Welcome to South American Explorers, a club for independent travelers. Part of our services is providing lodging to our members. The Clubhouse is situated in San Blas, highly bohemian and traditional neighborhood of Cusco, 10 minutes from the Main Square. We have two buildings on the property: one serves as the office and members´ zone, and the other one has four rooms which we rent out.
Rooms are not luxurious, but have sufficient furnishings such as queen-sized bed, a wardrobe, private bathroom with electric hot shower, wifi throughout the grounds, sheets (changed every week), towel, toilet paper and weekly cleaning service. There is also a gas heater (you have to pay to refill the tank yourself, which is approximately 36 soles a fill and should last you a month or more).
As well, residents have their own fully equipped shared kitchen and TV/sitting area with DVDs and full access to our lovely sunny garden grounds (including hammocks and a fire pit!). The Clubhouse is situated on a pedestrian street, so there´s no noise from the cars. It is a really nice, quiet place to stay. We do not own a washing machine, but there are plenty of super cheap laundry services nearby (less than a dollar per kilo just around the corner).
Members´ area, which you will have access to, has a good library, sitting area, computers with Internet and free calls to US and Canada (MajicJack!).
Staying in SAE means not just services and facilities listed above, but also atmosphere of free travels and open-minded community of explorers to make friends to. If you wish to socialize, there´s always company. If you prefer having more privacy, you´ll have it all (as mentioned before, there are only 4 rooms rented, so it´s never crowded).
In a nutshell, welcome!
With love, SAE team
I loved my week at the South American Explorers clubhouse in Cuzco! The San Blas neighborhood is safe, clean, intriguing and very convenient for getting to the historical and cultural center of town (Plaza de Armas is maybe an 8-minute walk) as well as to interesting small restaurants and shops, and is just a 5 peso taxi from anywhere else in the city you might want to go (my Spanish classes were in Confraternidad, a good 30 minutes of walking). We booked with John Paul, but the new administrator at SAE is Claire and she is a breath of fresh air to the place. As a local business owner (The Muse restaurant and bar) and expat with more than a decade in Cuzco, she really knows the city and its outlaying areas, and plans to restore SAE to its original credo with educational programs, day trips and other benefits for members. I will definitely be back!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.