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Mama Simona Hostel Ollantaytambo
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“Amazing hostel! Our favorite in Peru.”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed here the night after we visited Machu Piccu. This place was fantastic! The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and the grounds are beautiful- there's an area with hammocks, right next to the river that rushes by. The river also runs just outside your window. We had a private room, which has a private bathroom and flat screen TV (we didn't actually watch it, but still).

It's a few minutes walk from the town center, but well worth going a few blocks away. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: They also offer dorm rooms, if you're looking to save some Soles.
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MamaSimonaHostel, Gerente at Mama Simona Hostel Ollantaytambo, responded to this review, 23 February 2016
Thank you very much for sharing such a Amazing Hostel and detailed review about your stay with us on the Tripadvisor website, and also I would like to thank you for choosing us as your favorite Hostel in Peru.

Thank you for visit our magic country and we hope to have you and your friends on your next trip, once again accept my appreciation for your wonderful comments and for recommending us.

best regards.
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is the second Mama Simona hostel in Peru (the first one is in Cusco), and has been open since March 2014. We chose to stay here because we loved the one in Cusco so much and this one did not disappoint. The setting is beautiful: the hostel is located within lush gardens, complete with hammocks, and is situated right beside a babbling brook, with mountains either side. It's approximately a 5-10 minute walk alongside the river to the Plaza de Armas, or you can walk through Ollantaytambo's maze of quaint cobbled streets. The rooms are bright, airy, clean and tastefully decorated (we stayed in 3 and they were all up to the same standard). There's a large kitchen, breakfast tables, and chill-out area inside, as well as the lovely, serene garden, which gets the sun during the morning, so it's a gorgeous spot to chill out after breakfast. Breakfast is included in the price of the room (there are 4-bed dorms or private rooms available, all with en-suite bathroom) and consists of chaplas (a kind of pitta-style bread) with butter and jam, together with coffee, and several varieties of tea. There are also omelettes (with optional cheese and ham) available for a small extra charge. The coffee and tea (including coca tea) are available free of charge throughout the day, on a help yourself basis. The staff we dealt with were all friendly and accommodating, and answered any questions we had. All in all, this hostel has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere to it, and offers some peace and quiet and relaxation in a picturesque setting, yet it's still close to shops, cafes, restaurants and bars should you want them. We're travelling around Peru for 3 months and the price for the room fell within our 80 soles (approximately £17) per room per night budget (40 soles each) so I'd say it's suitable for backpackers and more short-term travellers alike. Lastly, the property is very secure. There's an outer gate where you have to ring the bell and wait to be let in by one of the hostel staff, and all dorm rooms have a large locker available per bed (bring your own padlock). The wifi is the only thing that's a bit of an issue (browsing websites and sending emails works but uploading photographs doesn't - certainly not to Flickr anyway) but this is not a fault of the hostel, as we had the same problem everywhere in Ollantaytambo. I'm sure as the tourist infrastructure improves, this will - eventually!

Room Tip: There are only a small number of private rooms, so book ahead if you require one of these.
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Dear Traveller.

many thanks for your comment

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Additional Information about Mama Simona Hostel Ollantaytambo

Property: Mama Simona Hostel Ollantaytambo
Address: Avenida Ocobamba S/N Camino a Willoq, Altura Puente Jancarachaca, Ollantaytambo, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Ollantaytambo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Ollantaytambo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Mama Simona Hostel Ollantaytambo 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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