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Sumac Chaska Hostel Reviews

Medium Street, 106, Chaupi Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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84%

Rating
123 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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71%

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.


97%

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.


77%

They were very helpfully with providing information and spoke good english

  • 7th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your custom and follow-up review, much appreciated :)

89%

This place was a gem in Ollantaytambo. Run by an older couple who speak spanish. The señora who runs the place pretty much became like our grandma and adopted us by telling us all the awesome local things to do! We even got to meet her grandson and family. This experience was like staying in a home away from home and we got to practice our Spanish. We were so sad to leave this beautiful town and amazing family and we left her with a big hug! Decided to stay in Ollantaytambo as long as we could!


66%

Family run hostel more like a B&B. Staff are friendly and patient but don't speak any English. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Only complaint is that there is NO HOT WATER. I tried to explain this to one of the staff but he just insisted there was hot water... a polar bear wouldn't consider the water in those showers to be even lukewarm! Oh... and there's no real communal area unless you want to sit in what is essentially an adult Peruvian family's living room and watch TV with them.


100%

This was my favorite hostel out of the 1.5months I spent in South America. It was quiet, very friendly staff, the best breakfast I had in S.A. also. My only regret is not staying longer.

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your review :)

86%

The best thing about Sumac Chaska Hostel is its location in the brilliant and lovely Inca village of Ollantatambo. The hostel is on a cobbled street in a place that positively reeks the glorious Inca history. The bed was comfy and warm and the hosts were hospitality itself. A wonderful hostel in a wonderful place for a wonderfully cheap price. Muchas gracias, amigos.

Owner Comment (Hide)
You are very welcome, please come again :) thank you for the review.

77%

Good location, staff are extremely helpful - he pointed out all the hikes, etc in the area. Breakfast was good. Only downsides were the wifi (not great, even in common room) and we did not have hot water.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry for the WiFi but poor signal is in all town. we have hot shower in our rooms and if u had problem should be let us know, we could fix the problem or explain to u how work the shower.

97%

Very nice staff, good deal


80%

We loved our time here. The view was amazing, very friendly main staff member although ocassionally awkward with family members of hostel owner watching tv in common room and kitchen as we felt as though we were intruding on their space. Only downside was that we slept in our sleeping bags the whole time as there was stains on several spots on the bed sheets.


89%

Comfortable bed with nice duvet perfect for cold nights. Great views on top floor balcony! Friendly host and family with a lot of tips of what you can do around town. Recommended for stay in this lovely town.


94%

This hostel has a great view of the ruins. Our private room was very clean and worth the money for one night. While we were exploring the ruins during the day, they kept our stuff behind the front desk after we had checked out. The staff is very friendly

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your custom. Enjoy the rest of your trip :)

89%

Great place, down a little street from the Plaza. Not very upbeat personnel, but beds are excellent as well as the facilities. Everyone was helpful though, just not friendly as could be. Only complaint, since I am talkative!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We try our best to take an interest in our guests holiday, ensure they know all the sights and things to do around here (many for free). We also try to balance this with not taking too much of their travel time. Sorry if you didn't get enough attention for your needs, but we did take an interest in you and you were introduced to the other guests. We appreciate you staying with us and thank you for giving us a review. Enjoy the rest of your trip :)

89%

Nice stay in Ollanta - appreciated the atmosphere!

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Thank you for choosing Sumac Chaska and taking the time to review us. Enjoy the rest of your trip :)

89%

Great little place with friendly and welcoming owners, only one bathroom to share between all guests, but I feel this would not be a problems as it is a small hostel. Room was big and clean. Breakfast was good with fresh bread. Would recommend this place if you are looking for somewhere to stay in ollantaytambo. It is in a really nice street amount the history of the town.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for review and for recommending us, we appreciate your custom. There are 2 bathrooms shared by the 5 rooms that don't have private facilities. The other rooms have en-suite facilities. We wish you all the best for your remaining travels in Peru.

86%

good location in a nice town well worth a visit. staff very helpful and friendly, with lots of tips for cheap ways to visit local inca tourist sites. nice views from rooftop aswell

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Glad you enjoyed yourself, thanks for choosing Sumac Chaska :)

89%

Very wonderful place. The town of Ollanta is authentic - a spendid retreat from Cusco and Aguas Caliente. This hostel fits the needs of travelers. If you are looking for a party - you won't find it in this town, nor this hostel. You will however find a beautiful and serene atmosphere in and out of the hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are always happy when guests appreciate the beauty of this place. And yes, we are lucky, generally it is tranquil. If you want to party you have to be here on Friday or Saturday, there are 2 clubs in the town and the bars are open longer on those nights. We have been known to party (Pisco Sour evenings & BBQ's or people playing music) but only if we have enough guests up for it. Generally, you can enjoy some peace here :) Thank you for staying and enjoy the rest of your trip.

89%

We really liked this hostel located in a charming street in Ollantaytambo. Marie and Caly were very nice and helpful and provided excellent tips. The room was good and we had hot water. There is a lovely mountain right behind the hostel that you can climb for free and has lovely views of the ruins and the town.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We enjoyed having you both here, you maxed out your time and was a pleasure to serve. Thank you for your feedback, come again :)



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