Looking for the best hostels in Puno? We got you covered.
On the edge of the majestic Lake Titicaca lies the port city of Puno – the proud home to indigenous Aymara and Quechua cultures. This quaint city is full of character and is a popular stop on the South American backpacker circuit.
As one of Peru’s most enchanting regions, Lake Titicaca is renowned for its shifting waters, archaeological sites, and captivating indigenous culture. To make the most out of your experience, Puno is the ideal place to base yourself.
Here, you’ll find plenty of affordable and comfortable accommodations, some of which are the best hostels in Puno in this guide.
Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Safety in Puno: you don’t need to be overly concerned about safety. You can explore the city like you would any other. However, it is worth noting that Puno is prone to strikes and protests and if any large-scale demonstrations are taking place.
Internet in Puno: Visitors to Puno, Peru, often find that the internet connection is neither too fast nor too slow, meeting the average standards of most cities in Peru. Most accommodations, such as hostels and hotels, come equipped with Wi-Fi.
These are our favorite hostels in Puno. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
At this guest house, each room is outfitted with its own private bathroom. Whether you’re a traveler visiting for business or pleasure, this hostel has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
It boasts two common areas, ideal for mingling with other guests or getting some work done. The 20 rooms all come with Tv, hot water, and comfortable beds.
Plus, the friendly staff are on hand to provide you with advice and information about all the best places to visit in Puno.
Location: In close proximity to popular attractions such as the Puno Train Station, Estadio Enrique Torres Belon, and Plaza de Armas Puno, this cozy guest house is situated just a 15-minute walk from the main square, a 10-minute walk from the popular market and city supermarket, and a 20-minute walk from the port of Lake Titicaca.
Bar and super cheap drinks. (happy hour specials.)
Small gym space
FAST Internet (a rarity in the area)
Koala Hostel Puno also offers a fun and social atmosphere perfect for travelers with excellent value for money. But the best thing about Koala Hostel Puno is its staff; they are super friendly and always willing to help.
Their tour to Lake Titicaca allows travelers to experience a different and beautiful adventure. With the combo of the tour and the kayaking experience, travelers are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.
To make new friends and enjoy an even more memorable experience, the hostel also offers daily social events, such as beer pong and football games. They also have a sauna SPA and gym, the only one of its kind in Puno.
Location: in the safest part of Puno city, close to top tourist attractions and the hottest nightlife, this hostel is the perfect destination for those looking to experience the city uniquely.
Guests can save money and explore the city on foot, as everything is within walking distance.
We think that the best hostel in Puno is Iguana Hostel Puno! It has great facilities with a good location that will allow you to explore a big part of the area. The staff is also incredibly friendly and the overall atmosphere is that of warmth and familiarity.
At the moment, we think you are all set with the hostels we just shared with you. We always try to keep our guides super fresh and up to date. We might add more hostels worth a mention here in the future if we feel that it could enrich your travel and hostel experience.
What about the cheapest hostels in Puno?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Puno.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Puno
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Puno best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.
Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
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