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“Great Hostel in Cusco” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wild Rover Hostel Cusco

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Wild Rover Hostel Cusco
Ranked #16 of 401 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Sunnyvale, California
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Hostel in Cusco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stayed here one night before my Inca Trail trek. Clean rooms, decent beds, hot showers with good water pressure, good lounging in the common areas, lots of young travelers that like to party. Probably not good for light sleepers.

Staff was really nice and helpful. The front desk guy let me check in super early free of charge because the bed was already ready to go in the room.

Love how there is a large supermarket literally 2-3 doors down. Location is pretty close to the main square too.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Arequipa, Peru
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is a party hostel at it's core. It's located just five minutes walking from the Plaza de Armas. The Wild Rover is like a mini colony in and of itself.
The restaurant served delicious, economical food and at night became a bumpin' bar.
I think my favorite part of the hostel, however, was the travel agency in the front of the hostel. I used it to book all of my trips/tours around Cusco and was able to arrange pick up directly from the hostel.
I was also greatly impressed with the staff and security. With some many guests, they have to be sure that everyone that is there is SUPPOSED to be there, and they do so with tact by periodically checking wristbands at random. They are really friendly and very content to joke around with you.
If you do choose to stay here and are in need of a good nights sleep prior to hitting the ruins, you may want to invest in some ear plugs as there is a full service bar until late.
My only complaint would be that the internet didn't work in my room, but using it in the communal space provided me with an opportunity to meet new people who I am still keeping in touch with as they travel around South America, so I can't complain too much...

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kristina S
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Brilliant hostel. Always very clean, especially the bathrooms. Lively bar and really good chill out courtyard with sofas and beanbags. Sociable place and a good place to meet lots of other travellers, with lots of English speaking too. Has computers for guests to use and decent wifi (for peru) although wifi is only in the bar and courtyard and didn't work in the rooms. Beds are really comfy and there are big lockers in the room as well as lockers where you can charge phones, iPods etc (only downside is that this meant there were no plugs in the rooms and iPads/laptops didn't fit in the lockers so there was nowhere to charge them safely). Staff are amazing, one of us had bad altitude sickness and they gave her loads of advice and even gave her oxygen when it got bad. Good food but breakfast is not great....just a stale bread roll with jam, although this is pretty similar to what we experienced in the rest of the peru so we were used to it by this point! If you want a quiet room request one away from the bar!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AJS1991
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

This hostel was fantastic from the minute we checked in.
If you like to party and meet interesting people, who are up for the crack 24/7, then this is your place!
The bar is huge and the common areas are well looked after, the rooms are comfortable and provide a haven for when you're too pissed to stand up anymore!
Highly recommended! Our favourite place in Cusco :)

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SianYvonne
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

I came here after a good experience in arequipas wild rover. Great location, close to everything, supermarket next door. Staff not as friendly as Arequipas but nice enough. Good bar with lots of free shots. As mentioned already, rooms are away from the noise and the beds are very comfy! Tourist desk good for booking tours but they seem to make up prices as they go along.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gemwho
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

we had a great time staying in this hostel...
Greeted by friendly faces as soon as we arrived. Bar food was fab also esp after a few days of eating not so great food!
Colm, Liam and Pat were really friendly and would help you out with anything you asked them !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nodnoc
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for several nights in the female-only dorm and had a great stay. Most dorms here have private bathrooms (toilet + 2 showers) which is a bonus. As with the other Rovers, this place is all about the party! Dancing on the bar and lay back shots are just par for the course here! If you don't feel like partying, don't worry the Shot Patrol do their nightly rounds to the dorm rooms and give out free shots to get you in the mood!! (or, you can just lock the door and tell them to sod off if you want).
What is different to the other Rovers is that there are a few "common" areas so you're not forced to hang out at the bar. There is a ping pong table, tv room, free luggage storage and wifi. Unfortunately it doesn't work in the rooms. There's also a travel desk onsite which is useful if you don't feel like shopping around (it's a bit more exxy than external agencies but a good option if you're short on time or feeling lazy).
Location is good, an easy 10 minute walk to the main plaza, and it goes without saying that the beds are brilliant... Its hard to pull yourself out of bed in the mornings!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Peachesandcream81
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Additional Information about Wild Rover Hostel Cusco

Property: Wild Rover Hostel Cusco
Address: Calle Cuesta Santa Ana 782, Cusco, Peru (Formerly Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel)
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 401 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All service Hostel with suites, pods and private rooms available. The best Irish bar in Cusco on site showing all live sports, amazing food options so you never have to leave the comfort of your accommodation. Games room, TV room, football tennis, big garden and free parking. 24 hour security and not to mention the best parties in all of Cusco. The new Wild Rover has taken hostels to another level. ... more   less 
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