Hostal Chaska Wasi Reviews
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I had a great experience here! The hostel is clean, includes a rooftop and courtyard, breakfast and free Coca leaf tea, is as central as you could possible be. The owner, Katy, is super helpful and informative and speaks fluent English. She recommended some off-the beaten track, non-touristy places to visit and they were all very interesting. She is very flexible so I felt comfortable asking her for help with anything--including planning the trip to Machu Picchu. Definitely recommend Chaska!
Good for one night. Staff is friendly, room was clean enough. Hard to give more opinions after such a short stay. For one night it was fine.
I didn't actually stay at this hostel. READ THIS before booking. When you arrive in Ollantaytambo, Chaska Wasi is in the lefthand bottom corner of the square when you first drive in. It will be hard to find. Your taxi driver/collectivo van driver will likely tell you where Chaska Wasi is- this is the ORIGINAL Chaska Wasi, which is down an alley and is now named Sumac Chaska. The owners of these two hostels fight, saying each person stole the other's name/building/etc. I would just avoid both.
When we went there, there was no running water so we couldn't have a shower and we were going to Machu Picchu the other day. There was no water because the elections or something like that. The staff is really welcoming and help you with everything you want. They let us leave our bags there and pick them late. They also gave us like 2 soles back for the inconvenience of the water.
Friendly staff make you feel welcome. There ius a smell of cats which some people might not like but otherwise it`s good value and great for meeting people.
Very simple hostel directly on the main square in Ollantaytambo. The facilities were ok, but wifi painfully slow and there was also no water during the day. Simple breakfast, but overall decent value for my money.