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Pirwa Backpackers Colonial

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Very Good
1121 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Pirwa Colonial Cusco, is a backpackers hostel with years of experience that was born right here in Cusco!
You'll find Pirwa Colonial Backpackers Hostel at just two blocks from the Main Square of Cusco, at small distance from quality markets, restaurants, money exchanges as well as fascinating monuments and museums for the daytime and lively clubs and bars for the night.

This 16th century colonial house was once owned by the niece of Conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Now, it's a backpacker's community facilitating cultural interchange between travelers from all over the world! With social areas including an inner patio with BBQ grill, TV & Game Lounge with pool, foosball table, dartboard, bar, and pizzeria, you'll find plenty of opportunities to mingle, relax, and trade travel tales.

Pirwa Colonial offers shared dorms for 4 to 10 people and private double rooms with the option of private bathrooms, all of them with comfortable beds and 24hrs hot water to ensure you have a relaxing stay. We have our own agency, with an information counter in the hostel, which has been operating tours throughout Peru and Bolivia for years, making Pirwa Colonial a one-stop shop!

Services offered:
- On-site restaurant and pizzeria.
- On-site bar
- TV common room
- Free wifi in common areas
- Daily activities like survival Spanish, cocktail, cooking & salsa classes, as well as the classics.
- Bilingual staff.
- 24/7 reception.
- Credit card payments accepted with 5% rucharge
- Free coca tea 24/7.
- Shared female dorms
- Hot showers
- Dorm with privacy curtain is available
- Charging plug & reading light in each bed (available in shared dorms)
- Security lockers for each bed in shared dorms
- Free storage room.
- Counter with travel agency
- Pick up and Drop off service (for additional cost)
- Laundry service (for additional cost)
- Pet friendly hostel
- Private rooms are available
- TV with cable included (only in private rooms)
- American breakfast (at special prices)
- Towels included (only in private rooms)
- Rent of towels available

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
1121 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Nov 20, 2023
The hostel was overall ok. There are not enough lockers for everybody in one room, and the doors to the room are not really doors. The kitchen is really small and not equipped at all. The showers are really bad. I had to change bath three times at one point, and go through the court yard only wearing a towel, because the water either was burning hit or super cold. The price is low, and that’s what you get.
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Female, 25-30
Nov 19, 2023
This was the worst hostel experience I've ever had. Aside the not so friendly staff, the facilities are disgusting: building is freezing, including the room area; communal bathroom rarely has toilet paper, requiring me to ask the staff downstairs (while freezing at night); water stops running during the night (not flushing, the toilet smelled like sewage), showers area has no light, is cold and dirty. Worst: they charged us for a taxi which we cancelled 5 days in advance. Left after 1 night.
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Female, 25-30
Oct 06, 2023
After 3 weeks in Cusco I came to this hostel and got a private room so I could relax and recharge, this hostel is perfect for that. Comfortable beds, good shower, great price.
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

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