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Hostal Wara Wara
Ranked #4 of 340 Cusco B&B and Inns
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Outstanding hostel!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in March 2014 and it was superb!

It is located on a hill overlooking the city and Plaza de Armas. The stairs are a hike for the first time so take the pick up option if you are flying in but the views from the main balcony and living room are amazing!!
The room was clean and spacious with very little noise. The bathroom was kept very clean and while the fixtures are dated they function perfectly well - lots of hot water!

The best part about Wara Wara is Miguel, Viviana and Luciano (their beautiful baby boy). They are the family that own and run the hostel and they are the best. Accommodating, kind, helpful, fun and always smiling! They even helped us with accommodation in Beunos Aires!!

Thank you Wara Wara! We miss you already!!

  • Stayed March 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Hostal Wara wara is the very best place I've stayed on my travels so far.
It is is located up a staircase from Plaza de Armas - close to everything and with spectacular views of Cusco, especially at night.
The rooms are big, warm and clean with lots of warm bedding and good hot showers.
Miguel and Viviana really make you feel welcome in their beautiful home. They gave us tips about Cusco, they lent us equipment for the Inca trail and stored our baggage for us while we were doing the hike and they even helped us organize our onwards travel in Buenos Aires (as Miguel is from there).
Breakfast is substantial and the shared area is a great place to hang out with their gorgeous toddler and friendly dog charming the tourists.
We felt totally at home and were very sad to leave. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Miguel and Viviana have created a warm and friendly hostal. I loved staying here. The rooms are clean and a good size, the bathrooms are modern and have hot water 24 hours with high pressure. A heater is supplied for the colder rooms. It can be very social with and I met lots of interesting people. The location is great even though you have to climb some stairs to get to it (great training for the Inca Trail). Miguel is very happy to help you plan your time in Cusco and to recommend some good restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

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!

Room Tip: The room next to the living room is a bit noisy so try to avoid it
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

Lovely family(inc Tito!) and staff. Amazing view and good clean rooms. Extremely generous and very helpful. :) highly recommend Hostal Wara Wara! Gave us great tips and information for our onward journey to Argentina, as Miguel is from Buenos Aires. Great break

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

Loved our 4 night stay at wara wara. Viviana and Miguel made our stay with their friendly hospitality.
We stayed in the family room for a little more space and found it clean and homely.
The hostel is has a great view across Cusco, with that comes a little bit of a walk up high approx 500m from plaza del arms.. (Great altitude training)
Breakfast was great and leant us trekking poles for our inca trail hike.
Only once there was no water, but got quickly fixed by utilising their tank and it was nice and hot!
The only downside was a nightclub a few streets away that kept us up - but it was the festive season!
Highly recommend

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

My husband I stayed here for 4 days before and after our hike to Macchu Picchu. We were extremely happy with our stay! The best part of our stay was our interaction with the owners Miguel and Vivianna. They were very friendly and helpful. When we were there, we got to meet Miguels's brother and sis-in-law and had a fabulous night of drinks and food in the hostal getting to know everyone.
The good:
1. Hospitality, service -- wonderful owners who treat you like friends
2. Nice hot breakfast, lovely fresh fruit juice, endless supply of coca tea to help you get acclimatized with the elevation ( they didnt charge us for the coca tea we had and we had it quite a few times!)
3. They let us borrow their sleeping bag for our hike at no cost!
4. They made us lovely dinner one night when we didnt want to go out - it tasted awesome and was very inexpensive.
5. Clean rooms, hot water 24/7, good wifi depending on your room location
6. Fabulous view of the town and Plaza De Armas
7. Excellent location- our entire stay here we walked to every place that we had to see ( other than places like Pisac of course). It is a bit of a climb to get here, but it was good exercise for us!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Wara Wara
Address: Don Bosco 190, Cusco 08000, Peru
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Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #4 of 340 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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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