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Pirwa Hostels Machu Picchu Reviews

Tupac Inca Yupanqui # 103, Machu Picchu, Peru

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795 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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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.


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.

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