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El Tuco Hostel Reviews

Av. Grau 835, Santiago, Cusco, Peru

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228 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Best showers in South America Spacious and comfortable accommodations Helpful staff

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had a really good stay here, super-clean, comfortable bed & nice hot water! Coco was an awesome host, full of helpful tips & info about Cusco & surrounding area. Were able to leave our bags when we went off to do the Inca trail & stayed again when we got back. Only thin missing really was a heater in the room, was once in bed but a bit cold in the room after showering!


We nearly spent 2 weeks in total at El Tuco. It's a top Hostel with a super friendly owner "Coco". Has everything a traveller needs, including a clean usable kitchen to cook your own food which I hear is quite rare in this area. Looking forward to staying here again on returning to Cusco. Cheers


Solid hostel, 15 min. walk to historical center. Warm welcome, familiar athmosphere, hospitality can be seen every minute. Despite the lively surroundings a quiet and save place behind protective walls. Kindly rooms, comfortable beds, hygienically clean bathrooms, tidy Kitchen, cooking & chilling facilities, tastefully decorated common areas, The traditional food market well as numerous shops and restaurants are located near by. Arrangement of trips by external providers possible.


At first glance, El Tuco, large and gated, is a an odd sight. Once inside the tall ceilings, wooden floors, Peruvian textiles and plentiful hang-out spots with a library and computer, are welcoming. But not more so than the owner, who cared for us through out our entire stay - suggesting spots to see, things to do, and checking in on our happiness! Clean, cozy rooms. Private bathroom with balcony. Not a "party hostel", but a wonderful place to rest the bones after exploring the city of Cusco!

  • 8th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Friendly staff


A great little hostel, the moment i arrived 'Coco' (the owner) said to me "this is your home now" and it honestly felt that way. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, with warm showers, the wifi works great, everything is clean and looked after. As a traveller one of the most important things for me is trust and i knew i could trust Coco. he helped me booked my tours, looked after my bags while i was gone for days and always had answers to my questions. A 5-10 min walk from the centre. easy.


A lovely place to stay! Our room was perfect- really big with high ceilings, comfy bed and so clean! Bathroom was really clean and lovely hot shower! El Tuco is a beautiful building with lovely wooden floors and great atmosphere. Coco is the nicest guy-so helpful and friendly! We left our bags here (securely stored) whilst we did inca jungle trek and looked forward to returning to El Tuco after our trip! It's not far at al from the main square (10min walk) very secure. Will definitely recommend.


Overrated and not felt safe outside at night! Dont believe all THE good reviews, its far from center, Beter stay in san blas where you Can feel THE authentic cusco feeling.THE owner has dollarsigns in his head ready for a quick buck. THE room was 22 dollar but he charged us 77 solles, Exchange rate is 2,98 sol = 1 us when we asked he said that like in airports he did a different rate ( 3,5 = 1us) So Pay In us!Als ask around for better rates in tours! Dont think he likes "cheap"argentinians..:(

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Thank you really for your amazing review, sometimes coming people so nice like you and after of to stay really comfortable here using all the services and after check out even until 10pm and told me that was very nice to be in El TUCO Hostel, good luck friend.


Nice hostel and staff. Clean room and good prices. Only little thing was that it was a bit cold in our room and breakfast could be a bit more to choose from.

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