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“Good Place for the $$”
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Wiracocha Inn
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Aguas Calientes
Folsom, California
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Good Place for the $$”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this hostal. The owners cooked us a delicious breaksfast every morning and helped us with whatever we needed. Note to those staying here, we slept with the window open and we had gnats and the room was mopist because of the river right there. This place was nice, we had our own bathroom and really didnt spend too much time in our room except to sleep so for the price, i would receommend!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the river were nice, you could sleep to the sound of the river. Single rooms or more th...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

No matter which end of the budget scale you're at (from the most basic hostel to the most expensive hotel) I think the number 1 priority for any person is a clean room. I stayed in lots of really basic hostels and homestays in Peru (much cheaper than this) but cleanliness was something that was usually pretty good. This place however is filthy, with grim bathrooms and bedding and marks and dirt all over the wall. A sign of the back of the door stated that any marks to the wall would have to be paid for... if they'd collected money from everyone who'd done so they'd be rich! The staff were completely unfriendly and unprofessional. There are two computers available for customers but when I went down a waiter from the hotel was on one checking his Facebook. When I went to the other one he told me the internet didn't work on it. I thought it was quite funny until the same waiter was on the one working computer 3 hours (!) later. So tough luck for guests. Privacy is none-existant with a window between the bedroom and the corridor (imagine a hospital or asylum). I've seen this once elsewhere but they at least had a decent curtain - not here though with a too small curtain for the window. The clear bathroom window also looked onto a building site allowing an array of builders to look at you in the shower (possibly more terrifying for the builders to be fair). The window pane actually fell out when we closed the window and breeze can be felt through it when shut. Noise insulaton from the disco across the river is non-existant (I can vouch they finish playing loud music around 4.30am - just as you'll be wanting to get up to go queue for the bus to Machu Picchu). What really really bugs me however is how a prominent guidebook recommends it as an ok place to stay. This was the lowpoint of our trip, being stuck on a bus in a miner's strike was preferable. Avoid.

Room Tip: Choose another hotel
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Our hiking company booked us to stay at Wiracocha. Be warned... there are bugs and i mean a multitude of BUGS everywhere in this hostel/hotel. You'll seem them when you come in and you'll them in your room. IF your room is bug infested just simply go downstairs and request a new room (preferably without windows), my aunt got eaten alive by mosquitoes that night.

Our original room's sheets were new, but the new room was really old but I took that over being bitten all night. It gets the job done after a long hike and you'll be out the door early in the morning to head to Machu Picchu.

Breakfast is good and the staff is friendly. There is free luggage storage and they picked us up at the train stop and took us down there. Would I return? Definitely not but at least it gave us a comfy bed with a hot shower before our wonderful day at Machu Picchu! Have realistic expectations and you'll be fine.

Room Tip: Rooms without windows are the best. Check your room, bathroom, ceilings, sheets before crawling in!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

It's a really simple hostel. Near from the train station and the hot springs pools.
The food is good and the service too.
It's a place for passing by, not recommended for staying.. There is no reason for staying at Aguascalientes but machupichu.. 1 night it's enough

  • Stayed August 2013
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San Diego
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We really just needed a place to stay that was close to the bus station for a pre-dawn departure, but we wanted something relatively quiet and clean. We had reserved a matrimonial, but the room had a depressing view over a broken down cement building, so the staff were really gracious in showing us a few more choices. We picked a much smaller room with a window that looked out at the river and it was fine. There was plenty of hot water and a really nice breakfast that we managed to push down before the short walk to the bus stop. It's a big and rambling hotel without much ambience, but the staff really were kind and welcoming and that makes all the difference.

Room Tip: Aim for the upper level as I think it's quieter and further away from the lobby noise.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brentwood, New York
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Having had my share of travel experience I like to think I have a good frame of reference. For the inexperienced traveler, staying at a place like Wiracocha Inn may be a disappointment. I suspect this is due to tourist measuring this place against what they are familiar with. It's only when you measure this location against the other locations available that you begin to see Wiracocha Inn for what it really is, a relatively clean, modestly priced and ideally located inn.

I found the room to be adequately clean. Bathroom had plenty of hot water. The bed was comfortable enough and the linens were clean. Very few hotels in these areas (Cusco etc.) have heating. The hotel provided us with an oil radiator type heater that warmed the room nicely. Our room even had a nice view of the river and town on the other side. The staff was polite and helpful with any questions we had about the area. At night we were able to explore the town freely and head back to the Inn where an employee was awaiting our return behind locked doors. The Inn is a few minutes’ walk from the Plaza, market areas and train station.

Yes there are locations that boast better accommodations, decor and amenities, no question! But be prepared to pay for it! If you’re looking for a better value without sacrificing cleanliness, comfort and convenience then give Wiracocha a look.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

The only reason I dont rank this hotel as "terrible" is the nice and welcoming staff.
I stayed just one night there in order to get on time to the sunrise in Machu Picchu.
Luckily I was too tired to complain/change room/change hotel and went straight to bed.
On my way to bed I could neither miss nor ignore the smashed mosquito on the wall.
The room was unclean, unpleasant and unwelcoming.
The staff, on the other hand, was very nice, polite and helpful.
I don't know what is the reason for this negligence but this place seems to acceptable in 2 conditions: 1. That you stay there not more than one night. 2. That you are very tired after a day of travelling and you fall right to bed.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Wiracocha Inn
Address: Jr. Wiracocha s/n, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Aguas Calientes
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Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Aguas Calientes
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Hotel Class:2 star — Wiracocha Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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