About this listing
Pakarina Hostel is near to Machupicchu Train Station,
bus Station is only five minutes from the Hostel,
the breakfast is served from early
you may leave your bags at the hostel when you visit Machu Picchu.
Machupicchu place is safe, clean, nice.
Pakarina Hostel is a safe, quiet, good location in Machupicchu village and this village is small and clean, people is polite
we are located around one of the wonders of the world "Machupicchu"
is one of the most famous places in the world
all rooms have a hot water, bathroom and free WiFi
five minutes walcking up are the hot springs, there is coizy warm
in first floor have a restaurant and offers peruvian food pastas pizzas drinks,
have laundry service and special discounts for groups
hay zona de fumadores
Freddy picked us up from the train station and walked us to his hostel. it was clean but the tub did not drain properly. Freddy was friendly and accommodating and helped us find activities while staying in Aguas Caliente.
Rapport qualité prix moyen pour cet hôtel où nous avons passé une nuit. La chambre était propre avec salle de bain privée avec eau chaude. En revanche le haut des portes d'entrées des chambres était ouvert sur couloir nous avons donc été gênés par nos voisins de chambres qui discutaient comme s'ils étaient dans la notre. Dur de mal dormir et d'être réveillés par leur départ après une journée de marche. Mais le point négatif : la cuisine. Nous avons voulu nous préparer des pâtes, on nous a présenté une cuisine d'une crasse pas possible. Nous avons eu la mauvaise idée de jeter un œil dans le frigo...dégoûtés à en esquiver le petit déj le lendemain! le beurre a passé la nuit hors du frigo, produits qui dépairissent, un des membres de l'hôtel a fait la vaisselle devant nous sans produit vaisselle avec un espèce de torchon sale en guise d'éponge! Bref nous avons fait pas mal d'hôtel durant notre trip et j'ai trouvé celui là un peu cher pour le service!
DO NOT STAY HERE...
To start things off on a bad foot, Freddy informed us that he could pick us up from the train station, so I gave him our arrival info, but when we arrived he was nowhere to be found. We thought "No biggie, maybe he didn't get our email in time..." We eventually found our way to the hostel, but when we arrived more problems arose...
As others have stated, yes, the sheets are damp. Also, the room had not been cleaned since the previous guests left. There were hairs on the bed sheets, unidentifiable stains on the sheets, mold all over the shower, used shampoo packet in the shower, and trash in the bathroom. It was so gross I didn't even want to sit down on the bed to rest my feet. Also, there was a large hole in the wall in the shower that led to another room that was so dark I could not see what was in there. It was downright creepy. There are openings above the doors to each room, so even though you could lock your door, if someone really wanted to get into your room it wouldn't be hard. Oh, and the wifi didn't work... anywhere in the hostel. When I informed the man at the front desk that we were not happy with our room and we wanted a refund, all of a sudden he couldn't understand me. We had had no problem communicating up to that point, and I was speaking Spanish and English to him. When I asked for Freddy, all he said was that Freddy would return. We ended up going down to the Hotel Tierra Viva toward the bottom of Aguas Calientes and shelling out $180 for a room, which by the way was a fantastic idea and well worth it. If you're going to Machu Picchu, you will need a good night's rest and spending a little extra cash on accommodations is worth it in the long run.
I would like to mention that airbnb did a stellar job of handling this situation - we were able to cancel the reservation at Pakarina and received a full refund. I greatly appreciated that, and since I had never experienced such a nightmare of a hostel before, was impressed with airbnb's customer service. My only hope is that this listing gets enough complaints that it is barred from airbnb.
Freddy is great. The communication with him prior to our arrival was very easy (email, SMS, AirBnB platform), all worked. His English is good and he is clearly working hard to make his guests feel welcome and comfortable. The hostel is basic and as presented in the description and photos. The people working there are all very kind and helpful. Breakfast was good. Towels and sheets were clean. The bathroom was clean. It was a good experience. It's quite far up the hill from the train station and very close to the entrance of the hot springs. I suppose I might choose a different location if I were to return. Maybe something closer to the station and the plaza, but just because there's more down there. That said, we had a wonderful lunch at MAPI Carnes just on the corner before the hostel. The grilled trout was great.
The place is 5 mins from the hot springs and not far from the station too. A good location. The restaurant on the first floor serve very delicious food. We had 3 meals there. The staffs are friendly and helpful.
Bonne adresse : hôtel propre et petit dej' dès 5h du matin. Les chambres côté rue sont quand même bruyantes.
Bueno lugar : hotel limpio y desayuno desde las 5 de la mañana. Los cuartos al lado de la calle son a pesar de todo ruidosos.
Good place: clean hotel and breakfast from 5 am in the morning. Rooms on the road side are noisy.
I had a good experience staying here. The room was very nice and in Machu Picchu, hot water is very important. Freddy's place had a good shower with plenty of hot water. The continental breakfast is simple but effective. When I arrived at the train station, I had to call so that they would come for me. But other than that, I highly recommend this place.
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About the Host, Freddy
Hi my name is Freddy
I´m from Cusco, I like to cook, now my wife and I live in Aguas Calientes, if you want a room, information, machupicchu tickets, bus ticket, write us a e-mail, we´ll help you.
Hola : Conoce Machupicchu- Perú , su gente, sus costumbres e historia, aqui tenemos una alternativa para ti y tus amigos pasar una o mas noches en nuestro alojamiento Pakarina contamos con todos los servicios de un hostal, podrás visitar también los baños termomedicinales de aguas calientes