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“Good location, clean room” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostal Inti Wasi - Plaza de Armas
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Calle Del Medio 134 - Plaza de Armas, Cusco 2011, Peru   |  
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Ranked #69 of 245 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Toronto, Canada
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“Good location, clean room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The hotel is on a good location, close to everything. The register staff is friendly, and he let me chose the room, so I chose a room can see Plaza Regocijo. Breakfast is fine.
but the building is aged, need a new internal decoration.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is the first review I have ever written. I'm not normally one to complain, but the service at this hotel was just horrid.
My double room (which turned out to be a twin) had no glass in one of the windows. Cusco in winter is COLD! The room was freezing.
One of our party was arriving to Cusco by bus. After paying at the hotel for him to be collected by taxi, he arrived alone having waited at the bus terminal for the taxi to arrive. It never came.
We booked our trip to Machu Picchu with the hotel (My partner and I and my parents, in their 60's).
Our taxi to Ollantaytambo was 30 minutes late. Consequently, we almost missed out train. No apology was offered.
The way back was even worse. After being shuffled on to a bus and being told we had to wait half an hour, we were then herded to another bus (I use the term lightly). It was nothing more than a glorified combi. My parents, who suffer from arthritis, were squeezed into a vehicle not fit for 4 people, let alone 8. My mother was actually in tears from the pain in her legs as she couldn't move. The driver made several stops for phone calls, snacks etc.
Now, I'm no travel snob. I have travelled in far worse conditions, but when I was paying 180 US for the privilege, then I take issue. It was not the service that was advertised and was EXTREMELY uncomfortable. I could have (and should have) sorted it myself and saved $100.
I raised my concerns with the staff. The agent was apologetic, but the manager was RUDE!!!!!
It very nearly spoiled our trip.
OUr taxi back to the airport, again organised by the hotel, was 30 mins late again.
Location, as others have said, is great. However, I'm sure there are better options for the price!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Right by the main Plaza. Stayed a total of 3 nights and found the rooms adequate nothing fancy but the price was right. Also it had a great supply of hot water. The breakfast has a great selection and was buffet style. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. We were within walking distance to lots of restaurants and some amazing shopping.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Superior, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

You simply cannot beat the location of this hostal in Cusco. It is right in the heartbeat of everything. Unfortunatly, yes, there were some loud nights, but it is the price you pay for being in the thick of it. The building is a spanish colonial style with all rooms on the second floor. The staff was helpful, the breakfast was plenty and they even stored our bags for us when we went to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Beds were conmy and the showers were great- hot water and lots of pressure!

Only complaint is they were supposed to pick us up at the airport and they never showed up. so we had to get out own ride and got ripped off by a taxi driver. sigh.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights in total and the only reason we didn't move was for it's ease of location. The rooms were not clean: the showers had hair from previous guests on the shower curtain and tiles and the beds have bed bugs (was bitten every night regardless of sleeping in sleeping bag on top of blankets). The staff were not friendly or helpful and made everything seem a hassle for them. Didn't see a smile once. Again, the only reason we didn't move was laziness of packing up and moving in such a short time.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sucre
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2010

My wife and I stayed for a long time in this great hotel right next to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. It is in an excellent location with large pleasant rooms looking out on Plaza Kusipata. The hotel is close to the Plaza de Armas on del Medio. So there are two pleasant plazas on either side of the hotel. Because of the fantastic central location, very good price, pleasant and very clean rooms and very helpful staff we stayed in Cusco a long time. We stayed in another hotel for the first night which was double the price, further from the plaza and much smaller rooms. So when we found the Inti Wasi we were very happy. The Inti Wasi rooms were very large, nicely decorated with Inca weavings and much cheaper. Roger provided very nice breakfasts with lovely butter and rolls; and jam, fruit, yoghurt and coffee. The counter staff of Elisabeth, Monica and Djana were all extremely friendly and helpful. We felt like we were staying with a very hospitable family. The rooms were cleaned thoroughly every day and the bathrooms were kept very clean indeed. The laundry service here is very quick and cheap. The courtyarded building has a transparent roof and a good computer for guests. The wifi was very quick in the courtyard. For the price this is an excellent hotel. We are Australians who have been all over the world, but we have never had such good value. This hotel is much cheaper than any other hotel near the plaza. We saved a lot of money in taxis too. Its right near the market and around the corner within a couple of minutes of two supermarkets. All the best restaurants in Cusco are a few minutes away, especially on the plaza. There is also a good travel service here... just ask at the desk... that took us to Machu Pichu.
This is a fabulous hotel. You cannot get better value here in Cusco. We are coming back.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Kihei, Hawaii
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24 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

Upon arriving in Cusco, we were offered a two night deal for this hostel (not listed in LP), which was recommended by our driver. We checked it out before agreeing and it was only a block or two from Plaza de Armas. While checking in we were given mate de coca for help adjusting to the altitude and some useful advice on getting to our next stop -- Aguas Calientes. The room had a private bathroom and a small balcony which was nice for looking out and convenient for drying washed clothing. The staff was helpful and even kept our backpacks while we spent two nights in Aguas Calientes. There were two computers with free internet access, so we were able to book a flight back out of Cusco. The usual breakfast was available each morning - bread, coffee/mate de coca.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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: Calle Del Medio 134 - Plaza de Armas, Cusco 2011, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 245 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal Inti Wasi - Plaza de Armas 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intiwasi hostel in Cusco Peru is a beautiful colonial house built at the end of the XVI century that has been restored and refurbished. This great structure preserves the typical characteristics of Cusco’s colonial archuitecture. The Hostel has 20 rooms and all rooms have their own private baths with hot water. The lobby has internet with computer to use, and also WiFi in the lobby and sitting areas. They have free breakfast, and if you book online they have free transportation from and terminal in Cusco to the hotel. The Hostal Inti Wasi is located at the main Plaza De Armas on Calle Del Medio #134 in the center of Cusco. The main Plaza is Plaza De Armas. This is the location where the two main Cathedrals are located and many eating places and shops. You can also walk to many of the tourist attractions from this location. ... more   less 
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