Eventhough I didnt stayed here, I was lucky enough to be here for the sunset one morning. Absolutely amazing view of Cuzco and the mountains sorrounding it as well of a pretty close look of the Plaza. Definitely worth staying here......
Directions: San Blas Area
This hostel is located halfway up a hill very close to the Plaza de Armas. The problem is that the street on which it is located is "pedestrian only" which means if you havent acclimatised to the altitude, getting to the hostel can be quite a task!!
However, the views from the hostel are absolutely fantastic and the balcony provides a good vantage point for observing the numerous parades that take place in the main plaza.
The owner (Max) is very helpful as well and the rooms are reasonably priced at around $4 for a dorm bed.
This was my first option when looking for accomodation in Cuzco, but the place was full, so I had to look for another one. It is a rather popular place for backpackers and has fantastic views over the Plaza de Armas.
4.20 USD for a single.
Unique Quality: BUT it is located on top of and endless stairs and THAT makes a difference when in Cuzco! Due to altitude sickness, the smallest stairs here will seem to you like a stairway to heaven!! Believe me, avoid steps in Cuzco!
up some steps just out of the town centre you'll find the Hotel Resbalosa, with several rooms of verying quality (the singles are dark, with no windows, but the doubles are quite nice) in two different buildings.
The hotel has a café which serves breakfast on the roof which gives you a good view over Cuzco, the cathedral etc.
The main inconvenience of this hotel is the steps that you have to go up to get there - quite a trial after the inca trail
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