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Pirwa Hostel Backpackers Familiar, San Blas

Tandapata 670, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #112 of 278 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit overpriced for the level of quality provided, but the employees are very friendly and responsive. Would stay again, if there are not similarly priced hostels available. Beds are comfortable, and view is one of the best in cusco. Simply, a bit too expensive for the value provides.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in a private room for 5 nights downstairs in the main building near reception. Pros - Very friendly staff who offered is discount for staying 5 nights, En suite for good price S70 between 2, extremely powerful shower which was always hot. Cons - bed, while comfortable needs a headboard (I'm not usually fussy but there's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I stayed here for over a week while looking for a more permanent living space and I found it very comfortable and affordable. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and they must unlock the door to the dorms for you each time you enter so it feels secure. Evelyn and Sandra were always generous with the coffee for us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very good, friendly hotels with a CoolkCool Bar. Great localization, in the middle of San Blas, near of restaurant, bars nightlife, and 4 blocks from the main square of Cuzco, the Plaza de Armas.I recommend this hotel, also with a good price people.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I've been to alot of hostals but this is by far the worst i ever been to!! The bathrooms were not clean at all, no toiletseats, the showers are like a horror movie( i would rather not shower for a week then going in there).The pictures they showing is very misleading but we stayed in a 6-bed rooms so maybe... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

this place was awful!! Everything was old and dirty, there was no toilet seat, no toilet paper, there was electric cabels in the shower etc. We only stayed for one night, and we got out as soon as we could. I would not recomend this place for anyone ever. There was a dead sprider in my bed when i woke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I stayed here with my family and it was a really nice stay if you wanna see cuzco and especiallly for the macchu picchu. The location is good, near plaza de armas (the main square in cuzco). Its good price the breakfast is served on like the top floor from where you have a really good view over cuszo. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night, I booked a double, they put us in a room with two doubles and said we were not allowed to touch the other bed which was weird. Tele didn't work, couldn't communicate with girl to fix it, she tried, shrugged her shoulders and left. Hard to ask reception staff anything at all. Very little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed almost 10 nights at this hostel and we enjoyed our stay!! The location is realy nice in San Blas, plenty of shops within walking distance. The personnel was really nice and very hepfull! We had to come back only for one day, before catching a night bus, and the personnel let us the access to the kitchen and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Out of all the hostels in Peru, this was the one that left a lot to be desired. It was a cool setup with the courtyard and the room itself (a private) was fine. However, the bathroom was tiny and the drain in the shower barely worked. The beds and pillows are like sleeping in the ground and the walls/windows... More 

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