We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Mama Simona Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Mama Simona Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

599 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Mama Simona Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 241: English reviews
Porto Alegre, RS
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We had two great stays at mama simona, both in a private double room and in a shared room. Everything was perfectly clean and all looked new (furniture, towels, bed linens, etc) with very comfortable beds, quiet nights, very good high pressure showers in simple comfortable bathrooms. It was already great. But they also have a beautiful garden with many...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sergio_Guidoux
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I stayed here on the sole fact that it was not a party hostel, and it was away from the hustle and bustle of the party scene in Cusco. Since I was traveling alone and did not have much time, getting rest was much needed for me. Mama Simona is this place if you're looking for just that as it...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank chrislizlee
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

The hostel its self is really clean and seems very organised. The dorm beds are so comfortable but unfortunately showers weren't consistently warm. You cannot get wifi in the room but the common area is nice enough to chill in. Breakfast is basic with bread, jam and butter but you can order something else from a small breakfast menu for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Xtina R
Pisa, Italy
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The location was not so great, and cuzco at night is kind of creepy walking from plaza de armas to there. Also the privates were different from the photos and the bathrooms where kind of discusting. You can find something better for that price. I mean my couple and I went just to have the night because we were going...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank vanedizeo
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Mama Simona is a great choice for a quieter and comfortable stay, especially before/after a trek. I enjoyed the free coca tea, the wonderful kitchen staff who served breakfast with fresh juice, free storage during our trek, and clean facilities. Cons: The wifi was not as reliable as it could be, though the computers seemed to always have internet. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cybil Z
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2014

After a problem with their booking system we were made to wait for a long time before anyone would sort out our room, and then only when I approached them again. No appology given and just general bad attitude from the staff. I think this was confined to one individual though. Otherwise a good hostel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shlump
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel in various rooms. They all were warm, quiet and comfortable. They have big lockers to lock your luggage while you go to a Machu Picchu hike. They organised a taxi for airport transfer. There is a comfortable lobby with tea and reading material. All for around 30 soles p.P.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank adrian_bosshard
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I stayed at three hostels in Cusco. I left the first in search of a hostel with a kitchen and left the second in search of a hostel with a clean kitchen. I found this at Mama Simona. Many hostels in Cusco have a bar/restaurant that is meant as a party scene, but I was not looking for this in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Scott I
quebec
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We had a four bed room located near the lobby on the main floor. The beds were super comfortable, they all had warm blankets which was good because it was really cold. The hostel was very clean. We had a bathroom in our room - it was OK. The shower pressure was not good, We had hot water, but I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank myfuninthesun
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We arrived by overnight train and got in at 6am. Our room wasn't ready obviously do they gave us blankets and showed us to some quiet comfy couches to rest. The people in our room left around 8am and they turned the room over straight away so we could get some sleep. Breakfast is basic but you cN order cheap...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AmiH3

153 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (121)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (29)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (22)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (32)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cusco hotels
0.3 km away
Inka Club Hostel
Inka Club Hostel
#113 of 162 in Cusco
77 reviews
1.6 km away
Hotel Golden Inca
Hotel Golden Inca
#35 of 162 in Cusco
416 reviews
0.4 km away
Ecopackers
Ecopackers
#2 of 404 in Cusco
1,341 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Cusco Packers Hostel
Cusco Packers Hostel
#1 of 404 in Cusco
307 reviews
0.5 km away
Milhouse Hostel Cusco
Milhouse Hostel Cusco
#10 of 404 in Cusco
712 reviews
0.6 km away
Kokopelli Hostel
Kokopelli Hostel
#7 of 404 in Cusco
523 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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: $16 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mama Simona Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, HostelWorld, Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz and Despegar.com so you can book your Mama Simona Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Mama Simona Hostel staff and other travellers.
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Mama Simona Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5