If you are coming to do volunteer work here in Cusco or if you want to improve your spanish or just want to stay for a while... then, this is your place! hello every body, my name is Paul and I am here to help you in whatever you need. trust me
3 rooms available in a central House just 2.5 blocks from the most important avenue in Cusco which is in Av. la Cultura.
Numerous bus lines just a short walk away, 10 minute walk to the main Square, and less than 5 minute walk to all the shops and restaurants, grocery store, laundromats, cafe, and bike shop (with rentals) all around the block. Our neighborhood is very quiet and safe but there is a lot to see and do nearby.
The guest rooms are medium sized with a double bed/one bed/ two beds/ three beds. closet with shelf space, Ideal for couples or group of friends or a person traveling solo. Bath towels and some toiletries are provided free of charge.
Guests also have access to the kitchen/living room and free wireless internet. The kitchen is stocked with all the basics for cooking.
If you are going to study Spanish, we can connect with some school of Spanish.
We also can connect with institutions to do a volunteer service, you can work in health care, teaching English, work with young people in enviroment and most important "we don´t charge anything for that", (Why would you have to pay for doing a volunteer work?)
I am a very active adventurous person who work hard during the week and unwind on the weekends with hiking, biking, and camping trips or socializing with friends in this amazing city. I am more than happy to provide directions, advice, tips for getting around the city and the historical area, or just conversation over a glass of wine.
The prices go down if you are going to stay for a long time, three meals will be provided, If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
you have access to all the house, except the room of the other guests.
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The neighborhood is quiet, safe and clean, with a lot of thing to see, restaurants, laundries and shops are less than 5 minutes walking.
Prefer no smoking guests, no drugs, no pets, drinking for flavor and enjoyment is fine, getting excessively drunk is not, otherwise you have full access to the house :)
I really enjoyed my stay at Paul's property! The location was excellent, easy to find, and close to numerous affordable restaurants. Paul responded to all of my messages extraordinary fast and was able to answer all of my questions. Furthermore, Paul's English is extremely good—so do not hesitate if you can only speak English!
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I would definitely recommend staying here!
I had a fantastic time during my two weeks here! It's a very pleasant and very short walk right up Avenue El Sol to Plaza de Armas. There's a nice little grocery store just minutes away. The room was just as listed. I felt extremely safe and comfortable. The other lodgers were friendly, and Paul and his family were more than welcoming.
Paul was a very gracious host. My boyfriend and I actually stayed at Paul's sister Ruth's home. Ruth was very nice and had tea (coca for the altitude) and hot water ready every morning. However, she was out of town for part of our stay. The beds were especially warm, which was very nice because it gets chilly at night in October. Paul picked us up and drove us to the house. He also helped us set up Spanish lessons, showed us some cheap places to eat, and showed us the best places to exchange our money. He was timely and friendly.
One thing worth mentioning is that the kitchen did not have an oven. It had a stove top, and that was just fine for us, but if you plan on baking or anything, this could be a problem. However, we were at Ruth's home and I don't know what Paul's place has kitchen-wise.
Paul and his family were incredibly welcoming and friendly. Their advice was really helpful for navigating Cuzco and getting to Machu Picchu. Keep in mind the room pictured may not be the room you get as there seems to be several rooms rented out to various travelers. The room we stayed at was close to the main station and a 15/20 minute walk to the historic square. You may need to clean the bathroom yourself and sometimes the water doesn't work at night but other than that the stay is comfortable.
Paul speaks perfect english and is a great liaison. He arranged for his brother to pick us up at the airport so we didn't have to worry about how to get there.
We stayed with Paul's sister in the other unit they have listed and it was a great immersive experience. Ruth is trying to learn some English so she has just as much fun having a conversation where she learns new words. She was a great host and had a lot to tell us about the city and where to go but you have to speak basic spanish is you want the full experience. She also has a lot of fun using (website hidden) Translate, so if you have absolutely no spanish experience you will still get some of the warm hospitality she and her daughters provide!
The location of the other place was great and there were fancy restaurants in the hotels near by as well.
There were plenty of blankets to stay warm, and the hot water was great as well, but had low pressure which was the standard everywhere we went in most of Peru. Also the wifi is shared and finicky, but is reliably available, just expect it to be slow in peak times. Again, this was common everywhere we went outside of Lima. Walk to the four star hotel on avenida del sol, pay $10 USD for a nice breakfast buffet, and get their wifi password for any serious work sessions.
Paul and Ruth were incredibly kind on welcoming us to their flat in Cusco. We stayed for 3 weeks and Paul helped to organise us some medical volunteering as well as giving us great advice for trips in the areas around Cusco. Our stay would not have been the same without them! The apartment was very clean and just what we needed for a 3 week stay. Thank you!
What a stay!
Even though Paul set up my reservation and arranged my arrival, I actually stayed with Ayde, his sister, and her family at the house. Paul arranges stays for foreigners because he speaks English very well, and can hook you up with other things in the city.
First: Paul. Paul is amazing. A great conversationalist who loves to chat about anything and everything, whose knowledge of the country, desire to help foreigners speak spanish, and pure intellectual curiosity shines through in every interaction. I am a medical student, so Paul got me a clinic to volunteer at (for free) along with Spanish classes to take in the afternoons. Paul MADE my experience in Cusco.
Second: The house. The house is beautiful, and kept very clean. There are a few guest rooms, one bathroom, and a smallish kitchen. It has a nice outdoor courtyard, and a large living room. The internet was blazing fast (I streamed basketball games on my computer).
Third: The family. Ayde, Jon, Mirelia, and Rodrigo are my second family. Ayde is kind and cooks great meals for guests. Jon is really friendly, and is quick to share a joke (even if my Spanish might've muted some punchlines). The kids (12 and 9) are both really playful and friendly, but also are courteous and will give guests their space if you need it. We made several weekend trips as a family to nearby ruins and hikes, and they'll have lots of recommendations of things to do if you are interested.
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Hi, I´m Paul - a self-confident, hardworking, creative person. in the evenings I like to drink coffe and read several books ranging on topics from biology to history, I am constantly thirsty for knowledge and new experiences, I know that our global society has a tremendous amount of potential. I am free from prejudice and accept all races. I believe that our world needs to continue to evolve while maintaining simplicity.