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“Awesome Place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pirwa Colonial Hostel

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Pirwa Colonial Hostel
Ranked #73 of 387 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Miami Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome Place”
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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tepsicity
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2009

Had a lovely stay here on our trip to Peru.The room was very comforatble and all furniture seemed new.Breakfast was on the rooftop which was pleasant.Location is good to explore Miraflores, but is quite a distance frpm the centre of Lima.Although taxi only costs about £2/$3.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tomd25
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Florida
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2009

This hostel seemed fine at first, there is a cute courtyard and the staff even offered us tea while we were waiting for our room to be ready but, it went downhill from there. First, we had booked a private 4 person room to rest for two nights before hiking the Inca Trail but, now they only had shared rooms left so, the four of us were put with two other people. Our room was right on the courtyard and people were up screaming and yelling most of the night- so much for resting. The next night they moved us to our own 4 person room however, we had to push 4 or 5 cats out of the room when we moved in and there was cat urine all over the carpet and even some of the bedding! We were planning to stay here again after the hike but canceled it and found a much better place that was actually less expensive.
I've stayed in many hostels and this is the only one I have ever canceled a reservation at. It was awful!

  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Megan L
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Augusta, Georgia
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54 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2008

We stayed at the Pirwa Familiar location, on Calle Suecia, and were very disappointed with the amenities. It was freezing cold both during the day and at night, and no space heaters were offered to us. Additionally, there was a disco or nightclub nearby that played loud music until 3am, making it hard to sleep. And there was a cat fight on the roof - no joke. All-in-all, you´d probably be better off staying somewhere else!

  • Liked — internet access
  • Disliked — cold water, cold rooms, noisy
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank kidsdo2013
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new orleans
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2008

This is a great place to stay. The staff is really caring and helpful. The rooms are clean, there´s a nice breakfast. You feel like you get to know the people who work here, and they make it hard to say goodbye.

Stayed May 2008
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Thank taramNewOrleans
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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 #73 of 387 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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