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Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cusco, Peru - Updated 2020

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Once the historic capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco remains an important Peruvian city nestled in the Andes mountains and hosts nearly two million visitors each year. Some of the original structures from hundreds of years ago can still be seen. The influence of indigenous and Spanish culture on the city’s architecture can be seen in many buildings and provides insight into the region’s complex history. Cusco has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. Popular sites include the Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Coricancha. Cusco is also nearby the famous Machu Picchu, and many tourists begin their journey in this city. Keep reading to learn more about our recommended Airbnb vacation rentals in Cusco, Peru!

1. Charming mini apartment in city center (from USD 35)

This cute one bedroom apartment is a perfect romantic setting for a couple or a cozy retreat for a solo traveler. The neighborhood is very quiet and safe, and nearby sites such as the Plaza de Armas and city center. Amenities include central heating, cable TV, WiFi and complimentary luggage storing while you travel. Take a stroll down the street and you’ll find plenty of dining and shopping options as you get to know San Blas as the artisan center of Cusco.

Charming Mini Apartment in City Center
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
404 reviews
Entire apartment 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was beautiful as was the courtyard inside
virginia’s cottage apartment was a perfect home base for my visit
adorable apartment was perfect for a two-night stay
we were also able to watch the last got in our room we would definitely come back
lovely stay with a beautiful courtyard great shower and proximity to the square without the noisiness of it
Cleanliness:
the room was very clean and nice with a clean private bathroom
it was sparking clean
it was clean and very stylish
the apartment is clean and cozy
great value very clean and exactly as pictured
Host:
gary is a great host
the hosts are quick to respond and generous with their hospitality
hosts were very accommodating as well
they were very accommodating and any issue we had they were quick to resolve it
virginia is a very gracious host
Location:
great location and really cute space
fantastic location and a quaint and unique apartment
walkable to everything and super cute space
great location and charming space
perfect apartment in a great neighborhood walking distance to the main square
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2. Private apartment in historic city center (from USD 39)

Your wallet will thank you for choosing this affordable but comfortable private loft. Two guests can comfortably sleep in this one bedroom, one bath loft and enjoy the shared access to the garden, kitchen, and rooftop (which offers a great view of the city). The accommodation is two blocks away from Plaza de Armas and one block away from the main square of the San Blas neighborhood.

Private Apartment Historic Center
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
250 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a space heater but it was not enough to keep the place warm
the bed was amazing and she had enough blankets for sleeping through the night
the bed is extremely warm and comfortable
it was a nice surprise to find we could watch amazon prime on the tv
apartment was quiet and had everything we needed including a very comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
very spacious and clean apartment
the apartment is clean and beautifully decorated
very spacious clean and neat
the apartment was very clean and bed its really comfortable
erikas place was very nice and clean
Host:
she was also very responsive to questions
friendly host and a pleasent stay
lovely apartment and erica is a fantastic host
erika was an amazing host
erika was a fantastic host
Location:
super cute apartment and great location
close to the main square and excellent restaurants
the location is amazing only 5 mins away from the main square
place very well located
perfect location for exploring cusco
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3. Cozy studio apartment with terrace (from USD 15)

This bright and bold apartment is full of personality and perfect for two guests looking to have a place to come back to after a day of exploring. Being in the city center, you’ll be near historical sites such as Plaza de Armas, groceries, nightlife and restaurants. Amenities include access to the terrace and garden. There’s also a complimentary laundry service.

