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Pirwa Backpackers Hostal

Coronel Inclan Street n_ 494, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Southport, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Having stayed with this chain in La Paz and found the place pretty decent, this branch was not so great. Pros: The seemingly only member of staff was very helpful and friendly. The lockers in the rooms are a decent size. Cons: The rooms are pokey, with sheets seemingly made of plastic and wobbly beds. The bathroom is small and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was a solo traveller. I joined they tour though the internet. It costed ~USD $300. But the service was really unbelievablye worse. 1St, the tour in cuzco to visit the agriculture system I book locapick me to their B&B hostel. lly- the tour is good, but the drop-off service really like dump you off somewhere in cuzco and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Located close to the shoreline mall. Friendly, English speaking personal. A good working WiFi. And a rich breakfast. Well, I am a backpacker, using hostels all over. Have seen places more worth. Personal tries hard to keep this place clean.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Dirty, unclean washroom and we were robbed from our private room, is there any more needed to be said? This happened after the front desk insisted we needed to "return the key for safekeeping" when we went out. Upon letting them know, they pretty much just shrugged their shoulders, and didn't bother looking at their video camera footage or questioning... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The staff are so indifferent and unhelpful. They do not care about any of the needs or requests of the guests. A toilet seat would be nice. Some soap in the bathroom, maybe some toilet paper once in a while or paper towel at the very least, even a week old newspaper. It is dark and dank with a 'tidy'... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Nobody speaks any English, they rely on the computer and Google translate to get anything accomplished. It is dark and dirty. The bathrooms had no soap or paper, and the ladies room had no toilet seat. However, the real reason we HATE this place is, not two hours after check in we were robbed, out of our private room. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is the second hostal I stayed in in Arequipa. It's a great place. The room was large and spacious with wood paneling and good beds, hot shower and fast wifi. It was quiet here, away from the busy party scene where I stayed earlier behind the cathedral. The rooftop is great with loads of comfy chairs. Breakfast is served... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The facilities arent that great, a little run down and cramped but the staff made up for it. Id had bad experiences with the 2 hostels I had stayed at prior to arriving here and was feeling a bit disheartened, but my atitude changed when I arrived! Firstly I arranged an airport pick-up through them, and although the driver couldnt... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We booked this place for 2 nights right before coming on-line since we were already in Peru. When we arrived the front desk person spoke no english (but we speak decent enough spanish) and they told us that they were full. They called their other location and after a long conversation, told us that they had room over there and... More 

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