Hostal Girasoles Cusco
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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!
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The Nights out
And boy were there many! I will not go into too much detail on the nights out, but the general routine was to drink at the hostel until about 2am and then head to Mythology or Temple until 5-6am. Great clubs! If you are after something a bit more chilled, KM0 and Indigo were also great places to go for a cocktail...or 10!!!
But, the one event I want to talk about is this one ...