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As the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas, Cusco lays claim to a few grand titles. Among them, it was once the capital of the mighty Inca Empire which stretched from the Columbian border well into Argentina and Chile. Today it's known as the archeological capital of the Americas; and it is the undisputed tourist mecca of Peru.
When you stay in a Cusco hostel you'll be able to check out the Incan ruins scattered around and outside the city, and you'll have easy access to the Sacred Valley which means that you can wallow in archeological treasures to your heart's delight. Nearby Machu Picchu is the undeniable star attraction, and tops nearly every traveler's list of things to do in Peru; many head straight for Cusco and Machu Picchu upon arriving in the country.
A range of museums, churches and Incan architecture are close to many Cusco hostels and can keep you occupied for days. Cusco's steep hills and stairs, particularly as you head into the San Blas neighborhood north of the Plaza de Armas, will give your legs a workout that will get them ready for the rigors of the Inca Trail. Countless tour operators line the streets around the Plaza and will aggressively solicit your business as you pass by; you'll have no trouble organizing a trip anywhere you want to go. (Do your homework first, though, as not all tour operators are created equal.)
Cusco is certainly touristy, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing; it means the city is well supplied with restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs to keep you entertained every hour of the day and night. Shopping opportunities abound at local markets and at higher end stores oriented to tourists. Shop around carefully as prices are quite variable. You may hear English spoken on the streets almost as frequently as Spanish, but you'll hear Quechua too. Quechua, the language of the Incas, is still spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of Peru, who throng the streets of Cusco in their colourful garb.
Cusco hostels are clustered within a few blocks of the Plaza de Armas, the city's focal point. Some have drivers who will pick you up from the city's long-distance bus station when you arrive but taxis are plentiful and cheap.
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Hospedaje Turistico Recoleta
"I was traveling for five months in latin america, changing about one hundred hostels more or less. This was my favourite. The best. The only hostel in the world where they gave you keys (your own keys) of the entrance door, they don't have reception. It is not a hostel, it is your own home. With your own keys." … "Best hostal I've ever stayed at - In brief,Javier and the team at Hospedaje Turistico Recoleta really deserve 5 out of 5....
Samay Wasi Youth Hostel Cusco
"Samay Wasi Youth Hostels 1 has two great benefits -- the excellent and friendly service, and the view/location in Cusco. The hotel arranged a free pickup for us from the airport, and despite a four-hour flight delay, a member of staff and a taxi driver were here waiting for us. The Location The hostel is located about fifteen minutes' walk from Cusco center and main plaza. It is on a hillside, so the views from the rooms are fantastic...
Loki Backpackers Hostel
"Loki Backpackers Hostel is fantastic for those who are eager to party hard in Cusco, but for those who wish to get up early and see the sights this may not be the best option. Location In the area of Cuesta Santa Ana this is a great location, about five minutes' walk from the centre of Cusco. However the Hostel is located on possibly the steepest street you will ever have encountered -- a bit of a trek after a tiring day. It's well...
Casa Familiar Ochoa
"Casa Familiar Ochoa hostel has 14 beds divided into 7 double bed rooms. It is very well maintained, it is spacious and is only a few blocks away from downtown Cusco. As well as the facilities below we have plenty of hot water. We especially appeal to the traveler who does not want to spend too much on their lodging but still receive a quality service. As it is family owned, we treat our guests like part of the family. For longer stays we...
Hostal Iquique Cusco
"The hostal iquique is 3 blcks from the main square center of cusco the hostal iquique is a old house and big we are 3 blocks from the main square of san blas we are 7 minutes from the rail station we are near to the restaurants, discotecs, banks, churches, and museums we have 3 yards and gardens we have wi-fi and internet free our rooms are bigs and have tv cable, bathrooms with hot shawer we have free pick up our staff is friendly and...
The Point Hostel Cusco
"Great Hostel, Great prices, Friendly staff, and awesome parties - The hostel was great, check-in with reservations was a snap unlike most other places I have been to in SA. The place has great parties, and great staff. I would recommend this place to anyone! Warning, the parties can be so good you may not even make it out into the cusco nightlife!" … "Great party hostel - This was the best hostel we stayed in in S America. Dont stay...
Pirwa Posada del Corregidor
Plaza de Armas
"Pirwa Posada del Corregidor has one of the best hostel locations in Cusco -- right on the Plaza de Armas. You can’t get any more central than this, and you don’t even have to pay over the odds for it. The downside is that it can be noisy at night. The Location The hostel is very easy to find, located right on the Plaza de Armas. The sign might be a little tricky to spot, as the doorway is wedged in between restaurants and shops, but...
