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Aguas Calientes Accommodations

* All Prices in USD
Note: We only make hotel reservations in
conjunction with a tour or trek booking.

The range of hotel options in Aguas Calientes is less varied than in other places and more expensive! The hotels also lack the character of hotels found in other more established and less utilitarian towns. You will pay nearly double in Aguas Calientes than what you will pay in Cusco for something of a similar standard.

Please note: we can only make hotel reservations for you in Aguas Calientes in conjunction with another of our treks or tours.

Booking.com offer you a full list of hotel options around Machu Picchu. Keep in mind that our preferred hotels are listed on this page, and can either be booked by clicking on the specific hotel link to have the booking handled by Booking.com (with no relationship to Apus Peru.)


Hostal Machu Picchu

Hostal Machu Picchu

Hostal Machu Picchu is one of Aguas Calientes’ most established hotels. The rooms are quite small and basic, carpeted, with hot water. As the hostal is located close to the river, you can hear the rapids from the rooms.

This hostal is one of the standard (basic) hostals included in all Apus Peru treks. If you wish to stay an extra night, we can book this for you at the prices included below.

Price Single U$45 | (two beds) U$50 | (one bed) U$50 | U$70

Hostal La Payacha

Hostal La Payacha

Address: Av. Imperio de los Incas No. 39 (50 metres from Banco de Credito)

Centrally located along the train tracks, with river views from half its rooms. The rooms have character, are kept very clean, and have hot water. They are the perfect, simple place to crash after a trek. The best value for money (plus $100 a night views!) in Aguas Calientes in the price range.

This hostal is one of the standard (basic) hostals included in all Apus Peru treks. If you wish to stay an extra night, we can book this for you at the prices included below.

Price Single U$35 | Double (two beds) U$50 | Matrimonial (one bed) U$50 | Triple U$70 | Cuadruple U$95 |

Hostal Muyurina

Hotel Muyurina

Hermanos Ayar s/n

This airy new hostal includes 2 recently refurbished hotels – the rooms are admittedly small, but are clean and decorated with new furniture, with a bright and cheery air and TVs. Offers a good standard of service and a good place to rest after the Inca Trail.

Price Single US$ 60.00 | Double US$ 70.00 | Triple US$ 90.00

Hostal Wiracocha Inn

Hotel Wiracocha Inn

Wiracocha s/n

Located just off the main tourist street, this large hotel has a range of different rooms, including some with views of the river, and there is plenty of lush vegetation around the foyer and a nice outlook. Recently had a mini makeover.

Price Single US$ 75.00 | Double/matrimonial US$ 100.00 | Triple US$ 140.00 |


Hostal La Pequena Casita

Hotel La Pequena Casita

Hermanos Ayar 11

A modern building in the centre of Aguas Calientes, this hostal, whose name means "The Little House" has large and comfortable rooms with heating, television and well finished bathrooms as well as extra touches like hairdryers.

Price Single US$ 62.00 | Double/matrimonial US$ 72.00 | Triple US$ 90.00 | Extra bed $30.00

La Cabaña  Boutique Hotel

La Cabaña Boutique Hotel

Pachacutec s/n

Nicely decorated hotel situated on the main street leading up to the thermal springs. 20 comfortable rooms with tiled floors and wood beams giving a rustic feel. Good restaurant, popular with tour groups. A charming, good value for money choice. The price includes a buffet breakfast.

Price Single $130.00 | Double/Matrimonial bed $130.00 | Triple $150.00 | There are superior rooms available (with balcony). Please enquire for the price.

Hotel Presidente

Hotel Presidente

Imperio de los Incas s/n

Popular 3 star hotel, clean and friendly but showing signs of its age. All rooms have private bathroom and hot water. The rooms with views over the river are much better value than the standard rooms which over look the train tracks.

Price Rooms with view of Vilcanota River
Single$ 65 | Double/Matrimonial bed (with bath) $80.00 (without bath) $65 |

Hotel Royal Inti Inn

Hotel Royal Inti Inn

Pachacutec 8

On the main tourist street, this is a new 3 star hotel with light airy rooms decorated in bright colours with a pine influence. A comfortable option.

Price Single$ 60 | Double/Matrimonial bed $80 | Triple please ask.


Rupa Wasi Eco Lodge

Rupa Wasi Eco Lodge

Huanacare s/n

This small hotel (it currently only has 4 rooms) offers a peaceful retreat from Aguas Calientes. Though you are still right in town, you feel that you are in the cloud forest with cute balconies, and sensitively and attractively designed wooden rooms. This hotel is our favourite in Aguas Calientes, with a real eco/ alternative feel. Also check out their Tree House Restaurant, right next door. One of our favourite hotels in Aguas Calientes.

