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Pirwa Backpackers Colonial Reviews

San Francisco Square 360, Cusco, Peru

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801 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Man on reception was extremely rude. No atmosphere. Never any bar staff at the bar. Only one plug socket in 16 bed dorm that didn't work. WiFi would show as connected but would not work. Should have paid a little more for somewhere better.

  • 22nd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a fantastic time! I would recommend it to anyone staying in Cusco and wants to meet people and stay right in the heart of the city


Perfect location, nice and very helpful staff (planning your trips, looking for ANYTHING in Cusco, trying to improve your spanish,...), big common rooms (billard, table top soccer, TV, books,...) and clean facilities. I had always hot water for showers and toilet paper for the whole three weeks I stayed in Cusco - no idea what went wrong in the comment below... A great place to get to know great people and have lots of fun! I had a perfect stay in Cusco :)


Pirwa is a great hostel. The location is excellent and the staff is really special. Violeta showed my friends and I how to cook Pollo Saltado and looked after us while we were there. And the 3-bed room was very big and comfortable. Highly recommend!


Room was good. Unfortunately there was no wifi reception and hot water was very brief. Also the door did not close properly and there was an open gap to see and be seen. Overall a good room, good atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff.

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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


Staff were unhelpful, my pillowcase had a bloodstain on it. Uncomfortable beds, bad playlists, stay elsewhere.


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

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