Best Hostels for Backpackers and Solo Travellers Near Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu is probably the most famous and visited site in Peru. It's an ancient Incan city that is located high up in the Andes. It's also a UNESCO World Heritage site and has some of the most famous and impressive ruins in the world. No trip to Peru is complete without a trip to Machu Picchu, but it is not a cheap place to visit.

The closest town to to the ruins is Aguas Calientes (officially called Machu Picchu Pueblo). This is a small town at the bottom of the valley and it provides the easiest access to the ruins. The town itself is not that interesting, but it offers the most affordable accommodation options near Machu Picchu. There is one expensive lodge within the grounds of the ruins, but any hostels or affordable guesthouses are found in Aguas Calientes. Most visitors arrive late at night and leave early in the morning, so simple accommodation is really all you need.

How much do hostels in Aguas Calientes cost?

Average Dorm Price $13 ($13 to $13)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $50 ($30 to $110)

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Private Room: $25.00
Overall Rating: 94%
Terrazas del Inca is a nice option for backpackers and budget travelers who want to stay the night near Machu Picchu. It's located in the town of Aguas Calientas and is about three blocks from the train station where you'll arrive. It's about a five minute walk to the hot springs and is just two blocks from where you catch the bus to Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes about fifteen minutes.

This hostel is relatively new and it is a comfortable and relaxing place to stay the night. It offers impressive views of the surrounding terraces and many of the rooms have views that look out over the area. There are no dorms available, but there are a wide variety of private rooms to choose from. There are singles, twins, doubles, three bed, and four bed rooms available. A simple breakfast is included in the price of the room.

If you want a well located and reasonably affordable place to stay that is clean and comfortable, then Terrazas del Inca is a good option.
Calle Wiracocha M-18-4 Machu Picchu Pueblo , Machu Picchu, Peru,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Private Room: $30.00
Also located in the town of Aguas Calientes, Hostal del Turistas Chaska is a comfortable place to stay that offers basic and affordable rooms. The showers have hot water and there's a tv room where you can relax after a busy day exploring the area. The hostel also offers impressive views of the surrounding area including the Aguas Calientes River. The surrounding area has restaurants and you're not far from the main street in town. It's also just a short walk to both the train and bus stations in town.

There are private rooms available that include singles, twins, doubles, and three bed rooms.
Av. Hermanos Ayar s/n, Urb. Las Orquideas,Machupic , Machu Picchu, Peru,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $36.00
Private Room: $50.00
Overall Rating: 84%
Supertramp Hostel is another convenient option in Aguas Calientes. It has a friendly staff that can give you any directions or assistance that you might need. It has both dorms and private rooms available, and it is one of the most affordable options in the area. Private rooms are doubles and dorms sleep eight, ten, or twelve people.

This is one of the most popular hostels in the area, and it has a true backpacker's vibe. It's a great place to relax after a busy day but even during peak season, many guests arrive late at night and check out the next morning. There isn't a lot of down time to socialize here. Still, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming.

The hostel is located near the touristy part of town and is near several good restaurants and street food options.
Calle Chaskatika, Barrio Las Orquideas Plaza de la Cultura , Machu Picchu, Peru,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Private Room: $18.95
Overall Rating: 85%
Sol de Oro Hostal is another option in the town of Aguas Calientes. It's very close to the train and bus stations and is also conveniently close to the thermal baths. It's an affordable and comfortable place to stay that offers easy access to Machu Picchu.

The hostel has single, double, and triple rooms available and is a good option for all types of travelers, whether you're traveling alone or as part of a group. They accept groups of up to fifteen people as well. Every room has its own private bathroom and there is hot water throughout the day.

The staff is helpful and they can offer an early wake up call to make sure you catch the bus to Machu Picchu. Breakfast is available first thing in the morning as well. This is a good and affordable option for visitors to Machu Picchu.
Calle Chaska T'ika C-7 , Machu Picchu, Peru,

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