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El Tuco Hostel

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Av Grau 835, Cusco, Peru
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Due to our itinerary and not being able to book the same hotel consecutively, we had to stay in 3 different hostels / guest houses in Cusco, so we had a better perspective of accommodation in Cusco by the end. They were all in the same price range (El Tuco was actually slightly more expensive), but El Tuco was the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a great 4 nights here - 2 nights before the Inca Trail and 2 nights after. Coco is a friendly welcoming host, giving us lots of advice about the trail as well as storing our luggage whilst we were away. Rooms were large, clean and comfortable and ours had an ensuite bathroom with much needed hot shower! We... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was so great, me and my friend stayed there for a total of 8 nights and every time we showed up it was like coming home. The service is superb; the hostel owner and his wife are the nicest people and they had phenomenal advice on what tours to take/places to visit etc. It was always clean, always... More 

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Cartagena District, Colombia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good hostel - hot water was great, nice room with high ceiling, owners very helpful and friendly, secure storage room to leave our stuff while we went to Machu Picchu, wifi decent, computer available for internet as well. Great place

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I stayed in El Tuco one night after reading some reviews online. It's a bit pricy if you're on a backpacker's budget, but it's comfortable and I'm sure you'll get a good shower and a good night sleep. Breakfast is simple but good (i.e. the usual in Peru: eggs, campesino bread, coffee, and freshly-squeezed orange juice!). Jorge and his wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

-best showers in South America (probably better than yours at home) -great wifi on the first floor -Coco and his wife make you feel at home and go out of their way to help you. -Super affordable and great value! -Negatives: Not the most comfortable pillows and a bit far from the main city center -you have to be let... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The friendly owner runs a basic but nice hostel. They have a nice breakfast with eggs in any way you want but you have to do the dishes yourself. Fine if you are on a budget but we opted for some more comfort. Neighborhood is convenient with center and supermarket nearby but does not have any ambience. Laundry was expensive,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I booked a private to try and catch up on some sleep, but when I arrived I was told I have a 9am checkout because another person is checking in to the room tomorrow. I agree with all of the other reviews. It's nice, comfy, reasonably priced and the wifi is better than I have had in a week, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very accommodating hostel, the staff do everything they can to help you. Would definitely recommend, especially to people who go on treks as they let you leave ur stuff in a locked room while you are gone an they book you a room for when you're back. Their associated tour company are good as well!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a great stay at this hostel while in Cusco. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Each morning at breakfast we were able to talk to our host about our plans for that day and get some advice. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The location is walkable to the Plaza de Armas. It is good to... More 

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