Pirwa Backpackers Colonial Hostel
"The hostels are directed to independent backpackers who travel all over the world that way they acquire new experiences, people who make experiences In the way of life of different cultures in which they acquire experiences from the social side, they are independent travellers who need from the basic services of a cheap hotel to feel as in their own house for which one gives them a kitchen so that they could prepare his food, they travel...
Home Sweet Home-Mirador
"… and attractions can be found in all rooms helping you to plan your days during your stay at ‘Home Sweet Home’. Home Sweet Home has a non-smoking policy. However, there is a garden and terrace in which smoking is allowed.Facilities:delicious breakfast included Cozy bedroomsFree Internet and WI-FILaundry service available close to the HotelLinen and towels included Safety boxLuggage storageKitchen facilitiesTourist informationLiving...
Marlon's House Cusco
"… all our efforts in offering a service that fully satisfies all guest's needs. Facilities include a luggage storage facility, a good value breakfast, free internet access, security boxes and laundry facilities. At Marlon's Hostel we have a total of 11 rooms available and can sleep up to 25 people. Rooom types available include 3 matrimonial suites, 1 single, 2 triples and 5 double or twin rooms. All of our rooms are secure,...
Hostal Sweet Daybreak
"Not what it sounds like - Sure the rooms are cute in a rustic kind of way but the hostel feels like it might fall apart! Plus there is no breakfast and they say here that they serve a great breakfast which is one of the reasons we booked! The only good thing is the fantastic view." … "… private bathroom, rooms for various-sized groups, and dormitories. All for honest prices. Our rooms are comfortable and equipped with beautiful...
El Mirador del Inka
"The quaint, friendly El Mirador del Inka Bed & Breakfast overlooks the beautiful city of Cusco, nestled in the heart of its happening nightlife scene. It is built on Inca foundations along a cobbled lane that looks like it has remained the same for five hundred years; the rooms are steeped in character to match that of the lovely owner. Location El Mirador is nestled on a side-street in the hip and trendy area of San Blas, a few...
Flying Dog Hostel Cusco
"The Flying Dog Hostel Cusco is a really nice, small, clean house just a few blocks from the main square! Everything you need @ walking distance. A friendly and homy enviroment will make your stay a great stay! Comfy beds, great breakfast included, hot water 24 hrs. Tv Lounge, bar and in the best hostel of cusco. Friendly staff who Do speak english and much more..." … "… pick uo service for low prices. Is you want to catch a...
Samay Wasi Youth Hostels II
"… touristic and safe San Blas neighborhood, 10 minutes walking away from Plaza de Armas, close to pubs, restaurants, souvenirs stores, etc. Our hostel is one of the cheapest hostels in San Blas and offers a free breakfast, living-room with color TV and big kitchen with microwave oven and coffee maker. Storage place and garden. We are ready to offer our travelers the perfect place to enjoy San Blas a place where our travelers can...
El Tuco Hostel
"The best welcome to Cusco - We got off the night bus at 530am and got a taxi to El Tuco. Coco was there waiting for us. No one was in our room so he let us sleep in it prior to check in without charging us extra. We felt really safe in El Tuco. Coco was on hand to help with anything we needed and even got up early to see us off on the Inca trail. We stayed here for five nights and really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend." …...
The WalkOn Inn
"… of Cusco that offers a great and personal service to all its guests. Oh, a free tip for you: except for the Inka Trail that you should have booked ages ago, there is no rush to buy tours around Cusco, trips to Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley before you arrive to Cusco. Better come to the hotel, let us give you the whole picture and then you can go and buy any of those. If your not sure, drop us a line and we'll get the required...
"… Hot water 24 hours (gas installation). All bathrooms have toilet paper and hand soap facilities. Continental breakfast (not included in the price). A huge yard with chilling and relaxing zones. Coffee bar restaurant inside the hostel. Free internet service with web cams and audiophones 24 hours (4 computers). Play station 2 with variety of games. Guest's gym. Professional ping pong table. Pool table. Sitting room with 29¨...
Pariwana Hostel Cusco
"Great spot, friendly and helpful staff - We stayed in a matrimonial room with beautiful comfy queen size bed with 5 pillows, warm blankets and crisp clean sheets. After the Inka trail it was like heaven. Private bath and hot shower. Would recommend. This is the nicest hostel we have ever stayed at in our 30 years of travel! Sorry we had to leave without trying some of the many organized activities, ping pong or lounging in the fantastic...
