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Reviews of Pariwana Backpacker Cusco

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

94.3% Overall Rating

251 out of 257 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/08/2014)

Michelle Stephens thinks…

"Cool vibe, neat decor and painting, soft/clean bedding, and quiet for sleeping, but loud if you head to the bar/common areas."

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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

251 out of 257 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Pariwana Backpacker Cusco'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
92.8%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
88.0%
Value
94.4%
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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%
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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%
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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.

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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%
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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

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Daniela Terabe

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2013 Daniela would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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%
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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.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and safe

Disliked: almost too big

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were amazingly nice; I got off a bus at 5am and they allowed me to sleep in their activity room until 9am as well as use their showers and baggage storage. The room (all girls dorm) was incredibly clean, convenient (every bed has a powerpoint) and both the ensuite and shared showers were hot. The laundry service was quick and clean, and there was a decent free breakfast and wifi in the rooms.

Disliked: They (and I) forgot to take off the 10% deposit when making final payment.

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Mauro Hernan Castro

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

17 April 2013 Mauro Hernan would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, and a lot of activities. The people working there is amaizing and really helpful. The hostel is close to the "Plaza de Armas". Quiet if you want to sleep at night.

Disliked: Mauro Hernan left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Jonathan Casey

With friends / other travellers

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

08 April 2013 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: amazing place, one of the best in all Peru! Fantastic facilities and location, with rooms set around a central courtyard and a security guard on the front door at all times

Disliked: Staff didn't seem to understand the concept of booking rooms online and paying a deposit!!

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and plenty of bathrooms. Always hot showers. Comfy beds. Good secure lockers. Secure dorm rooms with own keys to room.

Disliked: My dorm room was right next the bar - so very noisy at night. Stayed in 12 bed dorm - lots of people arriving late in night - which meant the light was being turned on at all hours and my bed was next to the door, which was constantly being opened and closed. Not a lot of privacy therefore when your asleep in bed.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything you need from a hostel!

Disliked: food and drink is a bit pricey here so eat out or cook!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice atmosphere in the hostel and very close to the city center

Disliked: Nothing at all

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great, rooms are big and comfortable, reliable wifi.

Disliked: Always parties at night, music bangs until midnight.

97.1%
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Darren Cohen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 January 2013 Darren would recommend this property

Liked: Great beds, best in south america.

Disliked: Darren left no negative feedback.

60.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

17 January 2013

Liked: Good atmosphere, centrally located, clean bathrooms, is in a nice old house. Hot showers.

Disliked: Staff were not very helpful and messed our booking. Breakfast was very basic for the place, not enough computers for the number of people staying in the hostel. BEWARE, when there we met 4 people in the hostel who got their wallets stolen, this hostel clearly has A PROBLEM.

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Matt Walker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2012 Matt would recommend this property

Liked: Very very comfortable beds, great location, great bar/restaurant, friendly staff

Disliked: Wifi dropped out for about half a day, and they wouldnt let me check in an hour early to sleep (I was sick), but overall a good experience.

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Ryan Knox

Alone

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

10 December 2012 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: great location, they set up transportation for me from the airport, stored my luggage for free when i went on the inca trail,and generally went the extra mile, its just as good as the one in lima

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

Alone

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

30 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The patio is great, very good and comfortable beds, very clean facilities. I was happy

Disliked: Sometimes the music was to loud and the Wifi cut out a few times (but that happend in all the other hostels I stayed in as well).


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