When you are with a homestay guest family, the Student Exchange House or staying at one of the shared appartements, you're most probably living with other students from all over the world. We can also provide you with a room at a lovely hostal in the historic center. Any of the accommodations we offer include pickup from the airport or the bus station.
A homestay in Peru in one of our carefully selected local guest families is one of the truly outstanding features of our Spanish language, volunteer and internship program. The homestay program involves experiencing the culture of the people and provides the advantage of being completely immersed both in the Spanish language and in the traditional hospitality of a family in Peru. You receive breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. A homestay guest family, with the meals included, can be a great time saving and economic option.
As a responsible provider of accommodation, we are aware of the circumstances in which many families live in Latin-America, especially Cusco, Peru. Although Proyecto Peru is one of the least expensive homestay providers in Cusco, we pay a fair compensation for the services to the families. This gives the families the possibility to improve their livelihoods, give their children proper education, receive better medical care, visit relatives far away, etc.
The Peruvian students are studying at post-secondary educational institutes in Cusco and return later to their communities as skilled professionals. You will have the opportunity to get to know the students, share meals and experiences with them, practice your Spanish daily, and learn about Quechua culture. It's a unique way to integrate with the local culture in a special study environment with an open and friendly ambiance. You will share a bedroom with other international students. And you will share the kitchen, study desks, diner and bathroom with all inhabitants of the house.
The exchange house is part of a bigger social project with the aim to mitigate the adverse effects of unsustainable tourism and development. Sharing this accommodation will help this project to grow. The students are eager to get to know people from all over the world and to welcome you. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to participate in a cultural exchange!
You can also choose to stay in a shared apartment with other international students. All apartments are located within walking distance from shops and from the center. Ideal for independent students who wish to be able to cook and stay with other international students, volunteers and interns of Proyecto Peru. The apartment is fully furnished and with a fully equipped kitchen and all shared apartments have free internet access. You will have your own private bedroom and share the kitchen, living room and bathroom with your flatmates. Private apartments and studios in Cusco are available as well if requested well in advance. Staying in an apartment is a very popular option for a long term stay in Cusco!
Some students who are planning to stay in Cusco for a longer time, like to have a combination of a homestay and apartment. For example during the first month you can stay with a guest family or with Peruvian students to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture and during the following months you stay in a student apartment with other international students. Any combination is possible, just ask.
Do you plan to stay in Cusco and you would like to stay with other tourists? Choose for a stay in a good hostal with Proyecto Peru. Contact with fellow travelers is guaranteed and the hostal offers you great quality. You will have cable TV, a private bathroom, heating, Wi-Fi, free use of the kitchen and free hot drinks. Your stay in this quality hostal includes an American breakfast. The hostal is located in the city center, close to the Spanish school and has a 24 hour reception. You can choose a single room, a double room or a double bed. We can offer you the hostal at a special discount price!