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Pirwa Colonial Hostel

Plaza San francisco 360, Cusco 000000, Peru
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Palm Coast, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shower doesn't even work. It's always so cold in there and I had trouble sleeping for two nights. I advise you to bring an extra blanket. The internet worked fine but not in the rooms. I also advise you to get a global plan for your phone because in case for emergencies and you need to call out of... More 

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PirwaHostelsTeam, Manager at Pirwa Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Good morning Mary, and thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We’re sorry that you suffered issues with our showers. Because it’s an electrical system (we can’t add pipes to a historical home as it’s protected), it works a little differently than the type of showers you may be used to. We recommend that if anybody... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

we were so exhausted by the time we reached the room & the second we opened the blankets saw the dirty sheets filled with hair as if no one had changed them for new customers!!! it was very cold and indeed they do provide dirty blankets ( again filled with hair) if you think sleeping with dirty blanket is better... More 

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PirwaHostelsTeam, Manager at Pirwa Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Good morning Kubra, and thank you for your review. We’re sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at our hostel. It is true that during the wintertime it can get cold, as we’re located in a historical colonial building made heavily of stone; for this reason we have large heaters in the communal areas, portable heaters in the private... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We recently stayed at the Colonial, were very pleased with our choice. Staff were amazing at this hostel. Super breakfast. Cleanlyness good. All is perfect in this hostel,we like so much. Good kitchen fully equipped to cook. Good wi-fi in the bar. The food in the restaurant is ordinary at best, so I strongly recommend .What a great room, lots... More 

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PirwaHostelsTeam, General Manager at Pirwa Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Brandon, and thank you for your comments. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay with us in Pirwa Colonial and hope that your tour to Machu Picchu was unforgettable. We'll be introducing some new food offerings soon that we think will be great- hopefully you can give them a try on your next visit! More 

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9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The hostel is very beautiful "colonial architecture". Inside the hostel has a bar, where you have opportunity to meet people from all over the world. The bathrooms are spacious and clean. The Wi-Fi is very good and I really enjoyed my trip at this hostel. The hostel itself is exceptionally clean and the staff are friendly. They helped me a... More 

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Thank Gary L
PirwaHostelsTeam, Gerente at Pirwa Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Good morning Gary, and thank you so much for your kind comments- we're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in Pirwa Colonial Hostel, and that our travel agency was able to assist you with services as well. We hope that you had an amazing trip! More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

The hostel building itself is fine but the hostel is cold and one of the dirtiest hostels I have been to. No sheets on the duvet on my bed and the bathrooms are disgusting with overflowing bins and grubby floors. Not as sociable as other hostels we have stayed in either. In a place where there are so many other... More 

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PirwaHostelsTeam, General Manager at Pirwa Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Good evening Sarah, and thank you for your feedback. We regret that you were disappointed with your stay. We do what we can to fight the cold (using alpaca blankets and down comforters on each bed, roofing the interior patios, and positioning portable heaters throughout the common areas), but it’s no small task during the Andean winter (June-July-August) in a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great Place to stay and surper friendly staff” Great location and the staff made me feel like part of the family as I was traveling alone. The rooms are great and clean and breakfast was very good. Thanks Pirwa Colonial.

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PirwaHostelsTeam, General Manager at Pirwa Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Hi John, and thank you so much for your feedback. We were glad to have you, and are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that Cusco and Machu Picchu were all you dreamed of- happy travels! More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Colonial Hostel was a very good experience overall, the rooms and the bathroom were clean, the staff was helpful and the wi-fi was a little slow but it worked. The only thing is that the bar, that is right in the middle of the hostel, is open every night and the music can get a little loud if you are... More 

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PirwaHostelsTeam, General Manager at Pirwa Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Pirwa Colonial. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay for the most part. In regards to the bar, we did end up closing the rooms that were next to it in order to avoid any noise issues. Now they are used only for volunteers and staff, so that guests can enjoy a great night's... More 

Baden, Switzerland
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52 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

It is s big, clean hostel that is very well located. St Francisco Plaza is on right on the door step, plaza de armas and market are only a short walk away. I found the beds extremly comfortable. i would say the most comfy beds I ever had in a hostel! eventhough there is bar I slept very well! Stuff... More 

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PirwaHostelsTeam, General Manager at Pirwa Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments about Pirwa Colonial Hostel. We're sorry that the staff didn't impress during your stay, because we aim to be better than average in that respect as well, but we're glad that you enjoyed your visit nonetheless, and that you liked the hostel overall. We hope that you'll keep us in mind during any subsequent visits to... More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Overall this Hostel was good. Location: Right in the plaza and a great location. Close to everything (restaurants, bars, museums, and the market (which was awesome and i highly recommend). breakfast: meh.. nothing good to be had (not that i expected much from a 30$ hostel) Stale cereal, stale bread, and some tang. The tea was good, but it would... More 

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Thank Mgoodman88
PirwaHostelsTeam, General Manager at Pirwa Colonial Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback concerning Pirwa Colonial. We're sorry to hear that you got sick during your visit to Cusco, but are happy to hear that you found the hostel to be good value for the price. The roofing over the interior patios takes a beating during the rainy season, but the leaks have been fixed now so that... More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This hostel is located on Plaza San Fransisco in Cusco - a lovely square within easy walking distance of the town centre, as well as plenty of bars, restaurants, museums and other attractions. The hostel itself has a great lay-out; it's huge and sprawls over two floors, with two central courtyards. It has a nice bar area where breakfast is... More 

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