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El Tuco Hostel Reviews

Av. Grau 835, Santiago, Cusco, Peru

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248 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 98%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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- near the colectivo bus station to Ollantaytambo. - 10 minute walk to city center. - hot shower worked great. - helpful and friendly staff, speak excellent english.


We stayed for a week in Cusco and loves our stay with at Tuco with Coco and his wife. They are super nice, easy to communicate with and willing to help with whatever they can. Downside is that the hostel is a bit outside of the main tourist area, but its only a 10 minute walk and we felt safe at any time of day or night. Private rooms are good size. Showers are hot with good pressure. Bag storage available while going to Maccu Picchu. Basic breakfast included. Highly recommended!


t looks rundown on the outside but the interior is nice and clean. The security is great, 24/7 locked gate. We were also offered bag storage while we travelled to Machu Picchu. The downside is the value for money, El tuco is the most espensive hostal so far in Peru yet simple things like towels and soap have to be paid for. Also don't do your laundry here most hostels charge aprox £3 for a large bag yet we paid £15! And not washed well. Owner coco as nice but we hardly saw him.


It was nice and comfortable staying there. The clean spacious room with good wi-fi. The room could be a little warmer, but I guess that is how it usually is at most of the accommodations in Cusco.


Great stay. Coco was really helpful and speaks perfect English. Cleanest hostel we've seen so far on the continent!


Coco, our host, was such an enormous help. The house itself is beautiful, and our room was very comfortable, with plenty of hot water. Thanks!!


Great hostel/ b&b. Clean, relaxed, super fast wifi and coco was a superb host. Friendly and interested plus let me use all the facilities the next day before my bus


My wife and I stayed at El Tuco for several days. Coco and his team were great - very attentive and helpful. The hostel itself is exceptionally clean. More importantly the showers are incredible - reliably hot water with high pressure, the best we've had in months. Some may find being let in and out a minor inconvenience, but we never had to wait more than a couple of mins and as a result the security of the hostel is second to none. 5-10 mins walk to the main plaza and good supermarkets close.

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff should explain at the begining how certain things work (what is included in the breakfast, how it works with the room key etc.)


Very nice place. Old colonial house very clean and friendly atmosphere.


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!

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