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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
"Very good and fairly priced - Very clean, the rooms are cleaned up every day, they even make your bed. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is good, may be not that close to the town centre, but a ten minutes' walk or 2 to 3 Soles for a cab. I had any concern regarding security, every guest gets an own key for the main door. If you are looking for a party location you should consider another hostel, because this one is quite...
Samay Wasi Youth Hostel Cusco
"… Empire: CUSCO Our place is located in the traditional and tourist SAN BLAS neighbourhood, with a great view of Cusco city. We are 5 blocks away from the main Plaza and 2 from San Blas, only 10 minutes from the airport. We offer comfortable and cosy singles, doubles and shared rooms with private bathroom. We are also affiliated to ISIC (International Student Card). We offer Free Internet Service, Breakfast, Cable TV, Laundry and...
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...
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...
Incama Hostel Cusco
"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...
El Tuco Hostel
"Clean, Spacious, Extreme friendly and helpful - Coco is an extremely helpful and friendly host. It really feels like home. The rooms are big, clean and have nice bathrooms (formerly a hotel!). The beds are very comfy (best beds we slept in in Peru) and the house is beautiful. He also has a nice bar where he occasionally serves very tasty Pisco Sour! Stayed here for 4 days, all were really good. One of the few hostels where you can actually...
"… grown, in-season, fruits and locally baked bread. The fully equipped kitchen, with a gas stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator allow guests to do any in-house cooking they'd like. Interested groups can arrange cooking classes to learn the secrets behind the amazing local dishes. Beds have excellent mattresses and cozy down duvets for the chilly Cuzco nights. Our shared rooms come with private, locked cupboards to help organize...
Pariwana Hostel Cusco
"… Friendly staff - Daily meals - In house Travel Agency - Common areas include classic games (ping-pong, foosball and frog game) - Funky bar & courtyard for you to chill-out - Great daily activities: drinking games, pocker nights, trivia nights, adventure activities, and much more Booking Conditions: Check-in time: 1:00pm Check-out: 11:00am For group bookings (more than one person) in share rooms, Pariwana can't warranty...
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
"Good location, clean and friendly - Stayed 6 days. well run ... Recommend." … "… you have the best time in Cusco & Kokopelli... You are not only a client at Kokopelli, you are a guest and we hope that you become a friend as well! We have developed Koko Tours, our own Tour Desk, in order to provide competitive prices & support service. We can help you organise your trips and book your tickets if you want to travel to other...
Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel
"… 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 - same day service TV Room Enjoy: Our Irish Pub - With daily activities, nightly drink specials and the best parties in town Explore: Onsite Travel...
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
"… a central location, then this Chakana House is your place.It is set within peaceful streets yet close to the 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, shops and restaurants, and the main Cuzco market is a few steps away from us.We can offer private rooms with TV or a bed in a big dorm.A...
Che Lagarto Hostel Cusco
"… rate used is not the daily one, because of the market variation. The exchange rate that we used is defined by Che Lagarto, the exchange rate shown on the website can change. Please visit our website for more information. Facilities - Breakfast Buffet (from 8 to 10hs) - Public Kitchen (from 10 to 22 hs) - Computers with Internet access - Free Wi-Fi - Bar (from 20 to 24 hs) -TV Room - Towels (for Private Rooms only) - Heating (in...
Mama Simona Hostel
"… kitschy interiors. Staying with Mama Simona is like being invited into the warmth of a Peruvian home. The hostel's facilities and services include free breakfast and Wi-Fi, cozy, well-equipped guest kitchen, computer room with internet, lounge with books and games, hot showers at any time of day, large lockers, friendly 24 hour reception, plenty of useful information on tourism and activities, room service, fresh coffee and...
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
"… (Inca and colonial) that now belongs to the finest artists of Cusco (Musicians, artisans, writers, sculptors and painters), in addition to this atmosphere, the panoramic view of Cusco is wonderful. SanBlas Backpacker Hostel offers you all the services you need in a friendly, clean and safe environment, the perfect place to share other experiences with our guests and travelers. Places like the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of...
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...
"… Cusco has 2 central courtyards full of light and charm where visitors can enjoy the bar and good music, meet other travellers and rest in this lovely scenery. All the dorms and private rooms are ensuite and kept very clean, all tastefully decorated yet at attractive backpacker prices. Located only 2 streets away from the Plaza de Armas (main square in Cusco), the hostel and its roof top terrace offers an amazing view of the Inca...
