The other comments are correct - the hostel is very compact - however, the staff were great and helpful, the breakfast was one of the best I've had, and the facilities are all excellently maintained. Though Belem is not that touristy, the hostel is around the corner from the metro, so everything is very close. Would happily stay here again.
More of a home stay than a hostel. Diana the host was lovely and helped us out with local information. She took us into the city for sushi, and was happy to drive us down to the beach whenever we wanted to go. The hostel has a nice, family atmosphere, and the breakfast and wifi were both very good. The dorm, however, could have done with more regular cleaning. Just a word - the hostel is about 20 minutes from the city center in the quiet southern suburbs- though very close to a beautiful beach.
A hotel - not a hostel. It is about 20 minutes by cab from the city center - so if coming from the border, its better to get dropped off on the way. There's a lot of hotels in the area, but not much more. The hotel room was nice, clean and big. The buffet breakfast was unbelievable, and the restaurant dinner was great value too. We found the staff helpful. However, the outer pools could have done with a clean, and if you want to use wifi, you have to pay pretty expensive fees for it.
We really liked our stay at the hostel. The location is great (just across the road from the terminal), the hostel was clean, the staff were really friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was great. The only complaint was the bathroom situation. We had the private room, but the only showers are downstairs through the dorm, which was a bit of an inconvenience.
Very clean, good value for money hostel. Very close to Av Santa Fe, and the subway. We were only there for one night and had no problems with the facilities or the staff. Recommended.
La Tosca is a well-run, busy place. Really well taken care of. Everything was accommodated for, and we had no really issues. The only criticisms I'd make are that they need more photos of the rooms on hostelworld.com (the private rooms are generally bunk beds, and quite small), and the free breakfast consists of cake (the cake is good, but I don't really consider cake to be breakfast).
We have a fine time staying at the hostel. Everyone was really helpful, and allowed us to stay after check-out as we waited for a 10pm bus. Recommended.
A big place, but not noisy. Our private matrimonial room was enormous, the bed was huge and clean. Was impressed by the included breakfast, and the hostel was close to everything. The only real grievance I had was with the showers, which despite all the claims of being independent systems, and always giving hot water, out of the three showers I had, none worked entirely. Still, a recommended stay.
We liked our stay here. There was nothing overly wrong with the hostel, we just thought that it could use a bit of a touch up. The rooms were nice, but spartan. The bathroom needs a slight repair. The kitchen definitely needs more utensils. However, aside from these things that can be overcome, we had a fine stay. Good location. Beds were really comfy too.
We enjoyed our stay at Wasi Masi. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The shower and internet worked fine. The staff were friendly and helpful. And it was only a five minute walk from the main plaza. Recommended.
Though the streets around the terminal might not be the most attractive, the location of the hostel is great. The room was spacious and the beds were some of the comfiest we've slept in. The shower was hot, we had wifi (only occasionally inconsistent), and all the staff were so lovely and helpful. Definitely recommended.
Overall, I really liked staying at Marlon's house. The rooms are enormous, and cleaned daily. The wifi is excellent everywhere. The breakfast is probably the best you're going to find in Peru. The staff are all very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately, the hotel is right on a busy street, and the Peruvians are shy about using car horns - though the hotel can't really help this. The showers, however, are very poor. Perhaps all the showers should be converted to electric like the communal one.
Nothing but good things to say about this hostel. We have been travelling for nine months now, and obviously seen the inside of a lot of accommodation in that time, and Recoleta is amongst the best. The staff are super friendly and helpful, the building is beautiful, the showers are hot and the rooms are meticulously cleaned. Can't recommend highly enough.
The basic facilities and running of this hostel is fine. The room was simple but adequate, and everything was kept very clean. HOWEVER...the major grievance we had was that the hostel is very noisy, not because of the guests, but because of the staff. Staff will yell to each other across the courtyard, and between balconies. Our room was a meter away from the staff kitchen, and on multiple times in the late night and early morning (once at 3am), staff had conversations directly outside our door.
New hostel, the rooms were kept very clean (with cleaning done every day), security was very good, and Darwin the worker was super helpful and accommodating. Is about a ten minute walk down to the main strip, but we prefer this. Totally recommended.
With so much accommodation in Banos, there's bound to be a few average places. We stayed in one, then changed to Princesa Maria, which was definitely the right thing to do. The family-run hostel is spotless, pleasant, has a great kitchen and communal area. The staff were super friendly and eager to help. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Really nice building, with great rooms. Breakfast is good value. We enjoyed our stay here very much.