Raf, the owner, and Vanessa, his wife, was very nice. He helped us book tours and give many valuable information. It is true we had to climb many steps to reach the hostel, but we were pretty energetic group, so that wasn't a huge problem. Raf picked us up from airport and even helped us carry our luggage up.
For the price, it is a pretty decent place for students with a budget. No breakfast, ok rooms, not very clean bathrooms with minor hot water problems. I bathed with cold water one night and it was hell, but the subsequent nights were fine. The place did look somewhat old and run-down, with wooden ladders for stairs, but I guess there is a "primitive" look which I don't mind at all. Also we were usually out most of the day so I was fine with the room we were given.
I have to give a poor review for my experience, though, because we lost money during our stay in the hostel. The incident happened behind locked doors and there were
some argument with the hostel staff, who refused to call the owner although we lost a lot of money and were sure they were left in the room, which we locked before leaving. Obvious that they were hiding something, we called the police and lost precious time, sleep and money (taxi, public phone) with the whole incident. We slept about half hour (some of us didn't get any) the day before we set off for our 4 day Inca Trail Hike.
We got our money back in the end, although the suspect ran away, we never went back to find out if He was caught. I feel sorry for the owners although I think its unfair for us too to have such a thing happened during our trip. And the thing is, we did not get ONE WORD OF APOLOGY at all. The father of the suspect just sat there looking pissed and angry that while it was us who got our money stolen and precious time wasted???!!?!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hostel is situated at San Blas, one of the most picturesque and typical areas of Q’osqo, where the streets still maintain its mystical Inca and colonial style. The hostel offers you one of the best panoramic views in town. It’s a special place where you can relish the magic and magnetism of Q’osqo’s landscapes and culture, where people from all over the world build friendships and interchange different ideas and customs. ... more less