Ecopackers
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Ecopackers

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4.5
#4 of 312 hostels in Cusco
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Eco Inn has renewed itself in a brand new location offering the same great services at very convenient prices. Come and visit us and enjoy an incredible stay at the nicest neighborhood in town. Only a ten minute walk to the main square and close to all the points of interest in Cusco City.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
Game room
Billiards
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Santa Teresa, 375, Cusco 08000 Peru
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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hbkm wrote a review Feb 2020
Leverkusen, Germany332 contributions129 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What more to expect from a place where you pay 15$ for a night? The shared bedroom I stayed in had curtains on each bed so one could have a little more privacy. Breakfast was included, however I could never enjoy it as I left for tours before 5am every morning. Staff is friendly and if you like short ways, there is a competitively priced travel agent, a bar and a restaurant inside the hostel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ecopackers, Gerente at Ecopackers
Responded 19 Feb 2020
At your service dear Guest, we hope that you come back and visit us very soon. Happy Travels
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oxygen84 wrote a review Jan 2020
Corato, Italy32 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a pretty good experience in this hostel.
Pros: Location is very good, really close to Plaza de Armas. The rooms are big and every bed has its own light and electric plug. The building is very nice. The people working in the hostel is great, all very helpful and nice, from people in the kitchen to people in the recepcion, especially Yulisa and Diego. You can have decent and cheap food in the hostel's bar.
Cons:
1) Wifi is pretty bad compared to other hostels, and almost doesn't work in the rooms, so you need to be in the common areas to use the wifi.
2) The kitchen is very small and it can be a bit uncomfortable to cook at the same time with other people.
3) The water bottles sold at the reception are really expensive, so be sure to buy them outside of the hostel. Tours are also more expensive than other agencies and the one I booked through the hostel was not very good.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Chelsea T wrote a review Jan 2020
Palos Verdes Estates, California10 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed my visit, and the staff was excellent. The bathrooms and dorms were clean. If you're traveling with other people, this is a great hostel to stay at. As a solo traveler in her early 20s, I didn't find many opportunities to meet other travelers since there were many people older than me traveling in groups.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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born2travelit wrote a review Mar 2015
Cesena, Italy17,070 contributions3,494 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
located in one of the best areas in cuzco, 2 minutes walk from the main square, this hostel has different prices according to the types of room you desire. very recommended. you can reach everything you like on foot.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ecopackers, Manager at Ecopackers
Responded 2 Oct 2016
Dear guest, thank you very much for staying with us and for your kind comments, please come back and visit us soon and recommend us to your friends and family, receive our warm regards from the Ecopackers Team
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ljoyuela wrote a review Apr 2015
Bogota, Colombia75 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed 2 nights after the inca trail. Pretty clean beds, rooms and bathrooms. Also I had and inconvenience while at Cusco (by the second night had a sprain in my leg and couldn't climb the upper dorm) and they very nicely helped changing my room without extra charges. Very warm staff.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ecopackers, Owner at Ecopackers
Responded 13 Sept 2017
Dear Guest, thank you for your kind comments, we are very happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us and that our services were to your satisfaction. Please come back and visit us soon and receive our warm regards from all of the Ecopackers Team.
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Disa L wrote a review Apr 2015
48 contributions15 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I chose Ecopackers bc they have really good reviews on tripadvisor, and to be honest, I cant understand WHY?!

Just to be clear..im been traveling for 4 months, ive been to many hostels, and this is the worst so far.. im not picky at all.

I took the bus from Lima to Cusco (22hours) and I pre-arranged a hostel pick up, and they confirmed that a man with a sign with name on it will wait for me when i arrive the busstation. I waited for 30 minutes and there was no man who was picking me up. I was so tired after a 22h bustrip, and I just wanted to get to the hostel, take a shower and a powernap. So I had to take a taxi to my hostel.. Finally when i arrive, they didnt apologize for the pick up, they just said "that was wierd."

The girl just showed me my room and my bed. Nothing more. The hostel is huge(!), and no one showed me where the bathroom, kitchen, breakfast (what time the breakfast was) - i had to figure everything out by myself.

The Wifi dosent work. I maybe had Wifi for some few hours every day the whole week. So if you have work to do and emails to answer - this is not a good option for you.

Every hostel Ive been to on my 4 months trip have been very helpful with printing tickets and stuff. The girl in the reseption said "No, you cant print it here" they had a printer AND i said that i could pay for the paper. Lol...

The "included" breakfast is jam, bread, butter and bananachips/avacado/mini pancakes. If you want scrambled eggs or something you have to pay for it.

They have a travel agency in the hostel, and I booked a full day-trip to Machu Picchu. The girl didnt care, and wasnt helpful at all. She was sitting on her phone, while she was "helping" me. I took out money from the ATM which are placed in the hostel, to pay for my ticket, but the girl in the travel agency woudnt accept some of the bills bc it was written on them! (I just took them out from THEIR atm?!) So I refused, and after 5 minutes she said OK.

