not a bad hostel. unfortunately we didn't see any free coffee or water and unlike what hostelworld says, there is no breakfast included nor cafe (I have told them that their listing is wrong so hopefully they update it). the rooms at the front get all the reception noise and this can be until late at night and from early in the morning. one staff member in the morning gave us wrong directions to the collectivos to the border (lucky a nice man walking on the street helped us). wifi worked well.
interesting place with an interesting host. the mattresses were clapped out so you would't want to stay any longer than 1 night. the toilet was filthy and not cleaned the time we were there. staff here need to learn to use their "inside voices" when chatting in the common area right next-door to the dorms especially at 5am in the morning. but the upsides of this hostel are, there is AC in the dorms which was good at night time and they can give you free filtered water. wifi wasn't bad either.
fairly basic home-stay/posada style set-up. the included breakfast was a decent portion and tasty each morning. unfortunately for us our phones would not connect to the wifi network which made it difficult for organising our onward travel plans. the bed mattress was only foam so wasn't super comfy. only cold showers here. we found the owner a little over-endearing at times.
seriously - every other hostel should learn from this hostel. it's well-run, clean and has everything you need - wifi, FANTASTIC mattresses and pillows in the dorms, lockers, lounge area with huge TV and a massive range of movies, included delicious breakfast, shared kitchen facilities, friendly reception staff, heaps of hammocks outside all complete with a super nice owner and super cute dog & cat. we felt so welcome here, highly recommended!!!
fairly basic hostel but has a well-stocked kitchen. location is good - close to main square. they sell ice-cold beer and drinks here. wifi works well. unfortunately for us we were in the front room and we had people knocking on our window in the middle of the night - obviously they didn't think to ring the bell... oh well. friendly enough staff although they speak minimal english so it was a chance to practice our spanish a little. would recommend for budget travellers.
super knowledgeable and friendly staff - the owner helped us with how to get a bus into nicaragua and it worked to a tee. great vibe in the hostel with other guests. breakfast is amazing (thank you!). they could do with more plates/bowls in the shared kitchen - once we had to wait for people to wash theirs in order to have something to eat off! highly recommend this hostel
easy walking distance from the bus station. very friendly host, heidy is super easy to chat with and is happy to give advice on what to do. loved the open lounge area. hostel is probably more suited to couples/small groups who aren't intent on partying as its a very chilled house and the shared area joins all of the bedrooms. no tv but the internet connection is great. theres a kitchen available for use too, including a microwave
great breakfast (scrambled eggs), secure building, HUGE bed and room for the double room, very friendly staff, cable tv in room (with english movie channels), wifi worked well. its a family-friendly place here so unfortunately for us that meant a screaming kid down the corridors in the mornings (just as annoying as a drunk latecomer at any hostel, i guess!!) a good mix for us travelling as a couple on a budget, would most definitely recommend.
just out of the hustle and bustle, this hostel is a good standard option for backpackers. its hard to find value for money in this tourist town but this hostel wasn't too badly priced for a double room. theres no breakfast included so the kitchen available came in handy. wifi signal only worked in the common area. and, make sure you pack your mozzie repellant - seriously there were bugs everywhere... as with the whole town. there are mozzie nets on the bed
this is a must for couples and small groups of friends! it's really awesome to have your own little house in paradise. the host is super welcoming and nice which is always an added bonus. kitchen is fully equipped complete with oven, wifi works really well, bed was so huge and comfy and there were plenty of fans to get air circulating around the house. the free bikes were such a great inclusion in the price - its super easy to ride everywhere, town is like a 5ish minute ride. oh and cable tv!!!!
pros: great location, friendly receptionist, travel agent desk competitive pricing and handy location, heaps of movies on offer, common room has lots of space, power points at every bunk (top & bottom), good wifi. cons: only one shower downstairs has hot water - the one closer to reception is only cold water (sucks finding that out the hard way), pancake breakfast sounds good but it would be nice to have more than just maple syrup to put on top, bar next door is loud.
