I stayed here in August 2013 when travelling with my brother and my boyfriend. We stayed in a 6-bed room with private bathroom. The bunk beds were of normal quality and the washroom was great. In case you needed to take a shower or go to the washroom there were additional public facilities nearby. Location wise it is not too far of a walk from the main square and is easily walkable to different locations in the city.
The breakfast was the regular bread and jam although other meals could be ordered for an additional price.
Wifi did not work in the rooms and instead we went out to the main courtyard which was relaxing although sometimes quite noisy. There was also a computer room near the breakfast room where several computers were available for guests to use.
The serivce was good. They allowed us to keep our bag at the hostel when we left for Aguas Calientes (as we had read about baggage restrictions, although we saw people with big backpacker's bags who got on) and we did not get charged for leaving them in their possession for the additional day. I would definitely recommend asking them to reserve a taxi the night before if you need to get to the bus station as it is quite far!
We had decided to stay at this hostel as Pariwana in Lima was absolutely amazing. This hostel's only added value was the fact it was in an older building with nicer architecture.
Apparently in this hostel, and more-so than in other hostels we stayed in, the party atmosphere was definitely promoted. We had people who did not really respect others and came in at all times of the night, lights on and off making noise which did not help those travellers who actually wanted to get some good sleep so they can visit the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pariwana Hostel Cusco lies in a colonial house built in the 16th century. The beauty of our hostel can be compared to any 5-star hotel in the city of Cusco, but with the atmosphere and vibe of our guests and the Pariwana experience.The house has an internal patio surrounded by stone archways in both the first floor and in the balconies of the second floor. Our restaurant and bar-lounge are located in the same salons where Viceroys used to dine with the local nobility. It is said that there is a secret passage between the house and the closest convent. Supposedly, it was built by the last Viceroy, Abascal, as he new his days were counted. Pariwana Cusco is located in the heart of Cuzco’s Historical District: only 2 blocks away from the main plaza (Plaza de Armas). The hostel is surrounded by the typical Cuzco architecture and scenery. It is nearby several restaurants, drugstores and transportation facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pariwana Hotel Cusco