Cusco Hostel Review: Thomas Grill Garden

Cusco Hostel Review: Thomas Grill Garden

Have you ever walked into a brand new place and immediately felt at home? That’s how we felt when we arrived at Thomas Grill Garden in Cusco, Peru.

 

When I first began planning our trip to Cusco, I wasn’t quite sure where to start when it came to figuring out where to stay. Luckily our friend Gemma from Two Scots Abroad recommended Thomas Grill Garden, and I’m so glad she did. It’s in a great location, only blocks away from the city center, with lots of places to eat nearby.

 

When you first walk in there is a garden area with tables and chairs which is perfect for lounging around. There are also areas to hang out inside the main communal area which has a couch, tables, and a computer, and also a lounging area on the second floor with more couches, a small kitchen area, and a TV.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

 

And when it comes to rooms, you can stay in a room with 4 beds and shared bathroom or you can get a private room/bathroom. I highly recommend the private room on the 3rd floor; the “mountain view” room. You have to take some cool stairs to get up there, it’s got two double-sized beds, and plenty of space for your bags.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

 

The bathroom was a bit small, but nothing we couldn’t handle. It was clean and the water was HOT!! And unlike some places that turn off the hot water after a certain time, TGG has hot water 24/7.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

 

But you want to know the best thing about our room? The view! We could see all of Cusco, and the view was impressive both during the day and at night.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

 

Some additional perks about TGG:

  • – There’s wifi on each floor and it’s the best speed we found while in Cusco.
  • – A yummy breakfast is included.
  • – Jenny. That’s right, Jenny. She is the sweetest person ever and I would recommend staying at TGG just so you could meet her. She went above and beyond during our stay. She helped us find a tour guide for a last minute day trip, she called and arranged for a taxi to pick us up early in the morning for our train ride to Machu Picchu, she brought us up a heater for our room (Cusco gets cold at night!), and she even brought us coca leaf tea to help us adjust to the elevation.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Thomas Grill Garden Hostel Review

 

I would definitely recommend Thomas Grill Garden to anyone planning a stay in Cusco. We felt right at home as soon as we walked in and were sad to leave.

 

Address: Atocsaycuchi 281- A, Cusco, Peru 5184 (You will have to climb some stairs to get to the hostel, but that’s Cusco for ya)

 

If you have any questions or would like to make reservations, email [email protected]

 

Thanks again to Gemma for recommending TGG and of course Jenny for being such a darling and awesome hostess.

As always, all opinions are our own.

 

 

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