Piuray Hostal Cusco
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Piuray Hostal Cusco

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4.5
#26 of 312 hostels in Cusco
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value

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

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Hiking
Horseback riding
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Shoeshine
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Picchu San Martin C-4, Cusco 51084 Peru
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Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 87 out of 100
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nomka87 wrote a review Aug 2015
Stuttgart, Germany14 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at the Piuray Hostal very much. The room we had was nice and big enough, with one queen size bed and one single bed so we were able to unpack our backpacks and spread our stuff. Although we just booked a room with shared bathroom, we got one with a private one for the same price.
The bathroom is clean and the shower was nice and warm.
The breakfast is one of the better ones we experienced in Peru, with coffee and tea, pancakes, breadrolls, jam, butter and eggs. And the view from the terrasse is great!
The WIFI worked very well throughout the three days we have been there.
And the lady who leads the hostal, is just GREAT. So nice, helpful and friendly!!! She even let us stay in our room while waiting for our night bus for a little extra charge.
The only CON was that it gets pretty cold in the room, especially at night. But I guess that's just how it is in Cusco at winter time and there are enough blankets to be warm in your bed.
All in all a great value for money!
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Date of stay: August 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nick wrote a review May 2015
Fargo, North Dakota46 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a fantastic small hostel, perfect for someone looking for a quieter place to stay. The showers were consistently hot, and as long as there wasn't a ton of people there, the free wifi was decent. Aydee was very welcoming. she gives you a map upon arrival showing you some hot spots around town. Every morning she has breakfast with coffee/tea, crepes, bread and eggs. The hostel is up on a hill, so it will give you a workout and a great view out over Cusco. Will definitely stay here if in Cusco again.
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Date of stay: April 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lojban wrote a review Nov 2014
3 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to this hostel without any expectations, and I have never in my life met a more helpful, warm and welcoming person than Aydee. She speaks good english and is very social and friendly. When we left for machu picchu and weren't sure we could make it back to cusco for the same night she let us keep our room without any extra charge. As many others have written, the wifi is very good, the showers are good and hot 24 hours, but the best thing with this hostal is Aydee, the host. If you want to meet the kindest person and at the same time want to stay at a nice hostel, this is the place for you! I actually went teary when I had to leave this place. Don't miss out on this great hostel!
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Date of stay: November 2014
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ModernWanderers wrote a review Oct 2015
Fairfield, Connecticut1,888 contribution260 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time in Peru, we wanted to spend some time acclimating in Cusco and, based on the rave on-line reviews from other travelers, booked to stay at Piuray for 6 nights. We did, however, choose to leave after 4 nights – and would have perhaps left earlier if we hadn’t been waiting for another friend to join us in Cusco.

All in all, there is nothing overly “wrong” with Piuray … Aydee is a VERY friendly and VERY helpful owner/manager who speaks excellent English and who welcomed us with open arms and a huge smile. We had a room for 3 of us that could have easily slept 6 (big, spacious, clean). Private bathroom, also clean. Though the room itself was a tad chilly at night, the beds were very warm and there were plenty of blankets to keep you nice and toasty once under the covers. There is a great view over Cusco from the rooftop terrace where we ate breakfast each morning and watched the sun go down most evenings. The shower was always hot – in fact, be careful of scolding yourself it was that hot! Breakfast was always served with a smile and included lots of yummy goodies, including delicious fresh crepes and eggs. There’s a very well-stocked kitchen and refrigerator for guests’ use.

We did, however, choose to leave Piuray (and move to another hostel) based on a couple of factors. (1) The location. Ultimately, it’s okay – but it’s a little ways out of town (about a 15-minute walk to the first main square, and even longer on the way back as it’s all uphill) and not in the nicest of areas (smelly, trashy, sewerage flowing down the street, lots of stray dogs about – and on one day even a half-naked woman wandering the streets). We often walked back to the hostel after dark, but never once felt totally safe doing so. In other parts of town we had no such concerns. (2) Noise. Whilst the interior of the hostel itself was peaceful, noise from the outside often woke us early or kept us up late. This included the continuous sound of dogs barking at all hours of the day/night, loud party music emanating from a neighbouring house, and a nearby train station with very loud trains/horns (also at all hours of the day/night). (3) The most uncomfortable (albeit warm) bed I have EVER slept on. The mattress had a huge “sink hole” in the middle and slanted to one side, such that I had to almost hang on to make sure I stayed in the bed. I woke with a sore back and neck every morning. [on a side note, but not a major issue, my friends also had problems connecting to the hostel's wifi the entire time we were there]

To be honest, I am a little baffled at how this hostel is ranked by Trip Advisor as being within the Top 5 places to stay in Cusco (amongst hundreds!). Whilst Piuray is clean and the owner is wonderful, it is far from one of the better places I’ve stayed. As I mentioned, we chose to leave after 4 nights because of the three reasons listed above – our new hostel, only two blocks from the main square and only a few soles more expensive than Piuray, was far better and, although we felt bad for leaving Aydee, we were very glad we made the decision to cut our stay short.
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Date of stay: October 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tanja M wrote a review July 2015
15 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The lady at the hostal was very helpful and she arranged us the bus tickets, hostel for the next stop and a boat trip on Lake Titikaka. The room with bath (and without windows) was clean but very cold.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melly_C46 wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom89 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Of four hostels we went to in Cusco, this was our favourite. The view is incredible (for breakfast or general chilling on the terrace). It's a 15 minute uphill walk from town though we were told the area is safe even at night (before 10 pm) and a taxi is 4 soles from the centre.

