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El Tuco Hostel

Av Grau 835, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #14 of 231 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
ladylola2014 Arequipa, Peru
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arequipa, Peru
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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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Seattle, Washington
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed 4 nights, Tuco and his wife were always very helpful. There seemed to be two rate structures, be sure to choose the right one for you. It is not in a "charming" location, but was fine if you don't mind walking 10 minutes to the plaza. Location is very convenient to the colectivos to Ollantaytambo.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were very happy with this hostel. A pleasant walk 10-20 minute walk to Cusco's main sights passing a nice supermarket on the left and a view of one of the high snow peaked mountain on the right. Helpful with taxis, directions. Good breakfast and internet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was a super nice hostel to stay in because (1) They offer affordable excisions (2) The housing is cheap but really nice (3) Includes breakfast (4) Coco and his wife (the owners) both speak Spanish and English and were very kind and made us feel at home (5) Great WIFI (6) Offer to wash your clothes for affordable prices... More

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We ended up staying here longer than planned as the bus company we were meant to be travelling with had to cancel some buses due to a miner's strike. What a great place to have to stay longer in! We found the hostel was clean with big rooms, and plenty of blankets to help with the cooler temperatures at night.... More

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Wien, Österreich
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The host coco is a very friendly and helpful person, he made us feel like at home. Very good breakfast, fast wifi and a really hot shower, which is not usual in peru. The main plaza is within walking distance, max. 10min. After our trip to machu picchu we even came back here for a few days, i totally recommend... More

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Address: Av Grau 835, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
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