Hostal Rumi Punku

Choquechaca 339, Cusco, Peru

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Hotel Rumi Punku
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    Hostal Rumi Punku - Fabulous


    We had a group of 15 people, and all of us loved Hostal Rumi Punku. The hotel was beautiful, charming, clean, and on cold nights, the heaters kept us warm! ... The rooms were roomy, the bathrooms were nice (although if too many people shower at once, the hot water fades in and out) and the breakfast was great. Everyone there was incredibly friendly and accomodating. ... They even set our group up with a tour bus for the day to sightsee, only US$8 per person! ... The hotel is officially rated at 2-star, but I think it should be higher. ... I'd stay there again without a doubt. .... Rumi Punku is also just a couple minutes walk to the Plaza de Armas, there are a few bars/restaurants right down the street too. ...I also felt very safe on this street, even at night. ... Rooms are about US$55 for a double.

    Unique Quality: The Spanish architecture and courtyard were really charming, they provided heaters and nice warm blankets. Breakfast every morning was fresh bread, fruit, juice and eggs, and coca tea, it was delicious. ... Everyone at the hotel was so friendly. ....They also have a sauna!
    *** However, just like anywhere in Cusco, don't drink the tap water! They sell bottled water in the office, and there are stores just down the street.

    Directions: Just about 2 streets north of the Plaza de Armas - Exit the Plaza to the right of the main Cathedral, go down the alley past the 12-sided stone, and turn left on Choquechaca. It's about 2 blocks up the street.

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    Cusco's best deal


    Rumi means stones and Punku means gate in Quechua; the hotel is built into an Incan stone gate which is an historic monument in the city of Cusco.

    Although it seems a lot of people know about this place, it's not listed in many guides. The rooms are nice, clean, private baths, good breakfast, great views and quiet - close to everything, but off the beaten path.

    Unique Quality: Many rooms have great views and access to terrace areas.

    Directions: from the Plaza de Armas, walk north towards San Blas to the second major intersection (Choquechaca)- make a left and continue towards Wayna Pata. Hotel is on the left side.

  • MrRandMcnally's Profile Photo

    Great Little hotel behind an Inca Door


    Just a couple blocks from Plaza de Armas this great little hotel provides a great base from wich to explore Cuzco. You enter through an original Inca door and the hotel opens up into a colonial style courtyard. The rooms are comfortable, with great heavy blankets for those cold Cuzco nights.

    Unique Quality: The Rumi Punku has a third floor balcony that lets you look out over the red tile roofs of the city. Great place to sit and watch a sunset. They will pick you up at the airport, can provide guides and offer a complementary breakfast. We only planned to stay 1 night, exploring other hotels on other nights and ended up staying here for our entire time in Cuzco



    The Rumi Punku was the first place we got to stay at during our trip to Peru - I think it was a very good choice for us. As I've never stayed in a 'hostel' before, I was a bit weary - but this place more than exceeded by expectations. The main advantages to this place was its cost (relatively low compared to others in Cusco), its proximity to the Plaza des Armes (less than 10 minute walk - quite enjoyable as you get to walk by craft sales, art sales, etc) and the fact that it is so well maintained. Added bonus is that it's actually quite picturesque.
    The Rumi is accessed through a street-side gate (locked 24 hrs per day, opened by an employee upon ringing the bell) - once in, you're still outside, nice flowers, gardens and stairs and walkways to the rooms surround you. The hostel features a nice little restaurant-type area where they serve you a complimentary continental breakfast (if you're up early enough!), a lounge area to visit with other guests or just go to watch tv/read, and a rooftop patio that has quite a good view of the city. There is no a/c - but not necessary given the climate of Cusco. Showers were always hot here too.

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    Great place to stay while in Cusco


    This was our base from where we made our Machu Pichu trek plans. Excellent service and Raul at the hotel makes sure you dont have a single complaint!

    Unique Quality: Breakfast is delicious,especially the jam served with the toast! Rooms are standard size. Very clean bathrooms. Well maintained courtyard and gated compound for security. The hotel will safely store any luggage items while you leave on your trek. Walking distance(about 5mins) from Plaza de Armas.

    We paid $30 for a double room with attached bathroom including breakfast and all taxes!

  • hanspeter_W.'s Profile Photo

    very friendly hostal little above the center


    While in personal care you are sure to experience all the comforts of a family environment

    Unique Quality: comfortable rooms with private bathroom
    hot and cold water 24 hours a day
    norwegian thermal blankets
    breakfast room (cafeteria)
    storage of luggage and laundry service

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Antiques and art work at every corner

by ryuhome about Rumi Punku

Very nice rooms and hot shower that never fails. They provide warm blankets and also extra ones just incase you need them for the very cold night. The courtyard is very pleasing. The breakfast area is nice. Beside pan and jam and butter, they also serve yogurt with bananas, chopped pineapple and papya and cereal. Free safe and storage for Machu Picchu trip is provided. The staff is a little bit lukewarm in their reception though. A lot of antiques and art work which add charms to the place.

A good choice

by TripAdvisor Member ICOS

We had a nice stay at Rumi Punku recently. It's in a fairly nice area within walking distance to everything. The staff was very helpful, and they served a very good breakfast. Their courtyard is gorgeous too.

Our room was comfortable and clean, but very dark. It had a few lamps and a window, but not enough light. The portable heaters were nice as it got cold at night, and the shower was consistently hot. The cable tv was a nice addtion as well. The property is also very secure. There are a lot of laundry places and markets nearby too.

Excellent service. rooms, location.

by TripAdvisor Member JontBurke

We stayed at Rumi Punku for a total of four nights: three nights before we hiked to Machu Picchu and one night after. The location was excellent: on a quiet street, but just a couple minutes walk from the main square, bars, restaurants etc. Both rooms we stayed in were large, clean and very comfortable. The breakfast and service were excellent. The staff was great help directing us to things to do and see in Cusco, and the owner went far out of his way to help us when we ran into a difficult situation. We couldn't have been more pleased.

Forum Posts

Trying to decide on hotel

by cruisingbug

We've narrowed it down to four choices:
-Tupaq Yupanqui Palace, which doesn't seem to exist except on peruhotelsguide
-Rumi Punku
-Emperador Plaza
-El Ninos

Any recommendations/preferences?


Re: Trying to decide on hotel

by El_Sueco

Of the mentioned I have stayed in Emperador Plaza (2002). Not so big hotel, placed one floor upstairs from the street, nice and friendly staff. Centrally placed, one small block from Plaza de Armas. I have nothing but good to say about Emperador Plaza.

Re: Trying to decide on hotel

by Kacia

This link works for me. We stayed at the Tupac Yupanqui Palace in May during our tour and it was very comfortable. There is a nice courtyard in the middle and I believe the small restaurant inside serves breakfast and dinner.


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Address: Choquechaca 339, Cusco, Peru