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Santa Maria Hostal
Ranked #38 of 379 Cusco B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed for one week in September 2012. It was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They provided us with useful information on how to get around. We also wanted a car with driver to take us around the main sites in Cusco and it was arranged at an affordable price.
Our room was cleaned everyday and the hostel is very secure. The location is perfect, right next to Plaza de Armas. Breakfast included, affordable, nice showers and free coca tea available 24hours :-) I would highly recommend this to anyone staying in Cuzco. I will definitely stay there on my next trip!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

right across the street from a top-end hotel that charged 3x as much, i decided to move after one night.

the room is big, the shower is hot with very good pressure, everything is clean, and they gave me a heater and extra blankets as cusco is cold at night.

staff is incredibly nice!! speaks great english and couldn't be more friendly and helpful.

the only thing to complain about is breakfast, which just skip it, and go get something for 10/S (4USD) down the street. the bfast at the nicer hotel was barely acceptable enough to make me not go down the street anyway.

overall awesome for the very low price. if they fix the bfast and have slightly more decoration, they can charge 2x as much for being right on plaza de armas!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

I stayed one week in November (low season for tourism) and the price was really affordable in comparison with other places that were way too expensive. It has cable TV, phone in the room, wireless internet, breakfast included and free mate de coca. Enough for me!. And, quite important, just half a block from Plaza de Armas. Just I have to wait for a while to get hot water

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

I stayed in Hostal Santa Maria for a week in Cusco for work. Upon checking in the staff was not very helpful or friendly. They eventually warmed up to me during the week. I had a single room in the internal part of the hotel. The room was HUGE with beautiful wood floors that were very creaky. The room contained a small TV with cable. The bathroom was also super big with nice tile. As the other reviewer said, there is no place in the bathroom to store anything. There was plenty of hot water.

Internet is available in the common areas and worked fairly well. Breakfast was a huge disappointment. The rules were very strict to have 1 glass of papaya juice, 1 cup of coffee or tea, two roles of bread, butter and jam. Coca tea was available at the reception, but there were no cups.

When the hotel was full it was very noisy at night with staff and guests watching TV in common areas.

My single room was reasonably priced and the hotel was easy to find in the city when I got lost due to the proximity of the dome of the Santa Catalina catedral, which is next door. There is a great view of the dome from the 2nd floor common area.

Room Tip: My room was quiet at the end of the hall on the second floor and not facing the street.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

This is a basic but ok hotel. Don't expect much. Beds are comfortable. TVs in the rooms. Big, clean (but not modern) bathrooms.

Two complaints:
-Walls were thin. Heard someone's TV down the hall at 3am. To the hotels' credit, we called the front desk to tell him and heard him come up IMMEDIATELY to take care of it. Much appreciated.
-Bathrooms need hooks, shelves, and toilet paper holders. There is nowhere to set anything! Need a small, simple shelf or something please!

All in all, an ok hotel for a budget backpacker that is downtown. I'd stay again if I were heading back to Cusco.

Room Tip: Choose one in a quiet zone (end of a hall or away from street)
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Room Tip: Os quartos mais novos que ficam na parte da frente do hostal
  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tuca K
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Address: Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 158, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
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Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #38 of 379 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
Price Range: $56 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Santa Maria Hostal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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