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El Tuco Hostel

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Av Grau 835, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #11 of 273 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met my backpacking daughter in Cuzco, she selected this hostel which was really lovely. The room was large with en suite, clean. The owner spoke excellent English he was always cheerful, accessible and informative. The hostel was safe and secure, it was about 10 mins walk from the centre away from the hustle and noisy hostels. The only downside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Good location next to Puente Grau (Grau bridge), about 15 min walk to Plaza de Armas (main square) for lots of restaurants & shops. Not much eateries around hostel but there is a grocery store for water & snacks. Iffy wifi. Didn't work most of the time inside our room. Slightly stronger in common areas. Owner Coco is nice, answers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Coco is an incredible host, always ready to help and share some valuable tips and incredible stories about Peru. Feel free to talk with him, he is really friendly and he will do his best to make sure you enjoy your stay in Cusco. The hotel is very clean and nice, with a lovely decoration. Is 15 min distance from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

지도를 보면 아시겠지만 관광의 중심지인 아르마스 광장과는 거리가 조금 있습니다. 걷기 힘든 거리는 아닙니다. 버스터미널이나 볼리비아 대사관에 가기에는 오히려 좋은 위치입니다. 특히 오얀따이땀보나 우루밤바 등 주변 도시로 가는 콜렉티보 정류장이 도보 3분 거리로 매우 가깝습니다. 광장에서 택시 요금은 3솔(1100원 정도)입니다. 다른 많은 쿠스코 숙소의 단점은 부엌이 제대로 돼있지 않고, 지저분한 경우가 많아 직접 해먹고 다니는 사람들에게는 좋지 않습니다. 엘 투코는... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I stayed here 4 nights before going to Machu Picchu and 1 when we returned. We were picked up at the Airport on arrival. Rooms are spacious and clean and shower is hot and powerful. It is a 15 minute walk to the main square. Wifi is good and all staff are very helpful. We organised our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

i've traveled a lot. a whole lot. El Tuco is one of the most positive "hostel" experiences of yet. the owners are beyond wonderful - warm, helpful and genuinely kind people. the rooms are well-kept, spotlessly clean and quiet. the building itself is old and charming, with creaky wooden floors, high ceilings and lovely decor. the showers are HOT and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for five nights. Coco and his wife are really friendly and helpful. The room we had was very clean, bright and spacious. One downside was that the room overlooked an urban motorway, if you're a light sleeper you may need a room on the other side of the building - we were fine as we are used... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This hostel is small, relaxed and friendly in a decent location 10 min walk from the Plaza del Armas with 2 supermarkets nearby. The area near the hostel isn't great but it isn't terribly bad either. The showers are piping hot and very powerful and the beds are really comfortable. Our double room (number 207) upstairs was really nice. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Really hot water and great beds big rooms and coco the manager goes out of his way to help! This place was what we were after only a 10 minute walk to the main square with lots of shops on the way. With a shopping centre across the street and a kitchen available to use

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This hotel was just amazing. Coco, the owner, speaks English very well and he and the other staff couldn't have been more friendly and hospitable. The only minor point is that the area around the hotel can turn a bit grim at night, but its proximity to the bus station makes up for this. Highly recommended.

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