great little hostel. has a big shopping centre very close, including a 24-hour supermarket. you pay $1 extra for a hot shower but this is one town we didn't need one of those! host was super friendly and lots of information to offer. down side was no breakfast incl which was kinda inconvenient if you're only there 1 night (but you do get coffee), and its a decent walk from the bus station, especially in the heat with a heavy pack but apparently its only a couple of $ for a taxi.would recommend
upon arrival our booking was stuffed up - only 1 dorm bed was booked instead of 2 so a staff member had to go and beg a guest to swap with us. after 30 mins that was sorted and we got shown to our cesspool of a room - the carpet had not been vacuumed in at LEAST a month, it was disgusting. one of us got the dorm bed directly under the aircon - a buzzing hum all night. AND, the bins in the bathroom were always overflowing - FERAL. breakfast was terrible - bread & the cheapest jam possible.
bit disappointed with this hostel. pros: good wifi, good location. cons: shower water is nowhere near hot and the outside air temperature wasn't hot enough to endure a cold shower, breakfast very simple - 2 rolls and not enough jam, mattresses too hard & rubbery. the place seemed a little chaotically managed - nice enough staff but still need some kinks ironed out, including some bathroom maintenance issues which i have told them about.
the owner was so helpful and every time we saw him he was smiling and that really made our stay so welcoming. everything was good with our room & bathroom & kitchen facilities and its also a great place to meet other travellers as you'll most likely be doing a tour with some of them! the only downside of this hostel is the slow internet connection but apparently the whole town is a bit slow so there's nothing to be down about that. the hostel can book you tours for a good price, too. stay here!
Our stay at John & Teofila's house was a nice change from your usual busy hostel vibe. They are extremely helpful in suggesting things to do and how to get to local attractions. We got yummy cooked breakfasts both mornings which was also a nice change. Use of the kitchen is also handy for us backpackers on a budget - thanks.
We stayed here before and after our trip to the Colca Canyon and had 2 very different experiences! Before our Canyon trip, our stay was good, friendly welcome & the room wasn't ready but we were early so they cleaned it for us. But when we returned from the Canyon, our stay was much more chaotic, we got no toilet paper nor towels in our room and there is only one person there that seems to know what's going on and he's not always there! So, friendly enough place but pretty disorganised.
Pros: Easy to find at central plaza. Super friendly owners. Super duper comfy feather doona on the bed. Tv lounge room with massive tv - perfect for world cup. Cons: temperamental showers -only sometimes warm (but owner helped as much as she could). Very basic breakfast included,bread and jam (but you can opt to pay extra for eggs if you wish). Overall, a good choice for ollantaytambo.
Pretty basic hostel with super basic breakfast ( 2 dry bread rolls, jam
We enjoyed our stay at Lucky House. The lady on reception speaks good English and was really happy to talk to us and help us with our enquiries. We booked a half-day Uros tour through this hostel and it was great with a really, really good guide. The water in our shower was hot and we could get wifi in our room. Breakfast was also decent with bread, avocado, jam, fruit, cereal, yoghurt and eggs on offer as well as coffee/tea/juice. Would recommend for your stay in Puno.
Great little hotel. Very clean throughout, with really friendly staff (some of whom speak English, which is helpful!). Our room was spacious with a TV and super hot shower. It's really close to the tourist areas - both witches and black markets as well as Sagarnara street with all the shops/stalls. Excellent pizza place around the corner - Mozzarella. Breakfast at the hostel is great - all you could ask for - FRESH bread, fruit and the lady will even cook you eggs :) Would stay again!
Great place to stay before and after the salt flat tours. The beds were super comfy and warm with polar fleece sheets - soooo snuggly! Breakfast was a bit dismal - stale toast or stale muesli... but I guess it was food. Staff were super friendly and helpful, even when the power went out for a day! Would definitely recommend.
Great chilled little hostel within close proximity to the centre. Hostel doesn't offer breakfast but the kitchen is available for use - and they have an oven which is a nice plus. Super friendly staff and guests at the hostel when we stayed there, it was the perfect place to settle in for a week to learn some Spanish. Wifi was great, too. The only improvement I would ask for is for the curtains not to be see-through (at night)! Other than that, we would definitely recommend this hostel.
