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Hostal Varayoc
Ranked #31 of 79 Aguas Calientes B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Location was not bad but i had a room opposite the football field and this seems to be where all the local people hang out and drink at nights. Was bitten by bed bugs all night and kept up by all the noise from the stadium.The toilet was leaking water from the bottom and was rocking. Also if you are planning to go to Machu Pichu really early to go to the sun gate as i did you dont get breakfast and they charge you to hold your bags. Friends stayed at other places on the same night and there stay was much better than mine. I suggest you shop around before booking.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

This place was just right for us. The proprietors were friendly and eager to please. The room was spotless. The two twin beds were neat and had fresh clean linen. There was plenty of hot water in the shower. The lady in charge was up making breakfast for folks hiking to Machu Picchu at 4:30 a.m. It was a nice continental breakfast included in the reasonable rate. They happily stored large backpacks for guests during the day and allowed us to retrieve them after visiting the ruins. Not a fancy place or a place with special Peruvian character. Highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a safe, comfortable, clean place the night before or after their visit to Machu Picchu.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jordan C
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We stayed at Varayoc for a night before going to Machu Picchu. It is a perfectly functional hotel with good beds, hot water, wifi, cable TV and an early breakfast.

We booked a double room, but actually got a room with three single beds, which, while not ideal, was not the end of the world as it was only for one night. The shower was hot, but water dripped from the ceiling when you used the cold water (luckily it was over the shower!).

The wifi signal was very strong and you could use the internet as normal. The cable TV was a bonus, as Aguas Calientes is not a great town (very expensive and not much to do).

Breakfast was the standard South American bread and jam, but they give you fresh coffee with cream and freshly squeezed orange juice. The best thing about breakfast is that they serve it from 4.30 onwards.

I would definitely recommend Varayoc for anyone staying one night in Aguas Calientes.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank tombillinge
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

finished trekking Salkantay Trail. Spent night before Machu Picchu. Clean, comfortable, minimum but fine. They had breakfast ready at 445am before our hike to MP. Held our bags until we got back before train that night. had road side room, but town closes up by 9pm. Would use again, no worries

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank Captrik
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

The bathroom clearly hadn't been cleaned since the previous occupant departed. The beds and sheets appeared clean, but the room was otherwise a little dirty. The noise level from the nearby plaza concerned us at first, but the it grew quieter in time to go to sleep.

The complimentary breakfast was served on-time when we came down a little after 4:00 a.m. It consisted of bread, jam and some pretty good coffee. The early breakfast was important to us because we planned to hike up to Machu Picchu instead of taking the bus. This worked out quite well, and the hostel was conveniently located just off the road you have to take to get to the trail. They stored our bags safely and for free until we returned after lunchtime.

Wireless Internet was not available, but there is a large cyber cafe on the first floor.

Room Tip: Be careful of rooms with a view of the plaza. The plaza is noisy until about 9:00 p.m.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jaredvork
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

This hostel is on a main street in Aguas Calientes. The restaurant across the street has potential to be noisy, but we still slept fine. The room was basic but clean. The beds were comfortable, and the showers were hot. Breakfast was fine, your typical Peruvian hostel/hotel breakfast of toast, tea, rolls, etc. They serve breakfast starting very early in the morning, in case you want to catch the first bus to Machu Picchu.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank flossdaily8111
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

Hostal Varayoc is located in the centre of town on the railway line and backs on to the main square. We stayed here for one night in May 2011, after reading Trip Advisor reviews of this and the hotel that was being offered by our trek company. We decided that Hostal Varayoc seemed like the better and safer option.

Cost was $40 US for the night. Room was very spartan. One double bed and 2 single beds. Separate bathroom. Everything was just basic and clean and the shower had adequate hot water. No lifts in the hotel, but a set of steep steps to navigate.

When we were staying there, our room overlooked the main square. On this day there was a very long mother's day celebration with really loud band music. This had already started in the afternoon and went way into the night. Everyone in the square looked like they were having a lot of fun and people were dancing together. At one stage we went down to join the throng. The music did keep us awake, but we were on holidays and had managed to finish our trek from Km 104 to Machu Picchu so we just decided to be happy and live with the noise, especially as everyone seemed to be so good natured and enjoying themselves.

Breakfast the next morning was pretty poor - I can't remember what it consisted of but I did bother to write that comment in my diary so don't expect anything much.

It was difficult to find any hotels that had great reviews in Aguas Calientes that were not going to cost the earth. Hostal Varayoc is okay for the price as it is just a place to lay the head for the night. It is in a good location for catching the bus or train or walking to the local restaurants.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Qldgirl1
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Address: Imperio de los Incas s/n, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu > Aguas Calientes
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Spa
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Ranked #31 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Aguas Calientes
Price Range: £23 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome. Inn Varayoc is a young company, located in the Machupicchu heart Town. Destined to offer good service and warm attention; so that thus your estadia is placentera and of total affability. Our rooms are comfortable and count on a beautiful panoramic Vista towards the seat of arms, and to mountains where Ciudadela hides beautiful Inca. ... more   less 
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