COZY STUDIO APARTMENT WITH TERRACE CITY CENTER
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
296 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony is beautiful-set up like an additional room
the place is cozy and has a great view
nice room with outdoor seating
super comfortable bed good location great communication had all the amenities we needed and more
amazing place and host; cozy bedroom perfect for a few couple nights and really good amenities
Cleanliness:
very clean room and hot shower
very clean plenty of blankets
the apartment was very clean and had personal touches
comfortable and clean throughout
super clean and cozy i would definitely stay here again
Host:
jhon was a great host
jhon was a great host
he is an amazing host
jhon was a wonderful host providing us bananas and coca leaves when we arrived
jhon and rodolfo were amazing hosts
Location:
great location and great value
great location place was hidden and away from the street noise but located in the heart of cusco
beautiful space walking distance away from the main square
nice place and good location
location is however nice as place is close to plaza de armas
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4. Amazing loft in historical center (from USD 36)

This beautiful apartment offers stunning views of the surrounding district while offering all the modern amenities you could need when you’re away from home. Five guests can sleep in the two bedrooms provided. WiFi, cable TV, heaters and hot showers are available. If you’re exploring the historical sites of the city, you’ll only be one block away from the Temple of the Sun and Santo Domingo Convent and three blocks away from Plaza de Armas.

Amazing Loft in the Historical Centre
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
237 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the loft offers all the basic amenities needed for a comfortable stay
i loved the bathtub and the heater in the bedroom
the wifi worked well the kitchen space is quaint functional and overall quite lovely
the space was totally cool with great views from the upper room of all the surrounding hills
good wifi host very helpful and accommodating
Cleanliness:
the unit was clean and comfortable
clean stylish big and cozy
the apartment was super clean and had space
the loft was very clean and well equipped for a short or long stay
it was clean and spacious enough to accommodate 3 guests easily
Host:
our host was lovely too
renzo was a great host
renzo was a great host
renzo was a great host
renzo is an awesome host
Location:
great location close to the main square
great location within walking distance to town square stores and restaurants
great location close to the main street and the main square
great location in cusco downtown 10 minutes walking distance to almost all the attractions
the location was outstanding next to the city centre and bus/train station
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5. Room in Casona del Centro (from USD 11)

This basic private bedroom can sleep up to two guests and is a very affordable option. Guests will also have access to a shared bathroom. Additional amenities include WiFi and complimentary mate upon request. You will be within walking distance of Plaza de Armas and local restaurants, cafés, and shops. Previous guests have complimented the economical offerings of the accommodation and the host’s hospitality.

Habitación doble en Casona del Centro del Cusco
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
188 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fresh flowers in the room were just sweet
the house is so cute and wifi/electricity/water worked great
room was basic a bit cold but beds were comfy and the position was great
we had a wonderful stay at maria double room in cusco
the beds were very comfortable and everything in the room worked fine
Cleanliness:
my room was clean and comfortable
however the cleanliness could have been a lot better
bed and bath were clean
the rooms was clean
the room was small and simple but clean and great for the price
Host:
also the host is friendly and welcoming
dolores was an amazing host
she is very hospitable and kind
maria is a wonderful host
a very welcoming host who offered us tea during checkin and checkout
Location:
location is great for the main central square
great location close to the main square
the location was amazing
great location - just a 4 minute walk to the main plaza
location is best of best
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6. Mini apartment for two (from USD 24)

If you’re looking for affordable accommodation that has it all, then this apartment, just three blocks away from the main plaza of Cusco, is ideal for you. The mini apartment has one bedroom that can accommodate up to two guests, perfect for a solo traveler or a couple. It also comes with a cozy sitting area, a dining set-up for three, and a fully functional kitchen. Another great feature of the house is its patio, where you can lounge and take in the beauty of the surroundings.

