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Reviews of Pariwana Backpacker Cusco

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

95.2% Overall Rating

233 out of 238 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/03/2014)

Aengus Gormley thinks…

"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."

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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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95.2%

Overall Rating

233 out of 238 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Pariwana Backpacker Cusco'

Atmosphere
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92.0%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 May 2011

Liked: colonial house, lockers & power outlets for everyone

Disliked: dorm without window, hostel attracts very different people. there s always someone sleeping or coming in late/leaving early -> noise in dorm approx every 2 hours, even at night.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at!

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its clean, the beds are absolutely AMAZING and you have hot showers. Also, there is a good menu to choose from if you get hungry, and plenty of computers to use. The location is GREAT!

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

23 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds were the best I have ever slept in, in any hotel or hostel around the world. Great for the first night after the Inca Trail.

Disliked: The un-helpfulness of the staff and their attitude.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: About the best beds of any hostel in South America, very good showers. In general pretty comfortable.

Disliked: nada

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

Greg Smart

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2011 Greg would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, Atmosphere.

Disliked: Some inconsiderate Travellers.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good staff, nice beds, hot shower

Disliked: it was nice

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

Tracey Chan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 March 2011 Tracey would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cleanliness and helpfulness of staff

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The TV room and fast internet after the incatrail!

Disliked: Bad loud mysic when eating at the hostel

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Paradie Stewart Stewart

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

26 March 2011 Paradie Stewart would recommend this property

Liked: The beds were amazing, big duvet covers and TWO pillows! Where else does that happen?!

Disliked: I found most of the staff to be not the most helpful and a bit cold.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds were very comfy with duvets. the showers were hot and high pressured.

Disliked: the staff made me change rooms the next day and forgot to inform me that the room was being fumigated for four hours so i couldnt get my stuff.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very safe, great location and the most comfy beds in the world!

Disliked: No heating so can be hard to emerge from out of the lovely warm duvet...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

17 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It looked nice, friendly people, safe, clean

Disliked: Internet sucked. Staff was ok, some were jerks

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Tom Beagan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2011 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: Beds are great and really comfortable Showers awesome Tea is constantly available Lockers in dorms for rucksacks, some have power outlets inside Secure bag storage

Disliked: Wifi in bar only and never worked for me or a number of others (limited or no connectivity error) Atmosphere wasn´t great, its like its trying & failing to be a party hostel Cold in dorms, no heating

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

Soerish Badal

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2011 Soerish would recommend this property

Liked: The bed with the enormous great blanket is super. Some dorms are a little bit cramped, but it depends which dorm you book. It's very nearby plaza de armas. It's very safe and you can use the lockers in reception and ofcourse in your dorm.

Disliked: WIFI doesn't work all the time good.

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

James Goulden

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: looks really cool, nice rooms, good showers, good sized lockers with power sockets in them. good breakfasts available to buy

Disliked: it's almost too big, found it hard to meet others as it's very spread out. The wifi never worked for me and they had no solution as to why not. Lots of people use this as a base for the Machu Picchu trip so many people are either in bed really early or getting up at 4am to leave, so not quite as a fun a place as i would have thought form the look of the place. A great place for groups of travellers, maybe not the best in cusco for those travelling alone

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Katie Lowe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 February 2011 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Great comfortable beds with big thick Duvet. Good bar where its easy to meet people. Secure with lockers in rooms for rucksacks and smaller lockers in reception for valuables. Hot showers.

Disliked: No towels available to rent.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

David Yamada

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 January 2011 David would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. I twas located near places to eat and lots of sights. The food was good and the drinks were reasonably prices. It was a great place to meet people and the beds were comfortable.

Disliked: It was a little noisy at times and the staff needs to pay more attention to things like having matches in the guest kitchen and a pen to write you name on your food.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good services and friendly staff

Disliked: a bit too noisy (but that happens at any "party hostel", especially with a bunch of south American backpackers e.g. Argentine & Brazilian university students on holidays)

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stephen yates

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 January 2011 stephen would recommend this property

Liked: This is the best ´big´hostel I´ve stayed in. It´s in a lovely collonial building, but all the rooms etc are painted really funky and spotlessly clean. The rec room and bar are brilliant and the internet is fast. Staff are good too. The duvets are really comfy and loads of lockers. Very good place to meet people and very central. It´s very well thought-out with the backpacker in mind.

Disliked: The internet went off twice during my one night stay - not sure if this happens often.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really good mattresses and all the rooms have lockers but bring your own lock

Disliked: no towels, and the breakfast bread tastes like its a week old

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Andres Loaiza

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 December 2010 Andres would recommend this property

Liked: Everything you'd want!!!

Disliked: Everything was great!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great staff who were able to book all tours and buses for us. Nice clean place with good beds and showers, also very good food.

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

12 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The duvets.. totally amazing, what a luxury!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good beds and good showers. Some of the staff (not all) were really friendly and helpful. The guy who worked in the evenings was great. Nice courtyard.

Disliked: Noisy, which I didn´t expect because they make a big deal about being quiet and chilled out. Also, I booked and confirmed an airport pick-up via email but no-one was there to meet me. I waited a long time and finally gave up and got a cab. When I asked about it they said "we called the airline and they said your flight might be cancelled due to the weather". Poor excuse as my flight left Lima on time and arrived in Cusco on time!


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