Hostal Girasoles Cusco
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The morning after our Machu Picchu adventure, we spent a couple of hours slowly stretching our sore bodies by meandering around the streets of Ollantaytambo. We bought a couple of knicknacks, snapped a couple of photos and tried to figure out how to get back to Cuzco...
FYI - if a Machu Picchu tour includes transfer from Cuzco and you …
We arrived in Cusco about 4am and had to wait around the freezing cold bus station till the sun came up to go to our hostel, not the best situation but not the first time we've had to do it either! Travelling can be hard work as we’ve discovered on our journey, not as hard as actually going to work though, ha ha. We got to our hostel and …
... the kitchen I never felt so much pressure. I kept on asking Kais if was okay if I could leave and go back in my room. He's like hellll no. So the thermos was a fail. The hot dogs were a fail, it had plastic around them that were impossible to get off. The pasta was undercooked. Kais reckons it's still eatable. I was looking forward to breakfast this morning. Now I feel like if I go out there the cook will spit in my eggs. 7 hr bus to Cuzco. When we were doing the city tour, I ...
... day it's all about the photos!). Overall this was one of the biggest highlights of the past few months. It was so much fun, added to lots by the group of people. We stayed in Cusco for a couple of days after the trek too (recovering and also swatting up more on the incas in museums and at more ruins), but it took us a little while to get over the comedown from it all, as we all enjoyed it so much. I hope my pictures can do it all ...
... that this was one of my favourite days so far.
the trend of waking up rather early continued as we were shuttled down the road to the river to start our white water rafting. after our slightly average time in Brazil we were desperate to have a go at the proper rapids. This time it was infinitely more fun, the fast flowing rapids were actually pretty severe, there were times where we almost thrown out of the boat. we were desperate to extend the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Girasoles Cusco
I want to give this place a better review - Maybe it was just our room... but the walls were so thin I felt like every person coming in the front door was coming into my room!
The people were very friendly, especially Mercedes! They greeted us with a hot cup of coca tea which was great....along with way too much information on tours which was not so great. After traveling, we really didn't want to hear about tours right away.
The room was definitely clean, but very basic and not comfortable. We only stayed 1 night.
The thing that really bugged me was that we went out for some breakfast before checkout time, and when we returned, all of our stuff had been moved to a closet.
I do agree with a previous poster that the alley was really gross. I know, there is really nothing anyone can do about that, but it was exceptionally gross compared to other streets.
I did really love meeting Mercedes and I do understand why people here have given her such great reviews.
I think this place would be appropriate for people looking for a budget hotel/b&b option in cusco.. we just needed slightly more peace&quiet/comfort!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.