Bothy Backpaker Hostel Reviews
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We stayed in the Bothy Hostel for 1 night as part of our visit to lake Titicaca. The hostel itself was clean and, although basic, perfectly adequately appointed. The included breakfast was excellent. What really impressed us was the service given by the extremely friendly family running the hostel. They arranged a very well priced tour of the lake for us, and saved us from being ripped off by local tour companies. They were happy to store our bags whilst we were away overnight on the tour.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
It is a simple family owned place. Is very clean, has great breakfast, confortable beds. But again is simple. Nothing fancy and not a party place. A little outside the downtown, but walking distance. The bathrooms im the first floor have no privacy at all, but is manageable.
locate at far end from pier and bus terminal; when the woman in the reception know I joined the island tour from other agent and not buy bus ticket form them, she look unhappy, they don't have curfew notice but locked up the door when I came back form dinner before 11pm in an cold rainy night, they definite know I was out because I came with bike which is place in front of their reception, I ride it to dinner. That night I had to find my way to sleep. Not speak english when I ask them next day
This is a really basic hostel. Construction going on means lots of noise during the day and sometimes early in the morning. The little boy playing his recorder at the crack of dawn isn't ideal either. Rooms are cold but they provide extra blankets. The family that run it are really nice and we booked the speed boat tour to the islands with them which was very good. Wifi worked fine and the breakfast was good for the price of the room. The shower is cold and the bathroom not particularly nice.
The friendly staff at the Hostel made my stay!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Nice family-run hostel, movie room and good wifi amd computers. The building is under construction (i think) and it's quite out in the open, so it gets cold at night!
The staff here have by far been the best I've experienced in South America. They even went as far as to accompany me to the bus terminal to navigate a complex situation with the buses. Would have been sick in Puno without them. Breakfast was the best so far in SA as well. Most hostels provide bread and tea. At bothy Puno I r avocado, meat, cheese, yogurt and juice. Amazing! Can't recommend this place enough.
The family running this place are really kind and nice. Breakfast is also nice. They kept my bag while I was travelling. Sadly, it is under renovation (so a bit noisy and dirty) the shower on my floor didnt work and it was really cold (they provided me with extra blankets though) Im sure that, as soon as the works are over, it will be a really nice place!
This hostel is slightly off the main area in punoo.but only ten minswalk to main square. Hostel is great value for money. They strive to provide maximum comfort for the guests. Will definitely stay there again
A simple and small hostel. But with great soul and heart. I was ill here and the woman who owned the place to care of me so well! She makes the place great! I really recommend!
Bothy had great accommodations for my 1 night stay in Puno. As a family-run operation, the atmosphere was not as 'party' as others I've stayed, but with just three other travelers in my dorm were friendly we had a semi-private room. Puno was very cold in July, but Jaime provided plenty of blankets to keep me warm throughout the night. He offered coca tea and muna freely when I said I felt a little light-headed. Best hostel breakfast I had in Peru, hands-down.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Awesome, superfriendly staff and very good breakfast! Fast internet. Showers are a little bit sneaky.
This hostel is a realy nice place to stay. It is situated about three blocks from the main square. The rooms are clean, as are the bathrooms with warm water. Breakfast is included and is good, with juice and fruit. WiFi is quite fast. The owners were really kind and helpfull, really sweet people, that made our stay in Bothy really nice. Do not let the distance from the center be a point, a stay in this friendly hostel is worth the short walk.
I absolutely loved my stay at Bothy. We arrived in the early hours of the morning, and although the dorm wasn't ready, staff put us into a triple room, where they then let us stay, without charging any more than dorm price!!! The staff were so helpful and can book buses for you. Wifi was excellent, and I was able to Skype easily. Nice kitchen and tv room.Breakfast was also great, with cheese, ham, avocado and juice as well as usual bread jam and coffee/tea. Only 5 mins walk from the centre.
I was only here for one night between buses. I was welcomed on arrival with hot tea (perfect for the cold Puno weather!) and the staff were very friendly and accomodating. Breakfast was early (from 6am) which is perfect when you have an early morning bus to catch! Beds were comfortable and there was a portable heater placed in the room to keep the room warm. Staff were alwats around, and called me a taxi for me to get back to the bus terminal in the morning. Wish I could have stayed longer.
First of all I would like to say that the family who runs the hostel is extremely nice. They had free tea and brought some home made soup around. I think that had to do with the fact that they had some renovations done on the hostel. I arrived at a construction site pretty much. The windows were open due to stuff that had to be moved and it was cold! The bathroom downstairs had warm water and looked very clean. My room had pretty much no curtains so I woke up at sunrise! An ok hostel overall
Great hostel for budget travellers. The showers were really hot which is great because Puno is freezing cold! Great breakfast included. Friendly, hospitable staff. Not that far from the main square, only a 10 minute walk.
From outside was quite scary actually. Security is fine but when i arrive was raining at they took a while to open the door so all my bags get wet. Showers and toilets are the same, i mean no separation. Water was cold. They also didnt respect the deposit i made before by hostel world, I mean i have to pay the same ammount that if i didnt reserve. Beware also about the tours are way cheaper outside. Good things: Cheap, and rooms are spacious.
It was pretty quiet when we visited, no one else was staying here and there was no bar. Breakfast was on the top terrace in a shed like room with some bread, cheese and ham on the side. Ok I guess. Hostel is under construction but the rooms and bathrooms are pretty basic and could do with an update.
Very out of the way so pretty quiet while we were there - although very nice to have eggs cooked for us at breakfast before our trip to the islands. The double room was really nice but the dorm room beds were pretty uncomfortable. Mixed opinions!