Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Machu Picchu, Peru. You can choose from 7 Machu Picchu hostels. In total, there are 35 cheap places to stay in Machu Picchu such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $8 for a dorm.
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 Machu Picchu, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Machu Picchu? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Machu Picchu alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Machu Picchu. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Machu Picchu. To help you make friends with Machu Picchu before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The mesmerising Machu Picchu, Peru, is an Inca citadel from the fifteenth century and is located in South America. Machu Picchu is situated just under two thousand five hundred metres (just under eight thousand feet) above sea level on a mountain ridge.
Though built by the Incas, Machu Picchu was abandoned -- likely around the time of the Spanish Conquest in the mid-fifteenth century. It was not rediscovered by the outside world until the early twentieth century, and historians still aren’t completely sure what specific incident forced its inhabitants to flee. The mystery surrounding Machu Picchu is one of the appeals of the citadel, and scores of tourists visit every year to explore the remnants of a once-flourishing empire.
Machu Picchu is now a cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Site and Peru’s most-visited tourist attraction. It has hiking trails and numerous tours available to explore the ancient area. Aguas Calientes is the closest town to Machu Picchu and is where most people stay if they are looking to visit Machu Picchu, Peru. There are many Machu Picchu, Peru hostels and cheap hotels in this area which cater to the hordes of backpackers who are hoping to ascend Machu Picchu. Because of this, you shouldn’t find it too much hassle to find a hostel near Machu Picchu, Peru. However, it is always advisable to book a hostel in Machu Picchu, Peru, as early as possible, particularly when visiting in peak tourist times. You can reach Aguas Calientes via train from Cusco, Peru. However, to reach the summit of Machu Picchu, the most best way to go is by foot -- you’ll get the full experience this way.
Another spot perfect to book a hostel before exploring Machu Picchu is in Cusco with has a plethora of dirt-cheap hostels available to book. From here, you can trek the Inca Trail, which is forty kilometers long and passes much beautiful scenery. Be aware that it takes around three days to travel via this route.
Written by local enthusiast for Machu Picchu hostels Erin
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Machu Picchu. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Machu Picchu. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Machu Picchu costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Machu Picchu with private rooms costs on average $35.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Machu Picchu and Peru.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.