Samay Wasi Youth Hostels-Cusco Reviews
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The hostel was clean, had hot showers, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the location in San Blas was great (close to cafes, markets and bars). We stayed in the 6 bed dorm and 4 bed dorm and both had hot showers and comfy beds with lots of blankets. The terrace is great to hang out on and get some sun and there are tea making facilities all day and night. We had a great stay and would definitely come back.
Great view over the city centre from the roof terrace! Very friendly people, warm showers, great service and a a family like atmosphere in the hostel! I would definitely go back!
Friendly hotel in a good location with fantastic views of Cusco. We had a free pick-up from the airport which was helpful. The staff were attentive and helpful when planning trips. There was heating in the room but this didn't go on until late and went off very early in the morning so the rooms were quite cold. Good breakfast and hot showers.
This hostel is absolutely amazing!!! I would definitely stay here again!
If you're looking to stay in the San Blas neighborhood away from the main square about 15 minutes, this is a good option. All rooms have heaters and includes towels. However, the full breakfast is only included in private rooms. I recommend paying a bit extra for one, in order to have an amazing breakfast (eggs, bread w/jam/butter, coffee/tea, and fresh juice). Otherwise you just get bread and coffee/tea. It's hard to meet people here as it's small and only one small common area.
I loved the view from the terasse over the whole city. I liked that the hostel was located in San Blas, the quarter which I liked the most in Cusco and enjoyed the walk from the city center to the hostel through narrow, pretty streets, which took about 10 minutes. The staff was friendly. The breakfast was just basic, but yummy additionals (like juices or eggs) could be ordered for extra money.
Our hostel room was freezing due to lack of proper insulation in the hostel rooms. I was put on the top bunk that was right in the peak of the roof, and the roof was not even a proper roof. It was a piece of plastic separating my face from the freezing cold night air. The bathrooms are very cold and sparse. I would not recommend the 6-bed dorm during winter. Beautiful views. Breakfast is only bread and coffee, eggs are extra. Very friendly staff.
I am really glad we stayed at samay wasi. Yes, it is up a big hill but the view is so stunning. It is a small, quiet hostel with very accommodating staff. We stayed 4 nights total. Originally on the 1st floor, we had a small problem w our room and asked to be moved upstairs and they were very flexible w us. Ask for a room on the 2nd floor! I wish I had known to do that in advance. Free airport pickup. Hot water was sometimes an issue, but overall, highly recommend.
Hostel was hard to find for someone new to the area! Staff apologized and were amazing our whole stay!!