The location couldn't get any better, and neither could the price.. I was initially worried about finding accommodations in Aguas Calientes, as my sister and I arrived without reservations, but we were fortunate enough to be directed towards this hostel, and couldn't have been happier.
The hostal itself is a bit unassuming from the outside, but the services are quite comfortable inside. The rooms are rather standard, and my sister and I stayed in a 4 bed dorm that had only us in it for the night, but the beds were comfortable and the blankets warm and cozy. My only complaint about this hostal would be the bathrooms - as soon as you walked in, the stink of mold was overwhelming, and opening the shower curtain, you could immediately see why. The walls were slick with black mold, and it was really quite unappealing to shower in, but having stayed at hostals many times before, I had my flip flops handy and made the best of it. Not enough to keep me away from staying here again, but certainly worth mentioning.
The front desk staff were very friendly and incredibly accommodating the next day when we returned from our trip up to Machu Picchu. We arrived exhausted, hot and sweaty, and in need of a food, drink, and a shower. The gentleman at the front desk leapt into action, asking our food orders so the rooftop bar restaurant could start preparing them while we hopped in the shower. We had technically already checked out and were only storing our baggage there whilst we went up the mountain, so we were very impressed that he would let us use the services for free! After a warm shower in the empty dorm being used for baggage storage, we made our way up to the rooftop lounge, where our food was just about ready. The rooftop lounge was perfect - a pool table, small radio with music playing, a fantastically priced happy hour drink menu, and the fragrance of freshly prepared food sizzling away behind the bar. We sat down, enjoyed a beer, and stared out at the fantastic view of both Aguas Calientes pueblo and the mountains looming above. Our food arrived - the chicken burger, and the alpaca steak - and we devoured with few words exchanged. We then ordered two pisco sours each, lovingly and painstakingly prepared by who I assumed to be the owner or manager (he was so proud of each drink, and brought them over personally to ensure we liked them before walking away!) and mused that it was a perfect end to a fantastic day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Ecopackers Hostel is now open in Aguas Calientes - Machu PicchuCome and stay with us in our brand new Hostel with the same standard of quality and service that characterizes us.We offer you a priviledged location in between the Aguas Calientes train station and the bus station making it a lot easier for you to get to where you want to go and fast !In Ecopackers Hostels we pride ourselves in being a Hostel with very high standards. It is for this reason that we offer our guests a prime location, the best orthopedic mattreses available, sheets and bed dressing of the same quality of a 4 star Hotel, the best hot water system available, and also of course the best quality and customer service you deserve ! ... more less
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