My partner and I stayed at Recoleta for 3 nights (2 nights before a trek and 1 night after). Two things really struck me: the friendliness of the staff and the location. Staff: Everyone at Recoleta welcomes you like family. For example, they all learn your name. They are also constantly checking up on whether you are satisfied with your stay. It is a great environment. Location: While this hostel is not in the center of the touristy part of the town, it is incredibly close (13 min walk). I preferred staying here than in the center of Cusco because restaurants in the area are for locals (not tourists) and, hence, are much cheaper (and more delicious). It is also really easy for tours to pick you up here (in contrast to the center of Cusco). I highly recommend this place!
I felt like I was home here! Staff was so sweet and knew my name from day 1. Eclectic collection of toy cars, vintage beer, and other sculptures and art around, and unlimited coca tea to help with the elevation. Breakfast was something different each day, always with bread, butter, and jam. A 15 minute walk from the main tourist center of town was accessible while feeling more in a neighborhood with hole in the wall picanterias. I would rather stay here than closer to the tourist buzzing. They were also willing to hold my bag for several days while I went into the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with minimal travel items. I wanted to stay here for longer! Wifi was spotty but worked enough, especially after staff rebooted it. Beds were comfy and warm in spite of the cool nights in Cusco, but the building is overall open-air so warm clothes might be needed when going to the kitchen for breakfast. Very down to earth and attracted travelers who I would describe that way too.…
Lovely hostel a short walk from the historical centre and main plaza. Really really nice, helpful owners and workers. Quite chilled out with a nice terrace and communal area. Showers were hot with good pressure and breakfast was fine! They have really good advice for tourism activities and you can pay them to go on certain day tours.
We were thrilled for such a great, comfortable stay when we first got into Cusco! This place is family run with the sweetest cat and most comfortable accommodations ever! We are so thankful to Marcelo & his father -- we almost stayed at a different place and they helped us understand why it was so low in cost, and even found us another place to go [drove to go see if they had availability & everything!] when we had to keep moving! We are so thankful for their help and it made our stay SO much easier, better, and warmer! <3 We love you guys, and Peppa! :) <3
Had an excellent experience. Everyone was friendly, warm and kind. Helped with any issue or questions we had. Place was clean and felt safe. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. and would definitely go back if I have a chance.
I came here for one night after my Machu Picchu trip and it was the perfect place to stay. Guests were respectful of each other and the noise level, front desk was super nice and accommodating even though I came in at 3AM. They allowed me to store my bags in the office so I knew my belongings were safe. I would also come back to the hostel in the day time on the day I checked out. The place was very cute and had lots of lounging space. They also have free breakfast and multiple wifi networks to ensure you have connection in the whole hostel. The hostel also has a foosball table, ping pong table, and TV with many DVDs to choose from. You can also connect your own computer to watch your own shows.
It’s a very cozy place. Javier made me feel at home! Him and his son were super helpful with booking all of our tours. I highly recommend this place to everyone. It’s a 5 minute walk from the place and they have hot water!
We stayed in recolleta for 3 nights before and after our Machu Picchu expedition. We must highlight the hosts, Marcelo and Javier, for their welcoming atitude and all their recommendations. The rooms were clean, the breakfast was good (scrumbled eggs, crepes, bread, butter and jam) and the location also very close to the city center. 100% recommended
Javier and son Marcelo were fantastic! I stayed a few nights over the span of 2 weeks and in between trips around Peru. They were very accommodating to all of my changing plans, and were very helpful when planning a trip to the Amazons. And yes, they have great water pressure and hot water for the showers! Very appreciated on a cold Cusco night. The cleaning and breakfast staff were very sweet as well. All in all, a great experience. Thanks for all that you did Marcelo and Javier!!
If you're looking for a place to relax in Cusco, this hostel is perfect. I've been here for two months now; the location is excellent, it's only a 10-minute walk from the center, but in a location not too touristy. The owners are extremely kind and make an effort to be friends with everyone who stays here. If you need anything they are always there to help. The hostel is also incredibly clean, everything (including private rooms) is cleaned every day. For people who work from their computer, the wifi is some of the best in Cusco, it's been more than enough for me to do a few video calls back to the states and its consistent connection. I enjoyed my stay here very much.