Pirwa Puno Hostel offers budget lodging only a couple blocks from Puno's main square, the Plaza de Armas, near Calle Independencia Lima. You'll be just a five minute walk from quality restaurants, cafés, ATMs, and artisanal handicraft markets. Choose between private rooms or shared dorms, all opening to the patio and complete with comfortable beds, heating, access to hot water 24hrs a day. Breakfast is included, although there's also a self-catering kitchen that you´re free to use at any time. Entertain yourself with a book from the exchange, mingle with other travelers at the bar, or just stay in bed with one of the DVDs for rent in reception.
City maps and information are available for reference in reception, and there's also an in-house travel desk where you can book tours, transport, or get detailed answers to your travel questions. Once you're ready to head out into Puno and explore, you'll find that Lake Titicaca harbor is only a 15 minute walk away. Make sure to visit the Lake's most famous attraction, the floating islands of the Uros, constructed of floating tortora reeds by the Aymara-speaking Uros tribe, one of America's oldest cultures.
In Puno you can also visit the Sillustani Burial Towers, or Chullpas, which date back to the Colla but were also used by the Inca after this area was annexed to the Inca Empire. You can learn more about the area's history at the Carlos Dreyer Municipal Museum, which houses pre-Columbian and colonial artifacts including gold and silver, pottery, textiles, and mummies from the Sillustani Chullpas. Located between the shores of Lake Titicaca and circled by mountains, Puno covers a short distance of flatland before climbing up the foothills. In its main square you'll find several colonial churches of interest.
If you're looking to explore the diversity of the world's highest navigable lake, you don't need to look any further than Pirwa for cheap hostel in Puno whose friendly and helpful staff can make you feel at home!