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“Great location but not equivalent in value.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pariwana Hostel Cusco

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Pariwana Hostel Cusco
Ranked #4 of 400 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Clermont-Ferrand, France
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298 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great location but not equivalent in value.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

amazing hostel. I slept in one of the big mixed room in a really comfy bed (maybe the most comfortable bed that I found during my trip in Perù). I met lots of nice people, hang out with them inside the hostel and around the city. The hostel offer lots of fun activity during the day, there is a cinema room, computer room, a big patio and offers you lots of deals for excursion and fun stuff to do.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

With its excellent location just a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas, this hostel is perfectly situated for a day in Cusco's historic center. When you do come back to the hostel, though, it's a great place to spend the night in comfort. The beds are so comfortable and the sheets are clean. The extra perks of the hostel make it really worth a stay - there is an internet room with some computers and chairs for people with their own devices, a movie room full of pillows, and a bar where the included breakfast is served in the morning (bread, butter and jam, milk and cereal, tea and coffee). The facilities are very clean and well-kept. Oh, and one of the best parts? You get your own private locker which has plugs on the inside. Also, be sure to take advantage of the Pariwana's 10% off deal at the amazing nearby restaurant La Bodega 138. All in all, definitely worth the visit!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed here for a few days while traveling in Cusco and of course up to Machu Picchu. The best thing about this place is that the beds are extremely comfortable. The place is very well put together with great security and great food at the bar. One of the downsides was that there is always loud music playing which can get annoying.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bonn, Germany
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64 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Really liked this hostel. The rooms are clean, the bathrooms as well. They have a lot of showers and toilets. The staff is really helpful and friendly. The atmosphere is nice and it has a nice and sunny patio with some chairs and sofas where you can hang out. The breakfast is ok (standard Peruvian Hostel breakfast: Mate de Coca, bread with butter & marmalade, and if I’m not mistaken they also had cereal). The location is really good, if you want to explore the city. Best Hostel I stayed in on my Peru trip.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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75 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great hostel to stay in Cuzco! Large beds, clean toillets, good ambiance, nice staff. The breakfast is ok, but you can order something extra, like bacon and eggs, for few soles. Located in the historic center of Cuzco.

Room Tip: If you want to sleep early, choose a room away from the bar.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

I flew in here straight from the UK so had a very long trip! I was pleasantly surprised. The accommodation is of a good standard overall, with extremely comfortable beds and spotless bathrooms. The basic, but unlimited, free breakfast is also a real bonus. Clever touches such as power points in large room lockers really help make your stay secure and trouble-free.

There are loads of events on in the bar, as well as daily activities.

Most of the hostel is fairly quiet at night, whatever shenanigans are going on in the bar.

The only criticism I would raise is that the difference between a 4 bed and 6 bed dorm is massive- The former is spacious, pleasant and roomy- The latter felt like you were on top of each other a bit!

Room Tip: The 4 bed dorms are far and away the best value! Room 210 was very nice!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Pariwana Hostel Cusco
Address: C. Meson de la Estrella 136 | Centro Historico del Cusco, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 400 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
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 
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