My boyfriend and I stayed in Magico Hostel and were bitterly disappointed with our room and the hostel in general. I had done a lot of research before getting here to try and find a great hostel for our 3 weeks in Cusco. I thought Magico Hostel would be this but it was terrible. The hostel is very small and is shared with many volunteers. The two showers are cold at all times of the day. The rooms are facing the main courtyard so it is often noisy. The kitchen is very small and dirty, dishes were piled high in the sink when we were there. Wi fi in non existant except for the tiny reception room. There are 2 hostel computers but they are constantly in use. Our room was very small, damp, dirty, cold and dingy. The bed was warm and comfortable but this was the only positive about the hostel.
We arrived in Cusco at 4pm, and after getting some food decided to search for another hostel despite feeling very tired from the high altitude. We saw rooms in about 6 hostels and chose Samay Wasi. They have two hostels, we're in number 2. What a difference! For the same money, we get delicious breakfast included, excellent wi fi, really decent clean room and bathroom with very hot showers! We cooked up some food in the brilliant kitchen with two other girls we met and had a great night....so much happier!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Magica hostel is part of the Aldea Yanapay community, the same that works with children and families in development and education since 2004, with the aim of providing educational alternatives based on the love and spirituality to our childern, youth, adults and senior citizen. Aldea Yanapay is a cusquenian non profitable organization that works each day for a more conscious and spiritual world. Villa Magica is dedicated to providing hospitality to all human beings who want a cultural exchange. With beautiful green areas, gardens, art, warm rooms, comfortable bathrooms, restaurant, bar, conscious activities such as yoga, drum session or circle of massage, and playground for children. ... more less