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Hostal El Tambo

Calle del Horno | s/n, Ollantaytambo 34121, Peru
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Gyomro, Hungary
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I stayed few nights at this cosy hostal. They have private rooms and dormitories as well, however, the bathroom is shared. Hot water 24 hours and always very clean. Beautiful garden, gorgeous view to the Inka ruins. Breakfast is an extra charge, but worth for the price. The family who runs the place is really lovely! Thank you for the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The hostel is run by a friendly family. The place is simple but tidy, clean and beautiful. The location is good and close to the square but still quiet for a safe and comfortable stay. Hot water shower is provided and toilet is clean. The owner is nice and gave us advice on our travelling.

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Thank kevin n
Tukwila, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had an amazing time staying here. Very clean and everyone was very friendly and helpful. The owner of this place is a really polite and nice Man. I loved the garden and it was a very beautiful place. I definitely DO highly recommend!!!

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Thank jwelsh319
Redmond, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Clean, not expensive, safe. Wonderful owner, went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of. Hot water, working bathrooms, clean blankets. Also, the bar across the street - you HAVE to go, it's the coolest place in the whole town!

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Thank Kirruu
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights after visiting Machu Picchu. We were pleasantly surprised by this family owned hospedaje. It has a bit of a 'cottage' feel to it, there are lots of beautiful plants and flowers in the common area that humming birds often visit. We stayed in a matrimonial room for s/. 30 per person.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights October 2014. This is the perfect place to have your own little Peru Home Stay! The home has been in the family for at least 100 years and is located down an Inca lane close to the main square. Quiet and convenient. It is a traditional adobe-covered U-shaped 2 storied, balconied home surrounding a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Located near the main plaza, this family run hostal was one of the lovliest places we stayed at in Peru. Rooms are basic, breakfast too, but you go there for the welcoming hosts. A few words of spanish will help to communicate. Improvement: No light in the toilets upstairs, seems unfinished. Our best wishes to Paula, Beto and son.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. We felt the rooms were a good value. Great location right off the main square on the road to the ruins. Walk across the street for great restaurants. Friendly, helpful staff. Wifi a bit slow, but worked in the room. Nice hot water showers. Would stay here again.

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Thank allenjbb
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My experience here was incredible. When Paola and Beto, the owners, saw that I had injured my foot they took care of me as if I were a member of their own family. Their kindness and efficiency helped me through a difficult time and I will always hold them in a special place in my heart. They create a wonderful... More 

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Thank MichaelHowley
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed at El Tambo for a month and fell in love with the accomodation, the family that runs it, and the town. El Tambo is run by Paula, Beto and with the help of there son Luis. It's an incredibly comfortable stay and extremely recommended for travelers that want to get to know the culture in Ollantaytambo. It is... More 

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