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El Tuco Hostel Reviews

Av. Grau 835, Santiago, Cusco, Peru

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230 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 98%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 93%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)


I stayed in El Tuco hostel for a week before going off on a 5 day trek and then for a night afterwards. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful with booking tours and activities. They helped me book bungee jumping and the 5 day salkantay trek through one of their affiliated tour agencies for a very good price. The hostel itself was probably the cleanest we have been to. There was a good WiFi throughout the building. The showers were also very decent with hot water and good shower pressure


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)


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