The hostel itself was barely livable. The sheets were not long enough to cover my bed so I'd wake up on the nasty mattress with no barrier between me and it. I shower in the evening and barely had hot water for longer than a few seconds--otherwise it was lukewarm. My friend had no problems in the morning with hot water. There was a skylight without a curtain so the sun would blaze in which is fine if you don't want to sleep in. Also, our walls did not go to the ceiling so we could hear the occupants in the room next to us and the common bathroom on the other side.
Perhaps we had a bum room (11) because on the last day when I was in a dorm shower, the water was wonderfully hot and the bedsheets looked like they stayed in place.
Also, the security was troublesome. They gave strangers our room number one afternoon and we were quite surprised when these outsiders not from the hostel knocked on our door.
Like most people, we showed up at the hostel on the booking address and was sent across Kennedy Park. But there were redeeming qualities. There are two computers for the internet and they are relatively fast. The third floor common area was comfortable and had a great view. There was a Starbucks next door for those who can't live without. Pizza Alley was a few steps away and the area was surrounded by great restaurants. There was always something going on in the Park and the beach was a ten minute walk away. The location almost made up for the sleeping conditions. Also, the included breakfast, though located across the park, was quite substantial.
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- The Flying Dog Hostels are the at the best location in Miraflores and of course in the imperial city of cusco! Nice, clean, safe and fun hostels with everything the travelers are looking for! Chill out areas, tv lounge, Dvd's, book exchange and our real cool bars are part of our offer! Come and enjoy the Flying Dog Experience... go ahead! ... more less
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