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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hotels around town are expensive. La Payacha had everything we needed but nothing fancy. If you are looking for fancy, expect to pay for it in this area. Even fancy here though isn't necessarily what you would get somewhere else. Because everything is within walking distance, location wasn't an issue if you are looking for something on the chaper end.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I booked here because I trusted the reviews I read. The quality provided is definitely not in relation to the price. Too expensive for such a bad place. The reception lady was unfriendly (I am peruvian so no communication problem), the rooms was very small, the windows could beraly close so the noise coming from the river was incredible (Even... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Madrid, Spain
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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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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Address: Av. Imperio de los Incas #39, Machu Picchu, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal La Payacha 3*
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