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Pirwa Colonial Hostel
Ranked #75 of 412 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Sao Paulo, SP
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“Pirwa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Do not notice the bad English, because it is an adapted translation of the Portuguese in the google translator.

The hostel has a very nice, friendly, the staff working there is pretty cool. Apart water from the showers that was not always hot because of the heaters, moreover, all excellent. Take a Cusqueña for me. Enjoy!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

The staff at the hostel are super friendly, they go the extra mile. the dorms and bathrooms are clean. Always hot showers you just got to let it run a bit to warm up.
Was told it gets very noisy at night but have had really quite nights i cant complain. they have an in house tour office who are able to book tours around Cuzco and buses to your next destinations which was great and handy.
Would diffidently recommend to stay here !
Meet alot of interesting people who have given me great advise.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

This place was awesome. First of the price you can't beat! It is 2 seconds walk to Plaza de Armas, great location. The accommodations were surprisingly nice, clean and safe considering the price. Yes, there is some music that plays until 2-3am but oh well. Aren't you in Peru for an adventure anyways? Why not go out and experience the fun? Also we had traveled all day to Machu Picchu so we were dead tired and passed out anyways. You also get breakfast vouchers to a place right in plaza de armas which is great. Juice, tea, bread, eggs etc. There is also FREE INTERNET to stay connected if need be!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2010

Stayed here for a week or so in and around my trip to Machu Pichu. The staff were very friendly and helpful and let me change nights of booking with no problems. Breakfast the usual bread and jam affair - get there early to avoid missing out. All the rooms had individuals lockers but their location, off a central courtyard, meant sleep was often elusive. Not really a problem - it is advertised as a party hostel after all...but with alot of people staying there before 4am Machu Pichu starts perhaps some quieter options may also be good.
Hot water apparently available but despite following all instructions,and even with staff help, it eluded me....others got it though so I think I am just jinxed ;)
On site tour agency which books tickets, trips and other hostels. Not recommended. My tickets were never delivered for bus journey, not for hostels and tours I booked in Puno. Nothing was explained to me and I wasted a lot of time trying to sort out the mess. Simpler to go alone.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Canas de Senhorim, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2010

I was running out of money so I choose the cheapest hostel I could find in Cusco for my last night there. I wasn't expecting much but I got surprised when I came there as it was a good hostel, fun (a nice and cool bar where you can meet other travelers), good located (2 blocks from 'Plaza de Armas'), and definetly, a good value for your money. Besides that, showers have hot water (may seem pointless posting this information but not all the hostels offer that!!), breakfast is included in the cheap price and
I think they have other hostels in the same city, depending on the type of journey travelers are looking for.

I recommend Pirwa Hostel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Auckland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2009

Our room was a double, right off the courtyard.
It was dark with no external windows and incredibly musty.
It was also very cold.
The noise was unbelievable. Noise from the bar upstairs would travel down, and people in the courtyard right outside drinking till after 1am meant sleep was hard to come by. We stayed there the night before the Inca trail which meant we had less than 4 hours sleep.
The toilet off the main courtyard randomly ran out of water, the showers were more often than not cold or lukewarm. How disappointing.
The free breakfast was adequate, bread and jam and fruit.
The shared bathrooms were pretty yuck.
This is definitely a 'budget backpackers' and i would never stayed here again and never recommend it.
The travel desk guy was not helpful at all.
But the laundry service was good.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2009

We stayed at Pirwa during a unique time, since I'm pretty sure we were the only guests staying at the hostel during the train strike, but it was still a great place. The location is awesome (between the Plaza de Armas and the hot springs), but the hotel itself was peaceful, the beds were almost criminally comfortable and warm, there was always hot water (which admittedly might have been a bi-product of us being the only guests at the time), and the staff was helpful and friendly, never hesitating to give us a restaurant recommendation or some more clean towels. It admittedly may have been the circumstances, but Pirwa was truly a dream hostel.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Pirwa Colonial Hostel
Address: Plaza San francisco 360, Cusco 000000, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 412 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Pirwa Colonial Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pirwa Hostels is a budget hostel chain offering economical lodging in private rooms and shared dormitories, in locations throughout Peru and Bolivia. Pirwa Colonial Hostel is located in Plaza San Francisco, two blocks from the main square of Cusco, Peru. It boasts two interior patios, a TV and game lounge, bar, guest kitchen, and fast food stand. Services include a free continental breakfast, internet + wi-fi, luggage storage, hot water 24/7. There are occasional activities and parties. Reception is on call 24/7 and there are security cameras within and without. There's also security lockers in the shared dorms for your backpacks, and extra, smaller lockers outside of the rooms for any belongings you want to take special care with. There's also an information desk staffed by Pirwa Travel tour & transport specialists. Pirwa Colonial is a one-stop shop for backpackers! ... more   less 
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