Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.2 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
2.6 Room cleanliness
2.8 Service & staff
2.6 Room comfort
2.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by KDfrom LA area, CA

Stay elsewhere...

Posted Sep 29, 2013
Pros: Cheap, but definitely should pay more for decent place but didn't know how gross it was.
Cons: The room needs to be fixed - couldn't see the source of the odor, so must be deeper inside. Blankets or heater would have been nice.
Location: Stopped(taxi)by Huaca Pucllana before going to airport. Open 9:00am, but guard let me in to take pictures. Good experiences with Peruvians - very nice
I stayed in the top floor room with private bathroom. It smelled like mold or something really horrible. The bathroom window can't be closed, so it was better ventilated and didn't smell bad like the rest of the room. Stayed in September - it was cold. No comforter or heater, just a sheet and thin cover. Staff was gone by 8:00 pm so could not ask for/about anything; late flight from Brasil. The booking said breakfast was included, but Maria said breakfast was extra. Truth in advertising would have been appreciated. Luckily I only stayed one night; should have just slept at the airport. Extra charge for towels - but staff was gone anyway. I've stayed in hostels before, and never had one this sub par. I can rough it out with the best of them, but this place was not acceptable. I didn't get to check out the rest of the place carefully, but I wouldn't trust the source of the smell to not eventually spread if it has not already.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

no good

Posted Sep 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
the place smells. that was after the lady yelled at us for banging on the front gate, telling us we should have rung the door bell. which we did. thrice. but hey, her niece upped the volume on her cartoons no one could hear the doorbell. our room: bad. floor was wet, which took some skidding around the room. the bedsheets looked like they had been used the night before, and the bathrooom... forget about the bathoom... foot prints in the shower, and disgusting walls. looked like mold covered with bad flat paint.
3 out of 5
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jul 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by mcknightfrom Los Angeles, CA, USA

Hospitality beyond expected.

Posted Nov 27, 2012
Pros: Hospitality, location, safety, price.
Cons: Not the most up to date.
Location: Close to the water, safe neighborhood day or night, walking distance to larcomar.
Cirque was great. Perhaps not the fanciest of hostels but for the price and location it was well worth it. A couple things: I have never had such amazing hospitality. We were picked up from the airport on time, the front desk ordered us pizza when we got in late, walked to get us our tickets for the bus to cusco (rather than just handing us a map), gave us directions everywhere, etc. She was fantastic. The room was comfortable (double bed, private) and even had a fan and TV. It was simple but it worked. Overall I would stay again even if Ono for the fact that I know we would be taken care of in a clean place.
2 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by eunice

They did not have our room ready

Posted Aug 31, 2012 on Hotels.com
First of all, the sign for this hostel was very small and the we were in the area for long but had hard time finding the actual hostel. When we got there, they said there is no empty room even though we booked a room ahead of time. It was late at night(around midnight) already, and they said they will make a room for us. They put us on the top floor which isn't used to be a room. The room still had a door and a private bathroom next to it, so I guess you can call it a room. They put a bed which wasn't too bad and trying to be nice saying this room has a private bathroom but they will give us at the rate of the room with shared bathroom, which was what we booked originally. The bathroom did not have lights, and there was not hot water, not even warm water. We gave up on showering. The only reason I'm giving them 2-star is because the owner gave us a big bottle of beer while we were waiting for the room to be ready. And they forced us to pay in cash only, which we figured out how it's like in all hostels in Peru, but we weren't aware of it at first. Basically almost all hostels want our credit card information for booking purpose, but they don't take out money from there, and ask for cash from you.