I'm traveling to Cusco but we don't know where to stay. We're a group of 6 and looking for a cheap, nice and safe place to stay. We heard from a friend about family lodgings how good are they? anybodyu been there? and do you know any of this-snip-?
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Try Loki Hostels, look good and had good feedback .
YOu might also want to check Hotel Oblitas just off the main square in Cusco.
I´ve just left Cusco and stayed at Hotel Ninos... basic, but friendly helpful staff and all the money goes to a good cause. More info here.
I stayed at Loki. Very popular hostel. It sit high, so hopefully your lungs can handle it!
I stayed at Loki a few years ago and enjoyed it. Clean and comfortable. It is high up so bring your lungs.. Good food and the beers are cheap. If you dont want to walk into town, it is a quick cheap ride.
Also I assume you are heading to machu pichu. I would recommend staying a night in Aguas Calientes. Most people just pass through for the day, but I really enjoyed the town. The food was great and it was a nice getaway from Cuzco...