The Best Party Hostels to Book in Cusco, Peru

Party and recover in style at the Selina Plaza De Armas Cusco, Peru
Party and recover in style at the Selina Plaza De Armas Cusco, Peru | Courtesy of Selina Plaza De Armas Cusco /
Carrie Back

Partying in Cusco is an unforgettable experience – do it the right way at our pick of the best party hostels, available with Culture Trip.

The gateway to the ancient town of Machu Picchu, Cusco is full of history and charm. From archeological sites to museums, vibrant marketplaces, impressive architecture, there are endless options to experience one of the most fascinating cities in Peru. Book a night at one of these party hostels for an easy way to meet other travelers.

1. Milhouse Hostel Cusco


Milhouse Hostel Cusco
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Milhouse is a lively hostel just two blocks from Plaza de Armas. It’s housed in a Spanish-style historic building, with the stonework and rounded arches for which Cusco is known, so you can party in style. The multi-story building is large, with communal spaces on the first floor and a rooftop terrace. Upstairs, there is a restaurant and bar area that comes alive at night.

2. Selina Plaza De Armas Cusco


Selina Plaza De Armas Cusco
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The uber-stylish Selina offers an array of wellness activities; yoga, meditation and aromatherapy at the wellness center that’s perfect for detoxing after pisco sours the night before. The hostel has more of a bohemian hotel vibe, with a common kitchen, cozy library room, bar, and a hip restaurant with a glass ceiling. For a unique stay, book a night in the outdoor teepees, made from upcycled concrete featuring artwork by local artists.

3. Pariwana Hostel Cusco


No need to bring your earplugs to this hostel, the front desk is happy to provide them at checkin to help you drown out the noise at night. This casual hotel has an array of nighttime activities including salsa dancing lessons and karaoke. There’s an inner open courtyard-lounge area and a large communal kitchen. Plus, they provide free tea, a complimentary breakfast, and a free city map packed with suggestions of where to visit.

4. Loki Cusco


Loki Cusco
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Set in an old-world building with whitewashed walls and a terracotta roof, this hillside hostel is buzzing with activity. Stay in the basic but comfortable dorms or upgrade to a private room for panoramic city views and a mural from the original building. During the day, join the free city walking tour. At night, party with the new friends you made in one of the many communal areas – there’s a hammock-lined courtyard and a bar that offers daily drink specials and themed nights.

5. Wild Rover Cusco

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Wild Rover is rambunctious, known for its lively Irish bar featuring live music, cheap booze, and sports on the television so you don’t miss your favorite team play. The restaurant serves international dishes, with a balcony where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city. This hostel is large, so there are plenty of options including private rooms and pod-style bunk dorms. Plus, they insulated the walls, ensuring you’ll get a great night’s sleep before your early morning treks or excursions.

6. Kokopelli Hostel Cusco

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Kokopelli Hostel Cusco
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Near the main plaza, Kokopelli is a premium budget hostel that won’t break the bank. It has private rooms with balconies, economy dorms, and pod bunks with privacy curtains, while rustic wood furnishings are combined with striking modern murals. Start your day with the complimentary breakfast buffet before attending the free walking tour provided by the hostel. With regular activities held nightly at the Pisco House Restaurant, a games room, and a Spanish colonial courtyard, there are plenty of opportunities to be entertained.

7. Pirwa Backpackers Colonial


Pirwa Backpackers Colonial
Pirwa Backpackers Colonial /

Within walking distance to the stalls at Mercado Central de San Pedro, Pirwa Hostel Colonial is just two blocks from the main square. The staff are friendly and happy to arrange tours and transfers for the rest of your journey. Basic dorms and private rooms surround the two courtyards. A basic Peruvian breakfast is provided free of charge and includes fruit, bread and coffee.

8. The Point Hostels - Cusco


This Peruvian chain of beach-inspired, laid-back hostels has a location in Cusco near Plaza de Armas. There’s an amazing terrace full of hammocks, thatched umbrellas, and greenery. The interior has a bachelor pad vibe, but with all the fun you’ll be having at the Pointless Bar, you won’t even notice. They regularly hold activities, usually centered around drinking games to get the night started.

This is a rewrite of an article originally by Harry Stewart.

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