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Hostal Margarita
Ranked #32 of 104 Specialty Lodging in Puno
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I came to Puno after over 25hours of bus travel from Lima having just landed from Iquitos earlier in the day, so I was on the hunt for a cosy place to call home for a couple of days during my stay in Puno, I found Hostal Margarita recommended in my footprints Ecuador, Bolivia & Peru travel book, so went with it & am glad I did, The people running the hostal are so kind & friendly & always smiling, which is what you want after a long bus ride. Breakfast was simple but more than ample. The bedroom was at the rear of the building so I heard no traffic & the bed was super comfortable. Must say, it is so nice having a hot shower again too... Most places I have been to have lacked this. Today I joined a tour on the lake & Islands that the hostal recommended, & I had a lovely time meeting locals & enjoying nice hikes with some really refreshing views of the lake!

I recommend this hostal to anyone heading over to Puno, whether it is for one night or longer.
Great people, great bed, hot water in the shower & perfect location to stroll into town or the water front!

Enjoy & say Hi to them from me if you find yourself there!
Thanks for your time,
Simon

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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HMargarita, Propietario at Hostal Margarita, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013
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Muchas gracias por sus palabras, estas son de un valor incalculable para nosotros ya que nos animan a seguir brindando un excelente servicio y toda la ayuda necesaria durante su estadía para lograr que nuestros huéspedes se sientan como en casa, haciendo de esta la experiencia mas agradable.

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Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Rooms were comfortable and clean (cleaned daily with fresh towels), but a little cold at night, but plenty of blankets are supplied. Hot water in showers which is a bonus in Puno. The toilet paper is possibly the softest we've sampled in Latin America. The hotel is safe, in a safe area close to the main street, Lima. The breakfast was good, with fresh squeezed orange juice! The couple that run the place are kind and helpful. Not much English, but with their broken English and my broken Spanish it was actually never a problem. Good, quiet place to stay!!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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HMargarita, Propietario at Hostal Margarita, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013
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Infinitely appreciate your comments on the hostel as they are invaluable to us, it is our hope that all our guests feel at home, always offering a service that makes your stay the most enjoyable experience.

is a joy for us to help ensure a pleasant experience during your trip, so we have been constantly making efforts to improve the implementation of the hotel (duvets, pillows, sheets, wifi, etc) thus ensuring the highest passenger satisfaction, what which gives us many energies and encouragement to achieve excellence in our service, we hope to serve them again and continue making your stay the most enjoyable experience.

Agradecemos infinitamente sus comentarios sobre el hostal ya que son invalorables para nosotros , es nuestro deseo que todos nuestros huespedes se sientan como en casa, brindando siempre un servicio que haga de su estadia la mas agradable experiencia.

es una alegria para nosotros contribuir a lograr una experiencia agradable durante su viaje, por lo que constantemente venimos realizando esfuerzos en mejorar la implementación general del hotel (edredones, almohadas, sabanas, wifi, etc ) logrando asi la mayor satisfacciòn de los pasajeros, lo cual nos da muchas energias y animos para lograr la excelencia en nuestro servicio, esperamos poder atenderlos nuevamente y seguir haciendo de su estadía la mas agradable experiencia.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

The hostel is clean, cosy, with great location in Puno and the staff is extremely helpful. We stayed here in total 3 nights when travelling in Peru and Bolivia (a tripple room with bathroom). Continental breakfast is served with all fresh ingredients. Recommended!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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HMargarita, Propietario at Hostal Margarita, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013
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Infinitely appreciate your comments on the hostel as they are invaluable to us, it is our hope that all our guests feel at home, always offering a service that makes your stay the most enjoyable experience.

is a joy for us to help ensure a pleasant experience during your trip, so we have been constantly making efforts to improve the implementation of the hotel (duvets, pillows, sheets, wifi, etc) thus ensuring the highest passenger satisfaction, what which gives us many energies and encouragement to achieve excellence in our service, we hope to serve them again and continue making your stay the most enjoyable experience.

Agradecemos infinitamente sus comentarios sobre el hostal ya que son invalorables para nosotros , es nuestro deseo que todos nuestros huespedes se sientan como en casa, brindando siempre un servicio que haga de su estadia la mas agradable experiencia.

es una alegria para nosotros contribuir a lograr una experiencia agradable durante su viaje, por lo que constantemente venimos realizando esfuerzos en mejorar la implementación general del hotel (edredones, almohadas, sabanas, wifi, etc ) logrando asi la mayor satisfacciòn de los pasajeros, lo cual nos da muchas energias y animos para lograr la excelencia en nuestro servicio, esperamos poder atenderlos nuevamente y seguir haciendo de su estadía la mas agradable experiencia.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

I was really impressed with Hostal Margarita. The location could not be better. You are one block off of the main drag (Calle Lima), yet you are still set back from the hustle and bustle. The staff is very friendly. I have read other reviews about this hostel being cold--that is true, but welcome to Puno! The shower water is not warm, it's HOT (if you want it to be). For just 40 soles a night, I would come back here for sure.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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HMargarita, Gerente at Hostal Margarita, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013
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Infinitely appreciate your comments on the hostel as they are invaluable to us, it is our hope that all our guests feel at home, always offering a service that makes your stay the most enjoyable experience.

is a joy for us to help ensure a pleasant experience during your trip, so we have been constantly making efforts to improve the implementation of the hotel (duvets, pillows, sheets, wifi, etc) thus ensuring the highest passenger satisfaction, what which gives us many energies and encouragement to achieve excellence in our service, we hope to serve them again and continue making your stay the most enjoyable experience.

