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Great view over Cusco from common areas and some private rooms.
There was lack of toilet paper. There was no heater in out room and it was super cold. We had to argue that they place a heater in the room. The older man at the desk was rude and will talk your head off. I was taken to the clinic as an emergency since I fell ill with a bacteria and he insisted we pay the night we missed because he thought it wasn't true. He told my sister that, "A lot of people say they are sick" and didn't believe it and charged us saying he could have sold the room to another
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Staff was wonderful. About a 12 min walk from plaza des armas. No theft issues for us but there are unlocked windows into rooms and all keys are left on the desk in the open. Older faculties but everything we required and usually hot water (after the propane tank was changed). Would recommend for travelling on a budget!
Adolfo (the host) talks too much! He's annoying and is very weird. We found the bathroom of our private room very stinky. On the other hand, breakfast is really good and the view of Cusco from the hostel is great.
Nicest breakfast we had in Peru! Friendly service. Best laundry service, everything came back clean! It is quite a climb but the view from the dining area was more than worth the effort!
Fantastic Stay at Home Sweet Home. The staff were very friendly and always willing to help. The place has lots of character and an amazing view over cusco. The free breakfast was delicious and I would definitely recommend staying here
Our experience was average (breakfast was very nice), except for the weird entering/leaving setup at night. The person on duty has a bed at the front door so you have to wake him to leave and return. Also, we were asked to leave the key at the front desk (presumably for the dorm rooms). But, it was not controlled and we were in a private room, so we just took ours with us. The room was fine and the beds were fine, but the floors were unpainted plywood and the hot water was hit or miss.
Awesome small family-run hostel. The father doesn't speak the best English but more than makes it up in hospitality. Rooms are very clean and showers warm. Located on top of a hill, so it's a bit of a climb like other reviewers suggested but you get what you put in. The view is great and you can get away from the city noise as well as polluted air. Plus it's a good practice in getting acclimated to the high altitude!
We were really looking forward to this hostel.The owner cuts the power during the day! They do not honour the 12% downpayment made at hostelworld and expect you to pay it again (we refused). The hostel is very loud and very cold during the winter even with heaters. The bathrooms are not very clean and the hot water runs out quickly. The do have laundry which they do by weight and overcharged us because they included the weight of shoes/shower gel ect. that was in our bag. Beds were the worst.
Yes, the hostel is up some steps, but it's good training for any trekking you want to do - it's not that bad. Great views for breakfast. Adolfo and his son were very friendly. Breakfasts were great with eggs and pancakes. Common area was well-kept and spacious. We had one double room which didn't have any external windows so we switched to Room 1 which has fantastic views. However, the rooms were not cleaned while we staying there and kitchen is small and ran out of gas one night without warning
They were really great people, super helpful. They called me a taxi in the morning for my evening departure and when it didn't show up, the owner came with me to get a taxi in the city and made sure it was at a fair price. They served breakfast every morning which included bread, jam, an egg, a crepe, tea, coffee, and pineapple juice. It is up quite a few stairs, but really isn't that big of a deal. If you are looking for a quieter, non party hostel I would recommend Home Sweet Home.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
I strongly recommend this place if you want peace, silence and a gorgeous view. I do not recommend if you have problems in your knees, or if you are travelling with small kids or seniors. The staff is warm and sweet. Thank you, you guys!