At the time of my stay ( 4 August) there was major construction on the street in front of the hostal, blocking vehicle access, and making lots of noise during work hours. I don't know when it will be done.
This hostal is one block off the malecon, a pedestrian street overlooking the river, with lots of artesan markets lining the street. It is 1 block from the plaza de armas. Great location!
I stayed here for one night after my trip to a jungle lodge. This hostal only takes cash, no plastic, so be prepared. There are a variety of rooms, including singles, doubles and triples. A/C is available for 10 soles more.
Check in went smoothly, and I was given the key, the tv control, and the a/c control. The tv control didn't work, so I went and got another one, no problem.
My room (218) was on the second floor facing the street, so there was some street noise, but between the tv and the a/c, it was minimal. A/c was cold, and you can set your own temp. There is a small desk and chair, and a built in closet with hangers. The bathroom was basic but clean. There is a small shelf for toiletries next to the sink, very helpful.
The sheets on the bed were rougher than what I am used to, but the bed itself was perfect for sleeping.
There is a small courtyard area where the stairs are, and a small cafe but I never saw anybody there. Security is good- they have to buzz the door for you to enter, and the staff seem to know everyone, and their room number, quickly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hostal is located in Raymondi 200 street one block from square; all the rooms have private bathroom, TV cable, hot water and cold, WIFI.There is service coffe ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostal El Colibri Hotel Iquitos