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Pirwa Hostels Machu Picchu Reviews

Tupac Inca Yupanqui # 103, Machu Picchu, Peru

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813 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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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!


You guys were great! Thanks for making me feel so welcome and for being so accomodating.


The hostel was very comfortable, and the staff friendly. Only stayed one night but it was perfect. Breakfast was good although the make sure you wake up early. Overall a very a nice stay!

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent buffet breakfast with bread, jam, squash, tea, coffee, cereal, yoghurt and bananas. The receptionist was very helpful in giving information about Machu Picchu. The shower pressure and temperature was the best we have had in Peru. There is a kitchen available for use and plenty of food shops and restaurants nearby. Overall pleased we chose this hostel for our stay in Aguas Calientes.

  • 17th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very good for one night

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


We had such a great time in Pirwa hostal. The staffs were very cool and polite. They helped us to find a good and cheap guide for Machu Pichu. We loved!

  • 24th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was okay. They kept the sheets clean, but the bathrooms were a mess. The shower heads sprayed in all different directions, none of which sprayed on you. To top it off the entire place smelled of mold and was very stinky.

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