The hostel is nice enough, there are lots of toilets and showers, big TV etc. The checking in process seemed a little chaotic. There was no obvious way to turn off the air conditioning in the dorm, so it was left on 24/7. And the breakfast was a little disappointing, just toast and coffee
Dorm, breakfast, wifi etc all great. There is an outside sitting area immediately outside the dorm. Convenient in the day time, inconvenient when someone starts a loud conversation at 1am. Choose a different room if you are a light sleeper.
Friendly hostel, comfortable bed, lots of power points, good size personal lockers, nice breakfast. Some traffic noise in dorm room. Would stay again.
The hostel is expensive for what you get but this generally the same for the whole town. Rooms facing the outside around a courtyard. Kitchen door is left open 24/7, there is cctv, but essentially one door protecting your stuff. My room had three working lockers for 8 beds and one power point. There are a lot of small maintenance issues throughout the building eg impossible to lock window. Having said all the above I still got a few good nights sleep
Based in a quirky old building surrounded by small universities. The staff are very friendly and the breakfast excellent. Washing machine use a bit pricey at 4500 pesos. I was in the 8 bed dorm and had no problems with noise or anything
I enjoyed my stay here, the only downside was the traffic noise in the 8 bed dorm. Free washing, great breakfast, free wine, and extremely helpful staff
This hostel is friendly and quiet with a great free breakfast. They have free wine every evening and great evening events. The staff are super helpful and speak great english which is useful for me
I have rated low for security because often there us nobody at the front desk and the door is not locked. Otherwise it was fine for the price. The building isn't the best but pretty normal for a hostel in south america.
Comfortable single beds in the dorm room. I didn't have breakfast or use the kitchen as this incurs an extra charge
This excellent guest house is only a few blocks from the main square, has hot gas powered showers, the best breakfast i've had in south america, friendly staff, clean, and great value private rooms. Also lockers big enough for large laptops, super fast wifi, lunch for 14 bolivianos, plenty of DVD's, and a kitchen. Highly recommended. Some english is spoken.
Although I got the impression this was a party hostel, I had some good nights sleep here, couldn't hear the music from my dorm, and the bunks were solid and comfortable. The luggage storage room is the most secure I have ever seen, you get a number and room is locked by security guard. Free beer is nice and the food in the bar is reasonably priced compared to tourist restaurants, expensive compared to locals places. Bar staff are volunteers and it shows in their lack or experience
Puno is cold, but this hostel has gas heaters and does a good job at keeping the draught out. However there is no ventilation in the dorm bathroom and the damp smell is covered up with incense. The breakfast is good and there is a nice TV/Common Room. Staff are helpful and happy to sell tours and bus tickets, but I would recommend walking over to the bus station (30 minutes) to pay 50% less.
Like the name says, the staff here are very friendly and helpful. Comfortable beds, and generally very quiet. Lots of people getting early nights for the treks that start at 3.30am
Small and friendly, this place sells inexpensive tours and has comfortable beds. Was allowed to stay in the hostel all day before my overnight bus. Recommend.
This small guest house is conveniently located in town. The two brothers running the place are very friendly and helpful.
Amazing, atmospheric old building. Lots of lockers, inc the right shape for laptops, some with power inside. The bunks were comfortable and sturdy. Location is close to the historic centre and central station. Free walking tour was great. Only downsides for me was no wifi in dorms, and the small breakfast, two light bread rolls, although this isn't unusual for Peru. Slightly older crowd than miraflores, I would recommend.
Great location and fun hostel. They organise nights out clubbing, possibly one for the younger crowd. Impressive large bathroom in my dorm, scalding hot water. Downsides lockers very small so nowhere convenient to put my laptop. The wifi seemed somewhat slow and overburdened.
Brand new hostel, nice sheets, climbing wall (with overhang so quite tricky). They were assembling more beds while I was there. The hostel works great with only a few people, not so sure what it will be like when full. They need to provide more of everything for the kitchen, pots/pans/cups. However the bathrooms are great and no shortage. The guy on the front desk was super friendly and helpful. I had a great time and would recommend.
I was in Cartagena in peak season and booked the cheapest place available. This place is OK considering everywhere else is so much more expensive. I didn't like that the plaster on the wall next to my bunk was falling off, and anything brushing against it was covered in white dust. However the bunk itself was sturdy and comfortable. The bathroom was inside the dorm and frequently people not staying in the dorm would come inside to use the bathroom. Breakfast was good
Great staff, nice terrace on the roof, enjoyed my stay
I stayed here over Christmas. It was full of big groups, which is not ideal for a solo traveler. However the staff were helpful and the location good. Generally the curtains around the beds are a good idea and add to a feeling of privacy. Only a few small things, not many small saucepans in kitchen and sometimes there was no hot water in the shower. Some biting insects in the garden. Only 2 showers.
