Rooms and halls are adorable, old colonial style, very clean and well maintained, spacious, comfortable with nice view – especially dining room and kitchenette on the rooftop, from where you can see tops of volcanoes and a cathedral.
Unfortunately there is NO ONE who speaks English, not the nice lady (I guess the owner), not anyone on the reception – very inconvenient, as you always get the best information at your hotel when you’re in the city for the first time. The only person we could communicate with was a friendly man at tourist office (only few hours a day present). We bought a bus ticket for Colca Canyon and condor watching, but the bus was an hour late (we waited in cold at 2:30 AM!) and we stopped for breakfast (it wasn’t mentioned while buying the trip) for like 40 minutes and for condors we had only half an hour – definitely too little time :(
The breakfast is optional, so is laundry service, the costs is almost double comparing with prices in the city. There is no possibility to negotiate prices, even for longer stay, or couple of pesos.
To sum up: beautiful but not very tourists friendly hostel, though good value for money (55 soles per night in big double room with bathroom and balcony, TV). Very good wifi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the historic center of the city, only three blocks from the main square, you will find Park Hostel (before Posada del Parque). A large colonial house, specially remodeled to offer you a friendly service for a most relax and enjoyable stay. The hostel has a great and colorfull design with a nice terrace where you will have one of the best panoramic views of the city and three volcanoes that surround it: Misti (5,825m), Chachani (6,075m) and Pichu Pichu (5,600m). ... more less