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Pirwa Backpackers Colonial Reviews

San Francisco Square 360, Cusco, Peru

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786 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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Bathrooms never had toilet paper and were generally unclean, showers were cold


Loved everything about this hostel. Clean. lots of fun common areas. wifi was fast. felt very safe. location was prime. walking distance to fun bars.


this was ok but the room was so cold


It was a nice place. Good people, very friendly and helpful staff. Only problem was I decided to stay in a 4 person room so there would be less noise and better sleep, or so I thought. The room I got, room 3, is right next to the bar and courtyard. The music BLARES until the wee hours of the morning. I am able to sleep through pretty much anything and did manage to quickly fall back to sleep every time it woke me up, so I ended up getting a pretty good nights sleep anyway, but beware!

  • 18th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great location. Room was nice. Bathroom situation is a little odd (showers are not close to the rooms). Kitchen was a mess. Wifi was mediocre. Fine place overall.


The kitchen is very small and dirty. Breakfast is horrible.


Good for the money you pay, big house, lots of free spaces to hangout. Only problem for me was they didnt have enough power outlets in the rooms. Staff at the front desk was helpful and solved the issue with reservations as requested. Overall in my opinion, this hostel can do better.


Nice place, great atmosphere, well located, just two blocks away from the main square, and also two blocks away from the local market, where you can find any thing you want from souvenirs to local food, even a soup with frogs... The only concern is about the girl that takes care of the breakfast, she was texting instead of serving the people... Nice place to stay...


I only chose to stay here because I was exhausted and needed a couple of chill nights-was good for me because the place was absolutely dead but don't bother staying if you actually want to meet people etc. Staff are pretty useless, didn't even understand what check out was, and the whole place is really cold. It is in a great location though!


Ideally located 5 min walking from Plaza de Armas. Very (too) quiet place. Good value. The lockers in the rooms are big enough for a large backpack. Also they store your bag while going to Machu Picchu. However, the wifi is only in common areas and not in the rooms. Hot water is available only during the day. No heating system in the rooms but extra blanquets are provided. Poor noise insulation, you hear the cars all night long which is quite annoying.


Mixed feelings about this hostel, the rooms were clean but freezing, hot showers are temperamental, wifi is alright in communal areas, staff are friendly but not exactly the most knowledgable, not the best place to meet people, the bar isn't very lively, great location though.

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