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Surf Hostel Meri

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I know most reviews are positive but I found this hard to like as a hostel. The good here is excellent, but the cool wasn't even here at all in the evenings while I was here. The bed was just destroyed, the worst hostel bed I've ever slept in. The culture here is super bro-oriented around surfing and alcohol. I...

Thank Forrest A
Monticello, New York
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

After a month of traditional Peruvian food we were searching for some food with a different flavor and got exactly what we were craving at hostel meri! The chicken coconut curry was so delicious and the fresh salad with homemade dressing was a perfect accompaniment! The outdoor seating also makes for a very relaxing and beautiful meal :) highly recommend!

Thank Nicole L
Emerald, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We didn't stay there, so can't say anything re: accommodation. Yet we ate and boy was it good. This was one of the most homely breakfasts we have had in 6 months of travelling SA, the bacon was particularly delicious but was supplemented well by the eggs and the unlimited coffee. I said UNLIMITED COFFEE. We thought it was much...

Thank seearsy1
Graz, Austria
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Food is amazing and most of the people who stay there (mainly young travelers/surfers) are really nice and relaxed :) Huanchaco is a small town, but it worths it to stay there for a few days if you want to surf or visit places next to Trujillo. The Hostel is just perfect for relaxing and enjoying a few drinks at...

Thank kajo_schmi
Huanchaco, Peru
Reviewed 15 April 2016

My wife and I have lived here for 3 years. It is not easy finding a tasty breakfast at a decent price in most towns in Peru, but we eat here all the time. This is actually our favorite breakfast spot in Huanchaco. Again, note, we don't have any opinion on the rooms etc. The staff in the "restaurant" are...

Thank OdysseySeaGlass
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We had breakfast here two mornings in a row and the food was great. Big portions and tasty food and great coffee. The only downfall was the Juice and listening to the blonde waitress having a loud argue with other staff members in front of all breakfast customers. Great food and good value but unprofessional service.

Thank Marcus J
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Well, if you are surfing, this might be the place for you. Otherwise find another place, much cheaper and friendly. The rooms are ok such as the location, but the bathrooms are quite dirty and messy. Also I found staff not friendly or helpful at all.

Thank María J
Arequipa Region, Peru
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Nice vibe n breezy. Lots of wonderful staff...but what a spacy waitress! Broken down furniture in living room needs to be replaced but otherwise great hostal. Clean rooms, locker, hot water. Decent food w horrible service. I ordered food at least 6x. I ate about 3 of those times. They take forever. Worst example is a 45 minute wait only...

Thank Bzrbuzzy
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We arrived at Meri at half 1, and decided we'd have lunch there. We were told that it would begin being served at 2.30 so we decided to wait around and have some juice. When 2.30 finally came around they asked us for our orders, so we both opted for variations on the falafel salads. So we sat there waiting,...

Thank Kennedy O
Reviewed 22 May 2015

I spent a month in Huanchaco and for part of that time, I stayed in the Meri Hostel. It is spacious, comfortable, clean and above all, peaceful. The food is excellent in the good, healthy, real food category. The staff and visitors who run the place are invariably friendly and helpful. I continued to call in throughout my stay and...

1Thank Theresa M

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Address: Av. La Ribera 720, Huanchaco, Peru (Formerly Surf Hostal Lily)
Region: Peru > La Libertad Region > Huanchaco
Number of rooms: 11
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“it worths it to take a single room. Small but nice, comfi and cheap”
kajo_schmi, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms out the back were a bit grubby, so maybe try to get one inside.”
607brunod, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The dorms in the main building seem to be the newest and best option.”
Jess_aus8, 24 May 2014 | Read review
“I preferred the downstairs room for surfing but the large dorm has an excellent view of the sea break.”
Adam_T688, 5 Aug 2013 | Read review
“if you want a special room ask to see all of them. the rooms out the back are really nice.”
kookymook, 21 Jun 2012 | Read review
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