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Habitacion Superior | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Habitacion Superior | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Twin Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Twin Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar



2.5 star property
No-frills hostal in Machu Picchu

7.6/10 Good

27 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is €43
Price available on 30/12/2022
Wiñaywayna 500, Machu Picchu, 8681

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About this area

Getting around

  • Machu Picchu Station - 2 min walk


  • Restaurant Pizzeria Paititi Grice - 2 min walk
  • Cala Tratoria - 3 min walk
  • Ollantay - 4 min walk
  • Govinda - 4 min walk
  • La chuta - 4 min walk

About this property


HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU is a great choice for a stay in Machu Picchu. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 5 AM and 9 AM. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff.


English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 5 AM–9 AM
  • 24-hour room service

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • The national sales tax (18%) may be charged upon checkout to residents of Peru regardless of length of stay and to non-residents staying in the country for 60 consecutive days or more. Travellers who present a valid passport and Andean Migration Card (Tarjeta Andina de Migración) at check-in are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

Optional extras

  • Wired Internet access is available in guest rooms for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
  • Children under 18 are generally not allowed to stay at properties in Peru without a parent, legal guardian or duly authorised responsible person. Accompanying adults may be asked for both their and the child's ID as well as any duly notarised supporting documentation. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Peruvian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

According to Peruvian law, cash is not accepted for payments over PEN 2,000 or USD 500. Payments greater than these amounts must be settled by credit card or other methods approved by the property and local law. Payments cannot be split between currencies.

Also known as

Rio Dorado Hostel Machu Picchu
Rio Dorado Hostel
Rio Dorado Machu Picchu
Rio Dorado
Rio Dorado Machupicchu Hostal

Frequently asked questions

Does HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU?
As of 3 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU on 30 December 2022 start from €43, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU.
What are the check-in and check-out times at HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU?
You can check in starting at 11:00 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ollantay (4-min walk), Govinda (4-min walk) and La chuta (4-min walk).
What's the area around HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU like?
HOTEL RIO DORADO MACHUPICCHU is a short 2-minute walk from Machu Picchu Station and 11 minutes' walk from Aguas Calientes Hot Springs. Travellers recommend the hostal for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

It was ok 2.5 basic clean hotel with attentive staff who spoke no English; noisy as it was across from a football field! Aguas Calientes is very small with no vehular traffic. Near the train station, market and a 7 min walk for the buses to Machupicchu . Market is lovely with many Peruvian crafts which are more expensive here than most. The town of Aguas Calientes does not have many attraction but good places to relax near the river. Beautiful and scenic...
Emily, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice Hotel close to train station
Very friendly and helpful staff. Room and bathroom very clean.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel in Aguas Calientes
Booked a couple of nights due to having tickets to Machu Picchu for consecutive days. The hotel itself is very clean, comfortable and close to the train station (then again everything in Aguas Calientes is). The staff was friendly and helpful, recommending places to eat and do stuff like laundry, etc. The area is quite noisy due to the football field right next to it but again, everything in Aguas Calientes is right next to each other. Would definitely stay again.
Luis, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

great hotel for good price
place was great and the owner even provided us with a to go breakfast at 330am only downside is when he is not working there the rest of the front desk staff can't do much to help
1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Where to start
Nightmare stay. Place is loud. Didn't have hot water for 3 hours, and they at first were insisting that I was using the wrong knob. Only until I persisted did they realize that it was on their end. Finally, I kept trying to pay, but they always deferred to some later time. I told them that I was leaving at 10:30 AM to catch my train back to Ollataytambo and the person said she would be there for me to pay at checkout. 10:30 rolls around and she's not there. The two other people there for some reason cannot use the credit card machine. I wait around until it becomes obvious I'm going to miss my train and I leave. The hotel wrote me a message through asking to be paid. Since the was useless in helping with this, the Hotel's solution was for me to deposit money into their bank account or meet a relative in Cusco to pay them (no joke!). I was content with not paying them, but my wife was worried of legal repercussions (IE Peruvian jail), so we ended up waiting 2 hours at their bank in Cusco to deposit the money.
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

5 miinutes walk to bus station to MACHU PICCHU
RIO DORADO is close to everything, restaurants and shops and 3 minutes to the train. The room was clean, the staff were friendly, we enjoyed our stay.
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2/10 Poor

Don't bother
We had a confirmed booking but were left high and dry because proprietor had booked a group in. Greatly inconvenienced us by making us go to other side of town with our luggage up many flights of stairs to his other 'hotel' which still being built. He tried to get us to pay before leaving the first hotel. Very pleased I didn't as the whole thing was dodgey and we had to walk away and find an alternative quite late in the day. It was very stressful and physically exhausting. Don't book here unless you like being given the 'runaround'
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8/10 Very good

No frills No problemo hotel
Very helpful and friendly. Offered to move us to quite right room but we were OK as noise from the "local scene/community " was acceptable and stopped c.10.30 anyway.
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8/10 Very good

Budget hotel, but comfortable and safe.
Very helpful staff, comfortable bed, but cold water in the shower, and hotel is in some need of repair. Staff are super.
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