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Just 5 blocks from Cusco’s picturesque main square, Samay Wasi Hostel I offers rooms with wood furnishings and 24-hour hot running water. There is free Wi-Fi in common areas and a free transfer from the airport to the property is included for guests staying over 2 nights.

Samay Wasi I has rooms with private bathrooms. They are styled in warm colors and feature touches of regional décor. Some rooms have cable TV and wood paneling.

Sacsayhuaman Ruins are 1.2 mi from Samay Wasi Hostel I and the tour desk is ready to provide advice for visiting the area.

A continental breakfast with tropical fruits can be enjoyed daily and there are common kitchen facilities. The breakfast area offers charming views of the city.

There is a 24-hour front desk and Cusco Airport is 3.1 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Cusco, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Samay Wasi Hostel I has been welcoming guests since Nov 25, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Cusco, this property has an excellent location score of 8.7!

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What's nearby
  • San Blas Church
    0.2 miles
  • Hatun Rumiyoc
    0.2 miles
  • Religious Art Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Inka Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Holy Family Church
    0.3 miles
  • Qenko
    0.3 miles
  • Cathedral of Cuzco
    0.3 miles
  • Cusco Main Square
    0.3 miles
  • Santa Catalina Convent
    0.4 miles
  • Sacsayhuaman
    0.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Sumac Restaurant
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Kilometro 0 Bar
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Church of the Company
    0.4 miles
  • La Merced Church
    0.5 miles
  • Santo Domingo Church
    0.5 miles
  • Central Market
    0.8 miles
  • Coricancha
    0.8 miles
  • San Pedro Train Station
    0.8 miles
  • Wanchaq Train Station
    1 miles
  • Central Bus Station
    1.7 miles
  • Pukapukara
    2.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Sacsayhuaman
    0.9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
    2.8 miles
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Amenities of Samay Wasi Hostel I
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Samay Wasi Hostel I takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 1:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

4 - 17 years
Extra bed by request
$10 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Diners Club Samay Wasi Hostel I accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Based on local tax laws, Peruvian citizens (and foreigners staying more than 59 days in Peru) must pay an additional fee of 18%. To be exempt from this 18% additional fee (IVA), a copy of the immigration card and passport must be presented.

Please note both documents are required for fee exemption. Guests who are not able to present both documents will be required to pay the fee.

Foreign business travelers who require a printed invoice, will also be charged the additional 18% regardless of the length of their stay in Peru. This fee is not automatically calculated in the total costs for the reservation.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Samay Wasi Hostel I of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Samay Wasi Hostel I

  • Samay Wasi Hostel I is 2,150 feet from the center of Cusco.

  • Samay Wasi Hostel I offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at Samay Wasi Hostel I can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.2).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • American

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Samay Wasi Hostel I by:

      • Taxi 20min

    • The prices at Samay Wasi Hostel I may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Samay Wasi Hostel I is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.