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“My home away from home”
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Pisko & Soul
Ranked #23 of 517 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

When I arrived to Cusco I was not well, but the owners, Pedro and Eduardo welcomed us with smiling faces and warm coca tea. The guys are very kind and go out of their way to help! I felt very safe and really enjoyed thier company.

Pedro and Eduardo own two hostels, Pisco and Soul 1, is a charming place that is great to meet new people. The second place, Pisco and Soul 2, is perfect! Loved the outdoor garden and the upstairs kitchen.

All is all, I Pisco and Soul became my home away from home and everyone I meet I recommended going!

dont miss out on this little gem.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Pedro and his team were fantastic - they gave us a great introduction to Cuzco when we arrived and were always friendly and wiling to help with any queries we had.

They put on a great new years eve party with a BBQ and opened up the bar in the common area. Was a great night.

The rooms are slightly small but warm enough. There were HOT strong showers. The mattress we had the first few night was quite old and saggy, but the staff were able to find another bigger mattress to put on top that made it more comfy.

It's in a great position in San Blas.

Good strong wifi signal inside the room as well.

Left our bags in storage for 4 nights with no problems at all.

We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Choose a room OFF the street (i.e. on the inside of the hostel to avoid the noisy drunks who walk up...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Plus points:
Really friendly staff that make you feel welcome.

They look after your stuff while in Machu Pitchu.

They have weekly activities on in the hostel like bbqs. A group of us were given a free two hour Spanish lesson.

The place is relatively clean.

Good location in San Blas.

Minus points:
Our room had the squeakiest bed ever.

Overall:
Great hostel.
Great people who run it.
Made Cusco and our Peru experience even more enjoyable.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Thank Rye_and_Gem
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

My wife stayed here on her own while I was on the Inca Trail and the owners took excellent care of her. Pisko and Soul is near the top of San Blas so is a bit of a walk up the hill but worth it when you get here. The common areas are roofed-in so can be used all year round, there is free wifi, which was a good speed, the bathrooms and all facilities were spotlessly clean and breakfast was included! The dorm rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet, with plenty of blankets and towels provided. The owners were very helpful and friendly, remember your name and are always available for a chat or some advice. There was also a free pisco sour evening. The dorms are cheap for the area ($10) and the hostel really does have all you could need. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Jon M
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Pisko & Soul in Cusco is a lovely little hostel in Cusco run by Pedro and Eduardo. It is in a really good location, close to everything, although getting into San Blas can leave you out of puff. They do a Pisco Sour night which is great, and a chance to meet other travellers; as well as a BBQ at the sister property Pisko & Soul - Grill and Garden. The showers were hot, and there was a small chill out area inside. the breakfast was great - bread and jam with eggs and guacamole on different days.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

On hostelworld it looked a very good hostel. The service of the 2 owners is great as well as their pisco sour evenings. But the whole place needs some renovation, the place is very cold and wet! The ground rooms are like a very humid basement, the top rooms are old smelly and when you flush the toilet the s$$t comes up in the showerdrain!

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

The hostel is located near the lovely San Blas Plaza. The staff is very friendly. We were supposed to check in on the 1st of july but due to bad weather couldnt get to Cusco before 3rd. They did not charge us for the 2 nights missed.
The dorm rooms are very small, bathrooms clean and beds really comfortable.
Would take a private room if going back next time...

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank ShwetaSingh3012
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Additional Information about Pisko & Soul

Address: Carmen Alto No 294 | San Blas, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
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Ranked #23 of 517 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Price Range: $20 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pisko & Soul 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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