Mini-apart 3 blocks from the Plaza
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
213 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
has good working wifi
very roomy with all the necessary cookware and a great heater
super cute apartment with heater great wifi in a quiet neighborhood
the heater worked very well to keep the space warm and the shower had nice hot water
there is heat and hot water extra blankets and a comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
the apartment was clean and cozy
the place was very clean and exactly as advertised
the apartment is clean and secure
the place is super clean very spacious
yolanda's place was clean and beautiful
Host:
yolanda is the nicest host
yolanda was a wonderful host
yolanda was an amazing host
yolanda was a great host and i felt more at home than visiting
yolanda is responsive and attentive
Location:
location was very central and safe
great location in the middle of the city
the location was great a few blocks away from plaza de armas
great location around san blas
close to main square area felt safe
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7. Beautiful townhouse with garden in historic center (from USD 95)

Affordable accommodation in the historic city center, this two-bedroom townhouse can accommodate up to four guests comfortably. The house has a rustic style and complete with all the usual home features, including a living room with a fireplace, a functional kitchen, and a dining room. Another great feature of the property is its beautiful garden, which is unique in the area. Additionally, you can ask for personal assistance for laundry and cleaning services as well as other personal aid.

Beautiful Townhouse and garden in historic center
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
149 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment also has a lovely courtyard full of flowers and old stones
the wi-fi has been perfect as well
we found local fruit and bread for breakfast and much appreciated the coffee and tea
there is a lovely private courtyard right outside the apartment
we loved the fireplace and cozy bedrooms as well as the garden views
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfy
it is very clean and someone was coming daily to clean do the dishes
great communication friendly people clean space
everything is clean and in great condition
the apartment was clean and well appointed
Host:
the host was very responsive and helped us with any questions we had
the hosts went above and beyond to help us with anything we asked for
maria was simply the best host
this place had a great layout and staff that were attentive
the hosts kindly stored our luggage and made a seamless check-in/out
Location:
the location is perfect
we loved the location
location really central location with easy walking access to all the main sites of the city
amazing place in a perfect location
the place is perfectly situated within walking distance of all the sites restaurants and stores
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8. Comfy private room in apartment

Two private rooms are available in this apartment and can sleep up to three guests. The stylish décor and comfortable furnishings will make you feel right at home. Nearby you’ll find dining, nightlife and entertainment options within walking distance. Complimentary laundry, breakfast, and mate de coca are also available upon request. Previous guests speak highly of the value of the space and communication of the host.

Comfy,wide and sweet room!!BF free..feel like home
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
201 reviews
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

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9. Saya Wasi bed and breakfast

Three private suites are available in this bed and breakfast, overlooking the city. The rustic décor and spacious outdoor veranda create a welcoming and relaxing environment. The suites are located only five minutes away from the Plaza de San Blas, Plaza de Armas and other cultural sites at the city center. Your hosts speak English, French, and Spanish and will be happy to accommodate any special needs you may have. Banks, restaurants, and art galleries are also in walking distance.

SAYA WASI -BEST VIEW OF CUSCO - D
Cusco, Peru
413 reviews
Room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room offers a fantastic view of cusco and has great amenities
the view from bed was outstanding
wonderful place amazing view of cusco confortable bed and great amenities like a heater and consistent hot water
the view is spectacular and the breakfast in bed was great
stylish and comfortable with an incredible view of the city
Cleanliness:
additionally it was very clean and tidy
denis’ place is clean and comfortable
the place and scenery was beautiful and clean just as the pictures portray
the place was very clean and close to restaurants taxis and stores
this place was amazing awesome location clean and private
Host:
the hosts were wonderful
host merlanie was very kind
our host was very accommodating and friendly
denis was very responsive and accommodating
denis and his staff made sure we were taken care of for our short stay
Location:
the neighborhood is quiet but still very central and close to great restaurants
the location is perfect walking distance to restaurants and funky cafes
the apartment is in a great location a short a walk to the square
this was so beautiful loved the location- just a 10 minute walk to the square
the location is excellent there are so many shops restaurants cafés etc within walking distance
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10. Private historic apartment

Two guests can comfortably sleep in this one bedroom, one-and-a-half bath, apartment. The recently renovated interior provides modern touches while keeping historical elements intact. A large patio is available for your enjoyment. Nearby you will find the San Pedro market, public transportation, and other tourist attractions. If you need recommendations on things to do or places to see, your hosts are happy to offer their advice.

