7 cheap but quality hotels in Cusco

Cusco is one of the best tourist destinations in South America. For this reason, various hotel options have been created, most of them in the city of Cusco itself (former capital of the Inca empire). There are 2, 3, 4 and even 5 star services there. The economic options are varied. Some, despite the low cost, offer good quality services (viewpoints, breakfast, comfort and more). Discover 7 options for cheap – good quality – hotels for your trip.

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Kurumi Hostel Cusco

The Kurimi hotel is located halfway between the Plaza de Armas and the San Cristóbal viewpoint. It has sixteen rooms, all with excellent views of the city of Cusco. Its rooms (not shared) offer large and comfortable beds (single, double, matrimonial), hot showers, sofas, telephones, cable television, Wi-Fi internet, continental breakfast and shared facilities (large patio). An advantage is that, in exchange for an extra payment, there is private transportation to the airport. Their prices are economical in relation to their high price.

  • Location: Calle Arco Iris 488, Cusco – Peru.
  • Approximate price per double room: USD 17 per night.

Loki Hostel Cusco

The popular and youthful Loki Hostel is famous for its parties and affordable prices. It is located on the Santa Ana slope, in the upper part of the city (approximately 10 minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas). Their shared rooms have cabins for three, four, six, eight or more guests. It also includes private single, double and matrimonial services (also shared rooms for women). The hotel environments are friendly. It includes a dining room, main patio and a bar with theme parties every night. Includes wifi internet, shared or private showers and patios. It is famous for its full-blown parties every night.

  • Location: Cusco de Santa Ana 601, Cusco – Peru.
  • Approximate price per double room: USD 32 per night (private room).
loki Hostel

Pariwana Hostels Cusco

The Qera hotel is located on a narrow street, close to several shops, just 10 minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. It is a construction of colonial origin, with a very striking patio with a pool. It offers shared and private rooms for one, two, three, four and more guests. Also patios with games for guests –most of them young people–. Includes restaurant with breakfast included, television, Wi-Fi internet in the main patio, shared common kitchen, luggage storage, lockers, hot showers and more. Pariwana is also famous for its full-throttle nightly parties. It is a good option to go with a group of friends.

  • Location: 270 Qera Street, Cusco – Peru.
  • Approximate price per double room: USD 28 per night (private room).
Pariwana Hostal

Hotel El Balcón Cusco

The El Balcón hotel is located in the upper part of the city of Cusco, on a kind of balcony with beautiful views of the city. The facilities belong to a colonial mansion whose construction dates back to the 17th century. It stands out for its main patio, its restaurant, small green areas as well as optional airport transfer service, laundry and tours. Each room – some with beautiful balconies – offers: large, super comfortable beds, bathroom with hot water, Wi-Fi internet, and striking rustic-style decoration. American breakfast is included in the service.

  • Location: Calle Tambo de Montero 222, Cusco – Peru.
  • Approximate price per double room: USD 32 per night.
El balcon Hostel

Hotel Golden Inca

The Golden Inca hotel is located in the Historic Center of Cusco, about 15 minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas. It offers thirty-four rooms (nine suites) that offer: queen size beds (king size), bathrooms with hot showers, large windows, heating, telephone, cable television, Wi-Fi internet, desks and, in some rooms, minibar. Buffet breakfast is included. A safe, alarm clock and, for an additional cost, laundry, airport transfer and ironing are also provided. The hotel has a modern infrastructure, safe, wake-up service, airport transfer and more.

  • Location: Retiro 435 alley, Cusco – Peru.
  • Approximate price per double room: USD 29 per night.
El golden hostel

Cozy Room Cusco

The Cozy Room hotel is located near the famous San Pedro market and just 15 minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas. It has 15 rooms. All include comfortable and spacious beds, bathroom with hot shower, Wi-Fi internet, cable TV, hair dryer, wardrobe, nightstand and, in some rooms, beautiful views of the city. It also includes breakfast (buffet style), luggage storage, shared kitchen for guests, free tourist information and more. For an additional cost, airport pick-up or transfer and laundry are also offered.

  • Location: 100-A San José street, Cusco – Peru
  • Approximate price per double room: USD 23 per night.
Cozy hostel

Hotel Casa Mirador Cusco

This small but comfortable hotel is located in the famous San Blas neighborhood, in the upper part of the center of Cusco. As its name suggests, it offers a viewpoint with spectacular views of the city. For this it has a dining room with spectacular views. The hotel has continental breakfast included. Its rooms also offer: free wifi, cable TV, hot shower, super comfortable beds, closets, tables, lamps and more. It stands out for the quality of its service and, above all, for the views from its balconies. Although it is difficult to get there because you have to walk up stairs, it is worth it for the price and quality of the service.

  • Location: Sacsayhuaman Passage G-4 (a few steps from the San Blas viewpoint) – Cusco.
  • Approximate price per double room: USD 20 per night.

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