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Pretty quiet hostel. I had a private room, and it was right next to the pool, like, open the door and there is the pool 8 feet away, so that was kinda weird but kind of nice at the same time. I only had one night there, but I was able to relax by myself for a good while. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the plaza des Armas and the rivers edge, where there are more restaurants etc.
A very homely and secure retreat 10-15 minutes walk from the main concentration of hostelries cafes etc around the Plaza de Armas and Malecon...comfortable dormitory with good space and pleasant adjacent pool area...
It's a very very nice place to stay. I felt like at home! Rosa, muchas gracias for your hospitality. I really enjoyed the time at your Hostel and loved the jungle experience. Thank you again sooo much for everything! i really can recommend the jungle tour with Villy!!!! he is just an amazing guid and a very good friend! much love and light
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Awesome value for money. Especially the private rooms. Great kitchen. Really nice pool out back. About a 10-12 minute walk downtown. Fans in the rooms. Staff are great. Only 2 slight downsides: one was not lots of other people this time of year so not super awesome atmosphere (but it's just the time if year) second is although it's hot as heck in iquitos but ther are only cold showers and no hot water for a lukewarm shower. No biggie. Did the jungle tour with them and it was AWESOME! Do it here!
Golondrinas is the perfect place to stay if you´re looking for a safe, great value for money and reasonably quieter place to stay in Iquitos. The staff speak good English and are very warm, welcoming and giving (Vill supplied me with cutlery and a large bottle of water for the boat trip I was about to endeavour, for free!). The facilities are in great conidition and there is also a great pool to use to unwind and relax and cool off (It´s mighty hot in Iquitos!) I highly recommend Golondrinas.
I really enjoy my stay here mainly because billy the reception. he is such helpful and lovely person. for someone new to iquitos. a map a pool is a must. they provide towl for free. good internet connection. a place to relax. and price is good too. they are often full and busy, so often wont get a place by just walk in. installing hotwater would be a great addtion. one of the best hostel in iquitos after stayed in 4 of them.
The pool is an added bonus but the hostel itself seems a bit dead. I would highly recommend booking the jungle treks with Goldrinas, the lodge is incredible and the guides know their stuff. We managed to catch a sloth and an anaconda!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Amazing stay un the jungle lodge. Great guides!
Golondrinas is an ok hostel. To me if felt more like I was staying at a large share house, and the staff also live at the hostel. There is a kitchen for cooking, the beds arent bunks which is awesome, and there is a nice big pool at the back of the hostel for a dip as it can get pretty hot. It is about 8 blocks from the main square, but that shouldnt be an issue as the walk only takes about 10 mins.
Decent hostel, as quiet as you can get in the city of Iquitos. It's about 9 blocks from the Plaza de Armas and the riverside restaurants. The room was basic, but had a powerful fan pointed right at the bed which was amazing since it was so hot! Close to laundry facilities and the staff were helpful and spoke good English.
There are many places to stay in the blocks around the plaza but this hostel was 10 blocks away and not in the safest area. The floor in the room was filthy and when we asked the staff for a broom they were fairly rude 'this is not a 3 star hotel what do you expect!' Had to laugh. 3 star hotel it is not but neither is it worth the money for somewhere quiet and shabby.
Golondrinas is a great place to stay at in Iquitos! The staff super friendly and you really feel at home. Kitchen is well equipped, no breakfast included. The pool is perfect and they provide you towels. In dorms there are small lockers for your valuables. One little disadvantage it has though: the center of the city is a fast 10 minutes walk away. However, the whole package is so good that I'm glad to stay another two nights!
Pretty average hostel on the whole. I tried booking in another day after seeing availability on HostelWorld and they said that the rate doesn't apply.
The four bed dorm is extremely hot so you have to sleep with the noisy fans on. The pool makes up for it. Wifi is sufficient. Staff are very helpful.
Strange little place in a strange but interesting town. Clean but with very little atmosphere. Pool is nice and large. Lockers very small, more like a drawer. Stayed one night. No breakfast included.
This is a wonderful place, with wonderful staff. Very safe, fun and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)