The accommodation was clean and spacious. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the general vibe we felt was quiet and relaxing.

This hostel informed Booking.com two days before one of our bookings that they had overbooked. We were able to find alternative accommodation and the hostel compensated us the small difference in price.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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skeltonh wrote a review July 2017
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely hostel with some of the friendliest staff I've ever met. The lovely girls run a clean hostel with a good kitchen and an oven which was brilliant for the cold winter nights in Cusco. There is a lovely roof top terrace where they serve breakfast and which has great views of the city. The staff will help you with anything and you can get laundry done or clean some bits and bobs yourself. It's about 10-15 minutes from everything in Cusco. We stayed in winter and it was freezing at night, even with tonnes of blankets we were perpetually cold. They provided us with a tiny heater which didn't work. If they had good heaters, the place would be perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lolo938 wrote a review Aug 2015
San Diego, Texas9 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been using Trip Advisor for a few years now, but this is the first time that I've decided to write a review myself. Piuray Hostal is a hidden gem, and we're glad we stayed here. It's on a hill overlooking the city. Waking up every morning and having breakfast on the terrace was a great way to start each day, drinks at night overlooking the city lights were awesome too. The staff is amazing, calling cabs for us when we wanted to go on little adventures outside the city, and jumping through hoops to get us a tour last minute to Sacred Valley. My fiancé and I both agreed that this is by far the most personable hostel we've ever stayed at, we were treated like family. It's a 5 s/ cab ride to Plaza De Armas, and 10 minute walk at most. Will stay here again if we return to Cuzco.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Danielle O wrote a review June 2015
Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States37 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our two nights at Piuray. Great breakfast included and super friendly staff. Very helpful in terms of our plans to begin our hike to Machu Picchu. Room was large and comfortable. Only thing we didn't like was that there was one shower and bathroom for the rooms to share and the sink was outdoors with no light. We had an early morning so getting ready at 4am by a dark, outdoor sink was challenging, but we genuinely loved everything else. There is a rooftop terrace that is a great place to enjoy breakfast! About a 10 min walk from the Main plaza. This is a wonderful place for a night or two.
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sr.ayuso wrote a review May 2015
Madrid, Spain190 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose it thanks to the highly rate reviews in Tripadvisor, and we chose right! The location is more os less convenient: less than 10 minutes walk to Plaza de Armas, and a quick, 5-6 soles ride at night. The rooms are ok, very clean although a bit old. Main drawback: careful at night because there is no heating and it can get chilly.

The staff is great: Aidee arranged a drive for us to get around Sacred Valley with a very good price, she gave us info about buses to other cities and kept some of our stuff until we came from Machu Picchu so we did not carry everything. This is common to many hostel, but it is difficult to get as friendly as here.

Would definitely repeat if coming back.
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Camille B wrote a tip Aug 2016
42 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the room with a view, it is worth it when you open your eyes in the morning and you see the city of Cusco."
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ColinTheWanderer wrote a tip Oct 2015
Halifax, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are comfortable and affordable. You cannot go wrong."
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Rebecca S wrote a tip June 2015
Sydney, Australia32 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You'll need to specify if you want to snag a room with a private bathroom - there is only one or two!"
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Sarina B wrote a tip Apr 2015
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"amazing views, quiet, great service"
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Robert Paul Laschon wrote a tip May 2014
Jersey City, New Jersey54 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shared rooms are very big. Bed very comfy."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Piuray Hostal Cusco
Which popular attractions are close to Piuray Hostal Cusco?
Nearby attractions include Ypadu (0.2 km), Piscigranja Municipal de Kimbiri (0.3 km), and Peru Best Experience (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Piuray Hostal Cusco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Piuray Hostal Cusco?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Piuray Hostal Cusco?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Piuray Hostal Cusco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Restaurant Garhwal, Chollos Restobar, and El Bijao.
Does Piuray Hostal Cusco have airport transportation?
Yes, Piuray Hostal Cusco offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Piuray Hostal Cusco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Piuray Hostal Cusco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sacsayhuaman (1.3 km), Waliki Tours Peru (1.7 km), and Sacred Valley of the Incas (1.2 km).
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