Our room was at the front of the hostel on the first floor but was not too noisy at all even with the room out front. They didn't have a room available for us with a private bathroom but it didn't matter because the shared bathroom we had was only for our room and one other and you got a key to lock it so others wouldn't use it too which was great.

The rooms and bathroom were spotlessly clean.

We also had a small dressing room in our room which was great to put our big bags in so the room was tidier.

The breakfast is good and the bread comes fresh from the bakery opposite which is also very good.

The kitchen is well equipped and big enough.

There are communal computers which are fast and the internet access throughout the building is fantastic.

I cannot recommend this place highly enough, it is by far the best hostel we have stayed in and more like a hotel than a hostel but without the extortinate price tag!

If you're in Lima, stay at 511!

Room Tip: The room we had at the front on the first floor which had a massive bed and great TV!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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gonzalo h, Front Office Manager at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013
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Muchas gracias por tomarse el tiempo de hacer una reseña tan detallada!

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Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Excellent hostel in an great location in Miraflores. 5 min walk to the beach. 15 min walk to grocery store. Near many restaurants. Felt so safe in this neighborhood. The owners Gonzalo and Humberto are really friendly and full of local info to help you out. Hostel is very clean, comfortable and organized. Very nice common areas. Fairly fast wifi. Nice large private rooms. Decent kitchen for cooking. Had a great stay here, and would stay here again. Thanks guys!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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gonzalo h, Director General at 511 Lima Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

Allen great meeting you guys. Thanks!

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Additional Information about 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 #10 of 370 Speciality Lodging in Lima
Price Range: £9 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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