Apu Wasi Hostel
"Apu Wasi hostels in Cuzco, is a novel alternative tourist accommodation, located just steps from the Main Square of Cusco, in the neighborhood of San Cristobal, historic center of the Imperial City. Beautiful colonial house has been converted into a comfortable lodging with private bath in each of their rooms, intimate and public areas beautifully decorated in colonial style, with special arches and stone columns of Spanish aspects, to...
"Ecopackers Hostel is one of the best hostels in Cuzco -- it's big and friendly, with nice common areas full of style as well as being secure and great for relaxing after hitting the Inca trails! Ecopackers is a very nice hostel in a colonial house with an open courtyard with a small lounge area, big dorms, and clean bathrooms. There is free Wi-Fi in the entire building. Usually the breakfast is included, and it is great -- several types of...
Kokopelli Hostel Cusco
"Kokopelli Hostel Cusco merges old and new with a fresh and bright hostel in a historic colonial building based in Cusco’s centre. The Location About halfway between the main plaza and the San Pedro market (only about ten minutes from either), Kokopelli is situated in a convenient location for the main sights and tourist areas. It’s walkable from the bus station, but it’s not exactly close (about thirty minutes), so if you arrive with...
Cusco View Point Hostel
"Cusco Viewpoint Hostel is comfortable. Set up in unique buildings with all the features you are looking for. You´ll find large common areas to chill out, friendly staff and a great family atmosphere. We´ve taken care of all the small things as well, and made sure everything is nice and clean. Staying at Cusco Viewpoint Hostel is about the unique, fun experience you´ll have meeting other travelers from all over the globe, having a place to...
Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel
"… check in. Check in: 14:00 Check out: 13:00 * Minimum age for room occupants: You must be 18 years of age or older to be able to check in. Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel has the following rooms / dorms available: *All our prices are fixed in Soles. The prices are per person and must be paid in Soles at the time you check out. 4 Bed dorm with private bathroom - S/.34 6 Bed dorm with private bathroom - S/.30 8 Bed dorm...
Pisko & Soul
"… provide all the information, support and fun needed to make your stay unforgettable ... Located in San Blas the best and most traditional neighborhood of Cusco only three blocks from the Main Square known as a bohemian area. Surrounded by good restaurants, cafes and bars with live music ... Our hostel is not a traditional hostel is much more because it combines the comfort of a nice hostel with the atmosphere of a backpacker's...
Hostelling International Cusco
"Av. El Sol;Pasaje Grace;Edificio San Jorge;1er piso" … "Hostelling International Cusco is located in the historical center of the city of Cusco. the building has three levels within which are located the different rooms, such as rooms with Private bath,comfortable beds, semi-orthopedic mattresses, cable TV, internet access and wi-fi standard. A youthful atmosphere, and fun." … "… internet access, laundry, TV room and...
Chakana House Hostel
"… peaceful surrounding streets yet close to exciting Cusco day and night life. Entering from the street you will find a typical colonial building with thick stone walls and wood. The hostel enjoys easy access to all Cuzco amenities, including bus and train stations. Travellers can use the hostel as a base for day trips to the most attractive sites, and we will take care of your luggage free of charge for as long as you need! The...
Che Lagarto Hostel Cusco
"… will be refund. If the booking is canceled 15 days before the check-in date, there will be no refund. * Shared Dorm: Each reservation is for an individual bed, although you book the same number of beds as the room has, this doesn t guarantee that all the people are going to be in the same room. * Underage policy Guests under 18 years old are not allowed without their parents or responsible adult and they must stay in a...
Mama Simona Hostel
"The hostel is named after the sacred peak Mama Simona - the only female mountain deity among twelve others surrounding Cusco. Mama Simona Hostel is like a good conversation over a cup of coca tea rather than a wild party; a comfortable and welcoming refuge away from the standard 'just-another-hostel' kind of place; simple wooden furniture and lots of room rather than cramped kitschy interiors. Staying with Mama Simona is like being invited...
Wonders Hostel Cusco
"… mountain ranges lies the origin of the Incan Empire. Here, you can see the wonderful views and learn about the history of the Incan Empire. Learn about their culture and the people that once lived there in about a couple of centuries ago until it is abandoned. Our hostel offers many facilities including; Tours and travel desk, 24 hour reception and a common area where you can relax and meet other guests. We look forward to seeing...
