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Samay Wasi Youth Hostels Cusco
Ranked #11 of 437 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
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“AMAZING PLACE TO STAY!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Very clean, excellent staff - very nice and helpful! Beautiful location - I would definitely stay here again. James was helpful with providing information about things to do in Cusco and throughout Peru. Very thoughtful hostel - they paid a lot of attention to the details and everything was great!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

My boyfriend and I has a fantastic time staying at Samay Wasi! From the get go all the ladies running the hostel (24 hours a day) are always super friendly and accommodating. We even had their resident travel agent James pick us up from our bus, even though it was an hour and a half late!

There are so many great qualities about this hostel I'm going to list them!

- Overall very clean (rooms bathrooms common areas)
- Very friendly and accommodating staff 24 hours a day
- Secure frot door/storage area for bags when going on a trek
- Laundry service on site
- Hot showers with great water pressure
- Free tea/coca leaves 24 hours
- Free breakfast (bread with jam) and cheap additions (different egg dishes)
- Relatively cheap pricing for all rooms (probably not the cheapest in Cusco, but definitely cheaper than some options with less amenities!)
- Small but well stocked kitchen you can use at anytime
- Comfy and welcoming common areas
- Beautifuk view of the city as its up the side of the valley a bit
- Within walking distance to all the main tourist areas of Cusco

The only negative we dealt with while staying was that it is very cold at night, like in most hostels in Cusco. BUT! They had just about fixed this problem as we were leaving, as they has almost finished installing new heaters in all the rooms and common area!!!

I would definitely recommend anyone staying here!!!

Room Tip: The private rooms on the second floor have a beautiful view, and the dorms upstairs are very warm ev...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Hot water, decent breakfast (and you can add delicious, huge omelets for reasonable prices), coca tea all day and the best view of the city! I would say it was perfect, but it was quite chilly when I was there - they were adding heaters to the rooms when I left, so I would definitely recommend it now. Close to San Blas Plaza with good restaurants. Not a party hostel, so nice if you want a break from that.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Estimada Jamila, nos alegra leer que tuviste una buena estadía en Samay Wasi, nos apena saber que el frío haya sido un problema, pero como tu misma dices, en un par de días este problema estará resuelto y estaremos listos para que tu próxima estadía sea totalmente perfecta.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

If you're looking for inexpensive, simple, and friendly then this is the place for you! I was here with a large group of friends and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful with checking in/out, laundry service, and accommodating breakfast very early in the morning (for us to catch our flight). On my last night, I forgot my mobile phone and informed the hostel staff about this in attempt to retrieve it. I was able to wire the money to them and they mailed my phone to me. It was as simple as that! I would recommend this place!! Thanks again to the staff! :)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a very clean, very comfortable hostel run by the most lovely women. I highly recommend. And the water is HOT! And great view of Cusco from the balcony. I loved being up the hill a bit out of the thick of things, too. Thumbs up.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here before and after completing our inca trail trek.

We were in one of the upper floored rooms which had fantastic views overlooking cusco. It's located less than a 10 minute walk to plaza des armas. we were really happy to be slightly away from the hustle and bustle but still only a short walk to the main attractions.

The room and ensuite bathroom were both very clean and the shower one of the best we have had since we started travelling. Breakfast provided was pretty good, although the bread rolls were quite dry!

One of the highlights of this place were the staff. They were extremely helpful and helped us with booking onwards buses and arrange taxis.

We left our bags here while we did the inca trail and we were very happy that the bags were safely locked away and our valuables itemised and stored in a safe at the front desk.

All in all a great place to stay and really helpful staff. I would highly recommend it.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Gorgeous views. Big, clean rooms. Lots of blankets. Hot water. Delicious coffee in the mornings. Very safe area. What makes this hostel extra great is the staff. They are so kind and helpful, going that extra mile to accommodate you. They even phoned the tour company we were going with that day because they hadn't showed up in the morning. Really, really lovely, which I think makes all the difference.

Room Tip: Second floor has the views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Samay Wasi Youth Hostels Cusco
Address: Calle Atoqsaycuchi No 416 - San Blas, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 437 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Samay Wasi Youth Hostels Cusco 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samay Wasi is located in The turistic San Blas neighborhood, in a small hill which give us an amazing view of the city, 10 minutes walking distance to Plaza de Armas, close to restaurants, pubs, souvenirs stores, etc.Personalized service that will make you feel like home.We offer you private and dorm rooms with private bathroom, 24 hours hot water, included breakfast, internet access (WiFi), kitchen facilities, luggage storage and pick-up from the airport or bus station to Samay Wasi when the booking is for two or more nighrts. Laundry service and tourist information. ... more   less 
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