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Amaru Hostal

Cuesta San Blas 541, Cusco 001 Peru
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
Updated 10/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#46 of 301 hotels in Cusco
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Two blocks away from the main plaza in the hearth of the ancient district of San Blas. Colonial-style house with gardens and the best views of the city. Friendly and professional staff, confortable rooms and yummy included breakfast.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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TigerTravels70 wrote a review Aug 2021
Paoli, Indiana26 contributions4 helpful votes
Date of stay: between July 25th and August 2, 2021 Pros: Location - If location is high on your list when visiting Cusco, Amaru I/ Amaru Inka deserves all five stars. Located in the San Blas neighborhood, it is walkable to everything you could possibly be interested in: Plaza De Armas (and several other squares), San Pedro Market (and many other smaller markets), shopping, historical streets & buildings, ruins, and the list goes on and on! I stayed here three nights prior & two nights after the 4 day Inca Trail trek. Rate - great rate for such a prime location and includes breakfast Breakfast - basic but good. Cooked to order eggs, coffee, musili, fruit, yogurt, orange juice, pan/bread, jam/jelly. Staff - super nice and very helpful Cons: Heat - they do not turn the heat on until around 7:00PM each night and it goes off sometime before 6:00AM (makes for very chilly before dinner showers and getting dressed or showering in the mornings) Electrical Outlets - I brought an adaptor & converter, but they only worked part of the time. I stayed in two different rooms and had this issue in both and at all outlets. Sometimes they worked fine and other times they did not work at all. Hair dryer - they have them at the desk which is nice. The first time I borrowed one it worked just fine. Upon my return from the trek, the guy & lady at the front desk gave me three to try - none of them would work even when they tried them before I took them to my room to try with (in two cases) the provided adaptor. Again, not sure if this was an issue with the dryer or the issue with the outlets that I experienced from time to time. Hot water - it took a bit of time to figure it out in each room, but I finally managed to get it adjusted so I wasn't getting scalded or frozen. Just adjust before you get in and then be ready to move out of its way if it does lag in one or the other. Overall - I would happily stay there again. However, I would probably book myself in a nicer hotel for the return from a trek. At least for one night :-)
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Excellent location, 2nd or 3rd floor with courtyard view, basement/lower level ok but cooler...
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Alex_851 wrote a review Jun 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom17 contributions23 helpful votes
Great location, only a short walk to the main square. Some nice eateries around the hotel too - especially away from the main square. Rooms were all good. I stayed there on two occasions, once before the Inca trail, and then when I returned. First time was all good, and on the first floor. Second time, my room had poor Wi-fi which was annoying. This was on the ground floor. Breakfast. Lovely. Staff. All friendly. I think many places do this, however was good to know I could leave my backpack with them whilst I went on a 4day trek.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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MrDicknMrsJenni wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas33 contributions4 helpful votes
We have stayed at this hotel several times in our travels to Peru. This is one of our favorite places to stay. The staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms are beautiful with some offering little upstairs breakfast nooks. The breakfast is great and they keep the coco tea constantly in stock which helps with the altitude. The hotel is conveniently located near the main Plaza de Armas and there are some great restaurants nearby to try like Pacha Papa and Jack's Bar. The garden at the hotel is beautiful and gets its regular visits of humming birds. The only thing is occassionally the hot water can run out or be sporadic from hot to cold but that's hardly an issue for us as we are to busy enjoying the sights, sounds and flavors.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Ana Pinco Guisvert wrote a review Feb 2020
Lima, Peru3 contributions
Of all the hostels I've been this one in particular has a completely different vibe. Even thought my friends and I stayed for one night, we had a great experience. I looked everywhere and I wished I had brought with me my favorite book. The front desk boy was very helpful and charismatic when we arrived at the door at 2 Am. The buffet breakfast was really good. Everything was nice, clean and BEAUTIFUL.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
CliffBoard wrote a review Jan 2020
Alicante, Spain87 contributions26 helpful votes
Nice location and really clean and comfortable, the shower and bathroom could be better but its acceptable, would use it again and the buffet style breakfast was very good with fresh fruit offered and coca tea for the altitude
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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$42 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amaru Hostal
Which popular attractions are close to Amaru Hostal?
Nearby attractions include Centro Historico De Cusco (0.2 miles), Xapiri Ground (0.1 miles), and Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Amaru Hostal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Amaru Hostal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Amaru Hostal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rucula, Organika, and Hanz Craft Beer & Restaurant.
Does Amaru Hostal have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Amaru Hostal offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Amaru Hostal located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Cusco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amaru Hostal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Amaru Hostal?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sacsayhuaman (0.5 miles), Choquequirao (4.6 miles), and Sacred Valley of the Incas (0.3 miles).
Does Amaru Hostal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.