I stayed in two different hostels while in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. The first and nicer hostel was this one here: Hostal Rey Port (The second place I totally forgot to photograph). One night in Hostal Rey Port cost me 30 Soles (the most I have paid for any hostel in all of Peru). And despite the high price, I stayed there for my first two nights in Puerto Maldonado. Except for the fact that I had a working fan and my own private bathroom, the place was pretty much a shit hole. The hostel staff was absent and unfriendly; The place was terribly overpriced; And my room had clearly not been cleaned in a very long time as there was hair, shower toiletries, and all sorts of other junk scattered about the “habitacion”. But as with most hostel situations, I didn’t have to stay at this place for very long. Two short nights and I was out of there… and into the jungle!
The photo above shows the Hostal in the background. The name of the hostel is painted on the side of the building, directly behind the giant palm tree in the middle of the photograph. Do you see it? My room was that one there… up on the 4th floor… just to the right of the painted hostel sign.
The photo below and the first photo at the top of this post were shot through the mosquito netting strung across the window in my hostel bedroom. Ah… the jungle life. Ah… Peru.