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Hostal La Payacha

Av. Imperio de los Incas #39, Machu Picchu, Peru
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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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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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aguas Calientes (aka Machupicchu or Machupicchu Pueblo) has you, and it knows it. If you want to beat the Cusco day trippers to Machu Picchu, or hike up, or have the place (relatively speaking) to yourself for a few hours in the morning, you have to go through this town and spend a night. There has to be better than... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had booked into Adelas Hostel a few doors down but when we turned up they had filled the room......(and then fed us a series of stories about why we couldn't stay there). They took us to Payacha and after much negotiating we managed to get them to honour the original booking at the other place. The room backed onto... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

In general it was good, except for something. The place it is at Aguas Calientes (Hot Water) however we didn't have HOT WATER at all. This was really bad because the water there is freezing. You can not take a bath without HOT WATER. Beside this, I can not complain Excellent breakfast, Excellent customer service. The view of the river... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Small, nice hotel with quite basic facilities., and well located. Best was my room facing onto the Urubamba river - didn't think I was going to sleep that night!! It is the most amazing scary river that literally roars past your window... I wonder if these hotels are actually safe to stay in... can think they would easily collapse into... More 

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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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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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Kennewick, Washington
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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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