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Sumac Chaska Hostel Reviews

Medium Street, 106, Chaupi Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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165 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Jennifer! Amazing recommendation! Thank you for allowing me to experience Peru with your amazing hubby Calix(Caly). Your right, Marie his long time volunteer is very particular...but I can see why he and his family keep her around..great hard worker and had good travel tips. She and I had great bonding time over her favorite movie Fatal Attraction in Spanish. Mama Carmen shared her cooking and poker face! Hostel additions look great! Calix sends his love!..you know that already! SC is amazing!!


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!


SUPER!!! Better wifi would be nice, but not sure that is possible in Ollantaytambo?? Nowhere had good wifi, but there was no wifi in my room. It will be great when the gas showers are put in. Marie and the abuela are the best. They make you feel like part of the family. Baby Tiago is great too! :-) Good location, lots of local contacts. Great terrace view. Good breakfast - a good deal for the 2 soles for eggs. Pretty good beds. Amble blankets. Soap and towels included. Pillows weren't great.

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks a lots!..


Great location, friendly and helpful english speaking man working as the owner. Great breakfast made for us by the lady. Great relax from busy cusco. The whole place is having renovations and it is looking great. The workers were polite and didn't interrupt sleep or recreation.


Very helpful owners gave us lots of details on what to see in the area. Our matrimonial/double room was lovely - very modern, clean & comfy. Nice and quiet too for a good night's sleep. Shower water was hot and the shared bathroom was clean. Breakfast was a welcome inclusion with eggs, bread, jam. Would definitely stay again :)

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Thank you for your kind review, we work hard make people's holidays pleasurable and memorable, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we'd love to see you again 😊 Cheers, Caly & Marie 💕


Hostel was excellent - thank you all! The only feedback I would give is to proactively ask your clients if they need more bathroom supplies/anything in general. Other than that, everything was very nice. Thanks again!

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your feedback , much appreciated 😊


A lot of money charged for a very poor establishment . It's not even worth one fifth of the money that's charged. And this does not qualify to be advertised as a living place.


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.


Great place.... friendly staff

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Thank you for your review and choosing Sumac Chaska 😊


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.

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Thank you for your feedback, we will consider that. We are trying to keep dorm beds and shared bathroom rooms as cheap as possible so we only provide a simple breakfast. A cooked breakfast is included with all ensuite rooms. Thank you for your custom.


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.

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What a peculiar review....of course we have locks on our outside doors and yes, it is a very safe town. We have hot showers and make it very clear that we are happy to help if anyone fails to work the shower correctly. Equally, if people put toilet paper down the toilet instead of in the bin, it gets blocked. Again, we are pleased to assist during your stay if this occurs. The building is concrete construction so our walls are not thin. Sorry you didn't enjoy our service :(


lovely place surrounded by amazingly beautiful site , warm sheet and clean cozy room. I enjoyed my time staying there.

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Thanks Tweety, you are welcome any time 😃


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!

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We loved having you guys here, you are so very welcome. And what a privilege to be hosting you for your engagement, you had all that romance rubbing off on us 💗 We wish you endless happiness in your married life and don't forget you promised to bring back your first child to meet us. Kindest regards and thank you for choosing Sumac Chaska, love Caly & Marie 💗


Beds and staff are good. They give you a breakfast to go if you leave too early. Bathroom is terrible.

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Thank you for your review, sorry you don't like our bathroom, especially when on the night you stayed, you had the shared one all to yourself so it can't be a cleanliness issue. Perhaps you didn't like our decor?? We appreciate your custom anyway, thank you :)


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...

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We are always disappointed when we don't meet our customers expectations. We provide a cooked breakfast with eggs and juice for all private ensuite bookings, simple for basic accommodation. We don't think that is 'poor'. For a $40 room it's a bit unreasonable to expect the whole floor (terrace) to yourself, there is a private section outside this room with seating. We are a hostel and we do our best to offer a clean, comfy and friendly service. Thank you for your custom.

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