Hobo Hideout is an almost perfect hideout. The family that runs this Hostel still remains in my heart. I visited Peru for 3 months and this hostel was my last stop on my way back to the US. Maybe it was best that way, otherwise i may have never left Hobo Hideout. It's convenient to the town of Iquitos, not too far from the airport, close to the market and the main square. The place is clean, unlike many other hostels I stayed in. The family that runs the place also lives there and it's truly a home. There are different accommodations as far as bedroom styles like single bedroom, double occupancy, group occupancy holding up to 8 or 10 bunkbed dorm setup. Some rooms have a/c and others are treehouse stlye in case you want to enjoy the outdoor indoor feel with opened windows. The bathrooms are clean, spacious and modern. Most places don't offer warm showers (not that it's necessary in an already hot place like Peru) however it's a plus that they did.
There is an area where you can hand wash your clothes and hang them out to dry otherwise there is a laundry close by.
The beds are truly comfortable and the rooms are cleaned during your stay. The kitchen is shared by guests and family/staff. I truly love Hobo Hideout. If i was forced to have to say anything negative about this place I'd have to really nitpick...
So for nitpicking sake:
The refrigerator is for family/staff use only (but that's because some guests take advantage by consuming personal items belonging to the family) maybe a mini fridge could be provided for guests.
There is no wifi (but across the street is an internet center)
The kitchen opens at 6 am and closes at 6 pm.
The entrance lobby door locks at 1or 2am and opens at 6 am.
The bird in the lobby can get loud as so can the road noise.
The dorm rooms are co-ed.
Remember I'm nitpicking for nitpicking sake. The cost for Hobo Hideout accommodations is embarrassingly inexpensive and that's coming from someone who takes pride on living on a budget. I truly love love love this place and i look forward to visiting again as if i would be visiting extended family. I also got the chance to meet some very amazing people at Hobo Hideout. Some people that I've bonded with for life in less than a week in an almost perfect Hideout!
Thanks to Jimmy and his family/staff for making me feel so welcomed. I love you all sincerely. Love Shy :)
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