Milhouse Hostel Review: Cusco, Peru
We went to Cusco with one plan in mind – hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We didn’t realize this until we arrived, but there is a lot to do in this touristy town. As backpackers, we chose to stay at Milhouse Hostel in Cusco. We fit right in. Here is our Milhouse Hostel review.
In terms of hostels in Cusco, Milhouse is one of the newest at only two years old. It is one of three hostels owned by Melina Saccal and her siblings. (The other two hostels are located in Buenos Aires).
Located very close to Plaza de Armas, visitors pass through the front door and are greeted with an open courtyard – the first of two – surrounded by beautiful arches. The building was first used as a monastery and later a colonial hotel. We were impressed at how the owners have managed to maintain almost all of the building’s original charm.
Milhouse also has a travel agency partner, Bamba Experience, within the hostel walls. This means that backpackers can literally come to Cusco without a plan and find help with anything from coordinating a trek to getting invoked with a daily activity.
Private Rooms: $40-50
Travel Agency inside hostel
Milhouse Hostel has 45 rooms and can book up to 150 guests. They have dorms, as well as single, double, triple and quadruple rooms. Every room has its own bathroom. A free breakfast is offered every morning in the bar area (including eggs).
The rooms don’t have internet access. But, wifi is available in the courtyards and in the bar.
We stayed in a private room which was cozy, quiet and featured some pretty awesome wall art. The shower was a bit old, but the owners say they are planning to renovate all of the bathrooms soon.
If you book a dorm room, keep in mind that people are waking up at 3am every morning to leave for trekking. That early in the morning, even the slightest sound will be amplified. But we didn’t mind because one morning, we were those people. The hostel has quiet hours after 10 pm so trekkers can get some rest, but they will occasionally throw parties. While we were hiking the Inca Trail, they had a 2-year anniversary bash, and they have other parties throughout the year. Looked like fun!
We stayed at Milhouse Hostel before and after our trek to Machu Picchu. They even held our extra luggage while we were gone. Definitely a great place for backpackers to stay in Cusco.
Have you stayed at Milhouse? What was your experience? Let us know!