Nice, new looking and clean place but some issues. only1 public shower so quite a wait
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (32 reviews)
The place is fine but nothing special. If you're lucky, you'll meet people but it's almost too large. Staff are fine but not very friendly. I arrived in the middle of the night, after a Macchu Picchu tour and they wouldn't let me have access to the storage ro to get my bag! Laundry is over-priced too (as, I suspect, are the tours but I didn't book with them). It also took over an hour one evening, with numerous requests, to get the hot-water re-filled- not fin when you have an early start!
This will be a great hostel once the weather warms but unfortunately it was dead when I was there as far too cold to hang out in the bar. The saf are all really nice and friendly. There's a new cleaning lady who is over-zealous- my bed was made and my stuff removed as she thought I was leaving despite my bed details saying otherwise but the reception staff were great at sorting it. Hot shower. Kitchen is okay but a little small. location close to main square. Wifi okay- be had much worse!
Freezing cold but I think this may be the case for all Puno accommodation. Showers also cold. Breakfast better than most of Peru- pancakes etc. Tourdesk massively over priced. Wanted more than double for a bus ticket to Cusco! One really nice member of staff who was very helpful, the rest are not great.
I moved from a different hostel and glad I did. The atmosphere isn't the best I've had but small enough a place with good enough common areas to meet people. Staff really nice and one even encouraged people to go out- I went out with him and people I'd not even met! I liked this place enough to book their other in Cusco- the cusco one brews good beer!! A little further to the main square than other hostels but not too far a walk. If you're not a 'Loli' person, stay here.
To me, this felt like a soulless place but I've met people since who liked it... The only real social area is on the top floor so you have to be brave enough if on your own to go up there! Boone talks at breakfast. The staff are just robots doing their job- not very friendly, although I was impressed that they will book a bus ticket with no commission. Nice clean rooms with individual bathrooms. I moved to dragonfly and preferred it- more intimate and easier to meet people.
Okay hostel but run more like a hotel than a hostel- the main common area is the restaurant which had individual tables. So not gd to meet other guests
I've already submitted another review but just to add a thanks to the staff who helped me get back an item I left behind
Unfortunately I never got to stay here- I was scammed by a taxi driver and taken to the wrong hostel (the nazca inn hospedaje)- stupid in hindsight by after an overnight bus... I'm writing this review to warn others and to plead with this hostel to add better instructions as to how to find them as the address was not on my map app. Make sure the name of the hostel is exactly the same. Make sure you pay no more than $80 for a flight- thebigger planes where you don't get a window seat don't exist
No decent common areas, making it difficult for solo travellers to meet people. The lady on reception was really lovely and very helpful but the man doing the evening shift (and who was there when I arrived) was very unfriendly and gave scant information about the hostel. Very basic breakfast. Very difficult to get a hot shower. Comfortable beds and spacious lockers. Tours are over-priced- I paid 130 soles elsewhere for a good 3 day tour.
Great pickup service inc. tour round town. The owner also gives lots of info on arrival- very helpful. Nice to have beds that are not bunk beds but the rooms are a little cramped and there's only one plug socket. Clean. Wifi mixed. Expensive compared to the rest of Chile but okay for the island, however you can camp elsewhere and be given tent and sleeping bag plus kitchen use for c. $10 US. You'll also be told that the island is a safe place but my camera went missing at a tourist site.
I only stayed for one night so difficult to fully comment but my observations are: dorm had a layout that gave privacy to most beds but mine was directly opposite the door. Despite the place being half empty, it was v noisy late at night- loud music from reception
Nice, clean hostel. Decent breakfast. Good common area- a nice change to have it away from reception! Staff are nice and some will take you out in the local area and get you into a club for free. However, there are far cheaper hostels in Santiago inc one that's half the price and does free dinners!
Lovely hostel. Good sized rooms and nice thick duvets and warm fires plus radiators were being installed as I left! Organised hostel trips to bars etc and lots of tours so useful to meet people. Low on bathrooms but never too long a wait. Mostly v clean but the bath could do with a good scrub! Port breakfast isn't included although this seems to be the case for most of the pucon hostels. Pretty location by lake and with view of volcano out front. Staff are lovely and are helpful. Big lockers.
Lovely hostel. Big lockers and code to get in the building. Wifi didn't quite reach the bedroom and plug sockets are limited but those are the only complaints. Heaters on the room are great. Very close to the centre and plenty of bars. Atmosphere is very dependent on people staying there as there are no activities to bring people together but the common area is nice. Very helpful info inc a booklet detailing everything you need to know about the area and getting to your next place. V clean.
Nice hostel. Bi-weekly asado is nice and helps bring people together. Staff are really nice but not always very clued up on the local area e.g. How to get local buses to hot springs. Only 2 bathrooms although there was never too long a wait. Cleaned every day but in the morning when most people are getting up and wanting to use them! Big lockers and security camera at gate so excellent security. Good breakfast. Location is quit good as about halfway between bus station and centre.
