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Atawkama Hostel Reviews

Calle Fierro 534, Cusco, Peru

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366 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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First hostel I've seen in SA that doesn't have bunk beds. Funky little hostel with a Greek feel to it. Great staff (that speak English) and brand new patio furniture - they literally bought it today... There's a tree in the garden that a humming bird visits several times a day. Most nights there's people from all nationalities sitting around talking and drinking wine. Only downside is it's a little far from everything and it's all uphill! But there's everything you need in surrounding shops :)


Nice hostel close to the San Pedro market. Always cleaned bathrooms with hot water. Nice breakfast with homemade juice too. We booked our trip trough the hostel too and it was such a good trip. Staff is very helpful.

  • 21st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good location, close to the main part, nice friendly staff, but we hated the part that we had to go out to get in the shower, also the rooms were cold and the wifi no good.


The hostel was really good. The rooms were nice with comfortable beds. The bathrooms are always clean. You get Fresh juice every morning. Good service. Friendly staff. The atmosphere is pretty calm. The value for money is perfect. And it's just 10 minutes to the plaza and it's close to San Pedro market.

  • 4th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Egypt
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice place with helpful and friendly staff. Good walking distance to all of the main attractions and city squares. Quiet neighbourhood. Some less positiv things was for one, that the lock on my door was broken from the inside so at least the first night felt a bit unsure as the door could not be locked properly. However, nothing happened so the remaining nights felt secure. Also, ask for rooms on the bottom floor as they are closer to the few toilets that the hostel has.


We arrived quite late at night and found it difficult to find the hostel. Although secure from the outside, our private room door lock was broken so we could not lock our door whilst we slept. The bathrooms when we arrived were absolutely disgusting and there was no hot water. Sheets were dirty. Breakfast was basic but enough. No atmosphere at all. Would not recommend.


Only few minutes walk from Plaza and centrum, but in very quiet street. Shops and simple restaurants around. Security should be a bit better - no one is checking people coming just after using the door bell. Not all staff is speaking english. Shower is REALLY hot, very usefull especially after some treks. Breakfast is included but could be better. Good wifi.


The staff guy gave me good advice about where to go to buy some essentials I needed. Decent facilities, pretty nice courtyard. Good price for a private room. I didn't like them grabbing an extra 50% from me on the sly for my taxi to Poroy. Your hostel should call you a damn taxi for free. Sleazy. Sometimes the bathroom smelled terrible because it's a toilet paper in the bin place, and they don't always empty the bins often enough.


Very nice hostel.


10 minute walk to the square, nice rooms but toilets are a little far away because if you are upstairs you have to come down which is annoying at night. Great staff, simple good breakfast, doesn't have the best rates for booking tours. Amazing showers


i love atawkama hostel the staff is very helpful ,the location is great. They do a free breakfast of bread, spreads, coffee/teas and fruit juice . There's laundry facilities and a bag drop. and also they have a nice kitchen if you want to cook a lunch or dinner . i Booked a good salkantay trek to machupicchu tour through them Wonderful stay with homely feel


The location could be better but the rest of the things make this place excellent. Good breakfast, nice common area and cleanliness make it a place to repeat.


Rooms are super cute. We had a private and it's like living in a cottage. The showers and bathrooms not very clean. Lots of hair in the shower drains and no toilet paper many times. Staff is nice. Area is cute. Location is good. Near a very different Cuzco. A local Cuzco. Was nice to see two sides of the city.


A more relaxed hostel, what its missing in the living room is a Video Game Console though. Otherwise excellent Hostel 4/5


Nice location, helpful staff, but room was freezing as door didn't shut properly and it opened straight onto the courtyard - this also made it very noisy.


Funky little hostel with almost everything most travelers are looking for. My group wished for more reliable internet. Even the computers provided by the hostel would loose the internet connection. However that is not a priority for some, so it is a minor flaw. Rooms stayed pretty cold throughout the day, but if you have more than one person in the room, they seemed to warm-up a bit at night.


I didn't like this hostel and wouldn't stay here again. Too old fashioned and uncomfortable and I hated their showers/bathrooms. You also have to walk outside to get to the bathrooms so its quite annoying when its cold outside. My room was also pretty cold and it opened straight onto the courtyard, which also made it very noisy. Location is decent, about 15 minutes walk from the main part of town.


Super friendly and helpful staff, when my boyfriend needed help for a doctor they were super friendly and seemed to really care about his well being. Really nice experience


Nice hostel when passing through to Machu Picchu. Allowed us to leave luggage free of charge while we were on the Salkantay trek.


If you are a Hostel in the XXI centruty, you should put a door in the f* showers. Its really cold in Cuzco, and you have only one plastic curtain, when showering. and then the people come to the toilet next to you. Just changing the door will be very nice. Also the water system...you have to be playing the whole shower with the hot and cold water taps... They aso made a mess with the rooms when we come, and in the yard there were people making party at nights and making noise.

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