Price Standard double or single $80 | Single or double suite $115 | Extra bed $30 | Note, high season rates listed. Please enquire for low season.

Gringo Bills Hostal

Gringo Bill's Hotel

Colla Raymi 104

Gringo Bills is haphazard in many ways – but that doesn't mean that it's not still a good option in Aguas Calientes. Certainly, it's been recently built in by the municipality but the hotel still more character and atmosphere than nearly all the other hotels in Aguas Calientes. It's built on several layers on the hillside, and is a maze of interesting nooks and crannies – great for kids. For adults, it has a recently constructed Pisco Bar which is one of the better places to pass an evening in Aguas Calientes. Despite recent changes, its still one of of our favourite economical options.

Price Standard $99.50 (Single, Matrimonial or double) | Triple $149 | Family (5 beds) $189.50

Inti Inn

Inti Inn

Pachacutec s/n

Located on the street that goes to the hot springs which Aguas Calientes are named for, rooms here are smallish, but nicely decorated with natural fibres theme – stucco and wood beams. Has good showers and is clean. Good value for Aguas Calientes - clean and comfortable. Another hotel from the Grupo Inti.

Price Single room US$ 130.00 | Double/Matrimonial room US$ 130.00 | Triple room US$ 150.00


Casa Andina Classic Aguas Calientes
About 3 years old, this utilitarian hotel was criticised for being an eyesore  box like structure on the train tracks.  But without doubt, it is one of the most popular hotels in the mid range category and consistently is fully booked.   The double thickness glass ensures sounds from the train tracks and the river are minimised, and people staying here have a comfortable stay, with everything they expect of a Casa Andina Classic Hotel.


El Mapi

El Mapi by Inkaterra

Smart, contemporary and modern are the best ways to describe this hotel located in the heart of Aguas Calientes. The hotel is efficient and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit. Operated by Inkaterra hotels under their "By Inkaterra" label, this smart hotel offers the same standard of service that we expect from their more expensive hotels. Dinner included in room rate.

Price Superior Room Single $200 |Double $200| Triple $240

Hotel Taypikala Machu Picchu

This new building offers a utilitarian stay in Aguas Calientes. Rooms are recently built, and offer a clean and spacious stay.

Price Standard Room Single $220 |Double $230 |Triple $260

Hatun Inti hotel

Hatun Inti Boutique hotel

Imperio de los Incas s/n

This is a brand new hotel designed in a rustic style and natural materials, that features Queen size beds, chimneys, showers with a view of the river, and wooden floors. Well designed and a welcome addition to the Aguas Calientes range of hotels. Suites with Jacuzzi. Another hotel from the Grupo Inti. Dinner included in room rate.

Price Classic Matrimonial or twin suite US$ 160.00 | Suite (Boutique room with Spa) $280.00

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Sort of over from the train station... This is our favourite hotel in Machu Picchu!

This hotel is like a tiny slice of paradise in Aguas Calientes and a stay here would make your visit to Machu Picchu doubly memorable. The hotel is perched on the edge of Aguas Calientes but a world unto its own, having developed and grown in an organic manner so there are all types of rooms and services on offer. If you can afford it, this is an amazing place to stay – we think it's Machu Picchu's most splurge-worthy accommodation. There are suites, little houses, secret spas… this is a magical hotel with superb atmosphere. There are daily talks and guided tours included in your stay, providing some excellent interpretation and information. Not only the most amazing hotel in Aguas Calientes, one of the most amazing hotels we have seen in all of our travels.

Price From $550 per night. There are a wide range of different room styles, please enquire.

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

at Machu Picchu

Location, location, location – who can beat a hotel that looks out over the ruins of Machu Picchu? The main selling point of this hotel is this very famous view, and even then not all of the rooms have a view. Rooms are considered small for the price. Food is included in the cost of the room, but usually not raved about. Location is what you pay for here. Owned by Belmond hotels. Meal included in room rate.

Price From $1250 per night (or ask us for offers.) Price includes obligatory service charges.

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

Hermanos Ayar s/n

This impeccable, newly-built hotel is Aguas Calientes' only official five star option. It's gorgeous – luxurious, pretty, and very classy. It offers a world-class spa and other options such as cooking classes. Prices include breakfast, afternoon tea, and either lunch or dinner. If you feel like spending some time kicking back in Aguas Calientes, this is a great place to do it in style. Meal included in room rate.

Price From $602 per night (or ask us for offers!) Price includes obligatory service charges.