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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      A travel blog entry by tanyaconnor on May 06, 2014

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