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Av Grau 835, Cusco, Peru
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El Tuco Hostel
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Ranked #12 of 264 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Arequipa, Peru
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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Seattle, Washington
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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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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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