We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

El Tuco Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
El Tuco Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for El Tuco Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 196: English reviews
Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A friend and I spent 4 nights at El Tuco on our summer trip to Peru. Considering this isn't a hotel, what you get for a reasonable cost is more than perfect for the budget minded. We booked a 2-bed room and loved how clean and home-like the place was: nice hard wood floors, big windows, and a private bathroom....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank samsong506
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful and spotlessly clean place. Situated nicely in central cusco, this place is in an ancient spanish colonial building, with large, high rooms. Showers are by far the best in peru, high water pressure and good warmth. The owner coco is super nice and helpful. We were extremely happy with this place and prolonged from 2 to 4 nights!...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Schdero
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was amazing! Coco, the manager, is super helpful and gladly answered our numerous questions. He is also very knowledgable and gave us lots of travel advice. The hostel is a 10-15 walk from the Plaza de Armas and is therefore a lot more quiet than other more centrally located options. Our room had a private bathroom, very clean, with...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Amelie C
New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Rooms were clean. Water in the shower was always hot. The hostel is 10 mins walk from the main square. Coco, the owner, was always very helpful, prepared breakfast for us at 6.30 am when we had to leave early. We were travelling back and forth from Cusco to other locations and Coco kindly allowed us to store our suitcases...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lena_98765
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A very good choice of you're looking for a place to come at ease. Nice, clean rooms in a historic house and a great host! We used Cusco as a 'basecamp' and did various tours/treks from there. To come 'home' to some peace and quiet before leaving early for the next trek was very enjoyable!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank benjee11
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in a twin room and were very happy. The shower was hot and had good pressure and the beds were comfy and warm. The whole place was very tidy and nice to have eggs for breakfast. Coco is an excellent host and is always willing to help out. A very easy walk to town with no...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank William F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I stayed at El Tuco hostel for 4 nights, in between exploring the Sacred Valley and hiking the Salkantay. The hostel is great, with large communal spaces and excellent rooms - very clean and tidy. Coco, the owner, is also extremely helpful, he is always on hand to help plan trips and to offer information. Very considerate in helping with...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank joseph20162016
A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We were only meant to stay here two nights but ended up staying a week because one of us became sick. Coco was excellent in accommodating us for every night we extended. Location was not so close to the centre, but not far either and we enjoy walking so it was ideal. Only drawback was that it was a little...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I stayed there 4 nights. The hostel is located 10 mins from the main plaza of Cusco. Coco was always kind and he gave us the clear information. Wifi is good and we could do hot shower all the times which made us happy. Laundry or breakfast service were all fine and clearly informed. Its very clean and comfortable hostel....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Nayeon K
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Thank you very much to Coco and his team for making us feel so welcome. Coco provided us with lots of tips and advice about Cusco and kindly looked after our bags whilst we did the Salkantay trek. The hostel was quiet and warm but close enough to Cusco to sight see and enjoy Cusco. I would definitely recommend this...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Annoymous92

18 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cusco hotels
1.2 km away
Pisko & Soul
Pisko & Soul
#20 of 367 in Cusco
207 reviews
1.2 km away
Intro Hostels Cusco
Intro Hostels Cusco
#14 of 367 in Cusco
194 reviews
1.4 km away
Cusco Packers Hostel
Cusco Packers Hostel
#1 of 367 in Cusco
213 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 km away
Piuray Hostal Cusco
Piuray Hostal Cusco
#15 of 367 in Cusco
167 reviews
1.1 km away
Dragonfly Hostels Cusco
Dragonfly Hostels Cusco
#24 of 367 in Cusco
346 reviews
1.0 km away
Ecopackers
Ecopackers
#3 of 367 in Cusco
1,262 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about El Tuco Hostel

Address: Av Grau 835, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range: $36 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Tuco Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, HostelWorld, Agoda, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your El Tuco Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from El Tuco Hostel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Tuco Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“From what we experienced, a good room may be nonexistent.”
 of 5 bubbles MarinoDA, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room away from the main street, inner or in the back”
 of 5 bubbles Calopi, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“They're all lovely - the showers are IMPECCABLE.”
 of 5 bubbles ladylola2014, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Room 207 is a really nice double room (ensuite).”
 of 5 bubbles Sjapok, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Room 101, ground floor, quiet, great shower, wifi good, slightly lumpy pillow though!”
 of 5 bubbles johnbW773XZ, 21 May 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay