Step into the colorful streets of Cusco, a city brimming with fascinating history, stunning architecture, and a lively atmosphere. Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is now a top destination for travelers seeking a unique cultural experience in Peru. As you wander through the city's winding alleys and bustling markets, you'll find a range of accommodation options.
Here are the best hostels in Cusco.
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Casa Tunki is one of the best hostels in Cusco with a great location in the historical center, close to many famous landmarks such as Cusco Cathedral and Museo Historico Regional de Cusco. The colonial-style architecture gives a warm and welcoming vibe, and they have a restaurant and bar on-site.
With a variety of room types, including private accommodation options, guests can choose the perfect fit for their needs. The hostel also boasts several inviting common areas for guests to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. An ideal place to enjoy a rich heritage experience while resting comfortably.
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Kokopelli Hostel in Cusco is a 200-year-old house located just a 2-minute walk from Cusco's Main Plaza. They are passionate about hospitality and offer everything a traveler needs and more. Staying at Kokopelli Hostel includes a continental breakfast, free WiFi, computers, reception and security 24/7, laundry service, and more.
They have a new Pisco bar, fun daily activities, live music, and DJs. You can also eat at their restaurant or attend weekly food events and Peruvian food lessons. In-house tour agency, luggage storage, towels for hire, and more are also available.
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Mama Simona Hostel is one of Cusco's best hostels, welcoming travelers from all over the world since 2010. With comfortable beds, white sheets, and duvets, hot showers 24 hours a day, breakfast, and free WiFi in common areas, this is the perfect place to rest and prepare for your next adventure.
They offer individual lockers in the rooms and storage, TV room, lobby with good music, and free hot water and infusions. Mama Simona Hostel can help you organize your stay in Cusco, visit Machupicchu, and ATV tours. Trust them, they got you covered for an unforgettable stay.
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Terra Sagrada is a charming hostel in a historic colonial house, listed as a heritage site by the Ministry of Culture. Guests can relax in the garden, shared lounge and restaurant. The rooms features nice balconies and a lovely garden patio. The hostel is only 3 blocks from the main square of Cusco, making it easy to explore popular attractions like La Merced Church and Central Market.
With a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers and free Wi-Fi throughout the property Terra Sagrada is the perfect base for travelers to explore the vibrant city of Cusco.
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Hospedaje Turistico Recoleta is a traveller's oasis in the middle of Cusco, just a short walk from the main square. The charming hostel offers clean and quiet accommodations with private rooms, bathrooms, and spacious dorms. With plenty of hot water, cable TV, breakfast included, and Wi-Fi, this hostel has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
The friendly staff is knowledgeable and happy to help with any aspect of your visit. Don't miss out on the hostel's indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for socializing with fellow travelers.
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Nao Victoria Hostel is a 3-star hotel in Cusco, conveniently located within 200 m of the city centre and Cathedral of Cusco. It features non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, and a bar with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy a buffet, continental or American breakfast at the hotel. Room service and a 24-hour front desk are available. Popular nearby attractions include Cusco Main Square, Santa Catalina Convent and Religious Art Museum. Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is 5 km away.
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Gaia House Hostel is one of Cusco's best hostels, located in the traditional and charming neighborhood of San Blas. With a warm and tastefully decorated environment, the hostel offers deluxe rooms with private bathrooms, standard rooms, and dorms with Pods. Guests can enjoy unique activities both inside and outside the hostel for an unforgettable experience.
The hostel also provides free bikes, an American breakfast, and free WIFI throughout the property. The staff at Gaia House Hostel speaks English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
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Vip House, located in a colonial-style building dating back to the XVIII century, offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and breakfast included. The hostel features shared or private bathrooms, a snack bar with 24-hour room service, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can also access computers with internet at the lobby. Join the daily free walking tours to explore the historic city center and the Inca temples on the mountains.
With its fantastic atmosphere and lovely staff, Vip House guarantees an unforgettable cultural experience in the heart of the city.
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