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Reviewed 15 January 2017

This hostel is in a shabby street and the rooms are very basic, what it lacks in location and hot water it more than makes up for in friendly service. The owner arranged our bus tickets for our onward journey, our taxi and even came to the bus station to make sure we were on the correct bus as the...

Thank Nigel H
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Stayed here two separates nights, before, and after a lake Titicaca trip. The staff was helpful despite that they barely knew English and we knew very little Spanish. We managed to communicate, and somehow understand each other. They even fixed a carpooling to the airport with other guest so we could save money. Breakfast was served when you needed it...

3Thank Henrik Nesse A
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed for four days, in a private bedroom with its own bathroom. Comfy beds and sufficient warm blankets, free breakfast (and a nice one too with quite some choice) and good wifi. Very cute and friendly owners!

2Thank Kristiina M
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. We booked a private room for three people for one night. Got a huge room with a nice, modern bathroom. Good breakfast. Even though we arrived Puno late at night, the staff helped us to book bus tickets for a 7.30 a.m. bus the morning after. They even came with us to the bus station and...

1Thank Sofie A
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We were three friends who had a great overnight stay at bothy. The staff were extremely helpful and kind. Thy helped us book tickets although most of the bus companies already had sold out their tickets. They even followed us to the bus station to make sure we got the right bus. Warm beds with good madrasses, and close to...

2Thank Marius F
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Blankets are suitable and beds are comfy. Proprietors are live-in and very helpful and attentive. It was quiet during my stay and a perfect distance to Plaza de Armas. Breakfast is included. They'd get a 5 if their reno's were complete. Lots of potential for rooftop patio with a bar and decent view.

1Thank Dustin F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We had no choice but to stay here as there was a local festival on and most places where booked up. We where aware in advance of the bad reviews and poor ratings. The hostel is extremely basic and under construction in certain areas. There was no water when we arrived so the toilets smelt because they couldn't be flushed....

Thank claudia m
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We came in late on new years eve. City was cold and wet. Staff very friendly- put on coffee for us. Impossible to rate place after only 16 hours there but in my experience- not a 5 start hostel and not terrible at all- so 3 star it is.

Thank dougyEdinburgh
Oakland, California
Reviewed 10 September 2015

My friend and I showed up at this hostel at 4am with no reservation freezing and tired after our bus ride from Cusco. The owner, (I'm so sorry I can't remember your name!) welcomed us in, and allowed us to check in immediately for the day/following night (not charging us for the night we came in) so we could go...

1Thank Katie H
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

I made a reservation over their website form. My reservation was confirmed. I arrived and the whole place was a building site. No one there to speak. Very disappointed! At least they could shut their website or make a note that it's under refurbishment.

Thank lndtraveller2015

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Bothy Backpackers

Address: Jiron Iquitos 136, Puno 051, Peru
Region: Peru > Puno Region > Puno
Price Range: RM45 - RM152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Stayed in a dorm room, not sure which one.”
 of 5 bubbles katiehP6381FJ, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in the dorm style room with 3 other friends. It was perfect for our group.”
  • view of the surrounding buildings from the roof.
  • hammocks on the top of the building.
  • View from the roof. You can see Lake Titicaca in the distance.
 of 5 bubbles Treyhaze, 10 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs are quieter :)”
 of 5 bubbles karinaleahy, 16 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles MadiDoe, 1 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Do your research.”
 of 5 bubbles MH851, 10 Aug 2012 | Read review
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