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Pirwa Colonial Hostel
Ranked #63 of 552 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Pirwa is a great place to meet various people. However, we did not find the staff helpful in arranging things. The tour they helped us book to Machu Picchu was fine, but we could have done a better job on our own. They were of no help in finding things to do in the city. It was very loud and quite cold in the winter time as there is no heat in the building.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 June 2012 via mobile

Everything about this hostel is great. If it weren't for the stiff competition in Cusco it would be full every day. Not to noisy, clean and great beds. A beautiful old mansion on a perfect location, 3 minutes from the main square. Fast WiFi (compared to the 1kbps at other places in Cusco, like Wild Rover).

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

The guy at the reception desk was funny, he didnt tell us that the main lock in the room is not working and we have to lock with the locker..so we had to open the room like McGyver. There were 15degress inside of the room, but blankets were big enough. Breakfast ok, very clean bathrooms. there is small 'room' in the middle of square with tv and pc, and with cat, which is very friendly. after the checkout you can leave the baggage in baggage space and go to explore the city

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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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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Thank Willian_geo
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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.

Room Tip: Dorm 12 for eight people.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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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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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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Address: Plaza San francisco 360, Cusco 000000, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 552 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Price Range: £7 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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