Hostal Chaska Wasi Reviews
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Concrete pillows and mattress. Kitchen access is extremely limited. Holes in the walls. Have to ring a bell to get in.
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.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
at 11pm the street door is closed and the only way to get back in is by knocking and waking her up, she (the owner) insists she doesnt mind but we felt some attitude about it afterwards. she turns off the wifi during breakfast because she doesnt like people on facebook during that time; that is fine, but it was the passive-agressive way on which she explained it that made it weird. there was just a weird energy there. not negative though.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The location is absolutely perfect, right in the middle of the main square and a 5min walk to the ruins. Couldn't be better, really. The hostel itself is also very good, big rooms and a nice and helpful staff. Colectivos and minibuses departing to Cusco stop right in front of the hostel and they're cheap so that's another big plus
The room was dark. Just one dim overhead bulb. There are no lockers for your stuff and the one key to room is shared. You may not use anything in the kitchen without asking. Only one woman works there (owns it) and you get the idea that she is overworked and you are not helping matters. But overall it was fine and the location is good. You can sit on the terrace but there are no actual chairs or a table up there.
Nice little hostel in the central square. Mostly cold shower but w/e.
Stayed here two times. Good value for the money, but the manager could be a bit more friendly.
Good value for the money. The manager could be a bit more friendly.
My room had large holes in window and door frames. I requested the owner to fix it or offer me another room, since at the night, temperatures were falling below zero. I ended up using the entire roll of toilet paper trying to fix it, after another reminder - part of the frame was also supplemented with silicone. Feel free to stay here if you enjoy wearing sweaters, jackets, scarfs and caps at night. Moreover, during my 2 nights stay, I only once had warm (not hot) water in the shower. Disaster.