Mama Simona Hostel - Cusco

Calle Ceniza 364, Cusco, Peru, 260408  show map
 2 stars
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Mama Simona Hostel - Cusco

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Sports activities

Hiking

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Game room

 Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Overview

The central Mama Simona Hostel offers quick access to Museo de Plantas Sagradas, La Merced Church and Central Market.

The center of Cusco is about 20 minutes' walk away. Serving a wide range of dishes, Rup'ay Wasy de Teo and Don Antonio can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

10 minutes' drive from Velazco Astete airport.

Rooms

Mama Simona Hostel offers 22 rooms fitted with a flat-screen TV, a telephone, a separate toilet, glass ceiling and vaulted ceiling for a comfortable stay in Cusco. There are beds with lockers and reading lights in the rooms including Twin Room, Double Room and Standard Room. Rooms are fitted with double beds and bunk beds. Guests can find en suite bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

The dining options include a hot continental breakfast served daily. A common kitchen is fitted with a full-sized refrigerator and a cooktop.

Services

A luggage storage, a gift shop and a safe deposit box can be used on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Library
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Tea and coffee facilities

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils
  • Shared kitchen
  • Microwave on request

Bedroom

  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

Calle Ceniza 364, Cusco, Peru, 260408

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City Center
  • Cusco
    1.0 mi
Airports
  • Velazco Astete (CUZ)
    3.3 mi
Train Stations
  • San Pedro Train Station
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Rup'ay Wasy de Teo
    500 ft
  • Inka Grill (cuisine: Contemporary, International, Peruvian)
    1900 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Rooms and availability

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Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 165 sq. feet
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    Mama Simona Hostel photos Room
    Standard Room
    Size: 195 sq. feet
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    • Shower
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      How to reach hostel

      hostel Mama Simona Hostel - Cusco Cusco location
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      Hostel Address:

      Calle Ceniza 364, Cusco, Peru, 260408

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cusco
        1.0 mi
      Airports
      • Velazco Astete (CUZ)
        3.3 mi
      Train Stations
      • San Pedro Train Station
        1400 ft
      Restaurants
      • Rup'ay Wasy de Teo
        500 ft
      • Inka Grill (cuisine: Contemporary, International, Peruvian)
        1900 ft
      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        22

      Mama Simona Hostel Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • Cathedral of Cusco - 2000 ft
      • City Center - 5000 ft

      Places of interest

      • Central bus station - 1.7 mi

      Train stations

      • San Pedro Train Station - 1000 ft
      • San Pedro Train Station - 1000 ft
      • Wanchaq Train station - 1.1 mi

      Convention centers

      • Cathedral of Cuzco - 2000 ft
      • Cusco Main Square - 2000 ft
      • Santo Domingo Church - 3000 ft

      Shopping areas

      • Inka Museum - 2300 ft
      • Religious Art Museum - 2700 ft

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • La Merced Church - 1400 ft
      • Church of the Company - 2000 ft
      • Holy Family Church - 2300 ft
      • Santa Catalina Convent - 2300 ft
      • Sacsayhuaman - 2700 ft
      • Hatun Rumiyoc - 3300 ft
      • San Blas Church - 3300 ft
      • Coricancha - 4000 ft
      • Qenko - 5000 ft
      • Central Bus Station - 1.7 mi

      Parks

      • Inca Garcilado de la Vega Stadium - 1.3 mi

      Business areas

      • Central Market - 1000 ft

      Local attractions

      • Santo Domingo Church - 1.1 mi
        Koricancha, Cusco
      • Ausangate - 2.1 mi
        Cordillera Vilcanota Range, Cusco
      • San Cristobal Church - 2.0 mi
        CuscoPeru
      • Cantalloc Aqueduct - 2.1 mi
        Carretera Puquio-Cusco, Nazca

      Near the hostel

      • ChocoMuseo - 1300 ft
        Calle Garcilaso 210 int 2nd floor, Cusco
      • Cusco Regional History Museum - 1500 ft
        Calle Heladeros, Cusco
      • Cusco Cathedral - 2100 ft
        Plaza de Armas, Cusco
      • Inca Museum - 2100 ft
        Cuesta del Almirante 103, Cusco
      • Museo de Plantas Sagradas, Magicas y Medicinales - 1300 ft
        Calle Santa Teresa 351, Cusco
      • Manu Wildlife Peru - 1500 ft
        PLateros 373, Cusco
      • Popular Art Museum - 1900 ft
        103 Avenue El Sol, Cusco

      Restaurants nearby

      • Rup'ay Wasy de Teo - 500 ft

        Address: Calle Nueva Alta 424 (dentro de Casa de la Cultura Qosqo Wasinchis)
        Phone: (5184) 632111

        93% likes this, based on 36 reviews

      • Mishti Mestizo - 1100 ft

        Address: San Juan de Dios 255
        Phone: +51 (84) 60-4444

        74% likes this, based on 31 reviews
        Cuisine: Peruvian
        Price Range: USD 11 - USD 31

      • Chicha por Gaston Acurio - Cusco - 1300 ft

        Address: Calle Plaza Regocijo 261-2 piso
        Phone: 084240520

        74% likes this, based on 93 reviews
        Cuisine: Peruvian
        Price Range: USD 12 - USD 27

