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Hostal Chaska Wasi Reviews

Plaza de Armas s/n (frente a la municipalidad), Ollantaytambo, Peru

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142 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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The hostel is very small but anyway cozy. Thanks to Cathy, the hostess, you feel like at home from the first moment on. The terrace, furthermore, offers a exciting views over the surrounding hills and mountains. In public areas wi-fi works without any interruptions, really good infrastructure - hostel-like. It is really a valuable place, nothing modern but anyway well hold.


We really enjoyed our stay at Chaska Wasi. Private room was clean and staff was helpful (if you could find them).


Staff not super helpful, train station is kinda far, no printer


Tried to scam us!!booked a dorm room shared bath. Shown to our room with 4 beds, 2 bunks. Later when we went to pay the guy tried to charge us for a private room as we were the only people in the room. No way were we paying for something we hadnt booked for.not our fault he didjt have more guests to put in the other bunks. Very dishonest staff!!!

  • 21st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


reality is a motel that not a hostel and if you want pass one night in the motel/hotel, so this is a perfect place (quality/price). it is very clean, and in the room the attention in the detail is very strong. But if you want pass a night in a hostel, this is not the right place: if you want use internet, the staff digit the password in your pc/cell; there isn't maps of the site, etc. it is not possible use de kitchen, there isn't event in the hostel, there isn't security cabinet.


For one thing this place is adorable and located right in the plaza de armas. It has the feel of a cozy home and the facilities were great. Not a lot of people were there when we were but I can't imagine why. The owner is so great too: she is flexible which is helpful with complicated travel plans and overall a very friendly and helpful person. The price is also unreal for what you get. If you're planning you OllantayTambo and MP trip I fully recommend staying here.


The owner is really nice and helpful, but won't let you use the kitchen to cook because it doesn't have good ventilation.


The location is great, but the water is cold and the owner is a little crazy acting.


What a wonderful little place to stay, right across the Plaza and easy to get transportation to Cuzco or elsewhere. I arrived very late from Machu Picchu but was allowed in and given a bed with no hassle. I paid the next morning and would have liked to stay there more. Very comfortable bed and room.


This was my favorite stay in Peru. Katy is so funny, sweet and helpful. The hostal is PERFECTLY located for food, buses and the town. Great common areas encourage friendliness between guests. Try and get a room upstairs though. The first floor is very damp during the rainy season.


Great little hostel! Right on the main square. Shirt walk to the train station to get to Machu pichu in the early morning! Beautiful little town! The lady that runs this place is super friendly and sweet! A Wally great place to stay!


Great location. We had problems with hot water. The beds were unclean but they changed the sheets upon request. I would recomend this hostel.


Concrete pillows and mattress. Kitchen access is extremely limited. Holes in the walls. Have to ring a bell to get in.


Enjoyed my short stay a lot. Perfect gateway to Machu Picchu.


the hostel is in a good location. The owner is nice, but a little strange. The breakfast was 2 bread rolls and some butter and jam which ran out and when another guest asked if there was more the owner made a comment about jam being expensive and you were only allowed two rolls (I think the other guest had only had one) - it was unnecessary and the price for the hostel is not so cheap as to justify such meanness. So no more jam and the other guest looked really embarrassed. Wouldn't stay again.


OK intrepid travelers, here's the scoop. This little nest-like hostel is just what I always expect but almost never find . A low key establishment staffed with people-lovin' mellow folks who give you the local info and abide countless questions. It is in the center of Ollantaytambo, which is in the center of the sacred valley. Small townish atmosphere, an absence of hustlers, just quiet, village-at-night living. The surroundings are sacred for good reason. Also, the coffee is the best !


Hot showers were amazing. A bit of confusion with staff as the lady we booked through didnt work on sundays and so we were not sure if we had booked at all!! But thr other staff were lovely and sorted it for us. Would be great if they had lockers for storage.


Great and quiet hostel. Fun staff that are really willing to share local secrets and help you with any travel questions. I wouldn't recommend a single girl staying here however. Great for groups.

  • 16th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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