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Hermanos Ayar nro. 503, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu 084 Peru
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#35 of 91 Speciality lodging in Aguas Calientes


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Hermanos Ayar nro. 503, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu 084 Peru
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HenryGreco wrote a review Aug 2018
Lima, Peru14 contributions3 helpful votes
Ubicación cercana a la plaza central y sobre todo al acceso a Macchu Pichu. La atención del dueño fue genial siempre dispuesto a dar recomendaciones. Relación precio - calidad es 20 puntos
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Date of stay: August 2018
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holderm3 wrote a review Jul 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona2 contributions
I will preface this review with the fact that I am not a very picky person. I am a backpacker, who is just as comfortable sleeping outside as I am in bed. It is actually for all the backpackers and budget travelers out there that I write this review. After 4 days on the Salkantay Trek, I walked into Aguas Calientes only to realize the closest camp ground was 1/2 mile back the way I had just walked. Tired, and desperately wanting to get my pack off my shoulders, I walked into the first hostel I saw as I entered town, which just happened to be Sumaq Wasi. I will say the price was very reasonable... so reasonable in fact I splurged on a private room instead of a dorm setup. The host showed me to my room, and upon entering it was clear that the shower was on, and had been for some time. The host apologized for the condensation covering every inch of the bathroom, cleaned up things as best he could with a towel, and then left. At this point, I was not discouraged though. Things were not fancy (some mold on the bathroom ceiling, stains on the comforters, etc). The shower produced lukewarm water at best, and the wifi was was impressively slow and spotty, but I had a bed and a restroom, which was more than I could say for the past 4 nights. The reason I only give this location 2 stars is because of the exploits that I found myself in the following morning. I woke early, wanting to start the hike to Machu Picchu and arrive before the crowds. I had noticed a sign the previous day stating that breakfast started at 5:30 AM, so at 5:29 I closed my door with my backpack shouldered and headed downstairs. I found the reception and breakfast area completely dark. No coffee, no bread, no fruit, not even a member of staff available. I shrugged, disappointed but not yet phased. Not knowing what to do about payment, I left the appropriate amount of Soles on the front desk, weighed down by my room key complete with llama keychain. I went to the door and grabbed the handle to exit... but the door wouldn't open. This is when things got interesting. I tried the door a couple more times, but sure enough it was locked. There was another door down the hallway that led outside, yet it was also locked. I was TRAPPED in my own hostel! I wandered about for a bit, looking for possible means of escape. I found a dorm room open with no one in it that had a window facing the street. The hostel is on the second story above a convenience store, which meant a 10 ft. plus drop down to the sidewalk. I debated on tying sheets together for a B-rated prison movie style exit, but thought I might get some glances from the locals walking to work at this hour. Shortly after I found my answer. An open window near the breakfast area led to the roof of some kind of storage shed, which led to a pile of unstable stacked wood, which led to a sharp and rusty sheet metal fence. If I successfully climbed down the fence without inflicting any fatal wounds, I would be in someone's backyard, but from there I could at least get to the street. I tried the doors once more to be thorough, sighed, and then climbed out the window onto the roof of the storage shed. It didn't feel exactly sturdy, so I briskly moved to the wood pile. I tested the footing on the wood pile with my trekking pole, and then very, very slowly put my full weight onto one of the logs, paused, and then started to tip-toe towards the rusted sheet metal fence. On the other side of the fence was some scrap 2x4s and a few weathered sand bags. Using my trekking pole for balance, I teetered on the edge of the fence until I had gained enough confidence, and then jumped the 6 feet down onto the sand bags. One fo the bags ripped immediately, sending small rocks down the sloped yard that clattered loudly against the sheet metal I had just hopped over. Again I paused, waiting for the savage guard dog or angry resident holding a shotgun. Nothing. Silence resumed... and I ran through someone's private property to a small alley that, finally, put me on the main street of Aguas Calientes. Once more, I will mention that I'm not a picky person. This is actually the first negative review I've ever given a hostel or hotel. In short though, if you are a backpacker planning on getting to Machu Picchu early, I suggest looking for somewhere with an easier exit.
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Date of stay: June 2018
richardconroy wrote a review Jun 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom3 contributions
I stayed at this hostel the night before going to Machu Picchu. The location was great for transport links and the staff were fantastic. When I left to get the train back to Cusco the guy on reception even sprinted to the train station to return my IPad which I had left in the room. The breakfast was nice and the view was equally as impressive. Thanks for a great stay
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sumaq Wasi Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Sumaq Wasi Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Plaza Manco Capac (0.09 km), Mercado de Artesanias (0.2 km), and Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen (0.08 km).
What are some restaurants close to Sumaq Wasi Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Full House Peruvian Cuisine, Incontri del pueblo Viejo, and Mapacho Craft Beer Restaurant.
Is Sumaq Wasi Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Aguas Calientes.
Are there any historical sites close to Sumaq Wasi Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu (2.2 km), Temple of the Sun (2.2 km), and Temple of the Three Windows (2.3 km).