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We spent two nights in Puno and our research led us to Hostel Titiuta. We booked a double room at 35 USD per night with Booking.com although I suspected that one could get a better price if he or she booked directly with the hotel.
As mentioned in the previous post, someone from the hotel picked us up at the bus station. After we made the booking online, a staff from the hotel contacted us about the complimentary pick-up service. I informed them on our arrival details the day before and they replied promptly to acknowledge.
Less than 20 minutes after arriving at Puno bus station, we reached the hotel. The friendly lady at the counter spoke very good English and gave us the rundown of the tours that the hotel could book for us. She also quoted us a very reasonable price for the bus to La Paz, our next destination.
After getting all the information we required (including the all-too-important wifi passwords), we were shown the rooms. We ended up choosing the big double room on level 3 and we had the whole level to ourselves on the first night.
We skipped dinner and didn’t emerge from the room until the next morning.
There was a small lounge beside our room where guests could use the computer.
Breakfast was included in the rate and was served on the ground floor. The mannequins never failed to creep me out.
The breakfast was buffet-style and was really awesome with cold cuts, fresh fruits, breads and yogurts. The staff even prepared eggs for us.
While basic, Hostel Titiuta is a decent choice for a few nights in Puno. The staff were friendly and they were helpful with the tour and transportation bookings. We ended up booking with them the half-day tour to Uros Island as well as our onward transportation to La Paz because they were cheaper than the prices that I saw online.