We loved our stay in this hostel. We took a chance with it prior to the Inca trail and then booked to come straight back afterwards.
It is located up a hill which is about a 5 minute walk from the main Plaza de Armas. This is a bit of a climb but really is not an issue for anyone with a half reasonable level of fitness. The bonus is that the view over Cusco is stunning. It really was one of the sights of the entire trip. You can look down onto the Plaza and really feel the history. It really is something special.
The hosts are great too. The concept of the hostel is to make everyone feel at ease and as though you are staying with them and socialising in their front room. I would pitch this at late 20's plus travellers who are in couples or not too rowdy groups.
Alot of time was spent playing with Viviana and Miguel's baby/toddler Luciana. He was great fun and not to forget Tito the ball chasing/dropped food snaffling fiend. He was really good fun.
Miguel cooked us a great meal and we spent one night sitting up drinking wine with them which was great as you could talk about South America and Peru with people who really understood it. They were also really interested in England so it was a great evening.
On one of our last evenings they got a local band in to play some native music. It sounds like the sort of thing that you would normally want to avoid but they were great and we had another fun evening.
Wara wara is really competitively priced but is so much better than any other hostel that we stayed in throughout our time in South America. If you are on anything better than a shoestring budget then stay here, you won't regret it.
Good luck to Viviana and Miguel for the future and sorry it took so long to write this article!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 3 blocks away from the main square, it is a luminous and spacious place with a panoramic view to the downtown historic area...The hotel counts with 6 rooms, including dobles, triples, and bridals, all of them with their own private bathroom and hot water all day.We offer the following services: American Breakfast, Wifi Internet, Luggage Room, and optional Transportation to the airport. ... more less
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