We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 227 Cusco accommodations

El Tuco Hostel

Av Grau 835, Cusco, Peru
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added El Tuco Hostel to your Saves list
El Tuco Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Ranked #12 of 227 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Nee_NeeLiverpool Liverpool
Write a Review

172 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chigwell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
45 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wien, Österreich
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We spent a few nights at El Tuco while in Cusco this past week and loved it. The accommodations were very very basic but unlike many hostels in Cusco (and in Peru for that matter) it had wonderfully warm showers with strong water pressure! In addition, the couple that owns El Tuco is incredibly warm and welcoming and we became... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage El Tuco Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to El Tuco Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Tuco Hostel

Address: Av Grau 835, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, HostelBookers and Odigeo so you can book your El Tuco Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

13 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (14)
View from room (2)
Room/suite (3)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Cusco with
any amenities