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Golondrinas Hostel Reviews

Putumayo 1024, Iquitos, Peru

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80 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Great first hostel!!! Thanks for all the help Villy!


Nice hostel a few minutes away from the main square. Rosa and Vily and the rest of the family are all very hospitable and lovely. Nice pool and kitchen, and good facilities! Wifi was really good, and we had a nice cozy stay there. I would definitely recommend this hostel for anyone looking for a quiet stay in Iquitos.


I liked my stay here. The pool is great. The staff super helpful and the location is pretty convenient. Just one advice about the city: Be careful of scam tour agencies in the city, even if someone recommends an agency, some don't deliver what they promise. Check their cancellation policies, and Look for the ones who have been operating for several years.


we liked the place, staff was friendly and the pool was amazing.it is the most reasonable place we found to stay in iquitos with a pool. the location is a far from the main square but the walk seemed safe. a motto drive is only about s/3. there werent any tiendas around which we found inconvenient. the place could definitely use a coat of paint. we met people but there isnt much atmosphere but iquitos is place where most people just stay a couple of nights to bookend a jungle adventure.


The four bed dorm is very small and hot and you are basically sleeping in the same bed as other people as there was only about 15cm between each bed so is cosy


The have a pool which was great with it being so hot! Billy is wonderful, very friendly and gives honest advice! Make sure you buy all you water and anything else you need because once they lock up you can't get out (around 11pm). Overall the best hostel we stayed while travelling across Peru. Only negative was the bathrooms could have been cleaned more often, they were not awful but a little more maintenance would have been nice.


Nice hostel with a pool a little walk from the city center. The owners give great advise and a great map of the city. Kitchen could be equipped better. Rooms are spacious and nice.


need better fans as very hot, also would be helpful if they were less loud

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Having a pool is very nice, especially as it's so hot and humid! The staff are very helpful and explain a lot about the city and where to go. I would definatly stay here again.


Very nice and friendly staff. Good atmosphere. No roaches and very few mosquitoes, clean toilets, clean sheets, clean pool, but the rest of the place is a bit dusty and could do with a some cleaning. They let us store our bags for 2 weeks with no charge, great service! If you arrive late at night, take a taxi, not a motokar, and let you stuff be in the taxi untill they open the door for you.


Staff was fantastic, friendly and helpful, but the place could badly use an upgrade-- we had a private room next to the pool and our mattress was ANCIENT, so were the pillows. And the sheets, though very clean, had some old stains and small holes in them. We also found little gnats in the bed on our final night, which was disconcerting (though I don't think they were bed bugs). The curtains were pretty nasty too, and the glass in the window slats were loose and I had to fix them several times.

  • 6th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff was very nice and the hostel is clean. This is a good place to relax before and after your trip to the jungle.


Good place to stay in inquitos. Thx a lot for your care. We wanted to go to belen - what can be dangerous if y want to go by boat through this area - and they heard that. So one of these guys from the hostel came with us - without any belongings... rooms are clean. Not fare from center.


Dirty room. No laundry service. No people (= no atmosphere). Really bad WiFi.

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