Stayed here for one night on the way to see Lake Titicaca for a tour. Wow! I have no idea why this place has such good reviews on Hostel World.
We got there and the staff were quite unhelpful. We had to ask for a map, and they gave us one that didn't even have the road the hostel was on. We booked a double room and got given a twin, the staff said they couldn't do anything about this. The showers and toilets weren't separate. But worst of all - there was no water in the hostel! You couldn't even flush the toilet. There was cold water the morning we left, but Puno is a cold place at night and having a freezing shower first thing isn't the most pleasant experience. Breakfast wasn't great either, as people kept having to ask for butter, juice, and other things. The only good thing was how quiet it was.
On the way out, the lady at the desk tried to double charge us. We couldn't wait to leave.
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- Dear Friends if You come to bothy hostel Puno. when taking a taxi driver at the bus station is better to tell the driver. that you already have reservacon with us. In our hostel We will always have a space for you. They will try to tell you that we are full when We are not!See You at Bothy Hostels Arequipa Puno PeruDont pay more than 4 soles!! From Bus station Not more than 80 soles from the airport. We also offer a pick up service for a fear price! ... more less
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