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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

It's a hostel but to be honest is a budget hotel. We had every day clean towels, service room really good and it's located in a nice and cozy suburb of Cusco, called San Blas, pretty close of the city centre really secure to walk any time.

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1 Thank Thai_Vieira
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty much the only good thing about this hostel is the location. Tucked away in a quiet pedestrian alley of San Blass. However the place completely lacks atmosphere, the locks on the shower/toilet doors do not work. There is hot water in the 'suicide shower' but only if you turn on the hot water just a little bit. WiFi doesn't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for couple of nights because our preferred hostels were fully booked. Our first night there the night receptionist checked people into our room at 5 am. Just strolled in, turned on the light and started chatting away giving the new guests the run down of the hostel like there wasn't 4 people asleep in the room. Obviously... More 

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Thank splatty89
PirwaHostelsTeam, Gerente at Pirwa Hostel Backpackers Familiar, San Blas, responded to this review

Good evening, and thank you for your review of Pirwa San Blas. We regret that your night was interrupted by the receptionist bringing in new guests- we will ask him to be more considerate of those guests already sleeping in the shared dorms in the event that we receive other guests arriving at late or early hours. We haven’t seen... More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights before and after a trek to Machu Picchu. The staff were helpful and let us leave our bags during the trek. The rooms weren't the cleanest however, but it was generally good value for money

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Thank Nick G
PirwaHostelsTeam, Manager at Pirwa Hostel Backpackers Familiar, San Blas, responded to this review

Good afternoon Nick, and thank you so much for your review of Pirwa San Blas. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay in general, but were concerned to hear that you felt cleanliness was lacking. We are in the process of meeting with our staff to enforce standards and rectify this. Thank you for your feedback, and happy travels! More 

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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights in low season, i had the dorm and hostel to myself :) but i can tell the hostel provides a great atmosphere with their common area that has a pool table and bar. Clean rooms, clean bathroom. Staff is very friendly as well :)

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Thank Daytona H
PirwaHostelsTeam, Manager at Pirwa Hostel Backpackers Familiar, San Blas, responded to this review

Good morning Daytona, and thank you so much for giving us a review. December is indeed part of the low season for Cusco, since it’s during the rainy season, but we’re glad that you enjoyed your stay despite the relatively lower amount of guests, and we hope that you had a wonderful trip! More 

Katowice, Poland
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

We spend there 5 nights in total in a double room with private bathroom. No views - as the window overlooks inner patio (at least in our room). Quality of services was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast is included but do not count on much.

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Thank Mirafas
PirwaHostelsTeam, Manager at Pirwa Hostel Backpackers Familiar, San Blas, responded to this review

Good morning, and thank you for sharing your opinion of Pirwa San Blas. We're thrilled that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Breakfast is indeed basic (local bread, butter, jam, cereal, yogurt, juice, coffee, and tea), but we think it is good for travelers on a budget. We're also glad that you liked the room despite the... More 

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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Stayed here almost a week with my friends, and I was very happy with my choice of hostel. The room was very good, clean, good Wi-fi also. The hostel was very nice, clean , the staff very pleasant. The hostel have a inside Bar with snooker, great atmosphere to meet people over the world. Good breakfast. We did also the... More 

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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I recommend people to stay there. There is always a great and lively atmosphere, with big secure lockers, individual sockets by the bedside and good wifi. I wish I could have spent more time in Cusco. The rooms are clean, and it was easy to meeting other travellers especially if you are travelling solo like me. The hostel have a... More 

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Bogota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2015

If you want to stay nearby the historic center, plus having some calm at nights this place is perfect for you; located in San Blas Neighborhood it offers a decent place to past the night, but the environment is more oriented to families or people who dont really look for meeting new people. The breakfast is included but is pretty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

The best hostel experience I ever had. The staff was great, clean rooms and bathrooms, I just loved the hostel, very clean, backpacking atmosphere. Nothing to complain about them. Excellent! Loved this place! Would definitely recommend.” very close to the main square of Cuzco (PLAZA DE ARMAS) Thanks Pirwa Hostels.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pirwa Hostels Cusco gives him the welcome to the new marvel of the world Cusco-Machupichu-Peru offering different types of accommodation to the style hostel and backpackers; for 5 years we assume the challenge of Offering, entertainment, quality of service and human heat; giving like that a value added to our places. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pirwa Hostel Backpackers Familiar, San Blas

Address: Tandapata 670, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range: £13 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Pirwa Hostel Backpackers Familiar, San Blas 1.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Close to the Plaza de Armas, nice artsy neighbourhood”
 of 5 bubbles Mirafas, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The room was very good, clean, good Wi-fi also.”
 of 5 bubbles brandob314, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The rooms are clean, and it was easy to meeting other travellers.”
 of 5 bubbles starwarss, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Really quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Anton1oM, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles joshb891, 26 Apr 2014 | Read review
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