We booked two nights here. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean. Breakfast was included and nice although food is so inexpensive here that I suppose that's not a big deal. The free WiFi reached our room fine but a friend a floor above had issues. We wanted to extend our stay so they put us up in their sister hostel for the same rate we paid here (it would probably have been more expensive). Good place, I'd stay here again.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (7 reviews)
Stayed here two wonderful days and would happily have stayed longer if we had more time. Nice room and pool, good food with a wonderful view from the dinning terrace. Hussein was very helpful with advice when we were trying to plan our activities (spice tour & scuba diving/snorkeling). The beach off the property isn't very useful for swimming due to really low tides during most of the day and rocky/mangrove-y sand.
The rooms were very clean and nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful (arranging taxis, advice on flying/ferrying to Zanzibar, recommending a good place for dinner). I'd definitely stay here again. However, this is not a hostel so don't expect to meet and mingle with others.
Stayed here two nonconsecutive nights. The first night our scheduled pick-up was not at the airport, our room was not ready although there was one available, there was no hot water left for showering and the only toilet on our floor was out of toilet paper. The next morning there was no one at reception due to Umuganda so we had difficulty checking out (shouldn't this be planned for?). However, breakfast there was good and our second night was much smoother. I'd stay here again since it's cheap.
Very close to the hotel, which was convenient for a few hours shut-eye between a late flight in and an early flight out. However, it was pretty loud outside so it wasn't that easy to sleep (not sure if the loud music was a one-time thing or standard for the neighbourhood). I'd stay here again in a similar situation, where I just needed a place to crash.
Pros: Friendly staff served us complimentary, delicious pisco sours & showed us how to make them. Francis told us all about where to go in Lima and recommended good places to eat. Good atmosphere for hanging out with other travelers. Cons: We had some trouble re-entering the hostel as the gate is locked and there was often no one to let us in when we buzzed. We booked in US$ but had to pay in soles, using a different exchange rate than what we booked at, which ended up being more expensive.