El Labrador Hostel Reviews
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We really enjoyed our stay at El Labrador - the location and rooms were great, and we especially liked the upstairs terrace. The lady who runs it is so lovely, she really looked after us, letting us leave our bags safely for 5 days while we did a trek, and let us check out late on our last day without having to pay any extra. It's not a party hostel but is fantastic as a quiet, friendly base only a few minutes from all the action. We recommend it!
Good location with a good price for Cusco standards. For the rest pretty basic.
The positives: the lady who runs the hostel is very nice and friendly, free wifi and it works, great location, hot water, clean towel and free breakfast. The negatives... The lady tried to charge for the extra person in a triple room, even though it's not our choice to share one room among 5 people. One hostel employee had a young baby with her, and the baby started crying at 6 am. No sound proof anywhere in the hostel - footsteps, shower, conversations - all can be heard.
They were very flexible when we arrived way earlier than the usual check-in time and let us in the room right away. The rooms are spacious and clean (just a little dusty if you take a real close look). It only takes about 5 minutes to get to the Plaza del Armas. We stayed there before and after we went on the Inca Trail and storage of our backpacks was free and easy. Totally recommendable and make sure to have some pisco at the Museo del Pisco around the corner.
We arrived at 5am and were given a room Straight away which was great after a long journey. The staff were very helpful and gave us loads of info about the town. The breakfast was ok, nothing special. It's more like a hotel than a hostel, would recommend it to older couples, we are late 20's early 30's and found the atmosphere laking any character, not good for meeting other people. Nice hostel but don't go there for a social trip.
El labrador hostel is a nice place to stay while a short trip in cuzco... Great staff so atentive and nice... The unique downside was they didn't accept mastercard credit cards so we had to pay our entire stay in cash... For the rest was all good
You felt like you were part of the family.. all staff caring and helpful at all times.Great location..very quiet. The owner was always very welcoming and attentive to our needs..spoke English and guided us to an efficient English speaking travel agent.Stored luggage while we hiked for 4 days and allowed us to use come and go while we waited for a night bus..great memories of our time in Cusco.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
This is a very hospitable hostel! The lady of the house is one out of a milliion. My girlfriend was sick when we arrived at the hostel, and she arranged one of the finest doctors in Cusco within half an hour! The rooms are cosy and spacy. It's not a big or crowdy hostal, ideal for who is looking for a nice place to get some rest... :-) Without a doubt that we would go there again when we're in Cusco.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
This is a lovely family run hostel, the place is decorated beautifully, and it is very clean. The breakfast is good and there is free tea all day. There are plenty of blankets for the beds so was very warm. The lady who runs the place is super friendly and helpful and even let us leave our bags in the room until 5pm on the day we were checking out. As it is a family hostel there are some children noises in the morning, but the families friendliness and helpfulness outweighs it.
Estella the owner of the hostel was very helpful and welcomed us with coco tea. We arrived at 5am and they kindly cleaned out a room for us as another couple were checking out which was a God send. Nice breakfast. Good location. Slightly on the pricey side but worth it.
Estella, the owner is amazing. She made sure our stay was very comfortable and helped us to see what we wanted to see in Cusco as well as helping us to get our trek to Machu Picchu booked. Worth booking for this alone! The breakfast service is excellent, with scrambled eggs, good jam, bread, fresh juice and coffee/tea. The Internet works quite well, and the general facilities are great. The place is compact but has a very comfortable and relaxed feel about it. We had a great stay.
It is A Nice hostel with A good terrasse for relaxing. It Can be hard to her in to the hostel between 23:00 and 6:00, so of you arrive ind that time you should let the hostel know in advanced. The staff is wonderfull and very helpfull!
Great hostel. The location is very convenient, 5 minutes walking to the plaza de armas. Staff is friendly and always willing to help. I would definitely recommend this hostel.
Cold and loud. Every morning at 6am it got noisy.
Friendly and helpful staff in a very small hostel. Comfortable place with lovely breakfast room but overall the place lacks atmosphere. It is more of a quiet B&B
Could not have asked for a better place to stay in Cusco. We originally booked pre-trek and also confirmed post trek after having a great stay. The staff are very helpful and friendly and will make sure you have what you need for a comfortable stay. Tucked away from the main plaza but still a short walk away. Will definitely stay here again when returning to Cusco. Highly recommended.
A fantastic hostel. Good location with a 5min walk to the main square. Hostel is warm and staff are very friendly. The owner Estel is wonderful, gave us a ton of information on cusco and different options for getting to Matchu Picchu
we stayed 4 days after my girlfriend got back from the hospital. the owner (Estella) was very nice and tried her best and beyond to help us. the hostel is clean, the room are specious, the kitchen and the facilities where good and most important the room was warm (something that is very hard to get in cusco). the only con is the staff don't speak English. if the owner is not available its very hard to communicated. but definitely a place to stay .. recommended
We stayed before and after our trip to Machu Picchu and it was quite comfortable and ideally located to the main square of Cusco. The room was cozy, the bathroom was a little small and the smell of the sewage gets a little strong at night, but if you are only staying to catch an early bus/train to Machu Picchu it's fine. It is at least a 10 min walk down to the bus/train station in the morning. The woman on reception was very friendly and helpful.