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Atawkama Hostel Reviews

Calle Fierro 534, Cusco, Peru

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291 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Nice hostel, friendly staff and overall good atmosphere. It gets quite cold at night in Cusco, so make sure to bring warm jumpers etc! To get to the bathrooms you have to walk through the courtyard (as in many hostels in Peru), which is a cold wake up in the early morning. I didn't think this was an issue at all, but it's good to know beforehand.

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good WiFi, hot showers, rooms not very cozy but ok


The place was falling apart, the low doors were a pain constantly hitting your head. The top sheets could have used an update very old and not the cleanest. Breakfast was very basic.


Very great hostel. Amazing staff. Good and clean facilities. Good location - in the center but a bit away of all the noise.


The location and atmosphere was good. We enjoyed the included breakfast. Only one staff member spoke english well, but everyone was very helpful and friendly. The space was calm, and, relaxing and very safe.


i had nothing negative to say about this hostel.


This was a very good decision in our overall experience in Peru. Good location, friendly and helpful staff. We lost our credit cards and theythey helped finding locations such as banks, Western Union offices, etc. and always asking how we were doing solving our problem. It also has good common places that boost a friendly environment and internet works fine with few interruptions. Toilets are clean, good pressure and temperature of water in showers. Rooms are spacious (we had a private double).

  • 21st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Clean and quiet hostel. I choose this hostel because I wanted to relax before my ayahuasca retreat and made the good decision ! Will definitely recommend it if you need a quiet place.


Good: Nice courtyard in the middle. Ok breakfast. Booked a good Inca Jungle tour through them. Bad: Cold rooms. Freezing cold rooms! Bathrooms outside so they are cold too. 2 of the showers had cold water not hot. Some of the staff are incredibly unhelpful.


Really great hostel, 5 min walk from the hussel and bussel of the squares. So homely and warm, basic brekki but sufficient. Stayed twice


I didn't enjoy the atmosphere during my stay. Also one morning I was refused/ ignored for breakfast as the lady thought I had already had it. Poor wifi connection & strange showers in one of the bathrooms - just a curtain. Positives - single bed/ no bunks, lots of blankets which are needed, full length mirror and plug sockets! Pretty cheap.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback, I wish you could explain better what was wrong with the atmosphere so we can I improve it. I am sure the kitchen incident was not on purpose. Regarding the internet, on May 20th, 2015, we rewired the internet connection to the second floor it seemed that the cable was damaged and so far the internet has been working well. Regards!


This hostel is awesome! It's clean, good shower, good bed, and most importantly very friendly and helpful staff! The atmosphere is really good especially if you want to escape from touristic town. Talk to the staff, they know a lot what to recommend if you want to experience the local culture.


The hostel staff was very friendly and helpful, and the location was great! All our beds were really comfy and warm. It is not a party hostel, but that is not what we were looking for, so we were happy. The wifi was spotty at times, but overall, I would recommend the hostel to anyone going to Cuzco for the city and not to party.


Muy buen hostel precio calidad excelente ,ubicación buena , agua calientes todo el día ,desayuno incluido y muy buena señal de internet el personal es muy amigable y servicial , también ofrecen tours a Machupicchu 100 % recomendable .


Overall great hostel with friendly staff. We booked our Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu here for a great price and very accurate info. Booked an extra 2 nights here for when we returned from hiking but when we returned they only had us for 1 night. Fortunately they had space in another room. They only have small lockers for your valuables. We were told we couldn't use the storage since we had a dorm. Nothing was stolen, it was just strange that there was no option to lock up our packs.


Though you should remember to bring your warm clothes, the atmosphere here is absolutely lovely. When you come into Atawkama a sunny idyllic patio opens up, with the rooms and bathrooms placed around it. I even saw a kolobri in the courtyard tree! If you have a room off the balcony you have a view straight out over the low Cusco rooftops, which definitely made me feel at home. There are games and movies and wifi in the living room so you've got something to do while adjusting to the height.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Runa05
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Awesome chilled hostel! Good value for money! Comfortable beds and good showers! Good dvd choice as well!


This was a lovely place to stay with everything you would look for in a hostel. The staff were very present and attentive. We were a short ten minute walk from the central market, which is why we gave location a good rating instead of excellent. But the location was just fine and easy to get to all destinations from the hostel.


Comfortable beds, quiet, friendly and helpful staff. Bathrooms are unisex which was a bit awkward for showering as some of the doors do not lock. Other than that we all enjoyed our stay.

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Amazing backyard with flowers and greens and always colibries flying around. Cold at night and we had some problems closing the door in the first room we stayed in, making it even colder. Breakfast the least impressive during 4 months travelling, would love some fresh fruits. Now it's bread, jam and one cup of coffee. The kitchen is small and lack utensils. Very nice living room area where you can watch movies and play games. Showers and bathrooms outside so always freezing after showering.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. Regarding our breakfast, in March we started serving fresh juices (100% fruit) from Monday to Friday and on the weekends we give a whole fruit along with the usual bread, butter, jam, milk,cofee and any other hot beverage that you like. It seems strange that you did not mentioned that, if you have any suggestions please let us know. Thanks !

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