When i was on my trip, i was the only one in my group which had traintickets home at 11pm (I would arrived Cusco about 2am) i dont understand why i got a ticket Home that late, when macchu picchu close at 3 pm, was i supposed to sit at the trainstation for 8 hours alone? So i bought a new ticket, just to get home earlier so i could feel more safe.. (I am a 20 yo female traveler.. I like to feel safe..)

The rooms are cold and really noisy. They dont change the blankets, only the sheets. The reseption is not friendly at all, really rude and not helpful. (The boy is nice). The only good thing is the location.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 Sept 2015
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Lauritagreetings wrote a review Sept 2012
Lima, Peru2 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Ecopackers hostel is conveniently located a mere 5 minutes away from the Plaza del Armos. My initial impression of this hostel was one of cleanliness, imaculately kept rooms and bathrooms and a zen atmosphere. If you want a calm place to chill, with a lovely, rustic roaring fire in the common room - this is the place for you. They include a simple but nice breakfast, and fantastic coffee. In addition, If you also enjoy the Ecopackers logo (a slightly deranged looking llama) then fear not - you will see it EVERYWHERE! On the sheets, on the waterbottles, the pool table, on the chalkboards.... everywhere. Can´t get enough of that llama.

However, we will be leaving with a bag much lighter than we arrived with, as anything left momentarily on your bed (including towels hung up to dry) are considered fair game to the cleaners. My friend´s coat that she left hung up by her bed was stolen, and when the staff were asked about lost property and whether they´d seen the coat, they unhelpfully replied ´no´. It was left at that.
Until however, we found the coat a week later, looped through one of the cleaner´s bags, with the packets of Ritz crackers they had also stolen stuffed in the pocket, to rub salty ritz crackers in the wound. However, we did find 20 soles kindly left in the pocket, which we used to buy our dinner (thanks Ecopackers!)
My towel was later also stolen, as well as a bunch of other clothes and when the staff were again asked to aid in finding it, they merely pointed to a shelf of skanky, unwashed, used and abandoned towels and said I could use one of those. Never have a felt so unclean after a shower. They did also indicate that there was a log book, where the cleaners could log the left items that they did not see fit to wear themselves. Said book was clearly barely used, as there are a lot of well dressed cleaners in Cusco.

In addition to this, despite having booked well in advance, we were essentially nomads our entire stay. Having been forced to move rooms a grand total of 5 times, I definitely felt like a nomadic traveller, even though most of the travelling I did was in the hostel itself. The staff then claimed we had no booking, although it was clear they were moving us to make room for later bookings and felt we would merely comply to fit in with them at every occasion. We were once moved rooms twice in one day.
It often felt as though the reception staff were constantly working against us, rather than helping to make our stay enjoyable. It was only at the very end of our stay, when we had paid, that they decided it was time to be polite, grateful and helpful. If only they had been so friendly for the duration of our stay.
Admittedly though the bar and kitchen staff were infallibly friendly.

To summarise: Great location, upkeep and organisation. Shame they don´t slip the staff some vallium.
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Date of stay: September 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Get a room on the top floor. Hide your stuff.
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Response from moritas99, Manager at Ecopackers
Responded 26 June 2017
Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review, we are happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us and that our services were of your satisfaction, please come back and visit us soon, receive our warm regards from the Ecopackers Family We have since corrected the issues that you mention
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Scott W wrote a review Mar 2018
29 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here with my brother in March and the hostel was impeccably clean, well-maintained, and overall fun to stay in. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful with any questions we had. Highly recommend and will definitely come back here on my next trip to Cusco!
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Date of stay: March 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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EricRHaas wrote a review May 2017
San Mateo, California22 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For anyone visiting Cusco, I highly recommend the Ecopackers Hostel. For starters, it's conveniently located one block off the Plaza de Armas and all of the nearby shops, restaurants and historical points of interest.

The hostel is located in a remodeled historical building but has retained much of its old world charm. The rooms are large, clean and the beds comfortable. The large common areas, both indoors and out, are pleasant for relaxing or socializing. The onsite restaurant offers a good selection of tasty menu items at a very reasonable price. The onsite travel agency is reputable and makes booking tours easy. The staff is very friendly and accommodating to the needs of trekkers.

