Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Similarly, hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
These are our favorite hostels in Cusco. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
Tucan Hostel is an amazing hostel in the center of Cusco. The owner is also a botanist, so there are plants everywhere, creating a very cozy atmosphere.
It’s a beautiful place with a pretty courtyard and comfortable beds. The rooms are always super clean, bed sheets are regularly changed, hot showers always work (which is amazing after trekking) and the kitchen (while small) works perfectly well for nightly cooking.
They have a great atmosphere in the common area. The female dorm is bright and spacious! We also love the added curtains on the bottom bunks.
There are a plenty of nice tables and outlets to work from. The owners and staff are exceptional. They help you with all enquiries and you feel like home the whole time. Also, this hostel is ideal for your budget because they are pretty cheap, and still offer a great hospitality.
Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfy and welcoming place in Cusco.
Location: Tucan Hostel is situated in the centre of Cusco, 2.9 km from Wanchaq Train station. You have to climb up to the hostel a little bit. There is a really good and cheap vegan/vegetarian restaurant (5 min walk) near by.
Enjoy an incredible social experience and a panoramic view of the city while you stay at one of the best party hostels in Cusco. Wild Rover Hostel Cusco is focused on bringing the party to you at any time, so you should not be surprised if there is a salsa lesson or a cocktail-making class right in the centre of it all at any point during the day!
Local DJs come during the weekend and make the most incredible parties, where you can enjoy an array of different music. There is a little bit for everyone here!
The bar and restaurant are included on the property, where you can indulge in exotic Peruvian dishes and drinks. Finally, you’d be happy to know that Happy Hour is a daily occurrence!
Location: This hostel is located 800 meters from the main plaza of Cusco Plaza de Armas.
If there is one thing you should look forward to in Wild Rover Hostel Cusco is their amazing sky view from the balcony.
Enjoy the morning view and have a great breakfast or simply grab an ice cold beer and be amaze with the sunset on their balcony. Either way, we are sure you’ll definitely love it.
While aside from their amazing balcony view, you also wouldn’t want to miss to try their soundproof Irish bar. You got that right, soundproof!
To fully give guests the rest that they deserve, away from the dazzling party music, the hostel has built its own private building intended for all the fun.
Live music, happy hour specials, and amazing DJs, all for you to dig in every day, ’til late night. Or if you’re into sports, they have big wide screens, perfect to watch all sports events around the world.
So if the party runs through your blood, you’ve come to the right place. We guarantee you a thrilling party experience in Cusco.
Perks at Wild Rover Hostel Cusco:
Soundproof Irish Bar
And if you’re into more fun, Wild Rover Hostel Cusco offers exciting games you can participate in.
Play a game of pool, fuse ball, Ping-Pong or foot volleyball. Win or lose in a game, doubtless, you will win new friends.
Another, they also have activities that you may have an interest in like beer pongs, Spanish tutorials or even learn how to Salsa.
Also, you can try the sumptuous home-cooked meals offered at the hostel in case you don’t want to leave the premises. They offer a very cheap daily menu that starts from less than $5.
Rooms are equipped with guaranteed the most comfortable beds in Cusco. Each bed is installed with your own personal light and sockets. Plus your own safety deposit box to keep your belongings.
So if you’re looking for a cool hostel that can sustain your hype and energy, we are sure Wild Rover Hostel Cusco will certainly keep you busy and running.
Furthermore, to assist you further in making the right choice for the best hostels in Cusco, we give you more other hostels you can choose from.
Because we want the best for you, we took an extra mile to give you not only the best but also the coolest hostels to stay in Cusco.
Here are a few more interesting and worth to know hostels you might want to check.
The Point Hostel
The Andean Rooftop Guesthouse
Nao Victoria Hostel
1. Loki Hostel Cusco
Update 2019: For some reason it was closed down. We do not know the exacty reason, but before booking, please check again if it is actually open. Few of our fellow travellers went there with a reservation from Hostelworld – and it was closed.
Loki Hostel Cusco is know to be one of the best Cusco party hostel. So if you want to party and enjoy the night with beers and all this is the one for you. Yes, yes, we know. we already mentioned two fiesta hostels. This could be another option.
Perks at Loki Hostel Cusco:
Rooms are great, bathrooms cleaned at regular intervals and they have common areas where you can meet fellow backpackers. Have a memorable experiences at Loki Hostel Cusco!
Offering guests plenty of outdoor seating areas and hammocks with a great view of the mountains, we give you The Point Hostel Cusco.
Certainly the hostel Cusco Peru that perfectly fits your chance to explore Cusco during the day and enjoy the nightlife of the city.
