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Choquequirao cabins

As most accommodation is now dealt with by booking engines – also an excellent source of user reviews – we only give broad advice.

Peru has everything from modern cities like Lima and Arequipa to islands where the only option is a homestay to the jungle where the only option is an eco-lodge. Some places in Peru have very unique lodging, which require unique advice.

Accommodation by price

$ – Budget offerings include hostels in many central locations and homestays (Airbnb and the like) a little further out. If you pay in cash on arrival, expect to pay s/30-s/50 per person, per night. If you reserve and pay online, expect to pay $10-$20.

$$ – Mid-range options are dominated by bed and breakfasts that dot residential areas just beyond the city centre; and a few modern central chain hotels. If you pay in cash on arrival, expect to pay s/50-s/80. If you reserve and pay online, expect to pay $20-$50.

$$$ – Top-end choices generally divide between historic buildings that have been converted from colonial or even Inca buildings, and modern hotels with more conveniences; along with a clutch of smaller high-end boutique options. These places will expect you to reserve and pay online or with USD on arrival. Prices can range from $50-$500.


Wherever you choose booking well in advance will be key at peak times – reservations at least six months in advance are not uncommon for the high season of June, July and August.

Arequipa Accommodation

The White City has it all

Cusco Accommodation

The supply is endless

Puerto Maldonado Eco-Lodges

From luxury to homestay

Lake Titicaca Accommodation

Book directly with the family

Lima Accommodation

Stick to the coast

Huaraz Accommodation

Plentiful & economical

Puerto Maldonado Accommodation

Options in town are basic

Sacred Valley Accommodation

Rustic or luxury

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Heather Jasper