17 BEST HOTELS in Cusco, Peru [September 2020]

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Written by our travel-experts, welcome to our epic guide showing you the 17 best Airbnb’s and best hotels in Cusco, Peru!

Our team out this guide together with one goal – to show you the best accommodation option in Cusco, so you can easily book a hotel that fits your budget.

Note – here at Hotel Jules, we love hotels, but we really love Airbnb’s! Why? Because Airbnb’s are more unique, more memorable, and they let you experience a new city like a local. If you haven’t booked an Airbnb before, Cusco is the perfect place to give it a try 🙂

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BEST HOTELS IN CUSCO
htjltbl-table__image Overall best Airbnb in CuscoOverall best Airbnb in CuscoCuzco Stylish Getaway Cabin below Sacsayhuaman Archeological Site
  • Wifi
  • Full kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
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htjltbl-table__image Best Airbnb for families or large groupsBest Airbnb for families or large groupsDuplex apartment, very cozy with all the comforts
  • Wifi
  • Full kitchen
  • Clean and tidy
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htjltbl-table__image Best overall hotel in CuscoBest overall hotel in CuscoTierra Viva Cusco Centro
  • Free Wifi
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport pick up
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htjltbl-table__image Best luxury hotel in CuscoBest luxury hotel in CuscoCasa Andina Premium Cusco
  • Free wifi
  • On-site massages
  • Free breakfast
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htjltbl-table__image Best value hotel in CuscoBest value hotel in CuscoHotel Monasterio San Pedro
  • On-site spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Located directly across the famous San Pedro Market and only a 10-minute walk from the main square
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htjltbl-table__image Best budget Airbnb in CuscoBest budget Airbnb in CuscoIndependent Studio, 7 minutes to the main square
  • Wifi
  • Superhost
  • Essentials
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#1 – Cuzco Stylish Getaway Cabin below Sacsayhuaman Archeological Site

Overall best Airbnb in Cusco

Cuzco Stylish Getaway Cabin below Sacsayhuaman Archeological Site

Cuzco Stylish Getaway Cabin below Sacsayhuaman Archeological Site is the overall best Airbnb in Cusco

– $$$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 2 guests

– Superhost

Gorgeously designed and perfectly reviewed, this tiny house is a Peruvian masterpiece and was an easy pick for our #1 Airbnb on this list! Perfect for a solo traveler or traveling couple, this bright house boasts large windows that bring in the Cusco sun and highlight the beautiful wood and marble decor.

Hosted by Superhost Patty, guests love that this Airbnb is located near the action, but tucked away in a quiet corner. The bed is heavenly, the pillows are cozy, and the outdoor patio is a perfect place to have a cup of tea and relax.

 

#2 – Duplex apartment, very cozy with all the comforts

Best Airbnb for families or large groups

Duplex apartment, very cozy with all the comforts

Duplex apartment, very cozy with all the comforts is our pick for the best Airbnb for families or large groups

– $$$$

– 5 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms

– Sleeps up to 9 people

– Superhost

Located in a safe and convenient area, this duplex is a dream-stay for a large group visiting Cusco for the first time. Beautifully designed, the home feels modern and cozy, and is spacious enough for your entire crew!

Walk downtown, explore the surrounding restaurants, or just relax in your (ENORMOUS!) house – the choice is yours! Our favorite part has to be the epic view. Cusco at it’s finest 🙂

 

#3 – Tierra Viva Cusco Centro

Best overall hotel in Cusco

Tierra Viva Cusco Centro

Tierra Viva Cusco Centro is our pick for the best overall hotel in Cusco

– $$$

– Free wifi

– Free breakfast

– Airport pick up

Located just outside of Cusco’s main square is the Tierra Viva Cusco Centro – our favorite hotel in the area! The hotel boasts a modern design, big bedrooms, cozy beds, and sparkling clean bathrooms.

The staff here are quite wonderful and always excited to help – be sure to ask them for some delicious local food recommendations. We also love the value this hotel offers – can’t go wrong with free wifi, free airport shuttle, and a free tasty breakfast.

