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“Perfect for Backpackers” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pirwa Hostel Machu Picchu

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Pirwa Hostel Machu Picchu
San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Perfect for Backpackers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2010

Our stay was for one night and this hotel served its purpose well. It is in a great area for food and light shopping and is around many internet cafes. Rooms were old as is the hotel however the beds were great, warm and cozy with wool blankets on all of them. There are rooms with 1-5 beds, depending on what you want and there is hot water in the showers & nice plumbing in the toilets! YAY! You need ear plugs to sleep because you can hear a lot of noise from outside as well as from inside the hotel. No a/c or heat in the rooms but no one really stays in hostels anyway but only to get a good nights sleep and a shower before heading out of town again in the morning. It was perfect for us before heading back to Cusco. Easy to walk to from the train depot from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. There is a computer with free internet in the lobby but there are also many internet cafes all over the area. Nice little spead of coffee, tea and breads in the morning too!

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2009

great hostel. Bit of a fuss over payment of room as we couldn't make it on our first booked night due to the train being cancelled. It got sorted and all was fine though.
Great location, near the hot springs and everywhere else in town. Friendly staff meet you from train. Nice breakfast and fab view of Andes from bedrooms. Town itself pretty small but I loved it.
Overall a great hostel, nice ensuite room with clean, tidy and quite spacious rooms.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2009

This place was okay - a lot like Aguas Calientes itself - kind of dumpy, a little weird, but still slightly charming. Staff seemed high on something, spacy and languid. There was some sort of construction going on next door, and as such there was a giant open air wall in the hostel complete with rubble below, strange. The rooms, however, were actually quite nice - clean, simple. We had a private room for two. Bathrooms very retro in design but amazingly as much piping hot water as we could take, which was fantastic both after a day hiking Maccu Picchu and the next morning. Breakfast was a bust, they ran out of everything very early (all that was left was hot tea water with no tea bags). So you might be able to do better, but was cheap and simple and no frills.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Pirwa Hostel Machu Picchu

Property: Pirwa Hostel Machu Picchu
Address: Av Pachacuteq 603, Aguas Calientes 08000, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Aguas Calientes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Aguas Calientes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pirwa Hostel Machu Picchu 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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