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Royal Frankenstein

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San Juan de Dios 260, Cusco, Peru
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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Clean rooms, good value, central location & super helpful staff. If you like a quirky interior with loads of plants then you'll love Frankenstein! Basic breakfast included but visit a supermarket to stock up and you're set.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I stayed here for 7 nights in the end and loved it - 4 nights to acclimatise before my Salkantay trek, and 3 nights after. I arrived a day early due to changed plans, and arrived by bus early in the morning, but Ludwig (the owner) already had a single room ready for me (in fact I was allowed to... More 

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Creteil, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Stayed there for my last night in Cuzco after my trip back from Macchu Picchu. The guesthouse is quite close where the Collectivos mini bus drops their passengers. The owner is german so everything is almost in german way, clean, squared. We booked for the twin beds almost on the roof. The room is clean, with hot shower and paper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Over a year on and we still reminisce about our time here. Great location. Great value. Well equipped kitchen to cook your own meals. It was the little details in the hostel that I found refreshing. Things that made me laugh or just in appreciating a bit of German efficiency in Peru! Ludwig was so helpful and accommodating. From helping... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I ended up here by accident - no clue, lots of research and finally just booking "something" because I was overwhelmed by the number of choices: That was a jackpot: * central location (1 minute walk to Plaza de Armas) * amazingly well run place (see below) * got a 15 minute tour-de-force of relevant information on arrival. and only... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Ludwig the owner is very welcoming and will help you with all you need for the stay in Cusco. The rooms are clean, water hot, and it's quiet at night. Exceptional value for solo, couples, and groups. Also it's walking distance to everything in the downtown tourist area.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

great location (about 3 minutes on foot to the plaza de armas) clean safe fully equipped kitchen cheap (25 Soles for a private room, breakfast (the usual: bread, jam and butter), check out his webpage for further information) quiet (TV is automatically turned off at 23:00) every night the owner made a fire in the living area, which is highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First of all, the owner is great! He was always more than willing to help us with anything we needed, whether it was asking for directions, what to see in Cusco and using the kitchen. The place has a lot of character with funky props collected over the years. It's also very clean and really well priced. AND it's in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Nice atmosphere, nice decoration, lots of plants, not a party hostel. Rooms have safes. Rooms have soap (usually not provided). What sets this place apart is the above and beyond customer service. Ludwig always guided us on where to go eat, how to travel places, and generally took care of his guests. Highly recommended.

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Thank A G
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

After 3 weeks of travelling in Peru, this is the first hostel that has a reception (the owner himself) speaking proper english, who is helpful and is there for you. He is very happy to help you plan your stay in Cusco efficiently, while avoiding the local scams. The hostel itsself is small, clean, quiet and cosy. Located exactly in... More 

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