An old stone wall circles this famous budget-traveler haunt and its extensive gardens, just a five- to seven-minute walk from the Plaza de Armas. About 2,000 square meters of green space grace the compound-like resort, anchored by a lovely pool. The basic, wood-paneled standard rooms with well-worn furniture and tiny bathrooms do the job, but for only S/50 more, the junior garden suites—with contemporary furnishings and amenities—are much nicer. Regardless of the room,
the elaborate breakfast buffet in the garden terrace is hard to top. At night you can clean up, read a book in a hammock, listen to the live piano music at the bar or take a dip in the pool.