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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Amaru Hostal

Show Prices
#32 of 162 Hotels in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Amaru Hostal
Amaru Hostal
Panoramas (12)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

727 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Amaru Hostal
See the most recent reviews
Showing 458: English reviews
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 22 July 2012 via mobile

This was the most unique lodging we stayed in. We opened the door to our room to a ladder staircase. It's pitch black and the light switch is at the top of the ladder. I was too exhausted to care. I hauled my gear up the ladder, turned on the lights, and wow. The room was so uniquely nice. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EdynJaxon
Cardiff
Reviewed 17 July 2012

For an ideal location ten minute's walk from Plaza del Armas, friendly and helpful staff, delicious breakfast and a big, soft bed this is the perfect hotel for any Cusco-bound traveller. We stayed here twice, first for three days and then for a short stopover, and on both occasions we were given a very warm welcome with staff helping us...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MBlunder
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 July 2012

From start to finish a great stay. Our airport pickup arrived as arranged, we got to the hostal, and had a fantastic stay. Not much more to say. This place is clean, very pretty, fantastic central location, lovely views, beautiful courtyards with lots of lovely plants, comfortable rooms, staff are friendly and accommodating, as much coca tea as you can...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank SetSail07
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Stayed for a total of 4 nights. The location just between the main plaza and the smaller San Blass plaza is excellent. The staff from reception to the breakfast staff are friendly and helpful. To organize transport was never a problem. The room was very atmospheric, clean and a decent size, it even had a small mezzanine as sitting area....

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank cdmm58
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Rooms are decent enough, but the service was so terrible, I would not recommend it and would never go back. There's a lovely courtyard but beware of the noise it brings into the rooms, what with other guests carrying on conversations just outside your room all evening. The hotel management has clearly made no attempt at training their front desk...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nancydrew2016
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Not as many folk travel with a family of four so I thought this might be useful guidance. Amaru I has a room (#2) that has four single beds that can accommodate a four person group. The room is a bit cooler, and it has no views due to its lower location. You can rent a radiator style heater for...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank CountinPlaces
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Great view, wonderful service, professional staff. . .my only question is why they don't charge more. At every turn a pleasant surprise and Jacks Restaurant only a few yards away. Also the beautiful San Blas Church is just a short walk up the hill with a great outdoor market and giant fountain to kick back at. As in all of...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank wings1919
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 12 June 2012

I thought to give 5 starts until I had this incident. Rooms are quite chilly, Cuzco in June is cold, so we asked for a portable heater, they immediately gave us one. We stayed three nights and left for Ollaytamtambo and came back again to this hotel for two additional nights. When my husband saw the portable heater was not...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank msy421
San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We stayed in 2 different rooms in Amaru 1- both were in the second courtyard, which is nicer. The first room was on the second floor, larger, more private, but we had problems with the water pressure and temperature - the water would actually stop, then come on again, and the temperature would go from scalding to freezing, and back...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank stez
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 May 2012

We stayed in two of the Amaru's hotels in Cusco. Both are clean, well-managed, great places to stay. We acclimated to the altitude for a few days before a trek, left our gear here during our trek, and rested for a few days after the trek. The management did everything possible to make our stay pleasant. They arranged an airport...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank SFMargo

609 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (411)
Viewed
View from Room (47)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (122)
Viewed
Room/Suite (74)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (18)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Other (122)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (198)
Viewed
Queen Superior (40)
Viewed
Dining (16)
Viewed
Simple Room (35)
Viewed
Standard Matrimonial (32)
Viewed
The Hotel (75)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cusco
0.2 km away
Los Apus Hotel & Mirador
0.8 km away
Ninos Hotel
Ninos Hotel
#24 of 162 in Cusco
1,055 reviews
28.2 km away
Amaru Valle Hotel
Amaru Valle Hotel
#16 of 25 in Urubamba
125 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 km away
Hotel Torre Dorada
Hotel Torre Dorada
#6 of 162 in Cusco
1,420 reviews
0.1 km away
Tierra Viva Cusco San Blas
0.8 km away
Hotel Golden Inca
Hotel Golden Inca
#34 of 162 in Cusco
413 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Two blocks away from the main plaza in the hearth of the ancient district of San Blas. Colonial-style house with gardens and the best views of the city. Friendly and professional staff, confortable rooms and yummy included breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amaru Hostal

Address: Cuesta San Blas 541, Cusco 001, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range: €49 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Amaru Hostal 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Amaru Hostal 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.
Also Known As:
Amaru Hostal Cusco
Amaru Hostal Hotel Cusco
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Cusco
#23 Business Hotel in Cusco
#24 Family Hotel in Cusco
#28 Romantic Hotel in Cusco
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 Amaru Hostal staff and other travellers.
20 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (20)

Questions? Get answers from Amaru Hostal 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

“We reserved a Superior Double room and it had an upstairs with a second bed that had a great panoramic view of the city.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielleK133, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“choose a room in the back- a bit quieter”
 of 5 bubbles curtip55, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms off the second courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles Mayasalaama, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the first floor 2xx are quite and spacious”
 of 5 bubbles robertdeglin, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you get a room in the back courtyard on the 2nd floor!”
 of 5 bubbles kimndog, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5