It is odd to arrive at an international port that is over 3,860 metres high. But that is how high Puno is located. This small town has an odd mixture of international port, tourist centre and Andean meeting place. Being the only easy way to access Lake Titicaca on the Peruvian side the town attracts many tourists.
From the Puno Travel Guide
Good hostel, hot showers, close to the centre and the harbour. However do not arrange bus transport here, they charged me more than double for a bus ticket to Arequipa and we almost missed the bus because the person that went to get the tickets forgot them at home. ... more
We stayed for 3 nights. the staff were very kind and helpful. The hostel had good Internet , comfy beds and a basic kitchen. ... more
All the staff were very helpful. They tried to help us but we didn't have hot shower in the morning. As it was very cold the warm shower didn't very help unfortunately... You can choose the breakfast between American or Continantal but you only get scrumble egg as an extra for American one nothing anymore. ... more
The drive to Puno was much shorter than expected. Maybe only a few hours had passed before we were in Puno being pushed off the bus. And the smell of wee in the station was very unpleasant. euurgghhh ...
Posted in South America by Lisaann