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Hostal La Payacha

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Av. Imperio de los Incas #39, Machu Picchu, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a basic but nice hotel. The room was clean and comfortable with cable TV. The sound of the river was almost deafening, really different (in a nice way) for one night. The staff spoke no English but with the help of google translate were incredibly helpful with a ticket problem I had! The wifi is fine in communal... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you like damp and moldy rooms, scalding hot to mostly-freezing showers, sewer leaks in the bathroom, and being woken up by a train, Hostal La Payacha is for you! The only upsides to this place were its low price (~$50/night) and its location near the train station, Machu picchu bus station, and the riverside (I personally liked the sound... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The hotel is located by the railways, which is not such an advantage since Aguas Calientes is actually a tiny city. The building shakes when the train passes and the noise of the river is considerable. In addition, they promise 24 hours hot water, which is not real. Our first room did not have windows (number 24 if I remember... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Hotels here don't have to make a lot of effort to get customers. But for a place that's called aguas caliente and for this price, the water should be warm. Icy water in the shower with no pressure and holes above the door (did not feel save). Staff was not really friendly and WiFi did not work in the room.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The hostel is located in a row of building that faces the railway track.. Very close to train station, 2min walk from hotel. It’s about 5min walk to Machu Pichu bus terminal and ticket counter. Slightly further away from town centre where all the retaurants are. But Aquas Caliente is a very small town. All is within easy walking distance.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a very modest hostel but its simplicity allows for a peaceful and beautiful scenery. My room faced the Urubamba River which allowed for the most beautiful pictures and peaceful nights sleep. Again, this is not a fancy hotel but its location next to the river offers amazing views that other hotels would charge hundreds of dollars for, however... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I wasn't thrilled by the reviews of this place before staying, but we had a very good experience here for our one night in Aguas Calientes. Very reasonable price in this usually expensive and overpriced tourist trap of a town. We had a room for four, which overlooked the river and was quite beautiful. The room was spacious and had... More

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The hotel is older, the flash isn't there, but the price and the ambiance are great! You might have to ask to have the LP gas cylinder changed if the hot water runs out, but the family is agreeable, friendly, and accommodating. We stayed two nights and yes, as pr other reviews, you do hear the river, and the trains,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

if you want to visit machu picchu you have to stay at Aquas Calientes . We stayed 2 nights in La payacha hotel / Aquas Calientes. La payacha hotel is located between urubamba river and railway ,we liked very much. Machu picchu is a place which all travellers must visit this old secret city. Have a nice holidays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Overlooking the river, it is magnificient. But of course you have to live with the noise of it, it really didn't bother us, it was like having an air conditionning system working all night, covering all other noises around. Aguas Calientes is not that big, so you are at about a 5 minutes walk from everything, and nearly in front... More

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Address: Av. Imperio de los Incas #39, Machu Picchu, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Machu Picchu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal La Payacha 3*
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