If you want a quiet place to relax at the end of a busy day...Loki is not for you. But if you're on a tour of South America, looking for other people under 30 doing the same, can party all night and don't mind sleeping most of the day, you'll love it.
Amenities were excellent for the cost, breakfast was super cheap and yummy, free coffee & tea, rolls & jam. In June/July 2009, running water was no problem, I never had a shower that was anything less than excellent--except once, and when I told the front desk that the water had stopped running, someone was there fixing it within 10 minutes. You could only get a GOOD wireless signal in the bar--sketchy elsewhere--but the wait for the computer lab was never really long.
The front desk staff was very good. The "hosts" were very outgoing and extremely helpful, two of them were phenomenal and bent over backwards trying to help us get what we needed and things figured out. The gal who runs tours was also very helpful and gave us lots of great info, even though we didn't end up booking anything through her (in the end, we probably should have!)
We did have some problems with our reservation, although I think they could have been solved with a lot less hassle. Keep in mind that this is a backpackers hostel, they are used to people staying less than a week and having schedules change at the last minute. If you're on the "waiting list", I'd make plans elsewhere. The girls' dorm is definitely the best room in the house!
The downsides: Parties in the bar until 1 am, which could be heard all over the front courtyard--when we stayed in the back, it was quieter. The pretty courtyard with the hammocks was all under construction. The rooms felt a bit crowded but there was enough storage for a backpack plus. Also the hostel is up an ENORMOUS hill, due to the altitude adjustment issues it took a week for me to be able to do it without stopping to rest!
The community whiteboard was fun, we were never at a loss for new friends and company in the bar in the evenings, the doormen were friendly and the housekeeping prompt. The charging lockers in reception are bloody brilliant. There are an international calling location, good laundry facilities and a teeny market where we bought snacks just a few doors away. Taxis were easy to come by on the corner, and the plaza was only a few blocks down. We did have a great time in Loki, although I think next time I'll request a room in the back of the house :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best base to explore Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco, loki is here to make every part of your stay remarkable with crazy parties, great facilities and amazing views. Our in-house tour agency will provide you with excellent travel advice on the best ways to see this amazing region. Take advantage of our free luggage storage while on your trek and when you return a hot shower, comfortable bed and the best parties in town will welcome you back. But be careful, you’ll never want to leave! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Loki Backpackers Hostel Cusco Peru Hotel Cusco