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Surf Hostel Meri (former Hostal Lily) Reviews

La Ribera 720, Huanchaco, Peru

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160 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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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.


This hostel was pretty average for me. Nothing bad about it. but nothing stand out either. It was comfortable, clean, close to everything that you need and had a chilled vibe.


Terrible experience. I am not the kind of traveller that expects much from hostels, but this one was the most disappointing ever. This happens because the great city's atmosphere is not felt inside. The staff is definitely rude as if they were doing a favor when asked for any reason. If you are a man, forget it. Even worse. Dirty rooms and bathrooms. The breakfast takes one hour to be ready after ordered, and ir's expensive.... No security and no reason for staying here. Avoid this place.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It was a nice hostel, good atmosphere, nice and friendly staff, nothing special. Rooms were a little bit dirty but nice. Good hostel to stay in if you want to go (learn) surfing.


Good staff and Great location, but it could definitely be a lot cleaner! Also, if you are allergic to animals, it should be known there are a lot of dogs and cats that also live there!


The hostel is located right infront of the beach. That is very great. The international staff is not really welcoming their guests, at least not all of them. It seems more like you have to be thankful when they take their time to respond your questions. The bathrooms for everyone are not very clean because there are all the surfers who walk in and out with a lot of sand on their feed. The kitchen is well equiped but nobody cleans anything. But the animals are awesome.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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