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This place was so terrible, we found another place to stay. The lobby is dark and dingy. The staff seemed nice and the room was ok, but the shower basically faced outside with a window that did not close. It gets very chilly at night, and there is no heat or insulation in the rooms. It was more like a treehouse, and there was construction and supplies everywhere. There are many places like this in Ollantaytambo, but this was definitely overpriced.
Nice facilities and great location. A little pricey, though, and COLD! When we were there they were having some plumbing problems because the common area smelled like toxic sewage fumes. They have a nice commons area with a heater, but the lights were off and the heater never on, so it wasn't very welcoming. Plus, they charge an extra sol per kilo for laundry (compared with the place 2 doors down). It's a newish place, so I'm sure things will come together. The owner does speak English!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Great place.... friendly staff
The price was a bit high given the light breakfast that is provided. Eggs can be served for an extra 5 soles, but should probably be included for over 90 soles a night. The hostel did let us use the kitchen which was quite nice.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
There's no security at the hostel in terms of locks at the main door, but there's always a staff member in the front room and the city is ridiculously safe. Absolutely no hot water (there's a knob for it in the shower but no results) and the toilet in our room flushed at its convenience. The shared toilet was also clogged and we heard our neighbor (walls are thin) attempt to flush and start swearing at his toilet too. Staff are very helpful in planning activities around the area.
The managers are great. Marie is British and her husband Kali speaks English so there are no problems with communication. We went out to dinner with them and the there beautiful son Tiago. They knew everything to do in and around the city. Every morning they serve a nice breakfast and get you ready for the day. They even packed us a breakfast when we went Macchu Picchu. Thanks so much for helping make our trip full of amazing memories!
Beds and staff are good. They give you a breakfast to go if you leave too early. Bathroom is terrible.
Pros: Location Cons: Poor breakfast - had to wait, dirty table; the terrace is not worth it - is not part of the room and everyone can be there; additionally there was clothes hanging...
We stayed at this hostel and we love it. The personal is just great! The kitchen is big and very comfortable. It's clean and they have a nice view if you go up to the terrace.
Due to the directions on the Hostel World website this place was easy to find. The door is right there facing the street. The hosts were great people. Cali (Carlos) the guy in charge is super nice and helpful. If he has time he will take the time to point out all the cool places to check out in the city. The Internet connection here is a little better than the hostel I stayed at in Cusco. The only downside was the bathroom, no soap dispenser nor paper towels.
Everything everyone's written is true. The common room is kind of like a family room, but it's nice and so are the owners so it was fine for me. That shower, though, is horrible. Owners clearly are on notice so I'm not sure why they don't fix it.
I stayed for three days, I loved it. Very convenient location. They had some construction happening, but it didn't get in the way. The couple are very lovely, open to privacy or open to talk as well. Shared meals with them and met their child also. If I make it back I hope to stay longer! Took me a minute to learn to use the shower, but other than that the beds were very comfortable and warm and they have an amazing view of the city on the top floor. Recommended!
The British woman who runs the place is great.
They were very kind and helpful. They have deals with local restaurants and will show tell you all of the things to do in the town. We were leaving before breakfast started so she packed us a to-go breakfast. It was very nice. The location is right in the heart of the town and the view from the terrace is wonderful, you can see all of the sites and town. The bathroom had a few issues while we were there, but that was expected for Peru.
Nice and calm hostel manage by owner in the hear of the Inca town. Beautiful!!!. It has a Terrance to see the whole town and Ruins. The owner knows a lot about the tourist attraction near by. He gives us some tips and tour to do. The only bad thing is it has a single toilet for all rooms.
Kali, the owner, even packed my dormmate and I some breakfast when he heard we had a very early train to Machu Picchu. Very hospitable.
People here is very kind and they gave me useful tips to make my trip to Machu Picchu at the lowest price! For sure I'll stay there again :)
A family lives in the main house; they're very nice and helpful. Not a party environment or your typical hang out in common area hostel, but it has a very nice terrace. Very nice and quiet.
The bedroom was so good: comfortable and clean bed and bedcovers. The woman who is in charge is quit kind, but she doesn't speak English. There's only a bathroom on the second floor, so you have to wait until is free. Tha location is good, you're close to the main square and to one of this archeological sites. The main attraction is just a 10 min walk, and the train station a 15 min walk aproximately. Is a good place to stay but it can be much better.
Okay, so you have to mess with the shower to get hot water, but that is literally the only downside. I loved the atmosphere and staff! Marie is just lovely and grandma makes a delicious breakfast. The location is lovely and if you have any questions, they are happy to help.