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Flying Dog Hostel Iquitos Reviews

Malecon Tarapaca 592, Iquitos, Peru

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131 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Very well situated: supermarket, ATM etc. within 1-2 blocks, safe area with army buildings. Cleanliness ok to good. Windows could not be properly closed, some small panes are missing. Room had an electric fan. Only few outlets per room. Showers cold, but you dont really need hot water here to shower comfortably anyways. Lockers were decently sized (daypack+ size), however some had a 3-5cm gap between door and frame even when locked. Breakfast was good. Free drinking water dispenser.


NIce clean hostel close to city center. Hot showers available on the first floor which was a very positive surprise.


Had loads of fun here! The jungle trip which they recommend and help you book was amazing too!! But would recommended getting a room with air conditioning! Marcel took us to see Explosions, the best band in Iquitos, which was so fun!


Great hostel, really central. Very clean, loads of bathroom facilities, helpful and friendly staff, good kitchen, everywhere are fans. I can really recommend a stay. Two negative things: poor wifi and when you have been longer than 2 month in Peru you have to pay a tax which I never had to pay before.


Excellent location and the staff is really helpful. They are always willing to give you indications or recommendations of places to visit in Iquitos. The place is really affordable and the only thing to fix would be to get a better wi-fi network.


Really friendly staff. Nice place. It was kinda annoying that staff would place fußball which was really noisy while guests were trying to concentrate on a movie.


Great hostel, the staff is really nice they are always smiling and willing to help you. The dorms are comfortable with fans. Good breakfast, includes eggs and fresh juice. Good location too

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My stay at the flying dog was a pleasant one, comfortable, relaxed, great layout for meeting other travellers & spacious. Staff were also very friendly & helpful

  • 23rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I enjoyed my very short stay at the Flying Dog, particularly meeting the people who were staying there. The breakfast was adequate and the place was overall very clean and safe. The location was great very close to where the action was happeni There wasn't much going on as far as activities within the hostel but i think this was standard for Iquitos. My only complaint was that the rooms were very hot and the fan provided was not the best (they could use another fan really).


Good location close to restaurants, helpful staff, clean room, AC. However, the bathroom smelled a bit moldy even though it appeared to be clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the comment! Indeed we try to keep our facilities as clean as it can get. We will check on the smell you are mentioning. Sometimes the jungle humidity is hard to fight against. Thanks again! Cheers!


great stuff,super kind. Breakfast is pretty good(omlet&fresh juice!) but untill 10.00 you can't use the kithcen to cook. The kithcen is lack of some equipment(bowls,spons). The shower has hot water all day long and they put small soups in every toilet!👌they also provide free water which is awesome(: overall positive stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the good comment! We try our best to be the best option @ Iquitos! Im glad to inform you that the equipents in the kitchen have been replaced. thanks to your advice we have a fully operational kitchen now! Cheers!


I feel diametrically opposed about this hostel. Great security, staff, and value for money. Terrible cleanliness, atmosphere, and facilities. I was put in the downstairs room by the front and it was horrible. Two long-termers never even said, "hi" to me despite me staying 3 nights and greeting them. The room smelled damp and moist. Was bitten by mosquitoes. The bathroom was open top, you could hear people pee all hours of the night. That being said, really helpful staff and it was cheap.

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