Samay Wasi Youth Hostels-Cusco Reviews
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The Samay Wasy is absolutely an excellent hostel, and I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to live in the real atmosphere of Cusco. The hostel is located in the beautiful San Blas district, ten minutes (slow walk) to the city center and the neighborhood is very quiet and above all safe. Once you get there you will be amazed by the view of the city from the terrace. My praise goes to the staff as well, very difficult to find any better around!
The lady who welcomed us at reception was very helpful. The hostel offered us a free transfer back to the airport to catch our flight out of Cuzco, which was great. Our flight was very early so they also offered to have breakfast ready for us at 5am for no extra charge, which was much appreciated. Our double room with private bath was comfortable. The only thing was that it was very cold, even with the heather in there. The hostel's a little bit of a walk from the centre.
It was really nice to stay there for several nights! Highly recommend it to all Cusco visitors.
Possibility we got bed bugs there. Avoid placing personal clothing etc on vulernable surfaces such as couches, beds.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
In truth staff is pleasant but owner are awful and the place though located away from center is unpleasantly noisy due to the structure of facilities. Insulation not existing.
One of the best hostels I have stayed in...Clean and big room..Shiny and cosy...Great outdoor area...Many stairs to walk up from Plaza to get there, but the panoramic view of Cusco makes it worth the pain!!!Good and helpful staff...Highly recommended!!!
A quiet and relaxed hostel which made my acclimatization to the altitude easier. It is a bit of a walk to get to the main square but good location for hiking to Saqsaywaman since it's halfway up on the hill. The best part is that they have James, the travel agent who really took care of all my trip bookings. He also double checked if everything was received and even made sure that my bus ticket to Puno was delivered at another hostel after my Maxhu Picchu trip.
Stayed here before and after our Inca Trek. Lovely, lovely hostel with wonderful staff. Just what we needed to prepare and recover from four days of solid walking. We like quieter hostels and this worked well for us. Had all the practical things - good wifi (Netflix whilst we recuperated!), fantastic showers, good breakfast (especially when we upgraded as a treat after the trek). Most of all we felt very welcome and very looked after. Highly recommended!
Samay Wasi Hostel is soooo nice!!! The Atmosphere is very welcoming and the girls at the reception are very helpful and friendly. There is a great terrace at the roof from wich you can have a beautiful view all over cusco, it is also very nice for making pictures. breakfast is great and the rooms are very cozy. i would definitly come back! the free airporttransfer is a very friendly service too, thanks you guzs, i had a great time!
Cute little hostel with a lovely common area upstairs and a terrace with amazing views! Dorm room was a teeny bit cold and small, but fairly empty when I was there (which was probably good since I had more room for my stuff!) but that's just timing. No lockers. Friendly helpful staff, fairly well-equipped little kitchen that you can use. Worth the climb up the steps away from the road to get here! Shower taps wrongly labelled the 'English' way round: options are H and C but C = Caliente = hot!
Clean rooms, hot showers and staff was very nice and helpful. Only complaint is you have to walk uphill, many stairs to get to the hostel, but overall, I think it was worth it.