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Pirwa Hostel Machu Picchu

2.0 of 5 Tupac Inca Yupanqui 103, Aguas Calientes, Peru
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

The hostel is located on a hill on a side street of the main street of Aguas Calientes. Breakfast is included and served from 4AM to 8AM (which is nice since most people will leave for Machu Picchu at 5:30AM). The breakfast itself is very simple (tea/coffee, bread, butter and jam) and the bread tastes really old (both days we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

I spent quite a bit of time (on the interent) trying to find affordable places to stay in Aguas Calientes and ended up here, not really out of choice but because it seemed like the best deal available. The water from the shower was virtually non-existent and we didn't bother with the breakfast of stale bread and jam. But, it... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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54 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

Pirwa is relatively expensive at $35 USD per night for a hostel. Its location may have something to do with it. Machu Picchu is fast on its way to being a tourist trap ($14 for bus ride, $45 for one day at Machu Picchu, and inflated prices for accommodations). There is nothing remarkable about Pirwa. The place is moderately clean... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

Good and simple hostel and good value. My room was clean and confortable, with TV and hot water. The staff were very friendly and helpfull. They were waiting for me at the train station. The breakfast is simple, but ok. Good location. Free internet. Nothing to complain.

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Kassel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

Aguas calientes is one of the worst places in the world but a starting point to get to Machu Picchu. Hostels and Hotels in Aguas Calientes are ridiculously expensive, but Pirwa gives you excellent value for your money. It is not a charming place, but it is clean, service is nice and there was nothing to complain about.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

I read many previous reviews... and I think Pirwa has improved alot! The rooms are clean, breakfast is conveniently served at 4am for those who wish to leave early and climb Waynapicchu, the staff is EXTREMELY helpful! The receptionist Julio even provided valuable tips- do´s and don't, even regarding my allergic reaction! Julio provided us individual maps! The location is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

Pirwa hostel was very nice, clean and convientenly located, close to the city square and restaurants and it was only a 5 minute walk to the bus station to Machu Pichu. The hotel attendent was very helpful in telling us all the details regarding getting to Machu Pichu the next day and where to buy the bus tickets etc...There was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

This is the absolute worst hostel I have ever stayed at. The staff were unhelpful. When we returned from a long day at Machu Picchu for our second night there was another person in my friends bed, the staff had told her to go there. It was bizarre. The bathroom was horrific and was located right in the living/eating area... More

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Yonkers, New York
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

We booked a room for one night but could not bring ourselves to stay here and went back to Ollantaytambo on the last train out. First, when we arrived the woman at the front desk could not make change, which was common in Peru, but not at hostals. The room! The smell of both mold and cleaning chemicals was overwhelming... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,680 reviews 1,680 reviews
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841 helpful votes 841 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

The room was ok, but at 35 dollars for a double with private bathroom, I expected a somewhat better bathroom. It was not very clean and breakfast was basic (was that bread?)... Maybe for Macchu Picchu it is not such a bad value, but if that is true then avoid sleeping in aguas calientes then...

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Address: Tupac Inca Yupanqui 103, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Aguas Calientes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pirwa Hostel Machu Picchu 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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