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Pirwa Hostels Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   San francisco 360, Cusco 000000, Peru
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Ranked #68 of 227 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stayed in Pirwa San Francisco for the first time in January 2010 and came back a year after and in January 2013. Great location, a bit above average in price but totally worth it The hostels shared rooms are spacious as are the beds, lockers, bathrooms and public areas. Warm running water at any time, constant cleansing of bathrooms and... More

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Corfu Town, Greece
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great location, nice staff, showers are hot when it's not too busy but it's so noisy. Guests have to hang out downstairs by the reception because the bar, which has nice sofas and could be a nice hang out place, is really really loud. The music starts at 7.30 in the morning! Staff don't seem to notice that the the... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed here over 5 nights before and after our trek to Machu Picchu. Hostel is great, beds are super comfortable, breakfast is adequate, and the staff is great. The owner (I think) is especially great. My friend and I asked to borrow the Canadian flag that they had on display to bring with us to Machu Picchu, and she allowed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Location is ok but apart from that, not too many compliments! Rooms were extremely cold. The kitchen is tiny, and ill equipped which made making food terribly difficult! Quite unclean too...... vomit was left in the bathroom sink all evening/night long despite a receptionist ´cleaning´ the hostel the entire time. Absolutely disgusting.

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PirwaHostelsTeam, Manager at Pirwa Hostels Backpackers, responded to this review

Good evening, and thank you for your helpful feedback- we're sorry that you were disappointed in your stay with us. Regarding the cold, I'm afraid that as we are located in a large colonial-era home, and one can't alter historical buildings too much, that there is little we can do to warm the common areas. We do have alpaca and... More

Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I love this hostel. I visit Cusco at least once a month and this is the first hostel I've been to where the rooms are not freezing at night. This is a huge plus as Cusco is a cold place at night and catching a cold is way too easy here. The staff are helpful and the hostel is spotless.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I stayed three night one in a matrimonial with shared bathrooms and two in one with a private bathrooms , all were very clean and had confortable beds. Building was old, but remember it is a colonial building what let us give a discount. Breakfast wasnt that great but juice was good. Very helpfull staff stuff, able to reply most... More

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London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Crappy tiny kitchen, loud music from 8am. Even though I was ill, I was hassled to check out before the ridiculously early check out. Staff had to be persuaded to share basic local information. At least they didn't loose any of my washing. There are better options in Cusco, but not the versed Ecopackers. It costs double and service is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed at this hostel the staff was very helpful and they even had a surprise party for my wife , the rooms are nice and clean and the drinks and food at the bar are cheap and good we really enjoyed this place situated a few blocks from the main square if you are goin to stay this place... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Nice hot showers and decent beds, but after a hard day of sighting all I really want is a drink, the bar offers a pour range, but the hardest part is to actually find any of the staff to get a drink, It's 6pm and still no sign of anyone, I'll be taking my thirst else where.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I stay two times at my 8 month trevel in the Pirwa Hostal and i think its amasing for low budget! Cool and friendly Persons, very chilled Hostal and move quickly at the plasa de arma (walking 3min) for party or eat/drink something. The Hostel is very big with many options to rest a bit from. The Bar is special... More

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Address: San francisco 360, Cusco 000000, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pirwa Hostels Backpackers 2*
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