Amaru Hostal

Cuesta San Blas 541, Downtown Cuzco, Peru
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Hotel Description

The Amaru Hostal has found favor with many travelers to Cuzco for its central location, beautiful outdoor areas and cost-effective accommodations.

The building itself is a historic Colonial and Republican-era structure enclosing two sunny garden courtyards where guests can relax on couches and enjoy the fresh air.

Single, double and triple rooms are available, some of them with panoramic city views, and the friendly hotel staff give the place a pleasant, familial atmosphere.

Guests can exchange books and borrow guidebooks at the hotel library, chill out in the TV room and take advantage of amenities such as luggage storage, a safe, laundry service, wireless Internet and transfers to and from the airport, bus or train stations.

Area

The Amaru Hostal is located in the heart of the San Blas neighborhood just two blocks from Cuzco's main plaza. Hatun Rumiyoc Street and the San Blas Church are less than a block away and the area is full of great bars and restaurants. San Blas is a peaceful area of the city known for its charming cobblestone streets and skilled artisans.

Food & Beverage

An American-style breakfast is served each morning in the nice breakfast room. Coca tea is offered all day long and there's a coffee shop on site, as well.

How To Get There

To get to the hotel from Cuzco's main plaza head uphill on Triunfo street (to the right of the Cathedral) past the famous stone of twelve angles. As you cross the second intersection the hotel will appear on your left.

Amenities & Services

General:

24-Hour Front Desk, Coffee Shop, Ground-Floor Terrace, Lounge Area, Bar, Fireplace, Garden, Patio, Free Coffee and/or Tea 24/7, Cable/Satellite TV, Breakfast.

Services:

Concierge Service, Tours and Excursions, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Laundry Service, Computers with Internet Connection, Currency Exchange, Wake-Up Service, Luggage Storage, Airport Transfer, Medical Assistance, Room Service, Safety Deposit Box at Reception.

On-Site Activities:

Collection of Books, Orchard, Movie Collection on DVD.

Nearby Attractions:

Cycling, Historic Site, Municipal Park, Trekking, Planetarium, Cathedral, Archeological Site, Gastronomy, Museum, Crafts Market, Sightseeing Tours.

Languages:

Spanish, English.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Air Travel

Room rates include transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Road Travel

Room rates include transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel.

Hotel Policy

Check-in and Check-out Times

Check-in time: 12am
Check-out time: 11am

Smoking

The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.

Pets

Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.

Extra Beds

Children under 6 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Cancellation

If a cancellation is made up to two days before the date of arrival, there will be no extra charge. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.

Accepted Credit Cards

Visa.

Traveler Reviews (13)

The guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at the Amaru Hostal. Below are opinions of guests that reflected their own experiences.

8.8 Review Score
Linda Camp

United States
Culture
06/01/2013

10
Wonderful experience
We'd like to say thanks for making our stay comfortable in such a magnificent cultural environment.
Linda Camp

United States
Culture
05/27/2013

10
Heaven on Earth
The people at the Hostal and the place itself were incredibly beautiful and friendly. The service and accommodations couldn't have been better.
Eloise

Canada
Culture
04/29/2013

9
An Excellent Choice
A pretty smaller B&B on a Cusco hillside in the artistic section of San Blas with beautiful views. Originally an hacienda, the building gleams with vast wooden detail that added charm. The inner courtyard was filled with flowers and hummingbirds. Staff were friendly, personable and went out of their way to be helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable and breakfasts were tasty and filling. A short walk downhill to Plaza des Armas in the city center. It's either an invigorating walk uphill or a cheap (under $2) cab back. It is listed as a backpacker hostel but it certainly felt more upscale than that. Would highly recommend this to people who prefer B&B's to big hotels. A good deal.
Anonymous

United States
Backpacking
08/02/2012

8
Cuzco treasure
We stayed 1 night on our way to Macchu and 1 on our way back so had 2 different rooms. Both were great- the staff is very helpful, location fabulous. Hot water was out one day so couldn't have that much wanted shower but that is Peru sometimes.
Martin

United States
Hiking
05/25/2012

9
Great place
Great location, very clean and a fun helpful staff. Highly recommend
Laura

Canada
Backpacking
05/14/2012

9
Fantastic place at a reasonable cost
We stayed at Amaru Hostal for a total of 5 nights before, between, and after various treks we took around Cuzco. The rooms were lovely, clean, and the view was gorgeous. Breakfast was delicious, and one morning when we had to leave very early (maybe around 6am?) they kindly packed up a breakfast to go. Our fellow travellers staying at other hotels were extremely jealous. This is a phenomenal mid-range hotel.
Lisa

United States
Hiking
03/12/2012

9
Stay at Amaru
Excellent service, friendly and consistent. Best breakfast I had in Peru. Charming and unique surroundings.
Tom

United States
Backpacking
11/19/2011

8
Amaru Hostal Stay
We enjoyed our stay at Amaru. The reception was very kind as well as courteous. We asked them to call to confirm our tours which they did without hesitation, which was a huge help. Also, the landscaping was bright, colorful and well-maintained which made sitting outside a very pleasant experience. The place was very clean. The complimentary breakfast was nice as well. The place is located in the middle of a hill, near the San Blas district and centrally located which was nice for exploration. Overall, I would recommend this hostal.
Janis

United States
Hiking
11/11/2011

9
Great haven in Cusco
We found the Amaru charming and inviting after our trek on the Inca Trail. The bathroom was small but the tiled shower was inviting and the water hot. Great breakfast in the morning. Wish we had more time to stay.
Monia

United States
Backpacking
10/02/2011

7
Nice hotel, quiet. Great location in San Blas
Very nice and helpful employees. Nice and clean hotel. Good breakfast, clean rooms. Great location. Good value.
Definitively recommend.
Thomas

United States
Family Trip
08/05/2011

10
Can't wait to go back
Excellent hotel, very friendly and helpful staff. Clean and comfortable rooms. Bathroom was kept immaculate. Free, hot coca tea available in the courtyard at all times to help with any effects of the altitude. Strange taste, lots of sugar helps, but by the third cup, I was able to reduce the sugar content significantly and now enjoy it.
Good location just two blocks off the main square of the city. And Cusco is centrally located to many beautiful places. The people are very friendly. And it is the jumping off place to get to Machu Pichu.
John

United States
Festival
07/01/2011

10
Amaru is wonderful
This place has charm, beauty, great location and wonderful staff. I loved our room! Great place to stay for Inti Raymi or pre/post Inca trail. Loved it!
Suzanne

United States
Hiking
10/03/2010

7
Amaru was nice
We arrived at Amaru, who nicely met us at the airport after a short notice email I sent the day before. The interior garden as well as the views of the city were lovely, we only wished we could have stayed there longer.
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