San Blas backpacker Hostel
"SAN BLAS BACKPACKER HOSTEL, is located in one of the oldest neighborhoodsn in Cusco, where all the artist from all Cusco get together to sell their handcrafts, paintings, pottery and other. The Hostel provides you an amazing view of the city where you can enjoy the beauty of the place relax and have a great time visiting Peru." … "… />Our lounges are the ideal places to relax and meet travelers or backpackers friends from...
Bright Hostels Cusco
"… walk to the main square, spacious rooms with private bathroom and balconies looking on to the street. Cleanest and friendliest hostel in Cusco!; you will find our beautiful, bright and colorful dorms. All rates include linen, lockers, hot showers all day. Free WiFi is available throughout the common areas of the hostel, also there are also 2 computers headsets for guests to use free of charge. There is a small book...
Milhouse Hostel Cusco
"Cozy room - Nice and comfortable beds plenty of blankets for the cold nights. Very friendly and helpful staff. Continental breakfast is pretty good. There is always something happen at the bar, daily activities organised. Good location close to the main plaza and other attractions." … "… good music, meet other travellers and rest in this lovely scenery. All the dorms and private rooms are ensuite and kept very clean, all...
"… agency,Restaurant-Bar and much more. In our Restaurant- Bar you can enjoy our veraity of international and peruvian food,sandwiches and desserts, watch movies and games,play some ps3 and enjoy our parties,salsa lessons and karaoke nights. Our travel agency offers flight tickets,city tour,machu picchu tours,bus tickets,bungee jumping,rafting,horse ride,tours in Puno,Ica,Nasca,Arequipa and Pisco and much more. Hostel Kilombo has...
Hitchhikers Cusco Hostel
"… hours of hot water in showers .Free internet in common computer and wifi .Free storage luggage .Free save box in Reception .24 hours reception .No curfew .English speaking staff .Laundry service .Terrace and dining room with TV Cable .All our Private bedroom with TV Cable .All our private bedroom with Telephone .International calls service .Printer service .Free information and Tour agency service .Restaurant service .Free...
Hostal Siete Angelitos
"… with garden, this is a clean, comfortable and friendly place to stay. Every morning a continental breakfast with bread, tea, coffee, milk, jam and butter is served. We also offer as an additional breakfast: scrambled eggs, juice and hot chocolate. The rooms are comfortable and cozy: single, double, triple and shared. We offer Free Internet, Wi fi in common areas and in the rooms, breakfast, cable TV, kitchen, laundry and hot...
"… Property you will immerse yourself in an oasis of warmth and peace that caresses your senses: comfortable rooms, friendly service that will make you feel pampered and at home. The peace of Mallmanya contrasts with the life and animation that exists in the surrounding streets. Every morning you have the chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, while the sun pours through the windows of the room and winks at you. Please...
Thomas Grill & Garden
"… agencies, restaurants and most popular bars in Cusco with good drinks and music alive. In our house you could find the friendly and fun atmosphere of backpacker’s hostel and the comfort of a hotel. A beautiful garden with a large barbecue grill, 24 hour hot water, kitchen, nice and comfortable rooms with large windows. If you're lucky you can stay at the Huayna Picchu ( Young mountain) with an amazing view of the city of Cusco....
Hostel Home b&b Backpacker
"… kitchen, with a gas stove, microwave and refrigerator allow guests to do any in-house cooking like. Interested groups can arrange cooking classes to learn the secrets behind the amazing local dishes. - Beds have excellent mattresses and duvets for the chilly Cuzco nights. - Extra bags can always be left, free of charge, in our secure storage closet while on multi-day trips. Phone calls to fixed, local telephones are free of...
"… the 24 hours. It includes breakfast and a kind staff. Our central hall keeps the colonial design, an ideal place where you can meet new people and make friends, listen to music , enjoy the magic and relax. For those who like the night, the hostel includes a bar open up to one o’clock a.m. , a variety of drinks to choose from , entertainment for economy prices. You can also find a touring agency with the best offers...
Hospedaje Dream Enerxia
"… with beautiful views of the city Cusco. Dream Enerxia is 1 km from the railway station of San Pedro. Private parking at the hotel for an additional fee of $ 3 dollars. We offer: Comfortable rooms with private bathroom, hot shower 24 hours + Cable Plasma TV, free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Velasco Astete Airport is 1.5 km. And 15 minutes from the lodge. Dream Enerxia dynamic staff strives to provide an efficient and...
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