Completely rebuilt this year, this cute hostal is located in the center of Ollantaytambo, near the train station for Machu Picchu. We have rooms for all budgets, between $5 and $20 per person. Rooftop deck with amazing views of the Ollanta ruins & a nice garden to relax in also. * The place to be!
Much of the town is laid out in the same way as it was in Inca times. Escape the crowds, and yet be a few yards from one of the most fantastic ruins on the planet! This is Ollantaytambo - the Living Inca City, and it possesses a wealth of history, culture, mountains and rivers.
‘KB Tambo’ is located at the top of the road from the railway station, at the intersection of the main road through town. Recently newly reconstructed with all private bathrooms, pleasant courtyard garden and awesome rooftop deck with ruins views. Our rooms are from $5 to $20, with the best beds and showers in town. They are amazing ! Our on site restaurant and bar has excellent food and drinks, and we promise to give you one of those 'special experiences' that you will always remember.
If you are interested in mountain biking, rafting, or trekking we can take you on the time of your life, inexpensively and throughout Peru. The owner, Will "KB" Janecek from Colorado USA, has been featured as a guide in Bike magazine and knows the local area extensively.
-Take a stroll through the town. There are still several houses dating back from Incan time.
-Ruins of Ollantaytambo - the only site where the Incas defeated the Spaniards in battle. Admission with ‘boleto turístico’ (can be purchased at entrance to ruins).
-Museo CATCCO is a cultural center and informational center for the town. It has a small store selling local handicrafts.
- Look for houses with red plastic bags hanging outside on posts. These houses are where locals go to drink Chicha, a local brew made out of corn. It is a great way to experience the local flavor, provided that you speak enough Spanish to communicate with the other Chicha drinkers.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms, and showers with 24 hour hot water - we use gas water heaters, not the cheap electric ones. We have Standard rooms for $15 a person that feature the same linens and baths as our suites, but dont have as nice of views of the ruins, etc. Our Garden View rooms face the garden and have nice views of the flowers but they are on ground level and so dont have ruin views. They are a little older, but they are very quiet and pleasant. Finally, we have our Suites, built brand new in 2007. Featuring high quality linens, mattresses, and bathrooms and showers, they also have views of either the gardens or the Incan ruins around town.
‘KB Tambo’ is located in Ollantaytambo at the top of the road from the railway station, at the intersection of the main road through town. Just downhill past the main plaza, on the right hand side.
There are frequent buses to and from Urubamba (2 soles); further connection can be made to Cuzco there (3 soles). At 3:50pm, 4:40pm and 5:20pm there are direct buses leaving from Av Grau 525 in Cuzco (5 soles).
Two types of trains arrive at the station. The first, locals only that is heavily monitored to ensure no tourists ride it. There are hefty fines if caught on the local’s train. The second is the tourist train which runs Cusco/Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes. If you are doing the Inca Trail, you will want to get on the train to Aguas Calientes and get off when the train stops mid-route.
There are three types of tourist trains. Ordered by descending price, they are the Hiram Bingham, Vistadome, and Backpacker trains.
If you purchase a ticket from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, you cannot get of at Ollantaytambo for a few hours and then use the same ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. If you want to spend time in Ollantaytambo, it is more cost effective to take a bus to Urubamba from Cusco and then a connecting bus to Ollantaytambo.
To get around walking or cycling is the best idea.
Please note that a 72h cancellation policy will apply
I was excited to stay at this hostel based on the positive reviews, photos on the web site, and a friendly email exchange with the owner, KB. However, the room we had (what's called a matrimonial room) was not what we'd expected based on the description and pics. We suspect there are some great rooms at this guesthouse, but the one we got was sub-par, even for the budget price (if that's the case, why not bring all rooms up to the same standard).
Our room was dark, the mattress was old (on one side, we could feel the springs and it was concave), and while there was another single bed in the room we attempted to use, the sheets smelled like mildew. We ended up checking out after a few hours because we couldn't sleep on either of the beds –– and we are not those picky, high maintenance types. We didn't get a chance to talk to KB because he was out on a tour, and while we did ask for another room, none were available. We were not charged for the reservation, but our concerns about the room were also not of interest to the ambivalent staff.
The location is great, and I'd be willing to give the place another chance but would want to see the room first, before making any commitments.
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