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Tarantula Eco Hostel

Av. Aeropuerto Km. 1 S/N | Av. Faucett, Puerto Maldonado 51, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014
Lisa E Tipperary, Ireland
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Having stayed in Puerto Maldonado before (with another company), we had a good idea of what to expect. Unfortunately, our expectations were not met at all, and we were really disappointed with our tour. We sent the following to the manager to ask for a response and a partial refund, but he wrote back essentially telling us he would not... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I stayed two nights here. Room was clean and breakfast was plentiful. The owners were very friendly and helpful in planning trips for me. The hostel is very convenient to the airport and very easy to get taxi/collectivo into town.Next door there is a very nice thai restaurant.I could not have asked for more

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went there for a two days jungle trip to the lodge. That was really good:-) Marco - our guide - explained a lot to us about flora and fauna. Also we went for the tree tops, a boat on Lake Sandoval, wild Monkeys, Caymans, Spiders... Staff and food was also perfect. One the way back to the bus it... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The location is very near the airport, but that's a positive! Easy to get there, easy to get back. You aren't missing anything by not staying in town. You could stay in one of the jungle lodges, but the cost can be prohibitive for those. We saw an Agouti in the yard as soon as we checked in and Tamarins... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I stayed here for four nights in September 2014 and had a great time. The main lodge is located close to the airport and is easy to find, if you're trying to stay in the city of Puerto Maldonado it is a little ways out, but most people come here to go out into the jungle. Its a peaceful and... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We booked a jungle trip to Sandoval Lake from Cusco (the guy was Edgar and it was a bit strange, but we trusted him). We arrived with the bus, got picked up, could sleep in the hostel (35 Soles per night per person) and the next the we went to the jungle. They have always a guy in the hostel... More 

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Lake Munmorah, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Tarantula Eco tours organised our 4 day Amazon stay. We were picked up from the airport and had lunch at the hostel before being dropped off at the river. Half an hour boat ride and an enjoyable 2hour walk along a easy muddy track we arrived at our lodge. All our photos turned out amazing. You cannot go wrong with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked our tour in Cusco through Macaw Adventure Perú Tour located on Calle Suecia, just a short walk from Plaza Des Armas. David, the owner, was very helpful and organized everything including our transportation to and from Cusco. Once in Puerto Maldonado, the owner of Tarantula Eco Hostel met us and handled everything on that end. We had our... More 

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San Diego, California
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23 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Had an overnight stay at the hotel. The room was very basic but the staff were great people. Wifi seems to go down once in a while due to the ISP. The hotel is very close to the airport maybe 5 minutes or so. The town is still has a lot of dirt roads and very country feel.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Awesome place! Great value, not to close to town to be bothered by the hustle and bustle but close enough to walk in for lunch, supplies etc. Super friendly and helpful staff. Always ensured we had clean comfortable rooms. Gave us all the info we needed for a fun and adventurous time in PM. Abed was happy for us to... More 

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