Surf Hostel Meri (former Hostal Lily) Reviews
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The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The bathrooms were very modern and the showers were hot. The breakfast was very delicious with home-made bread, and well worth the small charge. The location was perfect; across the street from the beach and surf spots. The kitty who came and slept on our bed made the visit especially delightful!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
Our stay was quite cool, you can rent surfboards and the hostel is right in the center. You can't be any nearer to the beach! The staff was volunteers and they were working reaaaally slow. They were nice but it's just annoying if you always have to look all over the hostel to find someone to attend.
I originally booked into La Gringa Sudamerica online but when I arrived I didn't even want to stay one night - it looked so dirty
It was hard to ever find someone that worked there,or you have to keep hanging about.But also you were never really sure who actually worked there (except pregnant owner).The food in the cafe was tasty, but a long wait . Several times we ate there,expect to wait an hour even for a salad and even if you're the only ones in there. The showers and bathrooms had such a grubby feel to them, I think one had a lock. We all agreed beds were the absolute worst in SA. Proof lonely planet gets it wrong
Pros: cheap, relaxed, delicious breakfasts for S/ 9, roof terrace with views of the beach. Also cute dogs hanging out and friendly staff. Outdoor kitchen. Easy collectivo into Trujillo just across the street. Cons: friendly but disorganized service (i.e not the fastest, overchanged us), clean but dilapidated, internet only in common areas (sadly not on terrace). Bar being renovated while we were there.
We enjoyed our stay here overall, but it's definitely for more of a surfer crowd (they rent surf gear and are right across from the beach). Wifi doesn't work. Basic kitchen facilities available to cook for yourself, and they have a breakfast and lunch menu to order from (no food included in the price of the room).
A real surf hostel looking across road towards the beach. Great food at good prices. nice old style building. Plenty of cool hang out places not so much a party hostel as nice family live there but very social. Two nice dogs to greet you.