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El Balcon Cusco Hostel

3.0 of 5 Tambo de Montero 222, Cusco 5184, Peru
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bethesda, Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a hostel I loved this place, such friendly accommodating staff, great breakfast in the morning, beautiful view of the Cusco from the second floor balcony/walkway. They offer coca tea when you arrive as altitude sickness is a very real thing and it's available all day/night in their dining room along with an assortment of other teas. The only con... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I stayed at El Balcon as our "base" in Cusco, while we went on a short trip to Puno and eventually trekked the Inca Trail. We stayed in three different rooms, and each was absolutely beautiful. The quality and authenticity are unparalleled, and the staff answered all of our questions and went out of their way every... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week in September. The staff were exceptionally helpful and responsive. The hotel is picturesque and the rooms basic but comfortable. It was a great last-minute find, very near the Plaza de Armas , and very good value. The wifi worked best down in or near the breakfast room. You should be aware that there are... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of my girl friends and I (age 30) stayed at El Balcon for 4 nights during our stay in Cusco. We had such a wonderful experience! Its a colonial house that has been transformed into a small guest house. The short walk from the reception to our room, through the small garden, is very peaceful - great place to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent nearly two weeks in Cusco and found El Balcon to be the perfect home away from home. The staff were so warm and attentive - they feel more like family and had sucha positive energy! Breakfast cooked to order and accommodating for whenever we woke up that day, and always available coca tea and delicious tinto coffee really... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After staying almost two weeks we came away completely in love with El Balcon. The staff are wonderful especially the manager Pablo, they made our stay. The garden is spectacular, full of flowers and a joy to sit in with panoramic views of the city. The location couldn't be more convenient with Plaza de Armas just a couple of blocks... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights at El Balcon. We we referred to El Balcon by friends who had earlier stayed there. The location is great and in safe area (near the police station). At the same time it is close walking distance to Central Plaza and the restaurant scene. The lodging includes breakfast which is delicious and always made fresh to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I've spend 6 nights in EL Balcon Cuzco. The place has a quite interesting architecture. It's a colonial house from 17h century with a lovely garden. The personnel is very friendly from management to reception, better attitude than large chain hotel. It is close to the main plaza, a supermarket within 5 minutes waking. If you want a good value... More 

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vancouver wa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We recently spent 3 nights at Hostel el Balcon. Close to Plaza de Armas in Cusco. Fernando & Juanita were wonderful to us and were willing to help with any of our requests. Fernando called ahead to confirm three of our reservations. He also arranged the car to take us to Pisac, no problema! The calle they are on is... More 

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Truro, Massachusetts
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25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very charming and conveniently located, a great base for exploring Cusco and surrounding areas. Comfortable beds, space heaters work just fine to heat rooms on cold nights, hot water always available though the temp did vary. Helpful staff, great breakfast. Good for getting ready for trecking grocery store only a block away. cheap last minute camping gear within 2 blocks.... More 

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Address: Tambo de Montero 222, Cusco 5184, Peru
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Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Balcon Cusco Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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