Just a 5-minute drive to the main bus station and a 5-minute walk from Cusco’s main square. The Point Hostel Cusco gives you great access to the most popular destinations in the city.
Things to expect at The Point Hostel Cusco:
And to make you worry less, just a few blocks from the hostel are pubs, cafes, clubs, restaurants, shopping centers and general amusement of the Plaza de Armas.
Just stepping out from the hostel places you to numerous establishments that will give you a taste of Cusco.
Hence, in case you like to stay in the hostel, you may get your meals and sandwiches at The Horny Llama Bar and Restaurant. They serve daily continental breakfast with coffee and tropical fruits.
Finally when the night comes, you can also grab a few beers or have your favorite cocktail. Join the crazy party and win new acquaintances. Meet other guests from all over the world that share the same ideas as yours.
Furthermre, the hostel also features a Spanish gallery where sculpted wood details are displayed. Appreciating and promoting the artistry of the locals.
And to give the hostel the cheerful ambiance, rooms have unique decorative paintings. Giving a more artistic vibe to your stay.
Located in the historic center of the city, The Andean Rooftop Guesthouse is just a few minutes walk from the Main Cathedral of Cusco. Furthermore, the Central Market is also reachable just a few steps from the hostel.
Other popular landmarks such as the Coricanch (the most important temple in the Inca Empire), the Religious Art Museum and the Hatun Rumiyoc (one of the best preserved original Inca roads in the city) are just a few you can easily visit just within a short distance from the hostel.
Perks at The Andean Rooftop Guesthouse:
Panoramic View of the City
On the rooftop, you will be able to find a perfect panoramic view of the city. A bar can also be found there where you can grab an ice cold beer or cocktails.
Have the perfect chance to just chill, watch the busy city of Cusco while you take a sip of your favorite ice cold beer from the bar.
Watch the sunset and get great Instagram photos during your stay.
And to keep guests in touch with the heart Cusco, The Andean Rooftop Guesthouse offers walking tours, hiking sessions and a little history class about the local culture of the city.
They also conduct cooking classes and movie night activities you can join in if you’re not out for a tour.
Location: If you don’t feel like eating out, you can always try preparing your own preferred meals at a very nice shared kitchen since the Central Market is just within reach from the hostel.
Restaurants and cafes are also just around the corners of The Andean Rooftop Guesthouse if you change your mind.
Though remember that the hostel serves Continental breakfast every day at the rooftop. Just a perfect way to start your day. A nice great breakfast plus a wonderful morning view of the city.
And don’t you worry about missing out the newest episode on your favorite movie series on Netflix because they have it in the hostel’s common areas. Catch a movie and just relax after a long tiring day outside.
Adding you a more feeling of being home away from home. And The Andean Rooftop Guesthouse just puts you exactly where you should be.
Gaia House hostel is a beautiful colonial property that is converted into a Cuzco hostel. It is located in the historical center of Cusco city.
This hostel is very close to the main tourist attractions like La Merced Church, Religious Art Museum, Hatun Rumiyoc and Santo Domingo Church.
Perks at Gaia Hostel Cusco:
Activities offered by the hostel
24-hour front desk
They offer different kind of activities as games, music, walks around the city or outside it, culinary events, stories, sports activities and much more, relaxed atmosphere by the natural charm that transmits Gaia House in every corner of the hostel.
Nao Victoria Hostel is a real mix of colonial and modern, with recently renovated dorms that offer a much-appreciated privacy curtain and under-bed lockers. This is one of the best hostel Cusco can offer!
Choose this one of the best Cusco Peru hostels if you’re in need of some peaceful, chill time.
The lovely paintings on the walls add a cozy vibe. There are many small touches around the place, actually.
From here, the famous Plaza de Armas in the Historic Centre of Cusco is just a few steps away. Therefore, all of the main attractions are within walking distance.
Alongside well thought out dorm rooms, there are also private rooms available.
All privates have their own bathroom, and dorm beds come with a personal light and sockets. Not forgetting that privacy curtain, too!
You’ll be glad to know that breakfast is included here. What a great way to start the day!
Reception is open 24/7 which means no curfew if you’d like to head out in the evening.
Good to know: for long-term travelers, there is a maximum stay here of 14 days.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Cusco best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
Make sure that the hostel that you choose is running with proper license and has a lot of reviews.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Cusco. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
What are the best hostels in Cusco?
You can find the best Cusco hostels in this article!
Many of the Inca sights and breath-taking places are surrounding the Cusco city area. It is definitely worth speaking to your chosen hostel about local tours. It is known for a lot of things but we have listed the top sights to visit for you..
Plaza de Armas
San Pedro Market
Twelve Angled Stone
What are the best sites for finding hostels?
Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com