"… 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 Backpackers Hostel Cusco
"… in all our dorms and Private bedrooms .24 - 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...
Hostal Siete Angelitos
"… 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 water 24 hours...
"… dryer. Classic Double Room, The rooms are located on the first, have a beautiful view of the city of Cusco, and green mountains around. It has a queen bed. Private bathroom, hot water 24 hours, gas system. Amenities novoandinos. Hair dryer. Heating. Superior Double Room, The rooms are located on the third floor, have a beautiful view of the city of Cusco, and green mountains around. It has a king size bed. Private bathroom, hot...
Hostal Cusi Wasi
"… to relax and have a cup of coffee or coca tea (for free) or to drink your glass of wine enjoying your company or a good book. Our tours are highly recommended. We are specialists for Machu Picchu and the Inka Trail. Ask for our special promotions. Cusi Wasi has 17 rooms: 1 cuadruple, 3 triple, 3 double (separate beds), 7 matrimonial (one and a half sized beds for couples), 3 single. All our rooms have a private bathroom with...
"Antarki Hostal is located in the heart of Cusco just one block and a half from the main square, cozy family house with an Andean colonial style decor. Also with a nice view towards the archeology center of Sacsayhuaman, the Temple of San Cristobal and part of Cusco. we have a large patio, a rooftop and spacious rooms." … Calle Cuartones #245
Hostel Home b&b Backpacker
"… 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 charge. -...
Jacaranda Inn Hostel
"… and friendly helpful staff. We are located in the traditional and tourist safe San Blas neighbourhood just 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, bars, restaurants and shops. We offer comfortable and cosy single, double, twin, triple and quadruple private rooms all with ensuite bathrooms. Facilities include internet + Wi-Fi, lounge with cable TV,24 hour hot showers, luggage storage, laundry service and tours desk. We will be very...
El Mirador del Inka Bed & Breakfast
"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...
"… 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¨...
Youth Hostel Apu Wasi
"… and their suggestions left in our guestbook, blending typical characteristics of our family life.All this with the aim of offering the best stay in one of the most picturesque, culturally rich, We hope you feel at home while having fun making new friends in the intimate atmosphere of our lovely hostel that's been constructed with thoughts of you.The services of the Hostel include:-Free use of sheets, Free full breakfast, Free...
Backpaker Acostas Hostel
Barrio San Blas
"… and all have private bathrooms. Guests can visit the city without taking taxi, because we are located one block from the Cathedral of Cusco and close to the famous stone of some twelve The Acostas Backpacker is the ideal place to visit the main attractions of Cusco, including the Temple walls Corichanca and Sacsayhuaman. Velazco Astete Airport is within 10 minutes drive, the terminal 7 minutes. Please note: Cancellation...
Hostel Bar Duck
"The hostel is located in a modern house. We offer two floors and a patio. In the first floor you will find the shared bathrooms with shower and warm water. The second floor is the common area to relax. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 1 day before the arrival Check In: anytime Check Out: 11.00 am Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash only! Breakfast is included. Taxes are included." … "… m 7. Take the...
Inka Crazy Hostel
"Inka crazy hostel!! Great location, just 1 block from the Main Square in the safest area of downtown, great bar, comfy beds, free internet access and wi-fi, 24 hours Hot Water, breakfast included, friendly staff, fuss-ball, TV Room, and a travel agency with the best tours and prices. Our colonial central courtyard is the best place to meet other travelers, relax, listen some music and enjoy the magic of this place. Please note:...
Hostel for Trippers
"We offer: - Shared rooms - Continental breakfast - Free luggage storage and lockers - Hot water 24h - Clean linen and towels - Library and book storage - Laundry service - 24 hours reception - Self-catering Kitchen - Travel information - In-house bar - Great music you can share - Internet (wi-fi) - Play room - Spanish lessons - Home theater and PS3 AND A LOT OF FUN If you're looking for a more private experience, We...
Incas Packers Youth Hostel
"… youth hostel offers both dorm and matrimonial style rooms. All the rooms have attached private bathrooms. Included in the price of the rooms are; use of the kitchen 24 hours, free WIFI throughout the hostel, hot showers available 24 hours a day, and tourist information available at the front desk. This is a cozy 16 bed hostel. The neighborhood is calm and safe within just a few blocks of downtown there is always something to...
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