Agradecemos infinitamente sus comentarios sobre el hostal ya que son invalorables para nosotros , es nuestro deseo que todos nuestros huespedes se sientan como en casa, brindando siempre un servicio que haga de su estadia la mas agradable experiencia.

es una alegria para nosotros contribuir a lograr una experiencia agradable durante su viaje, por lo que constantemente venimos realizando esfuerzos en mejorar la implementación general del hotel (edredones, almohadas, sabanas, wifi, etc ) logrando asi la mayor satisfacciòn de los pasajeros, lo cual nos da muchas energias y animos para lograr la excelencia en nuestro servicio, esperamos poder atenderlos nuevamente y seguir haciendo de su estadía la mas agradable experiencia.

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Very friendly owners and close to the centre, but overall a little strange place... we appeared to be the only guests despite visiting in the main season, rooms quite cold (but we were supplied with extra blankets), disappointing breakfast with bread that appeared to be several days old. A budget place with basic service and facilities, but will do for a few nights.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank mate44
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HMargarita, Propietario at Hostal Margarita, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014
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Infinitely appreciate your comments about the hostel as they are invaluable for us these many energies and give us courage to continue to improve and achieve excellence in our service and it is our hope that all our guests feel at home, always providing a service that make your stay the most pleasant experience.

hope to attend again and so you can check the result of our efforts to improve to keep making your stay the most pleasant experience.

Agradecemos infinitamente sus comentarios sobre el hostal ya que son invalorables para nosotros estos nos dan muchas energias y animos para continuar mejorando y lograr la excelencia en nuestro servicio ya que es nuestro deseo que todos nuestros huespedes se sientan como en casa, brindando siempre un servicio que haga de su estadia la mas agradable experiencia.

esperamos poder atenderlo nuevamente y asi pueda comprobar el fruto de nuestros esfuerzos por mejorar para seguir haciendo de su estadía la mas agradable experiencia.

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Reviewed May 18, 2010

This hotel is about 2 blocks From the main plaza in Puno. It was roughly about $15 per night(Single). We stayed here mid July and it was cold. They do have heaters in the rooms but because the building is made of cinder block and plaster it does not insulate the room very well so you feel the cold from outside. The rooms are clean and basic. with a TV and person shower. They do provide Hot(very hot) water 24/7. I mention this because some hotels/ hostels say hot water but really provide warm water or they don't provide it at certain times of the day. They offer the usual complimentary Peruvian breakfast of coffee, mate de coca, or juice and some type of bread and jelly. If you are looking for a big meal you might have to go out to eat.

This is a family run Hostel. They can book tours to the Uros Islands, Sullustani, And Taquileand Amantani. You do the one day tour or a 2 day tour. Each ofering pros and cons.

Overall it is a nice place to stay if you are on a budget and are looking for no frills and a good location.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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HMargarita, Gerente at Hostal Margarita, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014
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Infinitely appreciate your comments about the hostel as they are invaluable for us these many energies and give us courage to continue to improve and achieve excellence in our service and it is our hope that all our guests feel at home, always providing a service that make your stay the most pleasant experience.

hope to serve them again and keep making your stay the most enjoyable.

Agradecemos infinitamente sus comentarios sobre el hostal ya que son invalorables para nosotros estos nos dan muchas energias y animos para continuar mejorando y lograr la excelencia en nuestro servicio ya que es nuestro deseo que todos nuestros huespedes se sientan como en casa, brindando siempre un servicio que haga de su estadia la mas agradable experiencia.

esperamos poder atenderlos nuevamente y seguir haciendo de su estadía la mas agradable.

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Reviewed July 7, 2009

Hello,a very quick review - the hostel itslef is not much to talk about, really. It is VERY basic, and very VERY COLD. The rooms are just freezing and it really is a spoiler. Other than that - its clean and the staff is nice.
if you are going there in the Peruvian summer, then may be it gets warmer.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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HMargarita, Gerente at Hostal Margarita, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014
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Infinitely appreciate your comments about the hostel as they are invaluable for us these many energies and give us courage to continue to improve and achieve excellence in our service and it is our hope that all our guests feel at home, always providing a service that make your stay the most pleasant experience.

hope to attend again and so you can check the result of our efforts to improve to keep making your stay the most pleasant experience.

Agradecemos infinitamente sus comentarios sobre el hostal ya que son invalorables para nosotros estos nos dan muchas energias y animos para continuar mejorando y lograr la excelencia en nuestro servicio ya que es nuestro deseo que todos nuestros huespedes se sientan como en casa, brindando siempre un servicio que haga de su estadia la mas agradable experiencia.

esperamos poder atenderlo nuevamente y asi pueda comprobar el fruto de nuestros esfuerzos por mejorar para seguir haciendo de su estadía la mas agradable experiencia.

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Address: Jr. Tarapaca 130 | En pleno centro de la ciudad, Puno, Peru
Location: Peru > Puno Region > Puno
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #32 of 104 Specialty Lodging in Puno
Price Range: $33 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Margarita 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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