Hostels in Ollantaytambo, Peru

4 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Ollantaytambo

Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Summary The hostel is comfortable for only a short stay, as there is a lack of hot water, dim lighting in rooms, and almost nonexistent Wi-Fi. The hostel does not always keep cash on premises … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Our hostel serves as a cozy and convenient base for travelers exploring the true Sacred Valley of the Incas at their own pace. We're conveniently located near historical and religious sites like … More

Inka King

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Left with more than I expected. the hike up Pinkyulluna is worth the fantastic view of Ollantay. And the colorful textiles on the locals in early January is a special sight to see. Reyes Festival … More
Solo Traveller
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Hotels in Ollantaytambo

"…Featuring private rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation provides a lounge kitchen for pay and currency exchange for guests. Located in Ollantaytambo, … More
"…Bear in mind that we will provide information for daily activities that you can you on your own. We also work with 'Community Tourism' to get to know better some Quechua communities such as … More
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Hotel Sol

Free Breakfast
"Conveniently situated in the heart of the Sacred Valley at the Gateway to Machu Picchu, lies historic Ollantaytambo, Peru and the recently constructed Hotel Sol. Alongside the rushing Patacancha … More

Guest Houses in Ollantaytambo

Las Portadas

Free Breakfast
"…Check in from 12:00 to 21:00 . Check out before 10:00 . A 5% fee for payment by credit or debit card is not included. Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival. General: No curfew. … More
"…If you are on the way or back to Machu Picchu, stay at our B & B and enjoy the energy, peace and tranquillity offered by this magical place. We are in one of the most privileged locations of … More
"…Breakfast is available daily at the accommodation !! Features a rooms, private bathroom, daily cleaning service,yard, luggage storage and tourist and ticket purchase assistance. Hostel Apu … More

Apu Lodge

Free Breakfast
"…Three of the rooms can be used as triple rooms. We can provide a cot for a baby or very young child and high chair. The doors to first floor rooms lead straight out onto the gardens and second … More

Casa Patacalle

Free Breakfast
"…Check in from 12:00. Check out before 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property might pre-authorize your credit card. Taxes included. Breakfast … More

Casa Inka B&B

Free Breakfast
"…Taxes not included (5%) Breakfast is included General: Reception from 07.00 to 23.00 No curfew Pet are not allowed Over 4 years old" …"To get to Casa Inka B&B, you must take a taxi from … More

Casa D Maria

Free Breakfast
"…00 to 23.00 Check out before 09.00 Payment upon arrival by cash, credit and debit card Taxes included Breakfast included General: 24 hours reception. No curfew Over 18 years old" …" … More

Apartments in Ollantaytambo

"…Cancellation Policy: 3 days before arrival.In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13.00 to 23.00 Check out before 11.00 … More

Hostels in Ollantaytambo, Peru

4 hostels available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.

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This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Ollantaytambo.

A far better place to visit than to pronounce, Ollantaytambo is a small touristic town in the Sacred Valley built on the foundations of an ancient Incan city. Throngs of visitors hit Ollantaytambo -- or "Ollanta" to the locals or the lazy-lipped -- to pay homage to its impressive hilltop ruins each year. The terraced ruins served as both a temple and a successful fortress which protected the Incas from Spanish invaders. Admission is with a boleto turistico (or tourist ticket), which allows entry to various other sites in the Sacred Valley; if you don’t plan to see the others, an individual ticket can be purchased. A hike up the mountains will take you to more ruins which can be seen for free.

Once you’ve strolled down the cobbled back alleys and admired the way the houses incorporate the original foundations, there isn’t a great deal to do in the town itself. The pretty central plaza makes it clear that tourism rules the roost here with its abundance of cafes and restaurants, all offering a monotony of wood fire pizzas. However, for a nice place to relax after exploring or for the cosy glow of a pizza oven fire at night, they do the job. A few restaurants are more akin to bars and better for meeting other travelers. There is a small food market near the plaza for fresh groceries or snacks to take hiking. A tourist market sits in front of the ruins' entrance and offers the usual array of llama-print jumpers and hats.

Accommodation is scattered around the town, but virtually all options are very close to both the main square and train station. Many Ollantaytambo hostels and hotels are built on Inca foundations and still have the same sloping stone doorframes and courtyards of some five hundred years ago. Actual backpacker hostels in Ollantaytambo are, surprisingly, thin on the ground. While there are numerous budget hotels, those with dormitories and usual hostel amenities are limited.

The town itself makes a great point to stopover either on the way to or from Machu Picchu and is easily accessed from Cusco either by bus, minibus, or by train on the same line that terminates at Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly known as Aguas Calientes). Many budget travelers seek refuge in one of Ollantaytambo’s hostels before embarking the early train to Machu Picchu, as it is considerably cheaper than taking it the whole way from Cusco. It is also possible to catch a bus from Ollanta to Santa Maria where there are collectivos (minibuses) to Santa Teresa and the hydroelectric plant, which is also where the train makes another stop en route (again, at a much reduced rate) or the really economically-minded can make the two hour walk down the train tracks to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Written by local enthusiast for Ollantaytambo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ollantaytambo hostels Laura T

Ollantaytambo 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 Ollantaytambo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 4
Average dorm price $12
Average private room price $34
Cheapest Hostel in Ollantaytambo Samay Hostel with $12
Party hostels in Ollantaytambo Hostal Chaska Wasi (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 9.1

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