Sumac Chaska Hostel Reviews
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Had a really lovely stay here and would absolutely come again.
The location was great. The room was fine but the lighting of the room was poor. There was no internet in the room and even in the counter was extremely slow compared to the internet available at any restaurant at the main plaza.
Fantastic hostel - the staff made it. Maree & Cally went out of their way to help. They picked us up from Cusco and stopped at a alpaca wool making place then also at a lovely restaurant for dinner! The location and hostel itself are great too, would def recommend! We only stayed one night on our way to MP but would have stayed longer
the location and security are good, it could've been better if the bed and room are cleaned and the hot shower is not intermittent.
The lady at the desk couldn't speak English but still tried very hard to make our stay nice, and she was very helpful in informing us how to get train tickets to aguas calientes, as we did everything last minute. The hostel itself is very nice with good views of the ruins and places to sit just outside the rooms. Only downside was there was no hot water, which may have been me not being able to work out the shower head but I tried everything to no avail. Other than that great stay.
Excellent location and nice rooms. There wasn't much atmosphere and the Wi-Fi was poor. Breakfast is basic.
Bathrooms had no toilet paper. Laundry cost S./40 for something that cost us S./10 in Cuzco. I was also told that it would cost S./10-15. Breakfast was a slice of stale bread and tea. Showers were okay but needed a lot of adjusting to get right. A lot of noise around the area.
My friend and I enjoyed our stay here! It's conveniently located right off the main square, but far enough away to not get all the hustle and bustle. Generally, it was a quiet town, so it was a relaxing stay :) it was a bummer that they don't have lockers, we were a little worried about our stuff when we were gone, but alas nothing went wrong. We found the staff very friendly and accommodating. Watch out for the Peruvian men, ladies, sometimes they can be a little pushy.
Extremely helpful staff -- we showed up without having planned much to do in Ollantaytambo. But the staff was very patient in telling us where to visit around down. Rooms were clean, though it was a bit noisy at night since our window opened to the front. There were a few dogs barking throughout the night. The washroom could also do a bit of an upgrade (but it was manageable).
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
The hostel is valuable for the money they charge, it has a beautiful fachade and the staff are really kind (Cali was so helpful and also prepare our breakfast in the night because we were going very early in the morning). The downside is that it just had 1 shower for everybody at the floor, so it was really chilly in the morning to get out from the bedroom to reach the shower; also I didn't like that it didn't accept credit card (I run out of cash that evening) and the wifi is very irregular.
Awesome experience. Highly recommended.
Ollantaytambo is a definitely a must-see! We stayed two nights in a 6-Bed Mixed Dorm at Sumac Chaska, a lovely hostel close to the Plaza de Armas. We had a great time there. Breakfast is basic (bread, butter, jam and tea) but satisfying. The rooms are very nice, comfy and clean. The hostel is owned by a lovely family and felt really safe and welcoming. Only mini negative aspects : cold showers and smelly bathrooms. Other than that, we had an amazing time at Sumac and would definitely go back!
Sumac Chaska was great, and Ollantaytambo is an awesome little town! We were only there for a night, but it was a good experience. Little tough to get hot water, but no big deal, and there were no lockers in the rooms. It's really easy to find though, there's a big sign from the main plaza, and then it's just up a tiny little road a few blocks. The owners were really nice, and they always seemed to have local family/friends around, which was great for advice on what to do and where to go!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
Enjoyed our stay. Hostel was clean and comfortable.
I was very put off by the showers. When trying to turn the shower off after turning it in I wasn't able to get my fingers within an inch of the handle without feeling an electric charge (it hurt! Different from a static shock) I left and the staff were friendly and turned the shower off for me. There were no lockers for your valuables and not even a safe behind the desk. Towels have to be rented and there were very few people staying there. Staff was friendly though and the kitchen nice, clean.
Our stay at Chaska Hostel was simply great. The owner was great. From the beginning she help us with our needs, the family room in which we stay was comfy and clean. The double bed was good for my in-laws, and with my wife we were even able to share the lower bunk-bed as it was quite large compared to others. We had hot water all day and night. Finally, she made us breakfast bags to take in the train as we leave really early to Machu Picchu, we didn't see that coming, thanks!
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 31-40
- (1 review)
The Hotel is well located and the lady in the reception is really helpful. The room was quite cold, one hole in the floor, and NO hot water at all in any room, there is just a common bathroom with some warm water, but not hot. Do not book any excursion in hotel, they will cheat you. They ask for 90 soles for a trip who normaly cost 50-60 soles. I will not recommend this hotel to any person
Staff was a little grumpy at first, but in substantial better mood the following morning. Facilities are ok, but a bit run down: we got a room with a big hole in the floor. In total ok place to stay, but even when compared to Cuzco wayyyy overpriced. I would recommend not booking ahead but going to Ollantaytambo and look for a place with better rates, as there are dozens of accommodations.
I liked the layout of the hostel. There are lots of areas to relax outside of the room. However, I wouldn't say this is a backpackers' hostel. There are no lockers in the room. There was one shower/bathroom on the second floor and there was no toilet paper in the morning. The breakfast was two flat bread rolls and jam/butter. I was able to book a collectivo straight to Hydroelectrica through the hostel, which was nice. I would try a different hostel if I came back to Ollantaytambo.
One of my favorite hostels on my Peru trip. Clean and cool courtyard. Only complaint I have is that the hostel receptionist was a bit too touchy. My travel partner noticed as well. I felt a bit like my private space was violated. He was being a bit too flirtatious in terms of touch for someone he just met.