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Yanantin Guest House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Awacpinta 775, Centro Historico, Cusco, Peru   |  
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Ranked #66 of 145 Hotels in Cusco
Santa Monica, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This place was fantastic. Ignore all of the people who complain about the staff not speaking English. First, it is not true. Second, you are in Peru - they speak Spanish there, not English. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful. The room was huge and very comfortable. The breakfast was fresh, yummy, and generous. The location is great because it is a little removed from the craziness of the more touristy streets. It is no more than a 10 minute walk from every part of Cusco. They also work with a specific cab company that is fairly priced and reliable. This was my last stop on a 3 week South America trip and I couldn't have been more comfortable. Stay here if you want a quiet, relaxing, enjoyable environment.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

there was no phone in the room. not true that phone was taken down - it just wasn't there. staff at night spoke close to no english (about as much Afrikaans as I did - not very much at all!) and probably did not understand when we replied that we would check out at 12 (granted this was an understandable mistake). did not refuse payment as email from expedia reflected that my credit card was charged. had to make long distance phone calls to banks and expedia to have this information verified. with the way the hotel staff had handled themselves and the situation thus far, it is understandable that a level of trust was not present.

did i mention that the staff came banging on the door and was unnecessarily rude in telling us that we were late for checkout? and no where on the expedia booking was a late check-out mentioned. it just conveniently appeared on their dubious policy print-out and nowhere else.

honestly, hotel wasn't the worse. we just felt cheated.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Belmont, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was an excellent place with a great price. Very clean, helpful, the breakfast was very good, hot water and the staff were super nice. They even let us store our bags when we went to macchu Picchu. Very close to the main square and the bus station. Would definitely book here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Pricey for what you're getting. Hot water ran for about 10seconds. Problems with night staff not speaking English and they made us pay 25% more because we missed their 10am check out after we told the night staff that we were checking out at 12pm. Breakfast was the most redeeming feature.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Yanantin, Gerente at Yanantin Guest House, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
The guests were given much trouble honestly, it is not true that the night staff did not speak English that is totally false, but as she could speak with her, the ladies did not want to pay for your stay, saying that their had already been charged to her card and we tried to show in many ways that the payment had not been charged to her card, the lady must have read before making a reservation by expedia and their would have to cancel at the hostel, about the extra charges should ignore them checked out and we charge only 25% when it should be more, the guests took down the phone from their room and I had to go knocking on their door to tell them about check out and that was because at 12 we expect them to leave the room and they do not came out, about the hot water does not have that kind of problems you just have to wait a bit but then have hot water all the time, we are a guest house and want to make guests feel at home and depending on whether the room is occupied or no, let the guests a little more time, but the girls exceeded that time and took advantage of our kindness.
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Winter Park, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I said in two different hostels in Cusco and this one was very nice for a hostel. There was hot water, the rooms were very clean, a space heater was provided to heat up the room, the service was great and they have breakfast in the morning. The only downside that I have about this hostel is that it is a little further from the plaza del armas than we would have like, but it is otherwise a very nice place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lima
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The people there were really nice! Made my stay at the hostel better for sure. If you need somewhere comfortable and at a reasonable price to sleep this place is great. Theres a small cafeteria place where u get bfast (water and teas 24/7) if you need anything else there are bodegas (little grocery shop) in front. I liked the privacy as this hostel just has around 7 comfortable rooms. The distance to the plaza is walkable, but if you dont want to walk there are tons of taxis right there (at avenida el sol) that will charge you s/. 3-4. I enjoyed Yanantin and would go back.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Decided to stay here in Cusco after realizing that a party hostel was not the way to go when I needed to wake up early for my trek to Machu Picchu and loved the switch! Yanantin Guest House is a great little place, very quiet and about a 10 minute walk from Plaza de Armas. The ladies up fround were very helpful in getting me taxis, scheduling a laundry service, and holding my luggage while I was on my trek. Definitely recommend this place to other travelers!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Awacpinta 775, Centro Historico, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 145 Hotels in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Yanantin Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A successful combination of elements of colonial and modern architecture, Yanantin Guest House, located in the historic center of Cusco, is a hostel with 7 rooms in a completely remodeled colonial house where travelers can choose between double rooms, double rooms and suites.All rooms are decorated with Inca and colonial, wireless Internet, LCD TV with cable, heating, direct dial telephone and down comforters.In an atmosphere of warmth and concern for the needs of its guests, the hotel staff is ready to serve customers with tour desk, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, safekeeping of securities, foreign exchange, transfers airport and coordination for walks and excursions.The hotel also houses a permanent exhibition of paintings by artists from the School of Fine Arts in the city of Cusco.A successful combination of elements of colonial and modern architecture, Yanantin Guest House, located in the historic center of Cusco, is a hostel with 7 rooms in a completely remodeled colonial house where travelers can choose between double rooms, double rooms and suites.All rooms are decorated with Inca and colonial, wireless Internet, LCD TV with cable, heating, direct dial telephone and down comforters.In an atmosphere of warmth and concern for the needs of its guests, the hotel staff is ready to serve customers with tour desk, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, safekeeping of securities, foreign exchange, transfers airport and coordination for walks and excursions.The hotel also houses a permanent exhibition of paintings by artists from the School of Fine Arts in the city of Cusco. ... more   less 
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