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Samay Wasi Youth Hostel 2
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Samay Wasi Youth Hostel 2
Ranked #164 of 404 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Sydney, Australia
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145 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“What a joke!”
Reviewed 3 October 2010

We booked 2 nights and left our luggage there whilst we went to machu picchu for 2 days. Their luggage room is the laundry room which is kept open all day, easy for anyone to get to your stuff. One of our bags was wet when we came back. The room itself wasn't bad, quite large with a big bathroom. When we came back from wandering around on the first day a member of staff was coming out of our room, we asked her why she was in there but she couldn't give an answer (nothing in the room was different and nothing of ours was taken so we didn't pursue any further). On the second day a similar thing happened. We came back around 3pm and found 3 people in our bathroom pulling the tiles off the walls and doing a complete renovation of the bathroom. We were quite shocked as no one had mentioned this to us, not on checkin, not before we left for the day. It was really disappointing. The manager did not apologise for not letting us know, just said they would be done soon. It was unacceptable as we couldn't hang out in our room, so we decided to check out and move to another hostel nearby. The manager couldn't understand why we wanted to just kept saying sorry. When we went to settle the bill we were going to pay in US, the manager (Henry) tried charging a rate of $1 = S3 which is really high. He must of thought we were stupid or something as the going rate is S2.8. We also got our laundry done the day we were there for S3.5per kilo. They dont use a dryer, but hang your clothes all around the shared garden for everyone to see. They dont have many clothes lines so your clothes are placed ontop of trees, roofs, pretty much anywhere where there is sun. I would not recommend this hostel to anyone as they are dishonest and unprofessional.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

We've stayed twice at Samay Wasi 2 - before and after Machu Picchu. We enjoyed our stay both times. The hostel is situated in the nice neighborhood of San Blas, five minute walk from the main plaza. The rooms have a decent size and are generally clean as are the bathrooms. The rooms come with a breakfast which is basic but okay. If you plan to stay here, try to book room number six as it has a fantastic overview of the city!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Samay Wasi Youth Hostel 2
Address: Calle Siete Angelitos 675 | San Blas, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
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Ranked #164 of 404 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Number of rooms: 10

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