 

#4 – Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Best luxury hotel in Cusco

Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Casa Andina Premium Cusco is our pick for the best luxury hotel in Cusco

– $$$$$

– Free wifi

– On-site massages

– Free breakfast

Boasting a modern design and some of the best staff in all of Cusco is our favorite luxury hotel in the city – Casa Andina Premium Cusco. This boutique hotel is quaint and compact, and guests love the warm ambiance and cozy decor.

Relax in your beautiful room, have a massage in the wellness center, grab a pisco sour at the bar, or walk outside and explore amazing Cusco. Be sure to enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal at the delicious on-site restaurant Alma Restaurant.

 

#5 – Hotel Monasterio San Pedro

Best value hotel in Cusco

Hotel Monasterio San Pedro

Hotel Monasterio San Pedro is our pick for the best value hotel in Cusco

– $$

– Free wifi

– On-site spa

– Breakfast included

There are a handful of excellent value hotels in Cusco, and Hotel Monasterio San Pedro is our favorite! The rooms are big, clean, and well-maintained, and the location is perfect for anyone visiting Cusco for their first time.

The courtyard is beautiful and is the perfect place to have an afternoon drink. The on-site restaurant serves up delicious local food, and the on-site wellness center is perfect for a quick foot massage or a relaxing full-body massage. Highly recommended 🙂

 

#6 – Independent Studio, 7 minutes to the main square

Best budget Airbnb in Cusco

Independent Studio, 7 minutes to the main square

Independent Studio, 7 minutes to the main square is our pick for the best budget Airbnb in Cusco

– $$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 4 guests

– Superhost

If you are on a budget while in Cusco, you are going to love the low-price and high-value of this Airbnb. Set in a colonial house, this charming studio allows you to see a different side of Cusco and to live like a local.

The home features a clean bathroom, small kitchen, free wifi, and because it has two double it means you can save more money by bunking up with your travel buddy! Guests love the garden and the convenient location. Extra points for the convenient, yet quiet, location.

 

#7 – Niños Hotel Meloc

Niños Hotel Meloc

– $$$

– Free wifi

– On-site restaurant

– Room service

Well-reviewed and well-located, another one of Cusco’s great value hotels is the clean and beautiful Niños Hotel Meloc. Sort of a boutique hotel with hostel vibes, this accommodation option is for anyone who likes their hotel to have a bit more personality.

Guests love the colorful decor and painted art on the walls. Grab an authentic Peruvian souvenir for friends at the on-site gift shop, or eat an authentic Peruvian meal at the on-site restaurant. If you have a flight to catch, the hotel can help you book an affordable shuttle service to the airport.

 

#8 – Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa

– $$$$$$$

– On-site spa

– State of the art gym

– Room service

– On-site bar

One of Cusco’s most luxurious and opulent hotels, there is so much to love about Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa. It boasts immaculate cleanliness and impeccable attention to detail, as well as some of the most attentive staff in all of Cusco.

If you are looking for a bit of pampering, be sure to head to the spa where you can use the hydromassage tub, or get a relaxing full-body massage. Rooms are huge and the on-site restaurant is a must-try!

 

#9 – Estancia San Blas

Estancia San Blas

– $$$

– Free wifi

– Airport shuttle

– Breakfast included

Free breakfast and free wifi are always appreciated, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg with Estancia San Blas. You also get to enjoy your big room, clean bathroom, and cozy bed and pillows!

Well-located near many of Cusco’s best sights and attractions, this hotel is a great base for anyone visiting Cusco for their first time.

 

#10 – Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza

Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza

– $$$$

– On-site restaurant

– Free breakfast

One of Cusco’s best-reviewed hotels, Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza has offers beautiful rooms and great amenities. Guests rave about the decor and coziness of the rooms, as well as the comfort of the beds and the pillows.

If you are a foodie looking to eat at some of Cusco’s best restaurants, be sure to ask the helpful staff for some recommendations. But no matter what, be sure not to miss your free breakfast at the hotel – it’s delicious!

 

#11 – APARTMENT 9 Minutes Walk From The Main Square

APARTMENT 9 Minutes Walk From The Main Square

– $$$

– 2 bedrooms/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 3 guests

– Work space

Boasting a hip and quirky design is an Airbnb that is perfect for both solo travelers and couples. Large windows provide tons of natural light, and the kitchen is the perfect place to whip up a light breakfast before a day of exploring.

