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“Good experience for our family” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pirwa Colonial Hostel

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Pirwa Colonial Hostel
Ranked #70 of 363 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good experience for our family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Our family of four stayed here for 4 nights. They were very friendly and helpful. We also booked our trip to Macchu Picchu through their travel agency. We were very please with the trip and the price. We shared a room with 2 bunk beds which was right across from the bathrooms. The beds were really comfortable. Although it was a room on the first floor near the gathering area it was fairly quiet at night, but in places like these it's always good to bring ear plugs. The bathrooms were cleaned daily and the staff was always very responsive to our questions and needs. Our daughter actually got sick on our last day there and the staff called a local clinic that does "house visits". It cost us about $50 but it was worth it as we were traveling the next day and were able to get her some antibiotics. Although we had checked out of our room the staff let her sleep in an extra bunk upstairs. We were very grateful for this. They also had lots of social things going on although we didn't do many of them as we were pretty tired at night. If you are open to meeting new people and sharing a bathroom this is a very friendly, clean, and organized hostel. We'd stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RitaL427
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

I stayed at this Pirwa Hostel with 4 friends when we went for our amazing trekking experience at Machu Pichu and in my view it was good choice.

Service was very good, the personnel of the hotel was always willing to help and with a friendly, positive and can do attitude. Breakfast was good, but as every hostel with limited options, in fact I would change the cereals, which as a regular cereal eater I didn't enjoy much (Although they weren't old, one intuitively thought they were due to their texture).

Location: Although it was a few blocks of distance from the main center of Cuzco (Which in fact at night, with a few drinks, aren't very welcome due to their high inclination), the positive aspect about this is the 0 noise and excellent sleeping quality.

Rooms were good, nothing to criticize about them. The only not-positive comment I feel necessary to share with other fellow tourists is the one of having a very short open-air walk from bedroom to showers. A fact which wasn't comfortable for having first or last hour showers due to their low temperatures at Cuzco.

As said buy another traveler, Wi-fi only works in the room next to reception and computers are pretty old. However, they are useful for their expected functions as a back-packer toursit, which don't require new or newer PC's, being online chatting and writing emails. Lastly, although this doesn't mean that a PC actualization for a bit newer ones wouldn't be appreciated by guests ;)

Hope it helps in your decision.

Room Tip: Closest room to showers, so that one can avoid walking longer open-air distances in between.
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Adolfo D
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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Nice bedrooms, nice beds and pillows, great shower and bathrooms. Wi-fi works only in the room next to the reception, not in the rest of hostel, and the computers are not very good. Good breakfast, but with limited amount of food.
It's a good and beautiful hostel, well located and with good structure, but with pontual problems wich will not prejudice your stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rafaiandoli
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Bogota, Colombia
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

I had a GREAT time in this hostel!The girls from the reception are SOOOOOO friendly and helpfull. Nayla even gave me a city tour which was great! Sedid y Ana are great as well...i highly recomend this hostel, it is close to the main square, hot showers, good wifi and clean and dont forget about the pooltable, tabletennis and HUGE collection of videos. And the fact that they make up your bed EVERY day is such a big bonus!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BramBlomLlama
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65 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

This hostel was a nice place to stay! Great facilities like a pool table, tv room, bar, different chill-out spots and nice rooms! We ended up staying here for a week because we liked it so much:) staff was really helpful! Breakfast is included, but the bread was a bit dry.. location is great!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank wimplon
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Agii Apostoli, Chania, Crete
Level Contributor
66 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

I din´t expect too much from a hostel, but I was pleasantly suprised. They organised events, were helpfull in every question, had a tourist office, pool, movie are, ping-pong, 24hr hot showers and above all friendly and smiley staff

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank George T
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Timóteo, MG
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Don't create expectations of a dream hostel. The building is old. Actually it's a classic ancient building of Cuzco.

Despite of that, the staff are just AWESOME. As the manager, as it's staffs are very friendly and gentle.

The cleanness is ok. The bathrooms, are mixed, but it doesn't mean that are bad. They are very clean all the time.

The beds are old to, but also clean. The breakfast is simple, but ok. The only thing i didn't like was the carpet in the rooms... it was not good to me.

The scotch bar is very cool and has fair prices.

All the people i met there were polite and cool.

An amazing place to make new friends.

I consider it my home in Cuzco!

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Fabricio_ACS
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Property: Pirwa Colonial Hostel
Address: Plaza San francisco 360, Cusco 000000, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 363 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pirwa Colonial Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pirwa Hostels is a budget hostel chain offering economical lodging in private rooms and shared dormitories, in locations throughout Peru and Bolivia. Pirwa Colonial Hostel is located in Plaza San Francisco, two blocks from the main square of Cusco, Peru. It boasts two interior patios, a TV and game lounge, bar, guest kitchen, and fast food stand. Services include a free continental breakfast, internet + wi-fi, luggage storage, hot water 24/7. There are occasional activities and parties. Reception is on call 24/7 and there are security cameras within and without. There's also security lockers in the shared dorms for your backpacks, and extra, smaller lockers outside of the rooms for any belongings you want to take special care with. There's also an information desk staffed by Pirwa Travel tour & transport specialists. Pirwa Colonial is a one-stop shop for backpackers! ... more   less 
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