Reasonable places can be found for around 25 USD per night, including air conditioning (important and very welcome in the brutal heat of the tropical environment) and a private bathroom. If you are staying in Iquitos and are not enjoying yourself, consider splurging for a room with A/C, as it can make the difference between a good trip and a great one.
Given the louder-than-average noise of traffic, ask for a room away from the street.
These are accommodations in the city:
Emperador TerrazaJiron Fitzcarrald 191, corner with Nauta St.Email: email@example.comPhone: +51 65 23-2590 / +51 65 23-4797Price: PEN70-120 sgl, PEN85-140 dbl, PEN90-110 twn, PEN100-135 trpLocated right off the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) in Iquitos, this small, charm and elegant hotel is situated close to the citys famous historic buildings, banks, ATMs, malls, tourist services, and convenient located 2 blocks away from the riverwalk. Emperador Terraza features a classical and contemporary design, with 12 comfortable rooms with modern amenities including flat screen TV, air conditioner or electric fan, telephone, fitted closet, safe box, private bathroom with shower, hot water and 110/220 volt outlet. A mini-bar is also available for a small additional charge. Additionally, the hotel features 24-hour reception desk, breakfast/bar room, room service, wireless Internet area, Internet PC (wi-fi), luggage storage and specialized tourist information. Their staff is friendly, polite, helpful, reliable, and are excellent in providing advice, some of them speak English. They accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners cards. Book in advance is strongly advisable. Rates include continental breakfast (it may be delivered to your room). La Casona HotelJirn Fitzcarrald 147Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (+51 65) 23-4394)Price: from USD 15.00 - 30.00A 2-star hotel. An overpriced hotel. It's airy, sometimes clean, secure, spacious, and only costs about S/.40 Nuevos Soles (USD 15.00). Most rooms have a fan, but the A/C room cost about S/.90 Nuevos Soles (USD 30.00). They have hot water, a kitchen, a rest area (courtyard), books, free Wi-Fi Internet and Internet desktop PCs, cable TV, and a helpful and reliable staff for you. A well known place to stay in Iquitos. It is advisable to book in advance by email, specially from May to October (Peruvian high tourist season).
Marañón Hotel, on the block between the riverfront and Plaza de Armas. 35 USD per night for a double. Clean and air-conditioned.
Victoria Regia Hotel, on Ricardo Palma St. About 30 USD per night. Pool, and a great breakfast spread.
Las GolondrinasPrice: Dorm bed : S/.15Backpacker's place with a swimming pool and small dorm.
El Dorado, Plaza de Armas. In the Plaza de Armas but it is not cheap; it will set you back US$100 as of November 2009. It is a level apart from the rest but if you can afford it it is worth the money. Pool area is great and food is also very good.
Hostal AlfertPrice: S./25O.K. Rooms with private bathroom, TV, and a great view over Belen. The location is a bit off the center (but withing walking distance) and just at the beginning of the dirty market streets of Belen.
La Casa de SamanthaJr. Nauta 787Phone: 761021Price: S./20Clean rooms with shared bathroom in a friendly family setting and shared kitchen. Nativa ApartmentsCalle Nanay # 144Phone: +51-65-600270Price: 95.00 SolesAccommodations in these apartments include a kitchenette with dining room, private bath, air conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet and cable TV. Ask about seasonal and long term discounts. Warmiboa Travellers Househttp://www.warmiboa.comPhone: (+51 65) 234864Shared bathroom, Wi-Fi, fans and kitchen available. A few blocks from downtown.
Jungle lodges are following:
La Casa de SamanthaJr. Nauta 787Phone: 761021Price: S./20Dirty sheets, shared bathroom, kitchen, and plenty of drug use. A hippie flop house where you can smoke pot because the owner bribes the police to look the other way. San Pedro LodgeSan Pedro, Rio Nanay, IquitosEmail: email@example.comPhone: (+51) 968 956 909)Price: from USD 11.00 - 28.00You will find this jungle lodge at less than two hours from the Plaza de Armas. Close to the city, easy to reach, yet in the middle of the rain forest, in the sleepy town of San Pedro. Breakfast is included, the use of canoes and swimming in the lake are free. Jungle hikes, village visit, fishing and swimming. Day trips, tours and jungle expeditions are also available.