If you want to see the bar scene in BA, don't stay here as the nightly parties will suck you (or friends) in. The hostel is too big to make friends very easily. Staff are nice and will remember your name. A big negative is that the wifi only works in the common area. Their signs show they want people to not be unsociable and on the Internet but if you need to book hostels and look up buses etc, you're forced to be unsociable! A good array of tours on offer but over-priced. Location not great.
I had a great time here. The communal area is basic but good for meeting people plus free 8pm drink and happy hour helps with that too. The trip to the river is over-priced but was nice. No end time for breakfast is amazing and the staff will let you stay in the dorm past check-out if there's no-one arriving- this all helps make a really nice, relaxed atmosphere. Location is very close to the bus station but far from everything else.
Nice hostel with nice, very helpful owner. Breakfast was too sugary for my taste- no options without and no fruit. Small enough hostel to meet people but no activities to really bring people together- I later stayed at a different hostel that had free wine hour and activities like a BBQ. Overall, nice but not amazing.
Very clean and good quality hostel but that's all this place has going for it. There is no atmosphere and the only way to meet people is if you're lucky enough to have nice people in your room.
I only stayed one night so difficult to fully judge but the main thing for me is the assistance of the staff- offering umbrellas during a massive downpour and when I left my towel and a few toiletries, they found someone to take then to my next destination for me- much appreciated.
Staff are only friendly when approached but disinterested otherwise- do not offer any advice without prompting. Structure of the building means that any sound echoes so it can be very noisy at any time of day/ night. Very few bathrooms which wasn't a problem when I was there but would be if full. Difficult to comment on atmosphere as, during my stay, there were some really unfriendly guests but the spread out common areas and lack of activities etc doesn't help. I would not stay here again.
Lots of potential but issues to sort. Wifi only in reception. No kitchen or breakfast- this is advertised but hostel opposite has both
Must have been nice once... Only one working hot shower. Rooms not properly cleaned (dust and condom wrapper under bed). Staff OK- sometimes friendly, sometimes not ¬ v clued up on local area blaring music before 10am every day. Wifi only works in reception. I was cheated on price- I extended an extra night, went to pay when leaving and fee increased by 50%! Was told it was the 'walk in' price but met Brazillians later who hadn't booked and paid only 150 compared to my 220 (booked price).
Fab hostel. Decent common areas; large kitchen; good brekkie; food
I chose this hostel as the only 1 with directions from bus station! Nice, basic hostel. Great for Spanish/ Portuguese speakers but not for English speakers/ Europeans as you will be poss the only one... Staff are nice enough. There's one non-English speaker (fair enough, it's brazil, just a slight shock as this was the first time for me) but she tried very hard to help and looked up words. Location okay-walkable (15 mins to party area; 30 to touristy). Nice free dinner my first night!
Great hostel. Small enough that everyone hangs out so good for meeting people. Location okay- near a beach and easy bus-ride to the nearest centre, Lagoa. There are a couple of v good restaurants and a bakery plus the hostel has a bar. Single lady travellers beware a staff member called Julio. He doesn't like rejection and will find a way to make you pay (money) for the privilege! (It discovered it happened to a girl who stayed just before me!) Don't let this put you off - still a great hostel.
Fairly basic hostel but nice. Staff were nice The owners were around often and the lady made sure to chat to everyone. The location is a quiet, residential area. The hostel isn't suited to lone travellers looking to make friends but it's a lovely place for those looking for quiet respite. (Note also that the middle and top bunks are a little tricky to get into if you're not nimble!)
Water stopped working regularly. Wifi very poor. Cooker unusable without own lighter (didn't have one so maybe not usable even then). Nice bar area but drinks fairly expensive. Meal offers but insufficient for all guests. Get early to breakfast otherwise many things run out (maybe this is fairly standard but wasn't the case at my previous hostel). Security fairly good as need to buzz at main door and keycards for rooms but many of the lockers under beds can't be locked as catches are broken.
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (32 reviews)
Perfect hostel for carnival! Feline, the owner, is around often and a great guide, taking us to some if the blocko's. I can't imagine ever going anywhere else for carnival! Good bar and common areas- good for making friends. Spacious dormitory with large lockers. Shower facilities and kitchen facilities are basic but clean and in good working order. Not all staff are clued up about the hostel and touristy stuff but Felipe knows all and there's a tourist info 2 mins down the road. Love this place
What a fantastic hostel! The owners really care about making it a nice place to stay. My friend and I were there for New Years and the owners put on a pre-going out party with free Serbian alcohol!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hostel to anyone wanting friendly, helpful staff; clean and comfortable rooms and a really good atmosphere. Thank you so much!!
Nice hostel. Most of the staff were great and v helpful. I would (and did) stay there again.
- (32 reviews)