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TravelPod Member ReviewsMahatu Guest House Leticia
We had an ant infestation in our room overnight but the hostel were lovely about it and moved us to another room, however the same thing happened in our second room.
The guy who runs the place was also very helpful and gave us loads of info about boats to Iquitos.
It would have been nice to have been told the kitchen is locked overnight. We put food in the kitchen for the 12 hour boat ride to Iquitos but at 2am wwhen we had to leave, we couldn't get to it.
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... to go to the immigration office to turn in your card. Then its a trip back to a small boat that will take you across the river to Leticia and 15-20 minute walk into town.
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