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Hostel Review: Pariwana Backpacker, Cusco, Peru

For many backpackers in South America, Cusco in Peru is a must-see destination. For an excellent accommodation choice, I recommend Pariwana Backpacker. Here’s why: Atmosphere This hostel feels like a giant castle! Thick brick hallways adorned with paintings and artwork hold myriad rooms, each for different purposes. There’s an internet hangout, a kitchen, movie room, bar and restaurant, and an enormous game room with bean bag chairs that sits in the center of an outdoor courtyard. You’ll definitely have fun at this hostel. Rooms Rooms are spacious and homey, with ensuite bathrooms. Moreover, lockers with built-in outlets are very convenient, since you’ll never have to wait for a free one or leave your beloved iPod or smartphone at reception. Additionally, this hostel had the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in, including my own at home. I also really liked the complimentary blowdryers in the bathroom, since I never get to do my hair when backpacking. Location The hostel is located right in the main part of town, within walking distance of all the bars, clubs, restaurants, shopping, and tourism agencies. I loved walking around at night near the hostel, when the streets are all lit up and lively. Free Perks  Gotta love free perks at the hostels! Pariwana Backpacker Hostel has free linens, luggage storage (convenient for Machu Picchu trekkers), internet, WiFi, tea all day, and a complimentary breakfast including breads, spreads, juice, and hot beverages. Overall Impression This hostel is lively, social, fun, and centrally located. Not only that, but an onsite ATM and tours desk made sightseeing easy. I also loved that there are tons of bars literally right across the street, and because the hostel has no curfew, it was easy to stay out all night. This post has been made possible by Hostelbookers

About Jessie Festa

Jessie Festa is an New York-based travel content creator who is passionate about empowering her audience to experience new places and live a life of adventure. She is the founder of the solo female travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, and is editor-in-chief of Epicure & Culture, an online conscious tourism magazine. Along with writing, Jessie is a professional photographer and is the owner of NYC Photo Journeys, which offers New York photo tours, photo shoots, and wedding photography. Her work has appeared in publications like USA Today, CNN, Business Insider, Thrillist, and WestJet Magazine.

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  1. Pariwana Hostel on at 2:56 pm

    Amazing review! Glad that you enjoyed our hostel, It was really nice to read all this article because you make us feel proud with this lines.


    • jess2716 on at 9:52 pm

      I’m actually still here and having a great time! 🙂

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