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Hostal Varayoc

Imperio de los Incas s/n, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Hostal Varayoc
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the ARCHED bridge from the train station and you are there. Look down to your left as you are on the bridge and you will see the hostel. Clean rooms, nice staff and breakfast starts at 4:30 for your early trip to Machu Picchu. If you are not getting up super early, ask for a room off the street... More 

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This isn't a fancy place, but great advice and brilliant location for the early start to get to Machu Picchu for sun rise. The room was clean and certainly big enough for me, but not spacious...fabulous hot water showers. Wifi was strong most of the time. The 5th floor for breakie was great as it looks directly down on the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a good budget hostal if you only stay one or two nights to go to Machu Picchu. The hostal is located very close (same street) where you take the bus to go to Machu Picchu, which is great if you're trying to be one of the firsts in line. Breakfast was good with eggs and bread and they... More 

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Split, Croatia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very good place to stay overnight. Close to the train station (go thru Market place and cross the bridge and you are there) and buses to Machu Picchu (100 m). Clean and very basic. what I didnt liked, there was no WiFi overnight. Our room has one small window on the bathroom and one window seeing nowwhere. The owners/staff were... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Cannot in good conscience give Varayoc more than 4 stars, but this hostel is great for what it is: a rare budget option in Aguas Calientes. The service was very nice - we were met at the train by a very sweet woman who took us to Varayoc (a very short walk from the train station) who was helpful throughout... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Hostal Varayoc is a great place to stay in Aguas Calientes. the owners are attentive and waited for us in the train station. The hostel are simple but very comfortable. Also, the staff ask you the departure hour to Machu Picchu to prepare your breakfast. In our case, we took the excellent breakfast at 4:30am!!! I definitely recommend this... More 

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Dalian, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My only real complaint is the front desk staff. They often lock the front door and leave. Sometimes you get locked in, sometimes you get locked out. Everything else was a good value for the money. I would recommend this place. Breakfast starts as early as you need it.

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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I'm not sure if this hostel even exists. I was met at the train station by a woman with a sign with my name. I followed her back to the hostel, which was above a restaurant, where she spoke to me in Spanish. I had already been in Peru for 11 days at this point and my Spanish isn't great,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Pros: Staff will meet you at train station, quiet rooms are small but comfortable, hot showers, very close to the Machu Picchu buses, you can schedule an early breakfast (which is good) if you're making an early trip up to Machu Picchu, you can leave your bags at reception, strong wifi with separate connection on each floor Cons: A bit... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Not sure where Kevin was coming from. There is nothing across the street from the place I stayed except the river. In any event the place was clean, showers had hot water, beds were comfortable with lots of blankets for the cool nights. Rooms a bit small and breakfast a couple of rolls, juice and coffee. Buses start early(5AM) so... More 

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