The Hostel is a very nice and clean place.
The guys who work there are very nice and helpful.
The room was confortable enough and you feel the price is proportional
to what you get.
The only problem is the hostel is far away from the main square in Cuzco.
They say it is 2 blocs away from it but they have a funny way to count
bloques. Actually it was 20 blocks away from it.
Also the hostel s in a pronounce hill. to get there you have to climb a lot of steps and the altitude in town make it really difficult. Every time I was coming back to the hostel I felt like
I was having a heart attack (not joking). I didn't deal well with the altitude.
We stayed at El Balcon for 1 night before going on a 5 day trek to Macchu Pichu. The room was spacious and the beds comfortable. We had to get up very early the next morning and breakfast was made ready for us. Staff were very accommodating in allowing us to leave our heavy rucksacks in the luggage store until our return. We then spent a second night at El Balcon and this time we had a first floor room which was even nicer than the ground floor room we had before. We were able to pay by credit card which was an added bonus. We then set off for Puno and the Colca Canyon to return to Cusco 4 days later. Wanting to spend a day exploring Cusco before our flight home we were delighted to be able to leave our rucksacks at El Balcon again, returning later in the day to get a taxi to the airport. We cannot recommend the service we received highly enough.
Sarah from UK
Located a mere three streets from the very well known and very central Plaza de Armas Sqaure, guests of the El Balcon in …More
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