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Reviews of Pariwana Backpacker Cusco

Hostel | Mesón de la Estrella 136, Cusco, Peru .

94.3% Overall Rating

268 out of 276 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/07/2015)

"comfy beds, good hot showers. very clean. friendly and attentive staff, especially the cleaners who never seemed to stop cleaning and always greeted me with a big smile. free breakfast. sociable atmosphere with lots of…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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94.3%

Overall Rating

268 out of 276 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Pariwana Backpacker Cusco'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
90.4%
Value
92.8%
Safety
97.6%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a well put-together hostel that, while lacking in atmosphere a bit, has everything you need - helpful staff, a good-sized computer room, plenty of bathrooms, a decent bar. And it's in a great location, just next to Plaza San Francisco and three blocks from the Plaza Mayor.

Disliked: I actually wanted something with more character and atmosphere. This IS in a pretty building but has the overall feeling of a bored backpacker hangout. Other hostels in Cusco offer more when it comes to well-preserved buildings full of atmosphere.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Aengus Gormley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2014 Aengus would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, secure hostel with good dorms - there are plug sockets inside the lockers which is a big plus. Nice terrace upstairs with a bar and a table tennis table. Bathrooms are excellent.

Disliked: Fairly social hostel but we had better fun elsewhere.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, lots of amenities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people. Clean. Roof top with breakfast and bar.

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kirill Bobriashov

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

15 March 2014 Kirill would recommend this property

Liked: Just the best

Disliked: Everything very good

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Stephen Holmes

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2014 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Stayed here before my trek. Beds we're comfy and clean. Staff were friendly. Wifi was quick.

Disliked: Atmosphere lacking a little but it was the low season

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

sheree marriner

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2014 sheree would recommend this property

Liked: The linen, beds and rooms were really nice and comfy. Awesome courtyard with lots of room to sit around in the sun and relex, or play some table tennis or fooseball. The bar/dining room had a great atmosphere - good food and drinks and staff. Probably the best hostel we stayed at in South America!

Disliked: Nothing negative to say!

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Josiah Johnson

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 February 2014 Josiah would recommend this property

Liked: The open courtyard design. So chill.

Disliked: The thin mountain air.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

saray soyoglu

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 February 2014 saray would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are so friendly , helpfull and always kind. They are so clean and sensitive to environment which includes trash box for wastes.Also, I really like to eat hostel restaurant .

Disliked: The travel agency staff at the hostel are really nıce and helpful. But ı recommend them to be more attention and sensitivie to traveller's trips.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Second stay at this great hostel, only minus for loud music at night. Other than that great value for money.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Can't name a thing.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

luke tucker

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2013 luke would recommend this property

Liked: Pariwana served us perfectly for our stay in Cusco, so much so that we returned after Machu Licchu and didn't want to leave! There facilities are second to none - great bar/lunch room, beautiful courtyard for hanging out, fast Internet in a spacious room, secure with lockers in room an reception, helpful staff on hand to help you prep for your Machu Picchu journey. Very hard to fault! Possibly the best hostel I've stayed at...in the world!

Disliked: Very few things, the ventilation in the bathrooms wasn't great (existent?), which caused the occasion unpleasant smell in the rooms, but you could probably attribute that to the age of the building...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely patio! Great breakfast, many showers, lot's of activities on offer

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Beatriz Melo

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2013 Beatriz would recommend this property

Liked: The location and atmosphere

Disliked: Beatriz left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere. Large outside area with comfty lounges so you can talk with others. Cosy internet and t.v room lounges. Pariwana had activities on each night. The food and drinks were great at the bar, cheap and delicious! I was there most nights. The BEST hot showers we had in a longtime. When you are travelling for a month it was great to finally have HOT and good pressured showers :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Laura Payne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 August 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Good size dorm rooms with large lockers with power points inside the lockers. Large hostel but has a good atmosphere and handles the number of people well with lots of bathrooms and social areas.

Disliked: Bathrooms could be cleaned more often

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniela Terabe

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2013 Daniela would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean; friendly atmosphere; activity board and sign-ups; hot water; free wi-fi; food/bar/restaurant on-site; 24hr front desk service; decor;

Disliked: On-site travel agent; sometimes english communication issue/misinformation. Six person shared room with bath had varying room sizes; 1st one we got was spacious; Last one we were assigned was very cramped.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Priscila Fonseca Rosario

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

26 June 2013 Priscila would recommend this property

Liked: My favorite review is about that I could do the check-in earlier than 13:00h, once my bed was available already. Really kind people as staff! The beds are amazing! Very comfortable and soft. Rooms very calm and quite, so was good to relax. Great hot showers and breakfast Ok. The location also is fine... about 5min walking from Plaza de Armas... and They have an ATM inside the hostel, cashing out in dolars and soles. That was awesome!

Disliked: Nothing very bad, but the water from the showers, sometimes, oscillated between so cold and extremely hot.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mark Bhabha

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2013 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was in a great location by Plaza San Francisco. The courtyard was a great meeting place as was the bar on the second floor. It had lots of amenities and the staff was very helpful. They even stored my luggage for the day a week before my stay as I was in transit to southern Peru.

Disliked: Mark left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of activities to take part in daily, both during the daytime and evening, really enjoyed the quiz night! The computer room was really useful and showers were hot and there were plenty of bathrooms too! Hostel very well managed considering the large amount of guests and good breakfast with hot chocolate, variety of breads and cereal! Great location in Cusco.

Disliked: Kitchen slightly dirty sometimes and often lacked equipment. Possibly some more notices needed in dorms reminding guests to be considerate if they return late at night, some people were noisy; rustling bags, switching lights on and being generally loud.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is located in Spanish colonial manor house. Staff is super friendly, lots of activities. Bar and restaurant on location,.

Disliked: could not bring own alcohol into the hostel

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really comfy beds. Excellent facilities. Spotlessly clean. Good areas for mixing (bar, courtyard etc) but staff were good at keeping noise down and lights out when it got later. Good location.

Disliked: Lots of disturbed sleep: hostel not too noisy, it was simply due to the fact that on both nights of my stay other travellers in dorm were up and about at 4am, then others at 7am, packing to leave for trips / treks.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and safe

Disliked: almost too big


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