Pirwa Backpackers Familiar
Real reviews from fellow travellers
These are trusted reviews from guests who have actually stayed here. We hope you find them helpful.
Note: we only give a property a rating once it has received a minimum of 3 reviews.
- “ The staff was not able to be helpful to arrange any tours due to their limited Englilsh. Their office was a small cubicle with a glass window. They were walled off and felt inaccessible. Also I asked them to make me coca tea. It took at least 30 minutes to respond and they did not seem busy. The staff person took water from the tap and told me that boiliing for three minutes made it safe. Internet search said 12 minutes at this altitude. Next day I had altitude sickness & diarrhea. ”
- 29 Jan 2014 Anonymous USA
- “ I was very dissatisfied with this hostel - while the service is quite cheap, comparatively speaking, they are one of the more expensive hostels in Cusco. I had to use a padlock provided by the hostel to lock my door, and there was no light above the door so it was extremely difficult to unlock it when I was juggling my stuff. Breakfast was also not started on time, which means I missed it after needing to be at a tour at 7:15. The shower heads could do with being replaced.. ”
- 12 Jan 2014 Anonymous Australia
- “ Overall, we had a great experience at Pirwa. We went back 3 times after getting back from each of our tours. The hostel was cold in general since it was in the shade most of the day, but the blankets provided were very warm at night. The washrooms are located outside, so it was cold when getting in and out of the shower. It was also a little bit away from the San Armas (up the hill), but it was close enough to San Blas where relatively cheap foods were. The staff are very friendly as well. ”
- 08 Aug 2013 Anonymous Canada