The setup is each room opens into a external corridor. The dorm itself was nice enough, very clean with a good bathroom. However there isn't any social area that I could see. Unfortunately the weather was very cold and windy. The staff were very apologetic for not having blankets. I hope they will get some invade cold weather happens again
No English speaking staff, which seems common during low season. The building is very nice, and the bathroom of the 5 bed dorm is excellent. It is located in a very safe area which may seem boring to some people, but the centre is 1 hour walking or 20 minutes by bus. They are many pages of information put on the walls, which can also be downloaded from the hostel website. ATMs one block away, I felt completely safe here.
Kind of an average experience. The dorms are ok. There didn't seem to be much atmosphere, but then I was meeting friends in London and didn't really spend much time at the hostel
Interesting atmosphere here, I guess you get a lot of people just passing through and with very different plans. There is a nice garden/pool area to sit in (might want bug spray), and the city centre (good for a few hours sightseeing) is only 30 minutes by bus. There seem to be a lot of rules, but I think its good if the travelers and hostel know what to expect from each other, its nothing onerous.
Essentially a large space partitioned up so noise could be a problem, however it wasn't noisy while I was there. Even though the hostel was full, the bar was quite empty and I had some very good sleep. The large dorms have an interesting mezzanine floor setup with normal (not bunk) beds. I was given a key, but I never saw the lockable door actually closed during my whole stay. Most beds have a locker, but the screw-in eyelets forming the padlock connection looked pretty weak. Right in the centre
Never stayed in an actual hotel before in South America so don't really have anything to compare it. Was a bit cold in my room, and the hotel was undergoing renovation work on the upper floors, but it was nothing that impacted my stay. I left before breakfast so can't really comment. Only 10 minutes walk from the bus station. The wifi was fast and reliable.
Was expecting a party hostel but it wasn't too bad. The bar closes at a reasonable time. The free food is great, plentiful and very tasty. Bad points, booked a four bed room at extra cost, and there was an additional mattress on the floor for another person, so it was actually 5 bed. Also a guy working at the hostel was in the room and sleeping/awake at odd hours, this is understandable as he is working, however it might be better if staff have their own room.
Very friendly and sociable hostel with good common areas. Staff/owners excellent, even providing free cake on one of the evenings. I just explored the old town, never even went to the tourist area.
I felt the main drive from the staff was to sell the activities, it wasn't a hard sell, and I guess this would be where they get most of their income.
The owner of this hostel is very knowledgeable and welcoming. The common room and kitchen are large and well equipped. It was out of season when I was here and very quiet so cannot comment on the atmosphere too much. Overall I had a great time and met a few interesting people. If you want to make sure you can come a go freely without someone needing to buzz you in, make sure you are given a keycard.
The rooms are on the first floor (british floor counting) of a private house, on the side of a hill overlooking the port. You can take the bus to get between here and the bus station, or you can walk about 25 minutes using stairs. Use OpenStreetMap for accurate map of the stairs. Overall its basic (except the bathroom which was very nice), but good for the price and location. Only problem was noise that sounded like a washing machine on spin cycle on floor above at around midnight.
I wasn't bothered by noise, there was some distant bass in the early morning, but i could easily sleep through it. The staff are very friendly and helpful, i had no problem getting a shower in the morning and the breakfast was good. I would go back.
Very friendly little hostel. Instead of getting a key, you press the buzzer and someone will let you in, there is always someone there to help and answer questions. They are renovating the ground floor, I stayed on the second floor and there are no banisters on the stairs, fine for me, but be aware if you have mobility issues or small children. Currently only one bathroom, another on the ground floor on the way.
I had a very relaxing stay in this well organised and clean hostel. I slept amazingly well the beds are very comfortable. Slight down sides, the showers require pressing a button every ten seconds or so. The kitchen is open the same hours as reception, around 4 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the evening, but closed two evenings a week. The hop on - hop off tours are pushed a bit, this might be the best option for you, if you are short on time, however public buses are numerous and cheap.
This is almost like a backpackers resort, being self contained, as there is not much else in the village. Its location is on the waterfront of Lake Atitlan in a very beautiful position. There was algae on the lake when I was there, swimming and diving were not possible, BUT this didn\'t affect the enjoyment of my stay, there is plenty else to do. The staff are very friendly, and the mostly young crowd seem to have a good time.
This small guest house is tucked away in a quiet side street in the south of Antigua. There are a few private rooms and a comfortable six bed dorm. Its great if like me you need a relatively quiet place to study Spanish. Its only 15 minutes walk to the centre, but can be difficult to find when you first arrive. (Print map from website). Danielle (the owner) is very friendly and knows a great deal about the city and surroundings. I enjoyed my stay and will return if I'm in Antigua again.
This is small, friendly and family run with lodge style accommodation. Around 40 minutes walk from town, but right next to the entrance to Tulum ruins, with the free bikes you can get there in 5 minutes. The beach here is also amazingly beautiful and quiet. There are many mosquitos, repellent is neccessary, even if you\'ve not had problems in other places. Breakfast is good. Cycling into town is fine in the day, but a little dangerous at night. Luckily there is a place to eat just across the road
This hostel has a party atmosphere, however I stayed in an open plan dorm and managed to get a good nights sleep, as the party moves to one of the local bars by 11. The breakfast is good and people friendly, large lockers are provided. The bus station and shops are within walking distance.