Samay Wasi Youth Hostels-Cusco Reviews
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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.
This hostel was the best find in Cusco. If you're looking to party, this is not the place. However, if you're looking to feel at home, with an amazing staff always ready to help and always smiling, this is the place. The hostel is beautifully located, beautiful view. I just absolutely love it here. I felt like I was actually the only one in the hostel even if there were many other guests. But that is what I really like. Hot water was abundant and pressure was amazing. I recommend this place 300%
Samay Wasi was AMAZING. Was located 5-10mins walking from the central plaza, and the rooms we stayed in had their own private ensuites and had the option of being cleaned every day. They looked after our bags for free when we did the Salkantay trail, and even volunteered to make us breakfast at 3:45am! Breakfast was plain, but for 3 - 6 soles you could get some eggs etc. Rooms could be a little cold at night, but the blankets they provided are so thick that it isn't a problem once you're in bed.
Nice, quiet, clean hostel. Great views of the city. Because it's on a hill, it does get very cold at night even inside the rooms. Very cool breakfast area and kitchen. Helpful staff who will help you with getting taxis, offer recommendations, etc.
Had a great stay here - friendly staff, good breakfasts (worth paying the extra s6 for eggs!) and genuinely hot water which is such a rarity in peruvian hostels! Both the dorms are a bit cramped but it`s ok as long as your room mates are reasonable people! San Blas is a really nice area to stay - close to the centre but not close enough to be bombarded with massage and picture offers!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
A little too much security even - you have to get buzzed out whenever you want to leave. Front desk staff is very sassy but so so helpful and nice. They helped us with luggage storage and taxis but it did take a little coaxing for them to get it done on the schedule we needed. The view is almost as incredible as the water pressure. Breakfast is good and there is free tea all the time and more breakfast options for fair prices. Atmosphere is a little quiet mostly because of older MP thru tourists
Freezing showers. The hostel was up a big hill - great views across the city but you're knackered when you get there!
Nice people working at the hostel, got a free transfer from the bus station, and they waited for me even though I was late. Left my luggage at the hostel when I went to Machu Pichu for 4 nights and to Puno for 2 nights, it was safe. The showers are hot. It is possible to leave valuable things at the reception while you are out or at night. The view from the terrace is great, the additional breakfast is very tasty, and met nice people. Really satisfied of my stay.
Excellent location; helpful service.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Brilliant view of Cusco from balcony. Breakfast is nice and if you want eggs etc. really cheap. Staff were friendly and helpful. Close to the centre of town (the stairs getting back are bloody tough though!). Apparently the dogs barked early in the morning (or so my boyfriend tells me). Was a nice place to stay, if you are looking for somewhere quiet to relax and see Cusco.
A very nice view from the hostel Samay Wasi! Great service and great help too from Judith. She will fix any problem for you if it is at all fixable.