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Pirwa Backpackers Colonial Reviews

San Francisco Square 360, Cusco, Peru

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666 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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A really good hostel! The only thing was that when we needed help, some of the staff did not speak English and wasn't very helpful. But some of the staff was really nice and polite. So overall was it a good hostel!

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I liked the open-air courtyards, though I imagine they may not be for everyone. Our room had a small space heater which kept the room warm enough.


Very nice hostel with friendly staff and lot of facilities. The place was quiet and clean.


The hostel is great, very clean and well located. Helpful staff.


The place is pretty much the best you can get for the money, friendly, clean, secure and its really close to the city center, just next to San Francisco Square and 2 blocks away from main square. The common areas give you a pretty pleasent time when coming back from a long day walking; movies, pool and pingpong table... The bar ran out of drinks which was the only unfortunate thing


A good large hostel. A bit loud at night as the bass booming from the bar can be heard until the wee hours. They have pool, ping pong, and movies for down time. Otherwise not a bad choice and the location is prime.


Nice breakfast! But beware it is cold there!


Esteban, at the reception, is a wonderful person. Paolo

  • 3rd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


This hostel would have rated higher for me if the wifi worked better, if all the showers were hot, and if there were more guests there at the time. It ended up feeling really quiet and empty. The kitchen was really small and lacked some basics. Aside from all that, the staff was nice and the property was attractive and only 1.5 blocks from the main market which is sooo great. The beds are comfy and the blankets nice and warm to take the chill off!


Really lovely place and staff, great location, perfect place to stay in Cusco!


hostel is clean, some of the staff seem that they are too lazy to help, you cannot lock the door of the rooms but there are lockers in the room, breakfast is ok (bread, butter, marmelade, juice, coffee/tea) and if you like some egg or other addtional it is possible to order just for little money (plus point in this hostel!), hostel is close to the center


The hostel is very central, the staff is friendly and helpful and breakfast is decent ( And I think it's great, that you can add scrambled eggs or other things for a little extra money!). The kitchen is very basic and though there are two patios they're not very inviting to sit in. But overall it's good value for money and I would go back.


Really nice hostel and friendly staff. Perfect location at Plaza San Francisco in the heart of Cusco in a beautiful old colonial house (can be a little bit cold at night, but there are more than enough blankets). Bathrooms are clean and either separated or mixed. Only "negative" point: small breakfast offering, but bread, butter and strawberry jam is the normal South American way of breakfast. All in all absolutely recommendable.

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