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Bothy Backpackers
Jiron Iquitos 136, Puno 051, Peru   |  
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Ranked #17 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Puno
Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

We made a booking through Bothy Hostel in Arequipa, of course when we got to Puno, there was no booking... we did get two twin rooms though, the beds were horrendous, to the point of talking about taking out our blow up mattress and putting it on a cold floor. The light and noise made it hard to sleep and the rooms were freezing. There were two toilet/shower combinations for the whole hostel as the upstairs one was broken, with no hot water. They decided to try fix the toilet about our room, so we endured hours of jack hammering above our heads. Breakfast were pancakes and jam, each day I had to make my own as the staff were non existent. A very uncomfortable experience over all.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

It was a nice enough place to stay. However, the mattresses werent very uncomfortable, there was no hot water, not enough staff so cleaning didn't happen regularly, wifi existed but was very slow and went in and out of connection. The breakfast was good, except that i had to help myself to cold pancakes or make them myself(I happened to see batter in the kitchen). The bread was stale, and I had to rummage through the kitchen to find butter, jam and coffee. All that being said, I'd probably stay here again, as the staff were very friendly, there was a comfortable movie room and nice rooftop.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

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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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stayed here for one night only. The room is ok and clean. Our beds are warm enough but not very comfortable. The shower in the second floor is not stable, water is not hot and sometimes only cold water comes out, but the other one in the first floor is a lot better.
The staffs here we met are all very nice, friendly, and willing to help and anwser our questions.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

It is just like what everyone else says on here. Cheap, nice, good breakfast, hot shower (difficult to control but who cares). I was happy. I met some great people. I slept in the room with 10 beds and there were no issues. The walk into town was a few blocks, no big deal at all. The staff were friendly. I liked it. I'll go back next time I am through Puno.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

very nice staff, cosy, friendly people, cheap, pancakes for breakfast, well located, wifi, ...!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

nice hostel with friendly staff,clean rooms and excellent value.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jiron Iquitos 136, Puno 051, Peru
Location: Peru > Puno Region > Puno
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Puno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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