Chaska Wasi Hostel

Address: Calle del Medio S/n, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, 084, Peru | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Calle del Medio S/n, Ollantaytambo, is near Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) and Pisac Market.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsChaska Wasi Hostel Ollantaytambo

      Reviewed by tanyaconnor

      Friendly local hostel that helps the community

      Reviewed May 6, 2014
      by (9 reviews) Dunfermline , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      This is a nice friendly hostel right on the main plaza. The owner has had a hostel in town for over 10 years & is a mine of information regarding the entire Sacred Valley as well as genuine volunteering options in the area. The hostel was clean & welcoming. The roof terrace had fantastic views to the surrounding hills. The charm to Ollantaytambo is that it is a small working town; yes tourists come through here in their droves to visit MP etc but you will see farmers working the fields of the very fertile sacred valley. Katty asks that guests contribute to the local community; a 1kg bag of sugar or rice helps in a big way. 4Kg of sugar from the local market cost me 10soles, approx 2pounds. One thing to note is that Katty moved her hostel from another part of town a few years back. Another hostel opened in the same area with pretty much the same name run by an English woman. Poor show really!

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      TripAdvisor Reviews Chaska Wasi Hostel Ollantaytambo

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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      Ollantaytambo, Glencoe in South America!

      A travel blog entry by tanyaconnor on May 06, 2014

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      I stopped here as a spur of the moment decision on the way back from Aguas Calientes. What a great choice. This little town has a wealth of historic monuments both Inca & ancient & is set in mountains that look totally like the ones in Glencoe. I met several foreigners on my walks here who told me they had met a few other Scottish folk who …

      20kms later.......Machu Picchu

      A travel blog entry by sue.tonytravels on Sep 04, 2014

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      ... definitely helped to cool me down and we repeated this everytime we reached a mountain spring. Tony stayed by my side the whole time which must have been difficult for him because he usually hikes at quite a fast pace. Whenever we reached a little shade on the mountain side we stopped for a couple of minutes. I can't begin to imagine what the Incan's went through building those stone steps up the mountainside. The second thing that really helped me was Edwin. He had ...

      The Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

      A travel blog entry by lct570 on Aug 04, 2014

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      ... devices, we wandered around taking millions of photos as being in awe of the setting for this really magical place. We also checked out the Inca bridge before the sun got the better of us and after a few hours we said our goodbyes to one of he wonders of he world and headed back down the mountain to a nice hotel and a nice meal! We spent the night in a hotel in the town centre before we or our vistadome train (windows above/in front/to the side - ...