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“Great location, staff and price.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hostal Quipu Cusco

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Hostal Quipu Cusco
Calle Fierro No. 495, Cusco 05184, Peru   |  
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Ranked #22 of 266 Cusco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great location, staff and price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I stayed in hostel Quipu in December 2012. The location is great, just a few minutes from the city center. Also, the price is very accessible and the staff is very kind and helpful. They also helped us organize our tour to Macchu Picchu. Breakfast was made fresh once we woke up. It is hard to beat Quipu, they provide a good combination of price, staff, comfort and location.

Room Tip: all the rooms are good. they have a tv and a bathroom I think
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lima, Peru
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed here with 5 couples, one of which brought their son of 8. Everyone absolutely loved it here. The rooms are basic but more than enough for travelers who don't need too much comfort. There were some renovation works going on at the time and there was a bit of trouble with hot water at certain times, but I was always able to take a nice hot shower. You just need to check with the staff.

The staff is really friendly, especially Lida, the woman that runs the place. She is always ready to help, she's amazing! She can also arrange private tours or reliable drivers and guides, both of which we were very happy about!

The breakfast is delicious and it's so nice to have it in the courtyard when the sun is out!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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medford,oregon
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The location is a bit of a walk to the plaza de armas - but not overwhelming. The hostal is pretty, clean, quiet and the beds were okay. The dealbreaker was the shower. It only had hot water for 90 sec. When we brought it to the attention of the staff, we were told to use less water. My husband is not a hot water person (too cold for me) and he eeked out the 90 sec. When we returned later in the week to another room - the hot water only lasted 60 sec! Since it is not warm weather there - it was pretty miserable. We will not be back!

Room Tip: Rooms 101 and 102 don't seem to have hot water
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I stayed at Quipu Hostal the week of September 12, 2012. Mrs Lida and staff were so helpful and attentive with my client. I take groups of people to Peru and they had a great stay at Quipu. It takes a good 8 minutes walk to get to Plaza de Armas but we loved that because we got to see locals doing their daily tasks instead of offering or selling us stuff.They had internet. Breakfast was included, it was basic but good. I even got delivered bus tickets to our next city Arequipa and they were kind enough to sign for them! Thank you!!
Nos quedamos en Hostal Quipu con mi cliente y tuvimos una buena estadia. La Sra Lida es muy atenta al igual que el resto de su plantel. La Plaza de Armas queda a unos 8 minutos caminando pero eso nos gusto ya que pudimos observar a los residentes locales haciendo sus quehaceres y eso es justo lo que nos gusta experimentar cuando viajamos a Peru. Hasta les confie la entrega de pasajes a Arequipa y no hubo problema alguna. Muchas gracias!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

This hostel was sooooo great!

All because of the people who worked there.

Lida the owner is very helpfull and gave us all the info we needed to explore the Sacred Valley independently and plan our trip to Machu Picchu. And Paola was a very funny girl.

Also got some great tips about local restaurants and food in Cusco, where we normally wound't have gone.

Room are perfect. Hot showers. Breakfast included. Luggage storage for trip to Machu Picchu.


Thanks Peru-mama Lida for the perfect stay in Cusco!

Bert and Jorina from Holland

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is a real nice place to stay at. The staff is ever so friendly, the rooms are clean and it has a nice breakfast and sitting area outside in a sort of courtyard. It is not expensive at all, especially for Cuzco, and the staff is always willing to help out if necessary. Also location wise this is a nice place. Right into the centre, but no noise in the night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We arrived at Hostal Quipu weary and tired around 6:00am, and were given a room for the evening (that we could stay in all of that day), as well as complimentary tea and toast. Just great service, great atmosphere, and all together one of the best places to stay in Cusco.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostal Quipu Cusco

Address: Calle Fierro No. 495, Cusco 05184, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 266 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hostel Quipu, a beautiful colonial house, whose balconies and carved doors and the charm of her yard invite you to a different space. What we hope to assist in rooms in single, double, triple and Additional bed. Rooms with private bath, it with a decor and family atmosphere. ... more   less 
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