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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.
Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Cusco
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Kusiy Qosqo, located close to Cusco's main square, combines traditional architecture with modern amenities. Ideal for exploring nearby historical sites like Sacsayhuamán, it provides a unique cultural experience in a vibrant setting.
Inside, Kusiy Qosqo features cozy communal areas and a mix of private and dormitory rooms, emphasizing comfort and cleanliness. The welcoming staff and regular social events make it easy to connect with fellow travelers.
Kusiy Qosqo caters to backpackers with amenities like a communal kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and secure storage. Its friendly atmosphere and convenient location make it a top choice for those seeking an authentic Cusco experience.
Prices start from $8.00 for a dorm and $15.33 for a private room.
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.
Prices start from $21.87 for a dorm and $55.08 for a private room.
Saqray Hostel, nestled in Cusco's historical heart, is just a hop away from the main square and top attractions. Unwind in cozy, curtained bunks with handy reading lamps and plugs, or mingle in the shared lounge. Enjoy free WiFi, daily continental breakfast, and scrumptious international cuisine at the in-house restaurant.
The 24/7 reception ensures guests receive local tips anytime. A stone's throw from Holy Family Church and the airport, Saqray Hostel is perfectly positioned for an unforgettable Cusco adventure!
Prices start from $10.63 for a dorm and $25.06 for a private room.
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.
Prices start from $10.13 for a dorm and $31.80 for a private room.
Tucan Hostel in Cusco City Centre is ideal for travellers looking for food, history, and culture. The hostel boasts of a garden, sun terrace, and some rooms have balconies that offer a city view. In addition, Tucan Hostel provides comfortable dorms and private rooms with bed linen provided. Free WiFi is also available throughout the property.
Guests can enjoy activities such as table tennis and darts, and bike hire is also available. The hostel is located near top attractions such as Central Market, Cusco Main Square, and Cathedral of Cusco.
Prices start from $8.12 for a dorm and $27.26 for a private room.
In the heart of Cusco, Hommam Hostel Boutique offers a perfect blend of comfort and tradition. Its location is ideal for exploring, being a short walk from the historic Plaza de Armas and the vibrant San Pedro Market. This boutique hostel combines modern amenities with local charm, featuring comfortable dorms and private rooms.
The social atmosphere at Hommam Hostel Boutique is one of its greatest draws. It has a cozy common area and a terrace, making it easy to meet fellow travelers. The hostel organizes various social events and activities, providing a genuine sense of community. Whether you're a solo traveler or with friends, you'll find it easy to connect and share experiences.
For practicality, Hommam Hostel Boutique offers a range of services to enhance your stay. There's reliable Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen, and laundry facilities. Plus, the staff is known for their helpfulness, offering tips on local attractions and assistance with tour bookings. It's an ideal choice for those who value both comfort and a chance to engage with the local culture and fellow travelers.
Prices start from $13.23 for a dorm and $44.93 for a private room.
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.
Prices start from $20.24 for a dorm and $64.54 for a private room.
Samay Wasi Youth Hostel I is the perfect place to stay in Cusco. Conveniently located in the San Blas neighbourhood, just a short walk from the main Plaza and Sacsayhuaman Ruins. Guests can enjoy comfortable and cosy rooms with private bathrooms, cable TV and wood panelling.
The hostel also offers free Wi-Fi and a complimentary transfer from the airport. Start the day right with a continental breakfast featuring tropical fruits and take in stunning views of the city. The tour desk is ready to help with local recommendations.
Prices start from $11.79 for a dorm and $30.36 for a private room.
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.
Prices start from $14.40 for a dorm and $66.50 for a private room.
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.
Prices start from $9.13 for a dorm and $29.80 for a private room.
Elevate your Cusco experience with a stay at Blacky Hostel, where modern design meets backpacker's haven. This urban retreat seamlessly blends style and affordability, offering sleek dormitories and private en-suite rooms. Blacky Hostel's inviting social spaces, including a rooftop terrace with panoramic city views, foster cross-cultural connections and unforgettable memories. The on-site bar serves up local spirits and international camaraderie, making it a hub for storytelling and merriment.
The hostel's prime location ensures effortless exploration of Cusco's historical treasures, with major attractions and eateries within a leisurely stroll. The dedicated staff's passion for travel ensures you'll receive top-notch advice for your Inca Trail endeavors or Machu Picchu escapades. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a blend of both, Blacky Hostel stands as your gateway to the vibrant heart of Cusco.
Prices start from $7.00 for a dorm and $27.50 for a private room.
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