Amaru Hostal
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Amaru Hostal

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Panorama of the Queen Superior at the Amaru Hostal
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4.5
#49 of 262 hotels in Cusco
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Two blocks away from the main plaza in the hearth of the ancient district of San Blas. Colonial-style house with gardens and the best views of the city. Friendly and professional staff, confortable rooms and yummy included breakfast.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Taxi service
Room features
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Cuesta San Blas 541, Cusco 001 Peru
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Velazco Astete Airport
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Jack G wrote a review May 2023
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is located in the heart of old Cusco and is great value for the money. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The breakfast was amazing ! It offered a variety of foods, you were greeted warmly by Epi and Maria, who would prepare any egg style you wanted and kept the eating area clean and well stocked. The rooms were comfortable and cleaned daily. The courtyard area inviting. With the hotels location you could walk anywhere.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: A great value hotel.
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MrDicknMrsJenni wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas34 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at this hotel several times in our travels to Peru. This is one of our favorite places to stay. The staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms are beautiful with some offering little upstairs breakfast nooks. The breakfast is great and they keep the coco tea constantly in stock which helps with the altitude. The hotel is conveniently located near the main Plaza de Armas and there are some great restaurants nearby to try like Pacha Papa and Jack's Bar. The garden at the hotel is beautiful and gets its regular visits of humming birds. The only thing is occassionally the hot water can run out or be sporadic from hot to cold but that's hardly an issue for us as we are to busy enjoying the sights, sounds and flavors.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alex_851 wrote a review June 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom17 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, only a short walk to the main square. Some nice eateries around the hotel too - especially away from the main square.

Rooms were all good. I stayed there on two occasions, once before the Inca trail, and then when I returned.
First time was all good, and on the first floor.
Second time, my room had poor Wi-fi which was annoying. This was on the ground floor.

Breakfast. Lovely.

Staff. All friendly. I think many places do this, however was good to know I could leave my backpack with them whilst I went on a 4day trek.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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S & C wrote a review Jan 2020
Ottawa, Canada43 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of this hotel is amazing. Sadly the rooms are lacking in basic amenities such as clothes hooks and hangers as well as bathroom shelves and complimentary water for guests. The breakfast is warmed over and under covers although there is a kitchen where a hot breakfast could be served up to order. This hotel needs a makeover.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jason F wrote a review Oct 2022
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 3 nights, worst 3 nights of travelling . Constantly noisy at this place, you try to rest for early tours only to be kept awake by noisy guests. Then even earlier in the mornings to noise starts again,there is no respect from other travellers here at this place. Definitely do not recommend this place if you are wanting a quieter stay
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this hostel, you have to walk up a steep hill to get there, room walls are paper thin,...
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Asma M wrote a review Nov 2022
69 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the convenient location of the hotel and the lovely open courtyard and wonderful landscaping. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good. We had booked two rooms And they were on the ground floor, very close to the Reception - we could hear voices of other guests at night and in the early morning as the windows and doors were not properly insulated. this was a minor inconvenience. there was no toilet roll in our bathrooms but upon asking they were provided.
All in all, we were quite happy with our stay and think that it was good value for the cost.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hendrik-Jan G wrote a review Jan 2022
14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here two times: before and after we did the Inca Trail. For us, the hotel has everything we need: a good bed, clean sheets, a shower and a breakfast. But next to that, Amaru has more: it has a certain charm with all the woodwork, the patio and the garden where we spotted hummingbirds everyday. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is perfect and just a 5 min. walk from Plaza de Armanas.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take your time to acclimatize in Cusco!
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thildou wrote a review Jan 2024
Draguignan, France90 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did really enjoyed staying at Amaru Hostal, lovely patio, close to la piazza de Armas, very friendly and kind staff, Alinda at the reception so helpful.
Generous breakfast served by Epifania so caring and smiling, feels good early morning! We had a beautiful room with a stunning view on Cusco ! Just loved this lovely hotel !
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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T K wrote a review Jan 2024
Zurich, Switzerland26 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Amaru Inca, a charming hotel situated in the heart of Cusco, just a few blocks from Plaza de Armas, provided us with a delightful experience. We stayed for a total of four nights - before and after our visit to Machu Picchu. The staff was friendly and the place exuded a delightful local charm.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ana Pinco Guisvert wrote a review Feb 2020
Lima, Peru3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Of all the hostels I've been this one in particular has a completely different vibe. Even thought my friends and I stayed for one night, we had a great experience. I looked everywhere and I wished I had brought with me my favorite book. The front desk boy was very helpful and charismatic when we arrived at the door at 2 Am. The buffet breakfast was really good. Everything was nice, clean and BEAUTIFUL.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Vanessa M asked a question Mar 2019
Peru2 contributions1 helpful vote
Tienen calefacción?
Answer from zanner2016
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic31 contributions9 helpful votes
Si, lo tiene
Answer from 262chris2601
Northallerton, United Kingdom95 contributions67 helpful votes
Yes taxis stop at the front door although the lane is very narrow.The problem you may have is that although the hotel is pretty central it is half way up a fairly steep lane.The altitude is such is such that even fairly fit people tend to puff quite a bit when walking back to the hotel although it's only steep for less than a hundred yards. When down the hill it's about 10 minutes,or less, walk on the flat to the central square
BrussoDallas asked a question Aug 2016
Dallas, Texas2,111 contributions532 helpful votes
Does anyone have an email address to get in contact with the hotel?
Answer from honmaymor
Cotabato City, Philippines95 contributions12 helpful votes
HI, you can go direct to Amaru Hostal Group then you can send them you inquiry.
Answer from Patrick M
72 contributions69 helpful votes
You might be able to get into your room early, but more likely you can/will leave your baggage in a secure area at your hotel. Then go enjoy an early morning.
啓子 三 wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I’d like to know Exchange change fee. Where is the cheap."
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Stuart091 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Santa Rosa, California9 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the bed for firmness to fit your preference. They were able to move us to a room with a softer bed for the last night we were there."
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Jack G wrote a tip May 2023
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"A great value hotel."
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Jason F wrote a tip Oct 2022
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this hostel, you have to walk up a steep hill to get there, room walls are paper thin, other guests constantly are leaving and arriving at all hours, noisy noisy 😔 "
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Hendrik-Jan G wrote a tip Jan 2022
14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your time to acclimatize in Cusco!"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$78 - AU$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
amaru hostal cusco, amaru hostal hotel cusco
LOCATION
PeruCusco RegionCusco
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amaru Hostal
Which popular attractions are close to Amaru Hostal?
Nearby attractions include Centro Historico De Cusco (0.4 km), Ekekos - Arte & Colores (0.3 km), and Waliki Tours Peru (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amaru Hostal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Amaru Hostal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Amaru Hostal?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Jardin - Healthy Food And Coffee, Rucula Cusco, and Local.
Does Amaru Hostal have airport transportation?
Yes, Amaru Hostal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amaru Hostal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Amaru Hostal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sacsayhuaman (0.8 km), Waliki Tours Peru (0.2 km), and Choquequirao (7.3 km).
Does Amaru Hostal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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