Ecopackers definitely deserves its high rating and I would return there without hesitation when in Cusco again.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from moritas99, Owner at Ecopackers
Responded 26 June 2017
Dear Guest, thank you for your positive feedback, we truly appreciate your remarks. Thank you also for visiting us, please come back soon and recomend us to your friends and family, kind regards and safe travels.
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Marie2014H wrote a review Aug 2015
New York City, New York9 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I planned on staying here for 3 nights while in Cuzco and ended up moving to a different hostel after the first night, mostly because of the bathroom situation. I was placed in an 8 person dorm on the ground floor. The closest bathroom was a co-ed washroom off of the main square. Normally, co-ed bathrooms don't bother me but in order to get to the showers, you have to walk past the urinals and since there were no hooks to hold clothing, you have no choice but to walk over in a towel - not the most comfortable for a female solo traveler. Also, at this time of year it is about 40 degrees F in the mornings/evenings and the bathroom doors are left open all day/night so it was absolutely freezing. There was a women's bathroom on the second floor but I had to walk outside and upstairs in a towel (and in the cold) so neither option was very good. The beds were fine but the rooms were very cold and noisy. The wifi was okay in the public areas (not in the rooms), the location was good, and the staff members were helpful but I was not at all impressed with the amenities.

I really enjoyed the tours that I booked through this hostel but I would not recommend actually staying here. There are better (and cheaper) hostels in the area...the experience was not worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from EcoPackersPeru, Gerente at Ecopackers
Responded 3 Sept 2015
Thank you for your helpful review, we are now in the process of taking the urinals out of that bathroom and installing a door there so that it will not be so cold for our guests on the ground floor.
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Jenna J asked a question Oct 2014
Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
What is the best way to get there from the airport?
Answer from Rachel W
Cusco, Peru2 contributions1 helpful vote
my advice?...don't go to a kiosk in the airport unless you are JUST arriving in Peru and dont know the difference between registered cabs and not. They are more expensive and if your backpacking...ever dollar counts! Take a street cab. I only payed 6 soles and refused to pay more. If you're getting in a cab, look for photo ID (should be on dashboard or right hand corner of window) and if there's a dispatch system that is the best. ALWAYS negotiate a set price before you even set foot in the cab. The one that I used to take a lot I think was called tourismo or touristico???...something along those lines?! you could send an email to the hostel or google safe taxi companies. ALSO if you have time, and if you like beautiful incredible things, I highly suggest taking a collectivo (6 soles) to a town about an hour and a half away called Ollantaytambo. I lived there for a month and it is COVERED in beautiful Inka ruins. if you want to go for a ten minute walk, or if you want to do a 5 day trek up mount Veronika it is safe, STUNNING and so tranquil. As a single female traveler I lived in my tent for 3 days and it was one of the best experiences that I had. All the best on your travels!
Answer from EcoPackersPeru
Cusco, Peru7 contributions
Buenas tardes, cual es su reserva por favor
Answer from Octavio H
Acapulco, Mexico1 contribution
Hi, yes, there are heat, hot water y a well sound proof and Good service. You can talk with Luis or Cristian by FB (Ecopackers hostel lima). Of course, you can leave the lugages at the hostel, I,m sure they are honest.
Eliana Rocio A asked a question Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Buenas noches , precio de alojamiento para dos personas adultas del 14 al 21 de octubre ?
Mendoza, Argentina35 contributions28 helpful votes
Buenas tardes Eliana, no recuerdo con precisión cuánto me salió. Fui sólo y por dos noches. Sí te puedo asegurar que está a la vuelta de donde se toman los buses para ir a Machu Picchu, a metros del centro, mercados y demás.- La limpieza, la tranquilidad increíble.- Enfrente podés ver desde el cuarto piso que es donde está el pub-restaurante las montañas que te dejarán asombrada. Ni hablar de la atención que es óptima.- Una de las mejores jóvenes en servir comidas y preparar pisco sour es Yolisa, una joven simpática, llena de energía y alegría que te atiende siempre con una sonrisa a flor de labios.- Las sábanas, camas, excelentes. No dudaría en contratarlo.-
Laela wrote a tip Oct 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Private double was spacious and clean on second floor with view over the restaurant."
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Diego S wrote a tip Oct 2018
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask to be as far from the bar as possible and away from the dorm entrance"
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LTF_85 wrote a tip June 2018
Bucharest, Romania109 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms at the top floor tend to be quieter. ask for a lower bed if you`re really altidute-sick."
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Chloe S wrote a tip June 2018
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the street side are quieter. IN other rooms I used earplugs."
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Ingrid C wrote a tip May 2018
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some private rooms have their own bathroom."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ecopackers
Which popular attractions are close to Ecopackers?
Nearby attractions include Convento Santo Domingo (0.4 km), Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco (0.3 km), and Qorikancha (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ecopackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Ecopackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ecopackers?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ecopackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mr. Ceviche - Barra Cevichera, Chull's Peruvian Cuisine & Craft Beer, and Sepia Cusco.
Does Ecopackers have airport transportation?
Yes, Ecopackers offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ecopackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Cusco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ecopackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Ecopackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sacsayhuaman (1.6 km), Waliki Tours Peru (0.8 km), and Choquequirao (7.0 km).
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