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Tayta Wasi Hostel Reviews

Avenida el Ejercito 820, Cusco, Peru

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51 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Was like a hotel!!! Best value for the price in all of Peru and most luxurious. Clean bathroom and amazing hot shower! Only place in Peru that offered eggs for free included in the breakfast. Has a cute rooftop kitchen access with a computer! Staff was friendly!!


The city is small, so the hostel is close to everything. The staff was kind and very helpfull. The breakfast is great! Coffee or tea, juice, fruit salad, cereal, yogurt, bread, eggs, pancakes.... Really amazing! The hostel is clean and has hot shower!


We were only here for one night - quick stopover on our way to Machu Picchu. Hostel is located right on a busy street, so traffic noise is quite bad. Had hot showers, but you do have to wait 8 minutes before you get hot water. Kitchen facilities were great and the girl that checked us in was amazing. Super friendly and helpful.


clean place and nice staff breakfast could be better


Beautiful people. So warming, the staff treats you as family and really brings you into their hearts. The hostel itself is remarkable! Warm water and private suites.


This hostel was great - located very close to the city centre and very clean facilities. Unfortunately I couldn't stat for breakfast, but the staff were incredibly helpful (although having to be very patient with my limited Spanish). Very good water pressure in the shower... and what an amazing city Cusco is!!


More of a hotel than a hostel re. layout / facilities yet with nice big kitchen and dining area. Extremely friendly and helpful staff who welcomed us back as if we were old friends after trips away. Very accommodating re. early arrival and departure. Looked after luggage while we were away. Spotlessly clean. Hot, powerful showers. Fast internet. Simple but adequate breakfast included (coffee/teas, bread, juice, eggs). Choose an internal room if you're a light sleeper as road at front is noisy.


Excellent Service.

  • 13th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice pleace to stay. The only thing was the location its far away from Plaza de armas, but its close to the stop bus that takes you to Ollantaytamba which is where you get the train to machupicchu. Very organized and it was nice to finally get a good breakfast.


Nice quiet place a bit out of the city centre but still just a few minutes walk from everything. The staff were lovely and the room big and clean, good value for money, nice big kitchen and roof terrace too! Hostel is a bit quiet, not much partying but nice for a couple or anyone that wants to chill out a bit.


The staff was very nice and really helpful. It is not a normal hostel, where you have x travellers hanging out all together in the evenings etc. It is more like a simple small hotel, which I preferred during my last trip.


I can't fault this hostel. First of all it is more like a hotel than a hostel, with good sized rooms, televisions and comfy beds. The WIFI is also excellent here, and the hostel has a quick laundry service. The staff are extremely helpful, and are always smiling and friendly. I would definitely stay here any time I visit Cusco, and I would recommend the place without hesitation to anyone. It is also great value for money.


Cold rooms, empty, staff not good in English but really helpful


This place is very convenient if you're on a budget and want a clean and private place to rest. It is about a 10 min walk from plaza de armas. The staff was nice and helpful, and they let us keep our luggage there even when we were not staying there any more and just for a day in Cusco. The breakfast is very simple but there is a market nearby. They offered us a taxi to pick us up from the airport on our arrival for PEN20. The taxi never arrived but we managed to get another taxi for PEN10.


A bit of a walk to the centre but only 15 mins max. Very clean, room cleaned every day, good kitchen and good wifi. Helpful staff, stored our valuables and ordered us pizza after Inca Trail! Nice breakfast with eggs, coffee, juice. Rooms spacious and comfy, ask for room on 1st floor for best hot showers (we stayed on 1st and 2nd). Close to bus station.


excelente lugar para descansar antes de un tour


Staff was amazing and very accommodating. Language barrier was difficult but we used google translate to solve that problem. They stored our packs while we did inca trail and were safe upon return. Was a little further than we wanted from main square especially at night and lots of wanders near hostel which could have been uncomfortable had we not been in a pair. Overall staff made it worth while.

  • 29th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Stayed before and after the inca trail and it was lovely to have a comfortable bed (two pillows!) private bathroom with a great hot shower and a tv to relax in. Breakfast was good and kitchen well-equipped for cooking. The walk from town was fine except we got caught in torrential rain once. The family that run the place are exceptionally sweet and helpful and always smiling. The only thing I wouldn't recommend was the laundry. Didn't smell like detergent was used and came back damp.


Nice hostel overall, it is really hard to find, let the taxi drive go to puente grau because otherwise you'll be driving around for almost an hour like we did. There's a kitchen which can use, and there is a nice complimentary breakfast. Rooms are big, clean, and just very nice. The staff ordered us some pizza when we came in after our long taxi ride and even brought it up to our room. They were very helpful and very nice! We were able to store our backpacks for a few days for free!


Was more like staying in a hotel than a hostel! Our private room with private bathroom was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Excellent hot water (although it does take a few minutes to get hot), simple but tasty included breakfast and a very comfortable stay overall.

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