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Pirwa Hostels Machu Picchu Reviews

Tupac Inca Yupanqui # 103, Machu Picchu, Peru

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790 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Decent and surprisingly not a busy one. I've heard there are cheaper options around, but I'm ok with this one. I've booked a dorm bed though bcuz there was no one else,I pretty much had the whole room!


The prices for a room in this town are pretty expensive relative to the rest of Peru and I thought this place was a good value considering that. The shower was good, bed comfy, and basic breakfast good enough. It is slightly out of the way location wise, but this means nice and quiet/peaceful. My only issue was, like others mention, the smell. It wasn't terrible, but there was a distinct stale/sour smell in the room. Clearly some moisture issues. Even so, I would come back.


The location is good, breakfast is not really good, no wifi in the room


This hostel is more or less what you would expect for the price. The staff is friendly and helpful, but the building in general looks poorly maintained. The cleanliness of the shared toilets was below average, and there was no soap in the dispenser. one of the common areas in the ground floor smelled like gasoline. The furniture and bed covers look worn out. Wi-fi has trouble reaching the rooms, so you must go to the lobby or a common area to use it. The view out the windows is dismal.


Perfect for a couple of nights before and after Machu Picchu. Breakfast from 4.30am, nice staff, spacious room... Couldn't have asked for anything else!


Left 2 snickers in the fridge on Wednesday - help yourself


Served it's purpose; somewhere to stay before going to Machu Picchu. Nothing great. Hot showers, breakfast from half 4.


The hostel is Ok, I only stayed there for a night and the host was good. Sometimes there were nobody at the front desk so that made anyone who wanted to enter and go to the rooms... Breakfast is Ok, and the room was ok too. Hott showers and clean.


The staff was good, room average however what was the greatest pronlem was quite mouldy odour.


This is an expensive area in general so it's ok for Macchu picchu but I certainly wouldn't say it's the best hostel we've ever stayed in. It's quite loud from the street noise and smells damp everywhere. The pros are that it's close to the bus up to Macchu Picchu, breakfast is included (bannanas, bread, jam, coffee/tea) and it starts at 4:30 so you can eat before you go to Macchu picchu. Free wifi too good signal.


Let's see: hot showers, delicious breakfast ready at 4:30am, clean room, and the wifi works. And it's about as cheap as anything you'll find in aguas calientes. What more could a Machu Pichu traveler want?


Machu Picchu is so expensive...this place is not spectacular but it's worth the money. As many say it is quite dump but you get an electric dehumidifier in the room which is good!

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