Hostels in Aguas Calientes, Peru

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Get to know Aguas Calientes (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Aguas Calientes. To help you make friends with Aguas Calientes before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Aguas Calientes, Peru -- also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo (village) -- seems to only exist to facilitate tourists on the Inca Trail or who are otherwise in transit to or from Machu Picchu. As the name "Aguas Calientes" suggests, there are also some thermal baths located in the town. Go mid-week or in the afternoon when the baths are less crowded. Aguas Clientes appears to be nothing more than a tourist trap, and there is little to detain the traveler here. Once you have seen Machu Picchu and rested up a little, it is time to leave.

Getting to and from Aguas Calientes is straightforward -- regular tourist trains leave to and from Cusco throughout the day. If you plan on taking the train, book well in advance, as tickets sell quickly. Otherwise, it is a case of following the Inca Trail on foot. If you are traveling to Machu Picchu with a tour agency, they should take care of this part of the journey for you.

The town itself has a huge number of restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops. Be aware that Aguas Calientes -- including the cafes and restaurants -- is notoriously expensive. So if you are on a budget, it is advisable to bring your own snacks and food from Cusco; if not, Aguas Calientes has a small central market located opposite the train station. There you can purchase fresh produce or head upstairs to the food court area for fresh juices and "menu del dia," which is by far the cheapest option.

Aguas Calientes has a huge amount of accommodation options; hotels are centred along the train line, but hostels in Aguas Calientes, Peru, are more spread out. Backpackers have a huge amount of choice when selecting a hostel in Aguas Calientes, Peru; there are eco-hostels, party hostels and cheap hostels in Aguas Calientes, Peru. If you want a cheap hostel in Aguas Calientes, Peru, be sure to book in advance. Most hostels in Aguas Calientes, Peru, offer guests a free breakfast, have nice rooms, and are a great source of information for guests wishing to explore the local area. Check out the main square and road via the main bus stop, as that is where the majority of hostels in Aguas Calientes, Peru, are located.

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A hostel in Aguas Calientes costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Aguas Calientes with private rooms costs on average $39. shows all 5 Hostels in Aguas Calientes. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 5 hostels in Aguas Calientes, Peru. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Aguas Calientes such as
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Aguas Calientes Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Aguas Calientes, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$39 Average private room price
$11 Cheapest hostel in Aguas Calientes
Don Andre is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Aguas Calientes
Usgar Machupicchu Hostel is the best rated
6.4 Average rating of all hostels

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