Private Historic Center Vitoque
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
281 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is definitely an excellent mini apartment with all the amenities
flat was nice but bit cold( there were many blankets and heater to warm up)
there is a gas heater which i was thankful for it
the hot water and heater makes a huge difference
all in all a nice traditional appartment with enough room good furniture and a nice and helpful host
Cleanliness:
very clean and sweet decorations
clean tidy and comfortable
the space itself is spotlessly clean and simple
maria’s place is spacious clean and homey
great spot convenient and clean
Host:
the host is awesome
very honest and great host
maria was a great host
maria was a great host
overall a great host
Location:
location was perfect very close to everthing
location of the house is super central
the location is perfect
close to main square perfect
excellent location and cozy space
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11. Room in bed and breakfast

This friendly bed-and-breakfast rental is a 15-minute drive away from the historical city center, and 10 minutes away from the airport. Your room comes with clean linens, toiletries, complimentary breakfast and laundry services, WiFi and the option to store your luggage while you travel. Your hosts will welcome you with a hot cup of coca tea and provide you with any details you may need about your stay and how to get around Cusco.

Spacious & bright bedroom in homely flat
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
275 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is also strong
great apartment with amazing city views
as others have mentioned they provide amazingly delicious and nutritious breakfast with tea/coffee and a fresh fruit smoothie
nice big room in a roomy apartment
breakfasts were well prepared and we enjoyed breakfast chatting with other guests
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and comfortable
the flat was super clean as well as the room
really nice people very clean
the rooms were very clean and we felt comfortable staying there
their space is clean
Host:
kettlin and eduardo were fantastic hosts
kettlin and eduardo were awesome hosts
kettlin and eduardo are fantastic hosts
kettlin and eduardo are amazing hosts
eduardo and kettlin are amazing hosts
Location:
great airbnb located close to the airport
great location that is close to the airport and public transportation to get around cusco
amazing place to stay very close to the airport and city center of cusco
a bit far from the city center but close to the airport the place was very clean
great location awesome hosts the breakfast was delicious i will come again in my next trip to cusco
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12. Apartment in historic center

With space to accommodate up to four guests, this cozy loft is great for solo travelers, small groups, and even families. Windows overlook the historic center and provide you with a bird’s eye view. Guests will have access to a kitchen, private bathroom, and additional beds if needed. The apartment is also located three minutes away from the main square and offers easy access to Cusco’s historic attractions.

CENTRO HISTORICO VISTA PRIVILEGIADA....
Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
180 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was reliable and there was good hot water
the apartment was nice with a nice/elevated view of the city and plaza
however the wifi was incredibly fast - good enough to watch films on our laptops
beautiful views of the city and very cozy place
cozy top floor beautiful view modern style bathroom separate kitchen area with all utensils
Cleanliness:
the space is quite clean and comfortable
linens were clean and very comfortable
clean friendly accommodating and great location
her place is a very clean and nice spot we love it
although it is a simple studio apartment it is cozy and clean
Host:
josefina was a wonderful host
josefina was a perfect host
josefina was a great host
josafina was a perfect host
josefina is a wonderful host
Location:
the location is perfect
wonderful location in the heart of cusco
the location is absolutely great walking distance to the main areas
the place is central and very good located
the most ideal thing about this apartment is the location
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History and heritage in the Andes

Prepare yourself for the high altitudes of Cusco, though they are nothing compared to the nearby ruins of Machu Picchu. After even a few days here, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for the grit and wit the Incans must have possessed to build a thriving empire in these mountains. While there are plenty of sites steeped in history, from the indigenous Kilke to colonialism to modern day, there is also an abundance of local art, music, and cuisine to sample. Any of the aforementioned Airbnb accommodations will surely give you a chance to meet some of the locals or other travelers such as yourselves. Next time you are planning a South American adventure, be sure to keep Cusco on the radar and keep these Airbnbs in mind.

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