Samay Wasi Youth Hostels Cusco
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- Samay Wasi Youth Hostels CuscoFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
I passed through Cusco on a couple of different occasions in the spring of 2007. I spent most of my time (which amounted almost three weeks) at Samay Wasi. It is located on high ground above the town proper where you can soak in the views and the sunshine from their open-air terrace. They offer dorm beds, a simple breakfast, coffee and tea pretty much all the time, and a small book exchange. There's a bar and a kitchen where you can cook your own food. Plus the staff was friendly and helpful -- they will even pick you up from the airport. They don't offer private rooms, but because Cusco is so much more expensive that other destinations, it may behoove you to share your sleeping quarters with other travelers in the interest of economy. The beds were comfortable and the sheets were clean. The showers weren't the most reliable in terms of hot water, but it would be unrealistic to expect consistently hot water almost anywhere in Peru! This is also a great way to meet other travelers -- it's a well-known spot for the backpacker crowd. Overall, I had a very positive experience here and met some memorable characters. The only drawback (besides the hill one must climb to get there) was the occasional influx of travelers arriving all at once. Not a very quiet place, but you won't be lonely! Book in advance.Recommended for:Backpackers