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“Hostal Mágico IS a magic place”
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Hostal Magico
Ranked #208 of 499 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Reviewed 10 December 2010

What can I say? I stayed in the hostel for almost three months, lved every second of it. Amazing place, both the guests, the staff, the rooms, the courtyard. It's like its own beautiful little world. On top of that, it's part of a social project so the profits help a local school. Could it be better really? Go there.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 December 2010

Hostal Magico is based just outside the old part of the city and the place most tourists want to see within streets of white washed walls. It has large communal spaces for meeting people and is one of the firndliest hostels I have stayed in. Showers are almsot always hot which is something of a bonus and the beds have plenty of covers for keeping the warm in when there over winter. It also has an equipped kitchen that allows you to prepare food. Deffinatleyu worth a stay for those on a budget who want a friendly atmopsphere and the chance to meet new people.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 December 2010

This was more than just a hostel to me, was the clue of my great experience travelling alone in Cusco.

The hostel is clean, cozy, comfortable and has a great friendly stuff. It has a great enviroment and colourful decoration. Clean and comfortable bathrooms, free internet with computers available for the guests, a comfortable kitchen, a living room with ty with cable tv and lots of dvds to watch.

Regardind the enviroment, most of the guests are volunteers in the social proyect you support with the money you pay for staying, so there's a great and friendly enviroment. People are always open and outgoing, and although everyone makes friends with everyone, it's always quiet at night, it's a rule, so you won't have trouble with resting.

It's about 6 blocks away from the main scuare, so it's quite ok, you can walk everywhere and in case is late night you can always take a taxi, that are really cheap over there (3 soles at most).

They also have loundry service and conection with spanish school if you wanna study spanish. And the proyect you suport by staing is just around the corner, so you can always go and see what is it about, and why not, became a volunteer (the minimun time required is one week, from monday to friday).

I totally recomend you to stay there! It was a great experience and I can't wait to be back to this cozy and lovely enviroment.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2010

I have been staying at Hostal Magico for over a month now, mostly because I have been volunteering with Aldea Yanapay, the social project connected with the hostel. I absolutely love it. It is welcoming, the staff are incredibly friendly, and the rooms are cozy and feel like a home, not a hostel. The whole places is bright and colorful, music is played according to the time and mood of the day, there is a garden with hammocks and flowers everywhere. The prices are very reasonable, and you have the security of knowing that part of your money goes to help the social project Aldea Yanapay, which is located just around the corner from the hostel. Not all of the people at the hostel are volunteers, of course, it is not a requirement at all. It's nice to have a variety of people in the hostel at all times, and no matter how long guests end up staying at the hostel, they are always quickly integrated into the community and made to feel as if they have been there several weeks or more.

The hostel environment is backpacker friendly, family friendly and couple friendly. It is quiet after eleven almost every night, but many of the guests go out and are welcome back any time of the night and no one will be disturbed. The kitchen is well stocked and kept very clean, as are the rooms and bathrooms. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful, and are treated well: they get fair salaries and only work 8 hours a day with days off, the company pays it's taxes, and all of the workers have paid holidays every year. The affiliated restaurant, Cafe Restaurant Aldea Yanapay is run by the same man, Yuri, and has the same philosophy of honesty, good service, and trustworthy causes.

There is nowhere else I would ever stay in Cusco should I come back (and I plan to!)

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 November 2010

I stayed at the Hostal Magico for two months while volunteering in Cusco. The beds are incredible, soooo comfortable with a lot of blankets. Also, the rooms are decorated with a lot of love as is the whole hostel. On top of this, it is very close to everything. The staff is very very friendly and the people staying there are great. A lot of them are staying longer and you become sort of like a family, even with people who are there only short term. There is always someone to do something fun and a lot of delicious meals have been cooked in the kitchen. There is free internet, a TV with DVDs and a library with books in many different languages. So whether you want a place for a good night's sleep, a place to make new friends or you want to support a good cause (the proceeds go to the social project connected to the hostel), this is the place to be!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

I´ve already been staying at hostal magico for about a month and plan on staying another month! It´s an amazing hostal with a great friendly atmosphere. It´s clean, the decor is really cute and the atmosphere is the best! Not only is it a lovely place to stay, all the profits from the hostel are re-invested into the social project it supports...Aldea Yanapay, a free education project for disadvantaged children. You can also volunteer to work at the project whilst in Cusco (which is what I have been doing)...a great experience and it´s free to volunteer unlike most other projects in teh area! I recommend this hostel to everyone! :)

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2015, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hostal Magico

Address: 534 Calle Fierro, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #208 of 499 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Price Range: £7 - £18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Magica hostel is part of the Aldea Yanapay community, the same that works with children and families in development and education since 2004, with the aim of providing educational alternatives based on the love and spirituality to our childern, youth, adults and senior citizen. Aldea Yanapay is a cusquenian non profitable organization that works each day for a more conscious and spiritual world. Villa Magica is dedicated to providing hospitality to all human beings who want a cultural exchange. With beautiful green areas, gardens, art, warm rooms, comfortable bathrooms, restaurant, bar, conscious activities such as yoga, drum session or circle of massage, and playground for children. ... more   less 

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