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Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Real nice place to stay, really cool vibe friendly staff. Cleanliness was of a high standard. Price very reasonable. Stayed in double room which was of a good size. Listen to the advice of not getting drunk on the first night because the walk back is a killer at that altitude When i make it back to Cuzco this place...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2014

A great place to stay. Short walk to Plaza de Armas yet far enough way to escape the intense touristy atmosphere. Common area very chill and a nice place to gather your thoughts or just take a break. Room I stayed in was a private dorm with a bunk bed and bathroom. Perfect size for 2 people who want their...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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: $15 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mama Simona Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Rooms adjacent to common areas are louder early in the morning as people move around to get ready for their 5am trek departures.”
 of 5 bubbles TurtleOnSnow, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stayed on the top floor in a double room and ground floor with two large single beds”
 of 5 bubbles CharlotteF716, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor are very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Silvana2013, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“don't stay in a private room”
 of 5 bubbles cherry_streets, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Anything that isn't on the ground floor. We had private bathroom during our stay, which was appreciated”
 of 5 bubbles erinseo18, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
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