Guests love that bathroom and bedrooms are impeccably clean, and that the large flatscreen TV has local cable and Netflix. And the best part? Head to the rooftop where you can relax on the shared terrace! The terrace has awesome views and even a BBQ grill 🙂

 

#12 – COZY STUDIO APARTMENT WITH TERRACE CITY CENTER

COZY STUDIO APARTMENT WITH TERRACE CITY CENTER

– $$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 2 guests

– Superhost

Providing great value and some cool decor is another one of Cusco’s awesome Airbnbs. This cozy studio apartment is equipped with a comfortable bed, free wifi, air conditioning, and best of all – free laundry service!

The studio itself is small and cozy, but it comes with a private terrace which is quite large! This is a great place to relax, enjoy a meal, have a drink, and let your eyes get lost in the beautiful Cusco mountains.

 

#13 – Magicpacker Hostel

Magicpacker Hostel

– $

– Private rooms available

– Dorms available

– Free continental breakfast!

While hostels aren’t for everyone, they are perfect for any who are looking to save some money and mingle with other travelers – and Magicpacker Hostel in Cusco is a great place to do both!

Chill in the common area, play a game of ping pong, or grab a cheap beer at the bar. Backpackers love the free breakfast and coffee, and that the beds are comfortable and clean. Extra points for the perfect location.

 

#14 – Secret Garden

Secret Garden

– $

– Dorms available

– Private rooms available

– Free wifi

While this hostel is a bit more on the basic side, it is quiet, extremely homey, and run by some of the nicest staff in all of Cusco. The hostel offers tours, so it’s a great option if you are looking to see some sights and meet some other travelers.

Breakfast is free for certain room-types, but don’t worry if you have to pay – it only costs a couple of bucks and it’s very good! Electric sockets are plenty and towels are given to guests for free 🙂

 

#15 – Beautiful house and garden in historic city center

Beautiful house and garden in historic city center

– $$$$$

– 3 bedrooms/ 3 bathrooms

– Sleeps up to 6 guests

– Superhost

Impeccibly cleaned and beautifully designed, this is easily one of the nicest Airbnb’s in all of Cusco! The wood decorations on the floor and ceiling bring a warmth and coziness to the house, and the large windows and surrounding greens make this house feel bright and alive.

Rooms are cozy and spacious, and the living room is an enormous and relaxing area for the whole group to watch a movie or enjoy a game night. But our favorite part has to be the views from the private terrace – check out the pics, it’s beautiful!

 

#16 – Large Sunny Studio With City View!

Large Sunny Studio With City View!

– $$

– Studio

– Sleeps up to 3 people

– Superhost

This small and charming studio is located in a quiet and less-touristy part of town, making it the perfect place for someone who wants to get a more authentic experience of this amazing city.

We love the coziness of the studio especially the wood floors, comfy sofa, and work desk. Guests rave about Superhost Bryan and his hospitality. He also owns a cafe across the street, the perfect place for a beer or meal!

 

#17 – Mayu Wasi

Mayu Wasi

-$$

– 24-hour reception

– Free breakfast

– Free wifi

Rounding off our list is another fabulous Cusco hotel, the Mayu Wasi (cool name, eh?). This hotel is perfect for anyone who wants to stay somewhere that provides value, great hospitality and some impressive views!

All rooms are spotless and are equipped with comfy beds and flatscreen TVs. We love the free breakfast and that the wifi is accessible throughout the entire building. If you have a flight to catch, be sure and ask the staff about their airport shuttle.

 

Final thoughts on the best hotels in Cusco

Cusco is one of the most magical cities in all of Peru, and we know that you will love your time there. Remember, while we love hotels, Airbnb’s are the coolest way to experience a new city. Give on a try!

Did we miss any great Cusco hotels? Which hotel or Airbnb are you going to stay at? Let us know in the comments below!

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About the Author Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson lives to travel! Born in Washington D.C., Emma is a hotel connoisseur and a staff writer at Hotel Jules. An army brat, Emma got the travel bug early and has never been able to stop. Now, she has proudly visited 70+ countries and plans to visit every country in the world! Passionate about her ukelele (obviously) and her family, Emma eventually wants to retire in Thailand and write a book about all of her travel experiences.