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“Wonderful stay in a cute hostal”
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Piccola Locanda
Ranked #32 of 430 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful stay in a cute hostal”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We had high expectations for Piccola Locanda. They were all met!
The hotel is located in the upper part of Cusco on top of the Resbalosa street. By the way, I strongly suggest getting off at the Cristobal church so you can go down the staira. We had to go carry our luggage up the very steep Resbalosa street:not very pleasant!
But it is worth it.
The hostal is very cute, well decorated. Located in a quiet area with an amazing view of Cusco while giving you an easy access to the city life (5 minutes to the Plaza de Armas).
The rooms are very very clean, full of character and welll equiped with additional blankets and a portable heater.
Thanks to Camilo and his staff for everything: from my Nutella pizza craving to the safekeeping of my luggage while on trek.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had a great stay in the Alex room, 2 days before the Inca Trail and 1 day after.

It started with e-mail communication. They quickly confirmed my booking when I first made it. Then, when I double-checked before traveling, they were again quick to confirm.

When I was there, the people at the front desk were helpful. Even when I was up at 4 in the morning, there was always someone there to ask if I needed anything.

All of my showers had hot water. The bed was comfortable. The room was clean. The internet worked. I even video chatted on my phone from the room. They held my extra bag while I was on the Inca Trail.

The one down-side to Piccola Locanda is the stairs leading up to it. They're no joke. If you take a taxi, make sure it drops you off at San Cristobal Church, then you have a shorter walk down toward the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed two nights in Piccola Locanda. We booked a private double room, and were happily surprised to find the room came with a private bath, towels, a space heater, and a great view of the inner terrace area. The decor of the hostel is cheerful and colorful, and everything felt very well taken care of and cozy. The adjoining restaurant area makes for a great breakfast space in the morning, and a delicious and friendly pizza/Italian restaurant at night (which was a great discovery when we arrived in Cusco late at night, hungry, and too tired to venture out). The activity board was also filled with offerings of things to do, and were we not booked up for our entire trip already, we would've joined in on some of the activities for sure. In addition to all the normal expectations, they also kept our luggage for us free of charge while we hiked the Inca trail for four days, even though we were staying in another hostel upon our return.

The only things to be warned about beforehand are that they don't have a way to purchase bottled water in the hostel (which is not too big a downside, as there are many convenience shops nearby) and there is a very lengthy, steep, staired alleyway between the hostel and the main plaza. At this altitude and after some intense trekking, the climb can be particularly exhausting, but take it slow and you'll make it, even with all your bags.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very nice place to stay and relax before and after the Machu pichu trek. They can keep your bags and they offer good tours in the sacred valley as well. The rooms each have à personality. The breakfast was one of the best we had in Peru. Or you Ars mot afraid to share à bathroom I will strongly recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2012
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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I spent 3 nights here and really enjoyed it! Nice location, about a 10 min walk up from the plaza. It is steep with many steps, but the view on the rooftop patio is worth it! We stayed in the Alex room and were really quite comfortable. This room is in the back, with a private staircase leading up to it from the interior courtyard. We really appreciated all the attention to detail at the hostel, including the heater in our room! There are also items for sale supporting local artists.

If you keep walking up past the hostel and take a right at the first road, you will be led right to the main entrance of the Sacsayhuaman Ruins. It is about a 10 - 15 min walk. There is a really neat restaurant there at the entrance that has a patio overlooking Cusco.

This is a really neat place to stay! High recommendation!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Perfect place to stay in Cusco!!
Very comfortable and cosy house, where you feel each detail has been thought carefully. All bedrooms are original and there are several common areas: a "patio", a kitchen, a tv room with internet and the UNIQUE rooftop, with a great view over Plaza de Armas and the entire City of Cusco!
The staff is also very friendly and helpful.

The only thing you must be aware is: the great view comes at a price... it is not far from plaza de las armas but the stairs are steep ;) anyway, as i said before, the view is well worth the effort!!

I strongly recommend Piccola Locanda to anyone not bringing small kids!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I cannot reccommend this place enough! Piccola Locanda is the perfect place to stay while visiting Cusco! The decor is so open, yet warm, and the staff was always so friendly, and helpful. The location is perfect, and the main Plaza is only about a 5 minute walk down, with a 10 minute walk back up! :)
We enjoyed many cups of cocoa tea on the balcony that overlooks the entire city, and the main Plaza de Armas, and our room La Biblioteca also had spectacular views from the open windows.
Don't miss out on the Italian restaurant that is attached to the hostel common area, it's the best Italian we've had!
We cannot wait to come back to Peru, and will definitely be staying at Piccola Locanda again.

Room Tip: La Biblioteca was amazing, also stayed in Cecelia, with an attached bathroom/shower, but the ambianc...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Piccola Locanda
Address: Calle Resbalosa 520, Cusco 00001, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 430 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Piccola Locanda differs from other places; it's a familiar and cultural place where you can feel like home. Ideal for families, couples and friends that are looking for tranquillity. The Locanda is an ethical hostal that links tourism with solidarity. When staying at the Piccola, you contribute to the automatic financing of two projects dedicated to children. You are welcome to visit them! ... more   less 
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