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Casa de la Gringa
Ranked #55 of 517 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Reviewed 16 May 2012

Casa de la Gringo is a comfortable plce with fabulous artwork, lovely rooms, helpful staff and a great place to meet other travellers. I was on my way to do the Machu Pichu trek. The staff were so accomodating to allow me to store my belongings I was not going to need for my backpack trek. I knew I had a lovely room to return to and a decent shower. The location is perfect and nearby places for good food. I look forward to returning. I am grateful for meeting Puma and Javier and Leslie.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I enjoyed staying at Casa de la Gringa during my time in Cusco. A friendly and inviting place with really relaxed and cool people. The staff is great and will help you make plans or give solid information about the surrounding area. Mark and Simon are awesome and speak english perfectly. Really good fruit breakfast with bread and jam. Always hot water available for coca tea. Hot showers. Great living room area, wifi, and computer.

A little bit of a draft in some areas of the place since its kind of an indoor / outdoor feel. The beds are decent, would like to see them updated. Sounds travel pretty well unfortunately, but was able to get sound sleep most nights. A little pricey I feel for what you get, however its an awesome location in San Blas. Free bag storage if your going on a trip to Machu Picchu or other area. Didn't try the San Pedro they offer but only heard good things.

Overall id recommend it if your stopping through and looking for a comfortable place to relax and have the option of meeting people. It needs some improvement and updating but most places do.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Friendly staff, very helpful. Good place to meet spiritually interested people. Very hot water in the showers. Beautifully decorated, homely feel. Free WIFI and computer with internet to use. Owners Lesley and her sons Mark and Simon are really nice people with a lot of knowledge about Peru and what to do here. Lesley has an amazing house/garden space by the Temple of the Moon where it is possible to drink San Pedro. I warmly recommend Casa de la Gringa.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank jonaru
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

great place to stay to meet other people.they have a where friendly and helpfull staff.i will come back at some point

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

went to Peru for a month, and this hostel was not great - location was good - the rooms were poor, electric plug hanging out of the wall (the owners are German - so there is no excuse for this) i did point it out to the staff, it was never fixed. The kitchen were breakfast was made, was really unclean – they left raw eggs out over night, then used for breakfast the next day. The cats were allowed to walk over the tables were people had breakfasts, I love cats – but not at the breakfast table, the linen wasn’t change on the tables either. I have stayed in Ashrams in India, so I am used to living in rough places. I was so let down by this place, maybe my expectation were high due to the owner being from Europe – when really all she cared about was the monies, and making this a enjoyable place to stay. The door bell would ring all night, the water was not hot! And not much light in the rooms – there was also bed bugs – nice. The girls on reception were nice and friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank grace942
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

I stayed at Casa De La Gringa 1, and the associated mountain house in the hills over looking the ancient city of cusco, from June until september. By far the cleanliest, friendliest and most helpful hostel I've ever stayed in. Loved the vibe of the relaxed visitors that came through and the art oriented atmosphere of the set-up. If you're looking for a safe place to stay, where there isn't excessive drinking and partying at ungodly hours of the day, I'd definitely recommend Casa de la gringa!

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

The staff are great, the location is ok but honestly this is a terrible setup. Bathrooms are practically outdoors, which means icicles at 4am. There is no sunlight until midday so the whole place is freezing, This is a tough one to review because technically the staff and the business itself is fine. They could certainly use some small heaters and the problem would be solved I guess.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: San Blas, Tandapata & Pasnapacana 148 | San Blas, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
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Ranked #55 of 517 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Price Range: £13 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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