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Piuray Hostal Cusco
Ranked #25 of 462 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
The Netherlands
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22 reviews
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“Above and beyond”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

First up, I rarely give out 5 stars, because I always think there is something you can improve. However, for Piuray, I can't really think of anything. We stayed here for about 1 week or so and had a fantastic time. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm but were the only ones occupying it. The hostel is located about 15 minutes from Plaza de Armas (the last bit you'll have to huff and puff a bit - but hey, this is Cusco!), about 10 minutes from the Mercado and supermarket. It's at a lovely setting and from the terrace you have an excellent view of the city. The breakfast is superb! There are pancakes, eggs, bread, jam, coffee, tea, mate and a smoothie if you want to make your fruit blend of choice :) The kitchen is fully equipped and even the oven is working!!! A rare occasion and we totally took advantage of it, making a German version of Mac-n-Cheese and having dinner with the lovely owners. Aydee and Katy are fantastic ladies, they helped us from the very beginning with a pick-up from the bus station, storing our bags while we were on the Inca Trail and making us as comfortable as possible.
We would recommend this property to anybody, especially the room at the very end of the balcony where you see the city from your bed! Awesome.
Thank you girls!

Room Tip: 5-bed-dorm at the end of the balcony has an excellent view of the city :-)
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed at Piuray for a total of eight days in July and made it our home base in Cusco. Aydee and Kathy were wonderful hosts. These women looked after us like family and made our stay with them one of the best experiences that we had in Peru. They make the best pancakes and the view of the city and mountains is spectacular. I loved eating beakfast on the trerrace each morning. The rooms were always clean, these women work very hard to keep the place spotless. The kitchen is humble with basic facilities, which was fine for us as the food is so good in Cusco that we ate out most nights. We were able to leave our bags for no charge while we went on trips for several days at a time. It's an easy short walk to the market and city centre and at night we would take a taxi back to the hostel.
The ladies scrubbed our filthy clothes after returning from the Amazon and alway went the extra distance to meet our needs.
The only reason that I do not give this five stars is that I would have liked to have had the option of hiring a heater for the room and hot water bottles and a shower mat for the cold tiles would have been a nice touch. Other than that this is a lovely hostel with fantastic staff that makes it a real treasure.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belfast
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Aydee met us at the bus terminal (to ensure we didn't get ripped off by taxi drivers) at 7am! She was lovely and friendly from the start. We had a great room with gas heated hot shower (heat on demand) and a really tasty breakfast prepared for us every day. It was great to have a kitchen too so that we could prepare our own meals if we wanted. The view over Cusco was great and it wasn't a bad walk into or out of town - although it is recommended to take a taxi at night. Nothing was too much trouble for Aydee and the other girl (sorry we didn't get your name) - they gave us loads of useful information about Cusco and the surrounding area and Aydee even walked us to the MP ticket office, which is (bizarrely) out of town a bit. I really can't say enough about how friendly the girls were. On top of that it was clean, well equipped and a haven to retreat to after more than one attempt at high altitude frolicking in Cusco.

Room Tip: I don't think there could be a bad room here.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chiclayo, Peru
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for nine days in total. It's an easy ten min walk from the main square. Katie and Iyeedar are very friendly and helpful. Clean rooms and clean bathroom with hot shower! Great little kitchen for self caterers. We were able to leave our bags there whilst we did the inca trail for free. The hostel is generally nice and quiet compared to many places we have stayed in Peru. Highly recommend this hostel!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I loved staying in Piuray Hostel, so much so that i extended my time in Cusco! Between being met at the airport, being provided with my own room, the gorgeous view and the welcoming personalities of the staff this cant be beat. I would recommend this to anyone who doesnt mind a 15min walk to their hostel and who would like to avoid over-priced and noisy city centre abodes.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Montreal
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stayed at Piuray during out time in Cusco (3 nights) in August. Even before we got to Peru, the hosts were fantastic. They were extrememly helpful and even both us our tickets to Machu Pichu for us. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and all round excellent people. The accomodation was also great, and in my opinion amongst the best bang for your buck when in Cusco. I Highly recommend them!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Some time ago I stayed a couple of days at Piuray Hostal Cusco. It is a cheap place but they offered a remarkable amount of service. The people you run the place Katy and Aydee just started half a year ago and really love their business and try to make the best out of it by helping their clients/visitors. In the morning you can have a wunderfull breadfast with a view to the whole historic centre of Cusco. I would say that this place is among the best when it comes to the comparison of quality and price. I also met a lost of nice people in the hostal.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Piuray Hostal Cusco
Address: Picchu San Martin Av, Tupac Amaru c-4 a 50 metros de la linea ferrea Como ir al colegio Simon Bolivar, Cusco 51084, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
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Ranked #25 of 462 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Piuray Hostal is located just 7 minutes from the main square. We offer 4 matrimonial rooms with private bathroom and 2 double rooms with shared bathroom.We have wifi connection 24 hours,facility of the kitchen,hot water 24 hours and a nice view of cusco city. You will find here of our hostal a nice familiar atmosphere. We will help you in everything you need during your stay in Cusco. Many Thanks, Aydee ... more   less 
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