Ayacucho hotels and hostels
Hotel San Francisco De Paula
This rather rambling, oldish hotel isn’t flash, but it is presentable. It has a restaurant and bar and decent-sized, tiled rooms get the usual midrange facilities. Outside doubles are better as the inside singles can be very poky.
Hostal El Marqués De Valdelirios
This lovely, unsignposted colonial building is about 700m from the center. While it is in a quiet location, the walk back at night involves passing through some dark neighborhoods.
A simple but clean hotel with great rooftop views and hot water in the early morning and evening.
Amply sized, inoffensively decorated well-furnished rooms get cable TV and, in some cases, even balconies.
La Colmena Hotel
This popular hotel is often full by early afternoon, partly because it’s one of the longest-standing places in town and partly because it’s only steps from a plaza.
Hotel La Crillonesa
A popular and helpful hotel, it offers a rooftop terrace with photogenic views, a cafe, TV room, tour information and 24-hour hot water. Its rather small, clean rooms have comfy beds; those with shower may have cable TV.
Ayacucho Hotel Plaza
Once considered the best in town, it’s an impressive-looking colonial building and the interior does admittedly exude a certain kind of colonial charm. However, for what you pay, the rooms are oh-so-plain and in reality no more than adequate.
Hostal Tres Máscaras
The pleasing walled garden and friendly staff make this an enjoyable place to stay. Hot water is on in the morning and later on request. A room with TV is S5 extra. Continental/American breakfast is available for S6/7.
The rooms here are basic, but generally OK. There seems to be abundant hot water all day and it also offers a café and a garden.
Hotel Santa Rosa
Less than a block from the Plaza de Armas, this capacious hotel with its twin courtyards has spacious, airy and cosily furnished rooms. Some come with a fridge (a luxury in the Central Andes) and all have TV, DVD player and phone.
Twelve spotless rooms in a little place somewhat sequestered away at the end of an alley, which is clearly signposted off Jirón 9 de Diciembre. This place is often full, so call ahead if you can.
Spacious rooms, comfortable mattresses, large mirrors, maroon bedspreads, kitsch wall art, cable TV and hot showers are the hallmarks of this well-run hotel.
Hotel D’Las Américas
The rooms here are not quite as impressive as the bright, spacious, plant-filled entrance and the surprisingly pleasant communal areas but for the price you can’t complain: they’re clean, with hot water and cable TV.
This traveler-friendly hostal (guest house) has a relaxing courtyard garden and clean rooms (those on the upper level are better) with bathrooms and TV, hot water in the morning and later on request. There is a basic cafeteria too.
Hotel Santa María
Of the places opened during the hotel rush of the late ’90s, this one seems to have got it right.