Pariwana Hostel Cusco Reviews
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The main points are this: probably the best beds you'll get in South America - warm duvets, two pillows and comfortable beds; The bar has decent food and pretty reasonably priced, wifi is plentiful, and a travel desk. The staff are pretty helpful with any questions you need to ask. My only problem was I asked the travel desk for a trek that wasn't really popular and they got in someone from outside. The trek was fantastic, however the guide not so much. Do you research before booking.
We stayed in February which is low season and the hostel was renovating its bar/restaurant and some of the rooms - so the atmosphere probably wasn't indicative of what it's normally like! They did move the bar into the courtyard with beer tents to cover you when it rained! I thought this hostel was really well run and although it's not cheap it's very nice - wide beds with new mattresses, 2 pillows and constant hot water!! I would definitely stay again.
Had a bad experience with one of the receptionist here. The travel agency they had on site screwed up my travel plans and the receptionist cannot be bothered to help. He even flat out told me that he won't help me coz he didn't like my attitude. What did he expect? I just came back around midnight from Machu Picchu and was exhausted and hungry, and my bus tickets for first thing the next morning was missing. Luckily, the manager stepped in and took care of everything. He was a lifesaver!!
The hostel itself is great. Clean rooms, big common area and everything you're looking for. Sadly they lost/mangled our return reservation (after Machu Picchu) so we didn't get our original room back. A missing reservation can be quite frustrating at 11pm if you rose at 4am. Furthermort the BBQ was supposed to start at 8:30pm, started at 9pm and had a long queue until about 10pm (which is when we finally got our meal).
really friendly and clean place. great parties and good food. i am planning to return there quite soon.
Very big hostel. Cool Building layout. Kitchen is small for 100 people. Everything else is great. Clean, lots of room to lounge, comfy beds, great showers never runs out of hot water!
This hostel is for travellers who want to meet people and enjoy so much the nightlife, they organize parties and events to gather people. so if you just want to rest and sleep.. is not the right place. It's a safe hostel, clean and good atmosphere.
Great hostel. Not much going on when we were there, since it was low season, but still a great place to hang out when in Cusco. Recommended.
Great place, all in all. My second favorite in Cusco. Comfortable beds and great chilling out spaces. Kitchen was a nice feature. But .... each time I used it, it was filthy. Not the fault of the staff, who do their best. But someone needs to tell the brigades of people who use it and do not clean up that their mothers are not with them on the trip. Such a shame that such revolting behavior mars an otherwise brilliant hostel.
Great Patio for chill-out, cleanest hostel of all times
This was a nice hostel to go to. It had a slight party atmosphere but no intrusive if you wanted to sleep. The staff always seemed busy or otherwise occupied so I felt we had to wait a lot for anything both reception and bar. This is a comfy hostel and especially enjoyed 2 pillows!!!
terrific place to stay. great location. awesome stuff. only minus kitchen is a bit small for such big place. and showers bit dirty
To sum it up: Great Hostel! Very Clean, Very helpful staff! Located just in the citycenter of Cuzco. We have not been to a better hostel by now. If you go to cuzco, stay at Pariwana!
This is a really big hostel with a super fun atmosphere. I was there on Saturday night when the hostel hosted a traffic light party and the staff were so much fun! They were great at making sure that everyone felt included. There is a massive courtyard in the middle of the hostel and it's great for meeting others staying at the hostel, or just general chilling out. Facilities are great and there are options to pay for extras in breakfast.
Great atmosphere, excellent facilities (every feature you want in a hostel, lockers, breakfast, power chargers, wifi, internet) easy to meet people and good mix between party hostel and chill out hostel. The courtyard is beautiful perfect for enjoying the sunshine/reading a book. There´s usually something going on at the bar every night. Usual amount of hostel noise, but that´s expected. No complaints from me, thanks Pariwana!
Pariwana is by far the coolest hostel we stayed in during our trip. They have the old building decorated awesomely for the crowd they are catering to and everything was very clean for how many people are staying. Downside- don't plan on getting any sleep. We stayed in the all girls dorm which is right by where all the philosophers stay up all night smoking and talking. Plus they have a party just about every night in the bar. Free breakfast is skimpy and doesn't start until 8.
Great hostel, friendly staff, good location.
I love the place so much. The location is perfect. The staff is friendly. The place itself is beautiful! Most of all the atmosphere