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El Balcon-Cusco Hostel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Tambo de Montero 222, Cusco 5184, Peru
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Ranked #51 of 238 Cusco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week. What a view of the plaza, especially early morning and at night! Pre-columbian artifacts fill the courtyard. There was a lovely breakfast each morning. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Its location is a mixed bag. It is a 5 - 10 minute walk to the main plaza, up on a hill that... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed with our two 20 year old kids in the family suite. It was tight for us, but didn't spend much time in the room. We would stay there again. The view was beautiful and we were there during festival so it was very loud in Cusco all night, but we were happy to be away from the commotion.... More

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Portland, OR
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in cusco. It is very conveniently located to the plaza de armas. The staff speaks little English but they were quite friendly. When my daughter got sick on the rug in her room , they were very kind in helping us clean up and I wasn't made to feel badly about it. The woman... More

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Cairns, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I booked for four nights at short notice and was happy to stay in a smaller room for three nights before I went to Machu Picchu. The room itself ( No 17) was very comfortable with warm bedding and a lovely hot shower. The one negative was that being close to Reception it was noisy early in the morning. On... More

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San Pedro, Belize
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Convenient location with good price. Originally a colonial family home retaining the colonial atmosphere. Staff go the extra mile to ensure a good stay, Traditional Peruvian breakfast. Proximity to Plaza de Armas a distinct advantage.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights. had a big room with a fantastic view and balcony. The Internet worked very well. The garden beautiful, and the staff made us feel at home. Breakfast was fine and the laundry service very cheap. We would like to return to this hotel!!

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

What a find! Only 2.5 blocks from the plaza de armas, located on a quiet street, sits this gem of an Inn. Upon entering you find yourself in a garden oasis. Rooms look out to the garden and the view of the city below. We stayed 5 nights here in two different rooms. The rooms were well designed with tasteful... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We traveled in Peru for a month. We really liked El Balcon, the rooms were rustic, and quaint. We booked in on a recommendation of some travellers we met in Iquitos. The room had a stellar balcony to watch the Sun come up. There is a great common area/room, open 24 hsr, with water,hot water for Coca tea, Coffee. The... More

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stumbled upon El Balcon and what a find it was! El Balcon has a rustic charm and the building surrounds a lovely little garden. We stayed in a second floor room which was very comfortable and had awesome views of the city right outside of our door. Also, they provide a full complimentary breakfast including eggs, juice, and fruit... More

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This inn had the Peruvian charm of an old farmer's villa with a small courtyard, big wooden doors and log beams. My husband and I stayed in a double room for our five nights in Cusco, before and after our overnight trip to Machu Picchu. It was a little drafty, but the heater kept us really warm at night, and... More

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Address: Tambo de Montero 222, Cusco 5184, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Balcon-Cusco Hostel 3*
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