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Pirwa Hostels Machu Picchu Reviews

Tupac Inca Yupanqui # 103, Machu Picchu, Peru

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824 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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While the hostel is far from tthe path to Machu Picchu, it made it up by its friendly staff. The WiFi was okay and the price was not too expensive, when consider Aguas Calientes is an expensive town.


Staff were really helpful. Gave us maps and info on Machu picchu. Also upgraded my room for free as they had to do some maintenance on my booked room!

  • 5th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


great place to stay, 2 mins from the city center and very safe very friendly staff and helpful. clean rooms and bathrooms. good atmosphere. internet connection was good.


We stayed for two nights to visit Machu Picchu. The staff were helpful with our questions and the breakfast was ok. The bathroom was extremely small and there were dark humidity marks on the bedroom walls. We found hair on the sheets of one of the beds. There is a huge gap under the doors, which means you can hear everything. Overwall an ok place.


I got the private room with two beds and ensuite bathroom. The room was pretty small, but since we were just using it as a base for Machu Picchu it was fine. The problem was mostly with the bathroom, there is no ventilation and so the room and bathroom smell very damp, and wouldn't go away even with the windows( indoor facing) open.


The bathrooms for the shared dorms are not sufficient. There's only two bathrooms at the first floor, and many people use them at peak-hours, and the ventilation for the bathrooms is bad, so that can be very uncomfortable. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, and the young people attending the hostel is one of the best teams !! They are very kind, very helpful and nice peruvian guys, specially Carlos, with that one-million dollar smile and kindness !! Definitively I recommend this hostel.


It was great, I had a good time and good rest time in Pirwa. Thanks!


Room does smell. It's smells damp. The shower was the best in Peru. Nice and hot with pressure. However ours had a leak that flooded our entire room and shoes. But the staff for right on it and cleaned and replaced everything. Even offered to put the clothes in the dryer for free. Nice staff. Close to everything. But very very noisy. There is a huge gap from the floor to the bottom of the door that let all the noise and cold in. Check out is at 9am!

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