One of just a few good youth hostels in Cusco, the Pariwana is favored by students, volunteers, and young backpackers. The setting isn’t exactly some no-frills craphole; rather, it’s a beautiful 16th-century colonial manor house built around a beautiful courtyard just 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. The rooms are split between double rooms with bathrooms to standard dorm rooms of several sizes (overall capacity is for 220 people), including dorm rooms for women only. There’s a full bar and restaurant on-site, plus Ping-Pong, pool tables, and all sorts of nightly group activities and excursions. Oh yeah, and breakfast is served until 1pm.
Pariwana Hostel Cusco
Mesón de la Estrella 136, Cusco, Peru
Our Rating Neighborhood Central Cusco Phone 084/233-751 Prices S/159–S/240 doubles with private bathroom; S/145 doubles with shared bathroom; S/36–S/68 per person in dorm room with shared bathroom. Rates include breakfast. No credit cards Amenities Restaurant; bar; lockers; Ping-Pong; billiards; Wi-Fi (free) Units 60 units Web site Pariwana Hostel Cusco
MapMesón de la Estrella 136, Cusco Peru Cusco
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.