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Hostal La Payacha

Av. Imperio de los Incas #39, Machu Picchu, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Room itself was cleanish, however the whole place smelled damp and musty. Very sparse. Stayed one night before transferring to a different place. It's on the train tracks. We loved the train but it did feel as if the train was coming through the room. Like an alien abduction. Lights, noise, but like I said, we liked that part. Had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed one night in a triple room before heading to Machu Pichu. The hotel is very central, right by the train rails and close to restaurants, shops and main square. Rooms are basic but are comfortable and have all you need for a short stay. From the rooms you can see and hear the river Urubamba which makes it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stayed in April. The room was a bit small. It's just a place to stay before you hike up. However, the staff definitely went above and beyond. We wanted to leave early in the morning so they packed up a breakfast for us to eat on the train up to Machu Picchu.

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Gerringong, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The highlight of this hotel is the view from the rooms facing the river with the roar of water and steep cliffs on the opposite side. The room and bathroom were of reasonable size with no frills. Common areas are quite stark with no real comforts and breakfast was basic. The location was good - only 5 mins to the... More 

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52 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Price is very reasonable but then it should for this hostal. It is facing the railroad track that runs by the front door, almost to the end of town, breakfast is sparce (bread, juice and what is like coffee but more like a shot of espresso and a pot of water), the beds are wonderful if you just spent three... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well located, nice room rates for only one night, breakfast included. Staff was friendly, but the room has dirty walls, the bathroom roof was full of mold, roof paint was horrible. No window screens in the room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you would like to hear the steady stream of the river while you are in your room; this is your place! This is at a fraction of the Sumaq place downstream and if you are looking for basic accommodations you’ve found it. The entire staff is great!! I don’t speak very well but was able to keep my room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed for 1 night in mid July so that we can get an early start up to climb Huayna Picchu. We checked in very early and were so pleased with how close the hostal was to the train station and bus. Good restaurants were all close by too. We had room 22 upstairs which was clean and just opposite... More 

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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

The room were very clean ( we were in nr 21), wifi is working, hot water, comfy beds. Breackfast at 5:30 am or earlier, very good, fresh and rapid service. Staff nice and helpful. Yes, you hear ( and see) the train from your room but is not so bad, it is in fact an interesting experience! I recommend this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A good choice for the price. $50 a night is cheap for the area. Free Internet and breakfast. Our room had an awesome view of the river; which was only about 10 feet away. This is NOT a luxory hotel, but clean and convenient; VERY close to train. Warning: If you are a light sleeper, this is NOT the place... More 

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