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Mama Simona Hostel
Ranked #6 of 533 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
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Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

24 hours staff on site. Hot shower. Quiet place. Good location. Close to plaza de Ames. Excellent for what you pay for. Worth the price. Definitely an upgrade over Loki if you can afford it. Will stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed in a great, light and airy, private twin room with private bathroom with a hot, yes, hot, shower!
The most comfortable beds that we slept in with linen that you could actually have your skin touch (some places were so dirty we couldn't sleep in the bed, instead had to lay on it in a sleeping bag!").
Helpful staff and a lovely central social area.
The only average thing about this hostel was the breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The front desk were very nice. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable, which is a bonus after being sore from Machu Picchu. There were always a lot of food at breakfast time. Location is very nice and quiet.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank rheabiz
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I was traveling by myself, and staying here was a very good decision. Staffs were really nice. Especially, the manager helped me a lot with getting around places. It would've been so much difficult for me to visit places without her help. Location is okay. A little bit away from the central plaza, but it's a nice 10 min walk. San Pedro market is 5 min away (you can get some fresh made fruit juice over there) and there's a big super market next to San Pedro. Hostel is very clean and cozy (fresh made coffee and coca tea available all the time). I met some fellow backpackers, which was very fun. I recommend you to stay here if you're going to Cusco.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Hugh Y
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Essentially a cheap hotel! Lovely rooms, very clean and modern!
Staff not overly friendly but the city and rooms were great interacting with the staff wasn't necessary! Great place to stay after the exhausting treks to Machu Pichu!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Niamh K
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Mama Simona is a lovely hostel. We stayed here twice, before and after Machu Picchu. It is very clean, quiet and artistically designed. There was tea and coffee available all day for free. Comfortable areas to relax during the day. There were fresh towels and little shampoos and soaps on arrival. Location very good only a few min from Plaza de Armas. Staff very helpfull and friendly. Overall we would highly recommend!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tomasz J
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Our room was very clean and nicely decorated. it smelled like vomit from the previous guests who were probably soroche barfing. I could hear people puking each night we stayed here. It is not the fault of the place, altitude sickness is a reality.

The place is vibrantly colored and nice, although there is massive amounts of paint peeling off the walls. The bathrooms are shared, but there are plenty of them. I never had to wait for a bathroom.

The people at the front desk were cranky. They would blast music until the late evening. We had a room in the back, but I still had to wear earplugs. When we were in the dining room, front staff would come in and change the channel without asking to watch football.

The breakfast is basic and nice. The room is cleaned daily, which is a nice change from other hostels. Coffee and coca tea are available all day, which is a lovely touch.

This place would be great, if the front desk clerks were given lessons in manners.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle Ceniza 364 | Barrio de San Pedro, Cusco 260408, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 533 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Price Range: £8 - £19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mama Simona Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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