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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
"Quiet Oasis in Cusco - This hostel has very friendly management that are happy to answer your questions, it's clean, offers fast WiFi, as well as access to a computer, hot water, a laundry service and good breakfast of tea/coffee, juice or smoothie, bread, eggs and jam. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the Plaza de Armas, but that's why it has no traffic noise. There are several relaxation areas, both indoor and out. All the right ingredients."...
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...
The Point Hostel Cusco
"The Point Hostel Cusco is a party hostel with a friendly vibe with large communal spaces close to the action in Cusco. The Location Located a couple of blocks from the Plaza de Armas, The Point Hostel is well situated to serve as a base for exploring historical Cusco. On the same block are a few convenience stores to pick up a few supplies, with a number of restaurants within a stone's throw that will suit all budgets. Rooms and...
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
"A fun budget option with a few flaws - This hostel is located on Plaza San Fransisco in Cusco -- a lovely square within easy walking distance of the town centre, as well as plenty of bars, restaurants, museums, and other attractions. The hostel itself has a great layout; it's huge and sprawls over two floors, with two central courtyards. It has a nice bar area where breakfast is served, and where it's easy to socialise in the evenings. There...
Welcome Cusco Hostel
"… Cusco. We offer you a tranquil and peaceful place to stay and relax. It is a place where you can meet other travelers like you. Our lovely breakfast is served from 7.30 am to 10 am. The marmalade is home made and the juices are squeezed every morning (variety depends on the season). Details of local activities and attractions can be found in all rooms helping you to plan your days during your stay at Welcome Cusco Hostel....
Marlon's House Cusco
"… and fair prices at MarlonÂ´s House will easily turn your few day stay in Cusco to many. Confortable Rooms / Hot Water 24 Hours / English Spoken / Lugagge Storage / Good Value Breakfast / Free Internet - WI-FI / Reliable Tourist Information / Security Box & Laundry Facilities. Please note : Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your...
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." … "… chilling out; Sweet Daybreak is just what you need for a great stay in the capital of the Incas. We are open all year round and welcome all...
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...
Incama Cusco Hostel
"Very happy with this hostel, great people - This is a wonderful family run hostel. You will meet the whole family and they will go out of there way to help you with your stay in the hostel as well as Cusco. A tour company operates out of the lobby of the building as well as the staff being bale to recommend anything you may need around town. The rooms are cleaned daily, the hot water works and the kitchen is available for use. It is located...
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...
The Walkon Inn
"… Saksaywaman. Important information 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...
"… 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
"Pariwana Hostel Cusco is a large, lively hostel with excellent communal facilities. The hostel is very well organised and is one of the most popular hostels in the whole of Peru. The Location Located only a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas, the hostel is perfectly located to explore historical Cusco. Within a block or two are various restaurants, laundrettes, and convenience stores. Rooms and Bathrooms The wooden bunk beds are...
La Casa de mi Abuelo
"… bath, heating, TV cable; the carpet is wall to wall. We also have doubles, triples and common rooms with private bath, hot water, carpet, TV cable, heating and breakfast. We help the tourist given the best information so they can do the best tours and have fun in the city, we are located at 5 minutes to the main square of the city, is safety to walk, we are near the train station, markets, banks, travel agencies, restaurants,...
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...
Inka Club Hostel
"… public areas, breakfast in the room, laundry and also a private garage with 18 slots. The Inka Club Property rooms are decorated in bright colors and feature parquet floors and heating. Bathrooms include showers and modern facilities. Private rooms include bed linen and towels free. In the morning a full buffet breakfast with coffee, fresh juices and regional products is served. The Inka property club is an excellent choice in...
"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
"… Comfiest Beds in S.A. (Guaranteed) with specially made winter/summer duvets Bathrooms in All Dorms and Matrimonial Rooms 24-hour Real Gas Powered Hot Showers Free Internet Computers & WI-FI Secure Backpack Lockers in Dorms Secure Lockers to recharge your IPods, cameras, etc Free Luggage Storage while you do all your tours 24 hour Reception 24 hour Security No Curfew English Speaking Staff from around the World Laundry...
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
"… main square and the Cathedral. Our staff is there for you 24 hours a day to offer advice and information about all the activities in the area and the city of Cusco. We are the perfect starting point for your travels in the area! Our rooms are private for families and couples alike or dormitories to meet other travelers. Hostel facilities include; internet access, laundry, TV room and self-catering kitchen. Please note:...
