Hostels in Iquitos, Peru

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Get to know Iquitos (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Iquitos. To help you make friends with Iquitos before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Peruvian Amazon -- Iquitos is the main point of arrival and departure for those travelers visiting the Peruvian side of the so-called lungs of the Earth, the Amazon jungle!

The most peculiar aspect about the city of Iquitos is the fact that it is not connected to the rest of the country by road -- it is impossible to reach by car! So the alternatives would be to fly in from Lima (capital of Peru) or, in a more rustic approach, do a boat trip up the river. This last option, for the more adventurous, might take up to several days!

Although most tourists will spend their time deep into the jungle close-by and not in the city per se, there are quite a lot of activities to keep you entertained not far from downtown. The most popular is perhaps the Belem market, where Amazonian citizens come down to sell exotic products and food. Be ready for snake oils, roasted worms, and delicacies of the sort! If you'd like to mingle with nature and wildlife without going too far from the city, there are also several wildlife reserves and animal rescue centres where you can meet endemic species and even interact with some of them.

When it comes to accommodation, rather than Iquitos hostels, the area is famous for its bamboo huts by the river. You can find huts built on stilts above the water, ready to resist the water rising during the monsoons, or floating buildings too! Although huts on stilts are commonly accessed by bridges connecting from the mainland, you'd have to use small taxi boats to reach the floating accommodations. Iquitos could be the starting point for the Amazonian experience of a lifetime!

Written by local enthusiast for Iquitos hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Iquitos hostels zararock

FAQ about Iquitos Hostels

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A hostel in Iquitos costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Iquitos with private rooms costs on average $20. shows all 9 Hostels in Iquitos. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 9 hostels in Iquitos, Peru. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Iquitos such as
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Your Packing List for Iquitos

Your Packing List for Iquitos

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Iquitos Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Iquitos, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
9 Total number of hostels
$7 Average dorm price
$20 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Iquitos
Golondrinas Hostel is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Iquitos
Flying Dog Hostel Iquitos is the best rated
7.9 Average rating of all hostels

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