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Tayta Wasi Hostel Reviews

Avenida el Ejercito 820, Cusco, Peru

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74 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 65%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Although not situated in the main plaza del armas or gringo hostel central the walk into the tourist town is not far at all. It was a great place to acclimatise to the altitude and recover after the long bus journey from Lima. Warm breakfast included and a great kitchen at your disposal along with wifi in the room make it very comfortable place to stay. The atmosphere was somewhat quiet but they do have a bar that looks like it would be open in high season. The staff wore a constant smile!


It has all the facilities of a nice hotel, but hostel prices and a kitchen :) Everyone here is really friendly, there is hot water all the time and the wifi works well most of the time! The only thing that you should have in mind is that it's not really in the historical/touristic center. But if you don't mind to walk 15 minutes through crowdy streets: it's a great place to stay and totally worth the money!!! We came back after our trip to Machu Picchu and enjoyed it here!


The hostel itself is very nice -- clean rooms/bathrooms with maid service each day and fresh towels. Very friendly staff and some of the BEST included breakfast we had at any hostel... situated in a cute room "restaurant" upstairs. Only downside is the location. Only about a 15 min. walk to Plaza De Armas, but not the safest walk or cleanest area around the hostel. Worth it to me and my husband for the savings and nice rooms.


Spent one night there before we did a tour to Machu Picchu. We came again :-) Beautiful room with good shower. It is really clean and yes, it is more a hotel than a hostel. Around 15min to Plaza de Armas, 5min to two supermarkets and close to close to Mercado San Pedro (don't miss it). Try to get a room which doesn't face noisy Av. del Ejercito :-)


It's a little further from the plaza than we realized but facilities were clean and safe.


The staff was very nice and helpful. Brian even helped us to call the agent of Puno by using their mobile phone several times to confirm the tour and the pick up time. And Vivian helped us to negotiate with the taxi driver to visit the Inca sites twice. Thank you both of you once again. Moreover, the breakfast was very delicious, especially the fresh juice, cripsy bread and the eggs. Although it is not close to the Plaza, it is a quite place to get a good sleep. Thanks all of you!!!


This hostel is more like a hotel, they clean your room everyday and you can choose from 4 breakfast options (incl). Location is a bit out of the center, 15-20 min walk to plaza de armas.


Extremely clean. Good breakfast. Helpful staff. Location is not ideal.


We loved the hostel. Unfortunately we got a recommendation for a Bus to Puerto Maldonado - we wanted to take another Company called Transzela (with which had really good expirences) but the woman (which was not directly from the hostel) told us to use Tepsa (with a presidential class, much better, blabla). Tepsa was ok, but Transzela was far better. And we had to pay 70 Soles pP - the same price we had to pay for Transzela. But that was not the original price - that was 49 Soles....


A nice, clean and safe Hostel. 15 Minutes walk to Plaza de Armas.


Distance from city center, noise from street, and being locked out after 11 pm are concerns that would make it hard for me to rebook or suggest this place to a friend, but rooms are nice size, hot water in shower and it's a very clean hostel.


Very clean hostel but not very close to the action. It's about a 15 minute walk to the Plaza de Armas but if you don't mind that you get a Hotel style hostel with excellent breakfast and excellent facilities.


When I chose this hostel I've read it was a 10 minute walk from the main square but they didn't mention the walk was through an awful dark street full of rubbish and with an awful smell. It is a comfortable clean place but the location sucks. If you decide to stay here, make sure you have Soles since they charge you 5% fee for using credit card. You shoul also get there before it gets dark since we got there at 10 and it was creepy to walk in that neighbourhood!

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