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Hostal Chaska Wasi Reviews

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

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243 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Very nice place and helpful and cheerful owner. For this price I think it's the best place to stay in Ollanta. I would recommend it!

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff here are just excellent, really happy to help you in any way. The lovely lady who runs the Hostel stood outside for half an hour trying to get us a mini bus. Don't expect it to be the cleanest place you've ever stayed but it was more than adequate. Location is brilliant, right on the main square and only 5 minute walk to the train station.

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very friendly mom who runs the hostel and her son, good atmosphere and good location.


Great value and very comfortable beds and nice clean bathrooms


It smelled like cat pee everywhere and the beds were uncomfortable. The owner had a rule that you can't use wifi at the breakfast table, which seemed to be for her own personal beliefs on how guests should behave while eating. The shower was warm at best. Her response when asked if there was hot water: "the less you use the better it will be." There were not lockers in the rooms and the ones that were there you needed a key for. On a positive note, it had a good location & was nicely decorated.


Quite expensive for what you get. Hostel is right at the Plaza de Armas (although it doesn´t really matter as Ollantaytambo is really small). Rooms were ok, a common area/bar is available which is really nice. Beds are ok, the bathroom was smelly and not really clean though and there are no lockers. Breakfast is really poor unfortunately. The owner gives a lot of valuable information.


Beds were very thin, the showers were cold but clean. The location is great because it's right in the Plaza de Armas, but that also means that there is a LOT of noise all night.


Good clean beds...nice hot water. That's the bottom line. There was a bit of an ant problem in the bathroom, but they didn't bother me, so I didn't bother them. The wi-fi was painfully slow...when it was working, and breakfast was bread & jam with coffee. Overall, it was a good stay, as we only spent time there when sleeping. The staff (owner and her son) were incredibly nice and pleasant and let us pay with US$ when the both of the town's ATMs went down, which is apparently rather common.


Cheap, right at the Plaza de Armas, kind staff, owner speaks great English. Room was clean and everything was quiet, even the little bar. I couldn't get wifi to work and the outlets were not near beds, but I only stayed one night. There are a ton of restaurants all around, but I didn't have a map. A little far from the PeruRail station, but there are taxis even at 5:30 am in the plaza just waiting. I walked, and it look me about 12 minutes so it's doable. I had no problems during my stay!


Staff was very polite, warm and friendly. The place is very cute, well kept and in a good location! :)


Great place to stay with an awesome rooftop and a great view of the stars


Perfect location in the plaza in Ollantaytambo and great staff plus a cute cat. Short walk down to the train station. Our 10 bed dorm was nice and clean. It was little bit confusing, because in the reservation was that breakfast is not included, but then they offered us breakfast anyway. Wifi working only downstairs. Lockers didn't work, but they are trying to fix those.


Very good hostel : good bed, good breakfast, super staff. A little bit far of the center but walking 10 minutes is ok :)


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!

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