Chakana House Hostel
"- CHAKANA HOUSE INN, is located 3 minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco -Offers economic accommodation in private rooms and dormitories. -All private and shared HABITACIONE have enough natural light and a private bathroom, hot water 24 hours and self-service breakfast -We offer WIFI and free internet connection. -It has a video room with a variety of movies and games -CHAKANA HOUSE, has guardianship service and luggage loockers...
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
"… three blocks from the Plaza de Armas, Recoleta Angosta street 559, very close to all important tourist places such as in the surrounding area is located the Plaza of San Blas, the Q'oricancha or Sun Temple, as well as the Santo Domingo Convent, Plaza de Armas with the Cathedral of Cusco, the Stone of 12 angles, including the airport and 10 minutes, 5 minutes from the bus station and 5 minutes from the train station. Strategic...
San Blas backpacker Hostel
"… you need besides the wonderful view of Cusco and the lovely patios and gardens, will keep you in a peaceful atmosphere during your resting moments. Our professional employees will be please to help you in our international hostel and answer your questions about Cusco and Peru. Feel free to consult the different rooms or ask us anything (link). We can provide you beds as a youth hostel, rooms with private bathrooms or even private...
Bright Hostels Cusco
"… ground floor reception area has sofas, with large comfortable sofas, widescreen TV, DVD player and movie library. An island-style kitchen with breakfast bar is available for guests to use and is fully equipped with fridge, microwave and stove. Free tea and coffee are also available all day. One computer offers free internet with skype facility. Beer, water and soft drinks are available to purchase and the hostel bar has two...
Milhouse Hostel Cusco
"Milhouse Hostel Cusco is a well-located, new hostel that's only a few blocks from the centre of Cusco. While the communal areas are unparalleled, the dorm rooms seem to have been passed over when the owners focused on areas for investment. The Location Only a couple of blocks from La Plaza de Armas, Milhouse Hostel is perfectly located, in a part of the city that houses a few of the other party hostels. On the same block can be found...
"… and much more. We also arrange activities each day and night at the hostel such as poker nights,soccer matches,ping pong tournaments,movies night,bingo,salsa lessons & more In our Bar you can enjoy our variety of international and Peruvian food,breakfasts,bagels,kabab,falafel,shawarma,sandwiches,coffee and desserts, watch movies and games,play pool and enjoy our parties and Happy hour nights . Hostel Kilombo has dorms for 12 or...
Hitchhikers Cusco Hostel
"Very Good - Close to plaza de armas and has good breakfast. Beds are comfortable and I didnt think it was too noisy. But overall good experience with a lot of the workers." … "… 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...
"… 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 note: Cancellation Policy: 2...
Thomas Grill & Garden
"… 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. Common areas, games, bar with the best Pisco sour in Perú ... not enough ..? also we have the more helpful staff with all the necessary experience to help you...
"… from 7am to 10am - Free City Map - Equipped kitchen FREE - FREE security lockers in your room (bring your padlock or buy one at reception) - FREE Luggage store - FREE Rent of Board Games - 24 hour reception and security - Hot showers 24 hours - Book exchange - Friendly staff - Common areas include classic games (ping-pong, foosball) - Central courtyard. - Great daily activities: drinking games, poker nights, trivia...
Hospedaje Dream Enerxia
"… balconies 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...
"… we offer cafeteria services, laundry, luggage storage and Internet. Rooms have hot water 24 hours a day. Kitchen facilities are at your disposal. The warmth in the care of our customers have deserved to be published in guidebooks which commits us to further improve the quality of our services. Welcome to the Imperial City of Cusco, Archeological Capital of America and site of one of the Seven Wonders of the World .... Machu...
Backpacker La Boheme
"… is coming right to them. We also have board games and book exchange in the living room, and free Wifi. On the top floor of the hostel, we also have a cute terrace, from where our guests can enjoy a coffee or a beer with a fascinating view of Cusco. From there, you realise that you are in the middle of the Andes. Breathtaking at night !! La Boheme has two matrimonial rooms with private bathroom, each of the matrimonial can be used...
Intro Hostels Cusco
"… - Kitchen for guest use - In site Travel Agency - Fire Pit for cold nights - Pool Table - Beer pong Table - Outdoor Terrace - 24/7 Front Desk - Transfers from and to the airport - Free Lockers to charge electronic devices - Free Lockers in the Dorms - Free short term storage Please note : We have a 72 hour cancellation policy. Payment accepted on arrival: We only accept payments in US dollars or Peruvian Soles...
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