We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Royal Frankenstein

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Cusco
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Royal Frankenstein
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 81: English reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My best hostel stay during 3 month trip in Peru. The owner Ludwig is so great and helpful. Prices are lower than many dorm beds in Cusco. Highly recommended if you are in budget trip and spending time in Cusco. Thanks Ludwig

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MacceAho
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Clean Rooms / bathrooms Very reasonable prices: same range as for a dormitory in the biggest hostels. Central location: you can easily discover Cusco by foot from there Extremely sympatic owner: taking the time to explain you everything you need to know about Cusco & surroundings - flexible (possibility to arrive & leave at anytime) - arrangeant (would give you...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Lila-Allemagne
Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Frankenstein has everything a great hotel should have: Handy central location, clean rooms and kitchen, breakfast, all-day coffee/tea, friendly atmosphere, hot showers, fireplace, fast wifi, etc. On top of all that, Frankenstein has Ludwig. He is the most helpful, informative, and friendly hostel owner I've met in ten countries. He provided the best and most concise information on Machu Picchu...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SteveTravelsMoto
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2016

we loved our stay in frankensteins. Ludwig was ridiculously helpful, looked after our stuff while we went hiking. plenty of blankets, great hot showers, clean, kitchen available too. awesome location our favourite hostel in all of south america - and that is a hard competition in our mind!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nic395
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

-Ludwig, the owner/care taker is awesome, really helpful and nice guy. -Kitchen open for use is clean and well equipped -Downstairs matrimonial room was comfortable, fire in the lounge helpful to keep warm at night -WiFi good in room and lounge -Thanks for a good stay Ludwig

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Steve R
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This hostel was brilliant value for money: clean, central location, with one of the most comfortable beds ever (perfect for recovering after the Inca Trail!), hot showers, a kitchen and really helpful staff. We were allowed to leave bags there while we did the Inca trail. Would definitely recommend!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Hannah1185
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely hostel. There are loads of quirky things around the place and it is filled with plants. There is a log fire and a nice kitchen so the place feels like home. The shower is powerful and hot (rare in Peru) and there is a lovely roof terrace. Would highly recommend this hostel and the owner is super...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Laura M
Ireland
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Clean rooms, good value, central location & super helpful staff. If you like a quirky interior with loads of plants then you'll love Frankenstein! Basic breakfast included but visit a supermarket to stock up and you're set.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank opus29
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I stayed here for 7 nights in the end and loved it - 4 nights to acclimatise before my Salkantay trek, and 3 nights after. I arrived a day early due to changed plans, and arrived by bus early in the morning, but Ludwig (the owner) already had a single room ready for me (in fact I was allowed to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ivan H. F. Y
Creteil, France
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Stayed there for my last night in Cuzco after my trip back from Macchu Picchu. The guesthouse is quite close where the Collectivos mini bus drops their passengers. The owner is german so everything is almost in german way, clean, squared. We booked for the twin beds almost on the roof. The room is clean, with hot shower and paper...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AnhVu

26 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (22)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cusco hotels
0.1 km away
Hotel Los Marqueses
Hotel Los Marqueses
#43 of 161 in Cusco
363 reviews
0.1 km away
BEST WESTERN Los Andes De America
0.7 km away
Illa Hotel
Illa Hotel
#56 of 161 in Cusco
74 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
0.1 km away
Ecopackers
Ecopackers
#2 of 363 in Cusco
1,232 reviews
0.4 km away
Kokopelli Hostel
Kokopelli Hostel
#4 of 363 in Cusco
487 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Royal Frankenstein

Address: San Juan de Dios 260, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range: RM67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Royal Frankenstein Hotel Cusco
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Royal Frankenstein staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The hostel is very quiet anyway, but second floor will be quieter than ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles ivanhfy, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
“One of the 2 rooms that are on top”
 of 5 bubbles egono2014, 31 Dec 2014 | Read review
“For a few more soles you get a private bathroom which would be more convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles KathrynPowers, 15 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The two rooms on the third level are a bit cold”
 of 5 bubbles 145blaket, 18 Jul 2014 | Read review
“We had a double room with bathroom at the upper floor, outside, with a little terrace and a nice view over Cusco's roofs, the quietest in the hotel (but also the coldest, your choice)”
 of 5 bubbles Erwan_Lamberoy, 15 Jun 2014 | Read review
5 of 5