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Pirwa Backpackers Colonial Reviews

San Francisco Square 360, Cusco, Peru

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769 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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.


nice hostel, good location, would recommend


Great location. Wifi conexion poor. Showers are great and hot water. Room are quite big and You have your own locker.


Great showers. Poor breakfast and wifi doesn't reach rooms. Location was great, 2 mins from plaza armas


Good location. The room was comfortable and warm. The bathroom is kind of dark and cold but there is hot water. I did'n like the kitchen, it's very tiny and you need to eat outdoor.


BEST STAFF EVER. I ended up staying here a week longer than planned as it was such a great place. Wasn't over populated, staff were AMAZING, beds were super comfy in dorms. Will definitely stay there again!


Friendly staff Nice location Hot shower WiFi works well


Very friendly and helpful staff!


rooms in the basement felt like a cave.


This place is great, they have been helping me out so much, everything from directions to keep my bags for days to print out some tickets. The staff is great, its clean, good wifi, great location at the san fransisco square, and the 3 computers they have are alright, Free brekky in the morning thats pretty standard just as at other places in peru. Only negative thing i have to say is that its very cold in the room night time, but there as serveral blankets so its alright.


Nice, cheap and quite warm hostel in Cusco. Pool table and guitar. Good breakfast. Just the showers are a little unreliable...


Cheap and cheerful, showers are warm and clean but downstairs. Good free breakfast too. Best budget option right in town centre!

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