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Sumac Chaska Hostel Reviews

Medium Street, 106, Chaupi Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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180 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Stay here! The owners are friendly, helpful and genuine people! They helped us plan hikes to isolated ruins (Pumamarka), kept our bags in a locked room while we were at Machu Picchu, and helped us organize an affordable private tour to other areas of the sacred valley. Clean rooms, sunny courtyard and common room for meeting other travelers. Views of all the local ruins can be seen from their rooftop!

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Thank you for your kind review, we do our best 😊 Hope to see you again some day at Sumac Chaska Xx


Staff was great! Changed our room after booking error with no problem. English speaking staff very informative. Hostel was beautiful! The hostel was the nicest one we have stayed in in Peru. Only draw-back was poor water pressure.

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Thank you for leaving us a review 😊 We are happy that you liked our place and enjoyed all this beautiful Inca town has to offer. Sorry about the water pressure, that is general hostel standard here. Our new rooms (available from June) have gas showers for those with a larger travelling budget. All the best Sumac Chaska


Great, cozy little hostel! The staff was so welcoming. Room was nice and the shower was nice a hot. I would definitely recommend ollaytayntambo (and this hostel!!) for a day of exploration and a restful night before or after a visit to Machu Picchu. Lots to see around this great town!

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Gracias: We are glad U enjoy ur stay, please come again. Sumacchaska


Great location near the town square in a fabulous little town. Great advice from the hostel owners about where to eat, where to go, local lore and legends. Also a delicious breakfast and beautiful rooms.

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Thanks!... U r really nice and we are pleased that you annoy ur stay and make the most of this beautiful town. Best wishes


Very cute little hostel with a lovely atmosphere. The staff were very helpful in arranging us a taxi to take us around to see all the local attractions: Moray, Salineras, Chinchero, etc. Only set back was that the water was cold in our shower, and it was cold when we were visiting. I could see how this would be a plus in warmer weather. Our room was however equipped with heavy bedding to help keep us warm. Very close to Ollantaytambo ruins, only 5 minute walk. Great experience.

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We are really sorry you didn't get a hot shower, this is definitely an important aspect of our service, if only you had told us when you were here, we are always pleased to assist anyone having problems. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay none-the-less, thank you for choosing Sumac Chaska, best wishes.


Sumac Chaska Hostel was our first hostel experience. It was wonderful. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the room clean and comfortable and the included breakfast delicious! I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone coming to Ollantaytambo.

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thanks a lots for your review, is always nice when our guess stay for a couple of nights or more Bc they really have the chance to appreciate all that we offer. We will love to see u again. Sumac Chaska


Stayed only one (half actually) night. Beds comfy and warm. Staff speaks English, WiFi limited in speed.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review despite your time here being so short. Come back and enjoy more of Sumac Chaska and Ollantaytambo next time. Happy travels and kind regards from all the family here.


It was a nice hostel overall. But the bathroom wasn't cleaned very well. The shower barely had any hot water. And wifi was slow.

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Thank you for your review. We regularly ask our guests if everything is Ok in case they fail to get best use of the showers, or have any other issues. We are sorry if we didn't ask you or that you didn't tell us whilst you were here. We are always keen to help. The wifi is a little slow in this town, but we have breath taking scenery to help you forget about your email 😉😀. We hope you continue to have a wonderful trip, thank u for your custom.


Everyone here is exceptionally nice and helpful. The room was great! We would stay here again : )

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Thanks guys, is always nice to find people like you SumacChaska


Good location though after all it is a small town. Nice house and comfy dorm bed! Owner is a cool guy who offered me a lot of tips in terms of getting around to see more of famous inca sites in one day. Informative and helpful!

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Thanks, I hope that u had a really nice time here and don't forget that you are welcome any time.


Great place that is right off the street from the central market. The staff was extremely helpful and can give you insight to the city and great tips. There is a ton to do in the city and to explore. The bathroom and shower could be a bit cleaner and with working locks. Otherwise, a highly recommended stay. The view from the terrace is hard to beat!

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