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Pariwana Hostel Cusco Reviews

Meson de la estrella 136, Cusco, Peru

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1825 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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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!!


Super comfy bed. Good location. Not too many negatives. Would recommend for any traveller


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).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, very sorry for the misunderstood about your reserve, and thank you for the feedback, we always are going to do our best effort for make you feel at ease, also we never lost a reserve, because your stay and them, are our reason for being and also our happiness, also sorry for the BBQ but in this time of the year (rain season) we do not can do anything for some delays, we are going to do our best to improve our services, also to have you back soon - Pariwana Cusco Team


Very good hostel,free coca tee!;-) its a very big hostel,so the atmosphere is different...but nice anyway! Great lockers with a power outlet inside!


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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment, we appreciate this, but the oldest of our hostel (colonial house) can't able us to do structural modifications, but we are going to do our best for make you feel at home, best regards, waiting for you again, Pariwana Cusco Team


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for your comment, very sorry about the kitchen troubles you tell us, we are going to put bigger announces to "Keep it clean", and also we are going to do our best to be your favorite hostel at Cusco and the world, waiting for you again, to make you feel at home, best regards, Pariwana Cusco Team


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


Very disappointing compared to the Pariwana in Lima. Staff we're not very friendly, WIFI does NOT work in dorms, showers were cold and no pressure... not what is needed after the inca trail. The one good thing was the food at the bat was cheap and yummy.


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


Excellent hostel. Highly recommended.

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