A hostel with great facilities (wifi router didn't have a very strong signal, but you could still get access) and pretty friendly reception staff. It's a shame we didn't get much sleep for the 4 nights we stayed there as there was people talking/drinking/playing loud music till all hours of the morning. The common area is right near all of the bedrooms so I daresay we weren't alone in getting very little sleep. Showers were decent and were cleaned often. Breakfast included eggs, too.
Great little chilled hostel. Good starting point for walking to christ the redeemer. Heaps of supermarkets nearby. Metro station within ten mins walk. Would have been nice if the upstairs wifi worked, you could only get good access downstairs. Liked the fans in the dorms. Hated the old keys for the doors, it took way too much time/intelligence just to open a door - especially annoying at 3am when a roommate arrives home. But, Comfy pillows! Would recommend.
Great little chilled hostel, with yep, an amazing breakfast. Its really close to the bus stn and supermarket and a nice easy walk to town. The mattresses were super comfy. The atmosphere was friendly; not a party vibe here, just relaxing which was nice.. perfect vibe for chillin on the deck. Most definitely would recommend.
Chilled hostel. Really liked the filtered water tap in the kitchen and the breakfast was good-fresh bread and fresh fruit. Bathroom needs improving- more hooks or a shelf so u dont have to put ur clothes on the toilet, and hotter water. otherwise all good.
Great little hostel with super friendly staff. Hot water in the showers and free wifi is great. We met a lot of fun people at this hostel and it was the perfect starting point for our safari tour. There arent any mozzie nets in the bedroom though which would have been appreciated.
Very friendly family run b
Was cheap but you paid for it in every other way. Only had 1 hot shower in 3 days, breakfast was gone way before 930 (was offered 730-930), you had to ask every time you want the heat/aircon on as reception holds the remote, and the "kitchen" is pretty much non existent - two portable hot plates and a kettle plus the light didn't work so we cooked our pasta in the dark. Wouldn't return, wouldn't recommend.
This is one of my fave hostels so far - its got a really great atmosphere. I loved how you can opt in for group dinners for a donation fee and everyone sits around the table like a big family. Staff were really friendly but didnt seem to be "in your face" like some small hostels. Only issue was that the dorm room was barely locked (everyone had a key) but you needed a code to get through the front door, so not a massive security issue. I'll come back for sure when returning to Barcelona.
We really enjoyed our stay here, and the owner was super easy and a pleasure to deal with - she gave us great tourist information on things to see. There does seem to be a plumbing issue whereby theres a unit connected to the pipes which causes a grinding noise while having a shower and its quite loud... but this seemed to be the only problem. Thanks for a great stay.
We were in a very dark room with only one window that let in very little light. This room needs a higher wattage light bulb because it was a very depressing room to live in. Also, the wifi should be upgraded so that you can get it in your room - we know you could get it in the common area, but that's not always the most convenient.
Its actually a hotel so theres no kitchen or common area to hang out. Breakfast is additional cost. Place was very clean and within easy walking distance to city centre. This hostel/hotel suited us as a couple.
- Male, 25-30
- (37 reviews)
Didn't like the check-in hours. We arrived at 1.30pm and had to wait until 4pm until the check-in window opened. Mind you, there was still staff walking around the hostel during this time but we still had to wait until 4pm. Also, there needs to be more than one toaster because in the morning, you have to "line up" to toast your bread. We were also disappointed that there was no cooking in the morning allowed - :( Other than that, the room was large and hostel had a pretty good atmosphere.
Stayed here as a couple and loved the location and facilites of this hostel. The reason my score is a bit low is because of the staff - there seems to be a odd carelessness vibe. Although the staff are friendly, they seem to also live at the hostel and you can usually find quite a few lazing about in the common room area..this kinda creates an air of "you're in my house" and I didnt find that inviting at all. Another concern is the outdoor smoke area allows smoke to waft in all windows -stinky!
- Male, 25-30
- (37 reviews)
Really great kitchen facilities, it had everything you need. The common area was good but needed better heating. We stayed in a private room and it was spacious, complete with a sofa to sit/relax on. Breakfast was value for money with both muesli and fruit on offer, amongst toast and cereals. Overall, would definitely recommend.
- Female, 25-30
- (37 reviews)