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Puma Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Jr. Antonio Arenas 150, Puno, Peru

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249 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 63%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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The couple who run the hostel are very helpful and didn¡t try to push tours on anyone but that was probably because we were all there Candelaria. I toilets & showers could have been cleaned a little more frequently but on the whole it weas a good hostel.


Had a very nice stay at Puma Backpackers in Puno. The staff was very friendly and helpful in arranging a visit to Los Uros as well as a bus to Copacabana. Nice, clean accommodations. Good breakfast, included pancakes. Overall a good value hostel in Puno.

  • 27th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place, good service, hot shower, just talk to Herinque!

  • 14th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


While the hostel was located a bit far from Plaza de Armas (about 15 minutes away), the taxi ride wasn't too expensive and should only cost around 5-8 soles. If you have any trouble finding your way to the hostel, you can always go to the tourism police station located in Plaza de Armas, on the right side of the church.The beds were clean, showers were warm, the managers are hospitable and really nice, and the breakfast was also nice and simple. It consisted of good bread, jam, butter, and tea.


We enjoyed our one day stay at Puma Backpackers. The hosts were really kind and they made us feel at home. He helped us out with a trip to the Titicaca islands and with a bus to Cusco.

  • 27th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The husband and wife who run this hostel are amazing hosts. When I arrived with elevation sickness, they quickly made me cacao tea that made me feel brand new. They also helped us book our full day tour of lake titcaca which was the best deal we could find. Transportation, lunch, and stops at Uros and Tequile islands were included. Facilities are super clean. Felt like we stayed at grandma's house for the weekend. Sending much love from the United States.


noa bit far from center.

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