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Amaru Hostal
Ranked #35 of 170 Hotels in Cusco
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Reviewed 12 May 2012 via mobile

The hotel is in an old building, rooms are small and basic, breakfast is average, staff is helpful. You need a cab for airport but if you are in good health and don't have too much luggage you can walk easily towards the city center. You will feel safe in the area. It is a good value for Cusco. Oner Ayan

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

We arrived here at the begining of a five week holiday. We were tired from 24 hours of travelling but the hostel sorted a pick up for us and this was great.

The staff were lovely and everything was organised for our day trip to Macchu Picchu. The staff were friendly and very helpful.

The room was nice with the bathroom on a level above the bed. The hostel was well located with the main square being a 5 minute walk away. Free cocoa tea is available all day for those who are suffering with the altitude. This was a great help.

Breakfast was simple but enough for the day. Plenty of bread and eggs.

This is a hostel, not a hotel, so you don't get some of the little luxuries, but I would recommend this to anyone staying in Cusco on a bit of a budget.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

As far as hostals go this is top notch. Really hot water, clean, comfortable - a little noisy unless you're on the top floor.
My wife and I stayed in two rooms and we were very happy with both. This is not a 5-star hotel, but if you have stayed in other hostels you may feel like you in a step above the rest.

Also the front desk service is super helpful. There's a young lady there in the evenings who speaks English very well and helped us many times over.

I would recommend this place to any friend.

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor room.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Amaru was all you expect of a great hostal. Perfect location close to my favorite bohemian neighbourhood San Blas, cosy clean rooms with flat screen and hot shower, great value, and delicious breakfast. Also the staff was always friendly and helpfull. Like other reviewers stated; the top rooms are the best. Its not a party hostal, lots of couples and families staying here. I cant imagine any Cuzco hostal being any better then his one.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

The Amaru Hostal was an amazing place. It has beautiful gardens and the room we were staying is was beautiful. I would recommend asking for a room upstairs as they tended to have the nicer view! The breakfast every morning included an egg, bread and salad and was complementary. The location couldn't be better in my opinion. It was so close to anything that we wanted to see!! The staff were helpful, my only concern is that my ViISA number may have been written down and stolen by one of their staff members. I paid by Visa for my stay and they took my card into the back room to run through their machine....this was the only purchase I made by VISA in my 1.5 month stay in Peru. When returning I found a whole bunch of charges made online using my card about a week after staying at Amaru.....I just wouldn't recommend using your VISA card at this place!!!

Room Tip: Ask for the top floor! Room 2 is not that great and the floors higher on the building have a nicer...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amaru Hostal

Address: Cuesta San Blas 541, Cusco 001, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Cusco
#23 Business Hotel in Cusco
#24 Family Hotel in Cusco
#28 Romantic Hotel in Cusco
Price Range: ₹ 3,709 - ₹ 6,378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Amaru Hostal 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two blocks away from the main plaza in the hearth of the ancient district of San Blas. Colonial-style house with gardens and the best views of the city. Friendly and professional staff, confortable rooms and yummy included breakfast. ... more   less 
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