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“Nice staff but incompetent”
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Tayka Hostel
Ranked #8 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Puno
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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

Ready the reviews and my guide book, I do confirm this hostel may have been nicer in the past.

I came for 2 nights but left after the first as everything was bad. Sure, the staff is friendly, but that doesn't worth 50 soles for a smile.

Very bad wifi in the rooms that have direct windows to the corridor so you hear everything and vice versa.
The hot water is a joke. There is just none. I told them the water was cold in my room, the told me I could shower in another room (that was not finished being cleaned) and it was as hot as my ex's heart....

The breakfast buffet is ok but I also had to be watched by the staff as if I would eat everything.

I do not recommend. Improve the service or lower the prices !

Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

I couldn t find through any web site. When I arrive to Puno get to Plaza de Armas by taxi and look around for cheap hostel and found Tayka Hostel only 200mt away from Plaza de Armas.
Price is reasonable and breakfast nice. The room was clean and staff was so kindly and helpful.
Highly recommended..

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Eurasiann
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

The hostel I was needing to get from Bolivia! a good shower, cozy bed and breakfast and excellent service, the lowest price in town! clean and very good and very cordial reception attendees, thanks for everything!
if back to Puno would not hesitate to return here!

El hostel que estaba necesitando al llegar de Bolivia! una buena ducha, una cama acojedora y un excelente servicio y desayuno, al precio mas barato de la ciudad! lugar limpio y muy buena recepcion y muy cordiales las asistentes, gracias por todo!
de volver a puno no dudaria en volver aqui!

Room Tip: "shared rooms are cheaper price"
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

After some confusion based on the fact that this hostal has recently changed names, we managed to locate this hostel. The rooms were clean and quite nice with TV and a shower that was warm although slightly temperamental. The location of the hostal is very close to the centre/ Plaza de Armas and the breakfast on offer is ok for a hostal in the cheap/mid range price bracket.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

I found this place by accident, and am glad I did! Tayka is located only two blocks from the Plaza de Armas, and is in a secure location. From the moment I walked in, I was warmly welcomed and assisted by Marinele. ALL of the staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. I stayed at this hotel twice, and my first room was a shared "dormitary" for four that was completely clean and comfortable. I was amazed that, even in a shared room, the staff cleaned the room daily, and even remade my warm and comfortable bed. Tayka has wifi, hot water showers, and a very nice and tasty breakfast buffet. The owner, Maricela, helped me organize a more personal visit to the Colca Canyon, and that was a wonderful perk. Her help was invaluable. I think this hotel is a terrific value, and recommend it highly to anyone visiting Puno.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

- location in city centre was fine.
- Unfriendly staff: problems with wifi and extremely cold room. However, staff didn't put any effort in helping you. We don't speak a lot of Spanish, but this normally doesn't matter. They do not seem to know how the creditcard system work and ten try to blame you instead. We were surprised of their unfriendly attitude.
- bad shower: almost no hot water. Not nice, when it almost freezes at night.
- no heaters at all in rooms or breakfast room: not nice to have breakfast with your windjacket on.

Room Tip: Ask for a heater, they certainly have thrm. Otherwise rooms can be extremely cold.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Excellent place to stay, even in a dormitory. Huge breakfast with cheese, orange juice, mate de coca, coffee, cereals, bread, jam, avocados, … Rooms are really clean with 24 hours hot water. Towel available even in the dormitory. Staff is very polite and makes everything to help you. Possible to book a tour in the islands (Uros, Amantani and Taquile). They also call you a taxi for the bus terminal (costs 5 soles to pay to the taxi driver), even at 6AM. Also possible to book a bus ticket to La Paz or Cuzco and they deliver it printed to you. Complementary mate de coca or tee in the lounge. 2 minutes walking distance to the centro. Powerful WIFI at the second floor (primo piso), a bit weak in the compartido. They only speak Spanish and were talking a bit to fast to me., but after a “mas despacio por favor”, everything was fine. I am travelling now for two weeks all around Peru and that was the best place I stayed at.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Tayka Hostel

Address: Jr. Ayacucho 515-517, Puno 051, Peru
Region: Peru > Puno Region > Puno
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Puno
Price Range: £8 - £20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tayka Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
TAYKA HOSTEL offers a warm and welcoming as a guest expects far from home, enjoys in the down town in Puno, 1 block from the Main Square, with easy access to shops, banks, ATMs, restaurants , exchange houses and others. ... more   less 
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