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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
"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
"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
"… 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 Home Sweet Home. Home...
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." … "… than a mere youth hostel, Sweet Daybreak has a vibe and atmosphere like no other. We are a Belgian- Peruvian multilingual couple and have...
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
"… characterize us, personalized service and always trying to make our guests feel like home, friendly staff is always ready to help you with any kind of info: touristic, local places, etc. We offer you clean and comfortable rooms: double, twin, single and dorms, with 24 hours hot water. Rates include breakfast (we're flexible with the breakfast time), internet access, kitchen facilities, hot drinks all day for free, luggage storage...
El Tuco Hostel
"Coming home in Cusco - We stayed with coco for a bit more than three weeks. Did some tours in between, but we kept coming back! Hot water, good beds, great service and a happy smile to wake up to every morning. Coco and the rest of staff are all going out of there way to help you with whatever you need. A phrase often heard was "don't worry!" And we didn't. Really felt at home here and if ever back in cusco, there is no way we will stay...
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
"With only 17 single, double and triple. Property Inkaclub has all the services our guests can claim, at breakfast in the room and laundry. We are located in the historic center of town, 3 blocks from the main square, where we guarantee efficient hosting services, we help you with kindness and personal interest in selecting his tour, new routes, to resolve any problem to ensure that your stay, your family and friends is enjoyable, memorable...
"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
"… Events from around the Globe - Premiership, La Liga, Champions League, Copa Libertadores, 6 Nations, Tri Nations, NFL, NBA, Baseball and all international tournaments Pool Table Happy Hours Theme Nights Quiz Night Explore: Onsite Travel Agency ▪ Machu Picchu ▪ Jungle Treks ▪ Rafting ▪ Mountain Biking ▪ Historic Cusco **All our prices are fixed in Soles. The prices are per person and must be paid in Soles at the time...
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
"- 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
"… and souvenirs (remember to bring your own lock). Room service and cleaning are daily.. Ask for one at the reception. You’ll find Mama Simona on a quiet street in the historical center of Cusco five blocks away from the main square (Plaza de Armas) and a pleasant several minutes stroll from most museums, galleries, churches, shops and restaurants. Among other things, a large supermarket, cheap laundry service and the famous San...
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
"… a few blocks from the Hostel. The hostel is proud to offer you an environment built on basis Inca, with authentic foundations and walls with all the comfort and services 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...
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...
"… ,Restaurant-Bar 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...
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." … "… like Shared dorms, Single, Double, Twin and Triple bedrooms, all include private bathroom. All our private bedrooms included TV cable, our bathrooms are comfortable and have all services, we offer a shared kitchen, International calls, free luggage...
"… Hotelier locally, nationally and internationally, promoting tourist development of the city, offering personalized services to enable our customers' welfare. Achieving grow as a company, involving their employees as Partners Tourist immersed in the activity with one purpose unifying efforts and achievements sharing We have 17 single, double, triple, double all with private bathrooms, spread over 03 floors all with private bathroom,...
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....
"… drinking games, poker nights, trivia nights, and much more Please note : Cancellation Policy : 24 hours. Cash payment accepted on arrival. Check-in time : 12.00. Check-out time : 10:30. Breakfast included. Taxes included. Only +17. No pets. Three kinds of rooms are available, each with different number of beds, namely: 4, 6, 7, and 8. The total capacity of the hostel is for 46 visitors. All the rooms have locks of safety....
Hospedaje Dream Enerxia
"Our home, Casa Emilia, formerly Dream Enerxia, is open for guests wanting to stay in Cusco, Peru. Casa Emilia, located in a quiet neighborhood, is only a 10 - 15 minute walk to the Plaza de Armas. Continental breakfast is served from 6 - 10 AM daily. All guest rooms have cable tv and internet access through WiFi is available in the Lobby and Breakfast room." … "Casa Emilia, formerly Dream Enerxia, is located next to a small park in...
"Our hostel is in the center of Cusco, in the San Cristibal. It consists of 2 buildings of 4 floors Yellow, has a sign LUMINICO white and green letters where you can obseravr name hosting (Hosting Samani). We have single, twin, double and triple. We also offer breakfast, internet or Wi Fi, laundry service and tourist information." … "… To make your stay pleasant and comfortable we offer cafeteria services, laundry, luggage...
Tayta Wasi Hostel
"… we have a kitchen for free use for all our guests, also we have a nice bar with big screen TV where you can watch your favorite movies and football games, where you can also enjoy delicious drinks and the inevitable beer Cusco. In Wasi Hostel Tayta daily breakfast is served containing orange juice or other fruit, homemade bread, butter and jam. We also offer scrambled eggs, fried eggs, cheese, ham on request (additional). The rate...
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