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“Fantastic staff, clean and colourful, wifi and breakfasts on the house”
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Casa de la Gringa
Ranked #67 of 554 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Landed in Cusaco, met by friendly Taxi Driver, who was quite ready to carry bags to hostel. Thank goodness. Checked in offered coffee, shown around and got to choose my own room. It was clean, new bedding, colourful. Felt very comfortable and at home. And it never changed. People coming and going all day. It was fantastic and ia was very heartsore to leave, they all became like family. Nothing was too much for the staff and owner Lesley and her sons Simon and Mark were amazing. Cannot recommend this Hostel enough. go and try it. AMAZING is all I can say.

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  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Nice and quiet location in San Blas. You can do the San Pedro ceremony here. We had a double room with shared bathroom. It was a little cold but we found out you could ask for a heater if you wanted. There is a kitchen you can use. Breakfast was good - fried eggs or scrambled, bread and jam. People very friendly.

Stayed: September 2015
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

I really enjoyed my four nights here. The hostel has a friendly and relaxed vibe - lots of couches etc, which is nice if you want some downtime but don't feel like being shut up in your room. I also really appreciated the communal bookshelf, featuring lots of spare Lonely Planet Peru guides to borrow, which came in v. handy. The breakfast was nice and the showers were HOT - I even had to moderate with the cold tap, which has never happened before or since during my time in South America! My bed was really comfortable as well. Overall a lovely hostel, and to top it all off, well located in San Blas. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Enjoyed four nights here and will be back. Its perfect for the traveler who will only be there to sleep and shower. There is wifi in the dining and sitting areas. The owner is warm and inviting. The other guests were friendly and helpful. Great for backpackers. Be aware, however, if you a bringing lots of luggage that the taxi parks at the plaza and you will need assistance bringing them the short walk to the door.

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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

The location is very good and there are some very friendly helpful staff working here.
We stayed in the Gypsy suite and were sold on pictures that looked like some care and effort had been put in to the place.
The main issues that let this place down for us were that there were no curtains in the room on neither the window nor the "skylight". This would be okay if there wasn't a bright street light right outside the window at the same level. Sunrise is at 6am in winter.
Also the skylight gathered condensation quickly in the night and dripped on the loft bed and on to the floor downstairs throughout the night leaving the bottom part of the bed wet and a patch on the floor. Obviously the room was very cold - there were plenty of blankets though. Most people seem to be there for the san-pedro at 220 soles a pop and can probably overlook these things. But if you are wanting to trek around or get ready to do machu picchu do not expect a good sleep. Owner nowhere to be seen but to pick up san pedro tour.
Wi-fi terrible, Kitchen dirty.
Night man doing laundry and dishes from 4am in the next room 2 nights in a row

Room Tip: Don't choose the Gypsy room.
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  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: San Blas, Tandapata & Pasnapacana 148 | San Blas, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
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Ranked #67 of 554 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Price Range: S$22 - S$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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