I travelled from La Paz,Bolivia to Puno via a local bus on Sunday 22nd December 2013. After a very short cheap taxi ride ( S6 ) I arrived at the Bothy Backpackers hostel. I did not have any small change so was relieved that the lady on the reception kindly paid the patient taxi driver. I would point out at this moment that the location leaves a lot to the imagination in a "shady" looking backstreet area BUT was perfectly safe and within a short 5 minute stroll to the town centre.The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful and the facilities were excellent. After being traveling for a week I took the opportunity to have my dirty washing done and was astonished by the speedy service and the cheapness. I received my 2 kg of washing back pristinely cleaned and ironed that same afternoon which was very impressive. I was lucky to have sole use of a 6 bed mixed dorm for my 2 night stay and felt immediately at home. The staff even re-stocked the fridge with beer after I mentioned my thirst after a long 6 hour bus journey. I would recommend this lovely friendly hostel to any traveller and PLEASE do not be put off by your immediate impression of the location as you arrive in
the taxi. A true find !!!
- 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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