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Mama Simona Hostel

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Thunder bay
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Neat and tidy. This slightly off the beaten track Hostel provides everything you need and service you'll remember! The staff here go out of their way to ensure that your stay in Cuzco will be a memorable one. The best mattress I have ever found in a Hostel, endless hot water, a perpetual stream of coca tea and kindness is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2012

The staff here were really lovely and friendly. There was good wifi and hot water and free coca tea which was a nice touch. It was perfectly clean. The kitchen was a bit too small and basic to really be able to use though. Breakfast was basic. It's fine as far as hostels go but not outstanding. Ultimately though, I...

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1Thank Helen S
Reviewed 27 March 2012

I spent 9 nights in the hostel with my girlfriend. The rooms were simple but well maintained and comfortable. Breakfast was standard bread and jam although cooked options were available. The hostel has an ideal location about 5 minutes walk from plaza de armas and 1 minute from San Pedro markets. Above all, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly...

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Media, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 March 2012

I spent two nights at Mama Simona, and even though the second was unexpected, the staff were very happy to accommodate my change of plans (I originally booked one night on booking.com via tripadvisor---which was really convenient!). The rooms are very, very clean with fresh linens, each bed has a locker (don't forget to bring a lock with you!) and...

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1Thank allysonleah
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Reviewed 11 January 2012

The staff at this hostel were very friendly and helpful. Our room was very clean, the bed was comfortable and the furnishings quite nice. We were surprised to also have a t.v., which was actually nice for our first day in Cusco when we suffered a bit from the altitude! I really liked the high ceilings over the sitting area...

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1Thank Katy P
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 22 October 2011

Mama Simona - I found it hard to leave! The slogan of Mama Simona is home of friends and it really did feel like that. Mama Simona is not a party hostel, it is a clean, spacious and comfortable hostel run by a wonderful couple. Marionella speaks great English and every time I had any questions or needed help in...

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Salta
Reviewed 12 October 2011

We stayed almost a week in Mama Simona during our time in Cusco. The owner is an extremely helpful young lady who puts her all into the place. The beds were very comfortable, the showers always hot, and the rooms clean. Wifi almost everywhere in the place as well. The only minor issue would be the breakfast, but it all...

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1Thank Ashley F
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 2 September 2011

i live in the valley and occasionally spend the night in cusco to get an early start to a shopping day in the city. i am very pleased to have seen an information flyer for this hostel a couple of months ago :) :) as i was in the market to perhaps change locations where i spent the night. the...

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Tel Aviv
Reviewed 24 August 2011

We have arrived to Cusco and immediately took a taxi to hotel Mama Simona. It is a new hostel located where the old Patiti hostel used to be. Unfortunately there were no double rooms, but the owner immediately offered us to stay in a 4 beds dormitory room since it was available for the night. We took the offer and...

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2011

I first stayed in mama simonas just one night in june as a crossover for going straight into a volunteering jungle trip, but i really liked it even then. The style and look of the whole place is very quaint and warm feeling, the foyer/ common area in particular is a delight. I have returned here for 3 nights at...

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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel is named after the sacred peak Mama Simona – the only female mountain deity among twelve others surrounding Cusco. Mama Simona Hostel is like a good conversation over a cup of coca tea rather than a wild party; a comfortable and welcoming refuge away from the standard “just-another-hostel” kind of place; simple wooden furniture and lots of room rather than cramped kitschy interiors. Staying with Mama Simona is like being invited into the warmth of a Peruvian home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mama Simona Hostel

Address: Calle Ceniza 364 | Barrio de San Pedro, Cusco 260408, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range: £9 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mama Simona Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“The rooms very hygienic and the staff helpful”
jamesrobinwel, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Those sensitive to noise should avoid the room right by the common area.”
missvontravels, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room waraya 4, 4 bunks shared bathroom.”
CPL199, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms adjacent to common areas are louder early in the morning as people move around to get ready for their 5am trek departures.”
TurtleOnSnow, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stayed on the top floor in a double room and ground floor with two large single beds”
CharlotteF716, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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