      • Inka Grill - 1900 ft

        Address: Portal de Panes 115
        Phone: 084 26 2992

        80% likes this, based on 828 reviews
        Cuisine: Contemporary, International, Peruvian
        Price Range: USD 1 - USD 16

      • El Pisquerito - 1100 ft

        Address: Ca. San Juan de Dios 250
        Phone: 084 23 52 23

        82% likes this, based on 22 reviews
        Cuisine: Peruvian

      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        22
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      Mama Simona Hostel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Mama Simona Hostel

      Average guest rating

      8.4out of 10
      Superb
      Based on 91 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Single
        10.0

        Marianella, began renting the Mama Simona building 1 1/2 years ago for a 10 year period. It was in poor condition at that time. She has made many improvements since then. This includes new beds and mattresses. Many of the bathrooms have new tile on the floors and walls, including my room #3. She is continuing to upgrade the facility and has tiles to install in more of the bathrooms. I talked with her mother-in-law, who was visiting from Lima, at breakfast my first morning there. I mentioned that there were no hangers on the walls of my room. She said to tell Marianella. I did and, that day while I was out, she had a wood 4 dowel hanger unit put on the wall next to my bed. I decided to drop my reservation in Urubamba and stay an additional 2 days at Mama Simona. Someone had reserved room 3 for one of those nights. I was moved to the multiple bunkbed room on the first floor. I think it was #7. I noticed that the paint was peeling in the shower entry. I mentioned it to Marianella, as well to a leak in the bathroom sink drain. When I returned in the afternoon, the peeling paint had been scraped and Marianella told me that she was not going to be renting the room again until both problems were fixed. She said that possibly a steam extractor could be put in the shower. This shows that if you have a concern, tell her and it will be quickly addressed if possible. The breakfasts were very good. The rooms have no heat but, when I said that I had folded over the heavy bed cover my first night there for more warmth, I was given a second one for my bed. Mama Simona is located on a side street about a 10 minute walk from the main square. It is very quiet there. There are many restaurants in the main square area from which to choose. There are 2 computers on the ground floor for guest use at no charge. Marianella is very committed to the success of Mama Simona. She speaks excellent English.

      • Single
        9.6

        the atmosphere,the rooms,the people,everything!!

      • Single
        10.0

        Friendly, clean and within walking distance to the main sites. It was also a nice place to just relax!

      • Group of friends
        6.2

        Location was good. Not too far from main sights, on a quite street.

        Didnt have a twin room. Rooms were cold. Window facing inside terrace. Could be loud. Breakfast is quite basic

      • Single
        6.2

        staff were very helpful.

        Had booked double room but when I arrived was told that it was not available & had to stay in a dorm room with bunk bed/no towels/no toiletries/no TV & very cold. when I went to pay well they wanted to charge me for a double room with towels/TV & toiletries. when I asked they gave me a very small discount & didn't charge for the heater. The room had no window no picture on the wall - just 4 white washed walls & when you had a shower the bathroom stank of mold! I checked out Eco backpackers & I should have stayed there!

      • Couple
        9.2

        Very friendly staff, excellent value for money. Nice beds. Free PC and wi-fi.

        No in-room heating, but we knew it already when we booked. For a small additional fee, you can get electric heating in your room. In general however this hostel is highly raccomended.

      • Couple
        7.8

        within walking distance of Cusco city centre and nice supermarket Orion

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        Cleanliness, comfort and staff are really great. Value for money is almost unbeatable.

      • Couple
        10.0

        Extremely helpful, nice and very friendly young staff (speaking English!); Fantastic location - walking distance to the city center and all major attractions (supermarkets, restaurants, local market); Clean and cozy room with cable-tv; Tea and coffee available in the lobby all day; This was the best hotel in Peru we have stayed in! Would recommend it to anyone!

      • Couple
        9.6

        It was the best hostel so far in our trip to Peru.. The staff, room, bed, cleaning, breakfast, decoration, everything was great! We are going back to Cuzco this week and are definitely staying there!

      • Couple
        7.8

        Good location, only a short walk to the main square. Awesome staff that are very helpful. Good breakfast with a cheap option for the addition of scrambled eggs. We have re-booked for another two nights after our Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu. They happily kept our bags for us for 4 days.

        A little cold throughout the building with no heating anywhere. You can hire a heater for your room for a fee.

      • Group of friends
        9.6

        Marianella is great, the hostel is very good value, right next to the market, breakfast was very nice, and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. Lots of friendly and interesting fellow travelers to meet.

        Cusco is cold in July and we were all a bit chilly.

      • Couple
        8.2

        The staff were great: they put heaters in our room, they printed and then scanned forms I had to sign for work, they printed our boarding passes, etc etc.

        The building itself is a bit oddly designed.

      • Couple
        8.8

        The rooms were exceptionally clean compared to any other hostel we've stayed at. They had clean white sheets and towels, new duvets and comfy beds and lockers(just like in the photos). We ended up staying a couple of nights in a dorm with a bathroom as a double with en-suite wasn't available. We then moved into a double for the other 4 nights and the extra cost was definitely worth it- the mattress didn't have the plastic cover on, we had cable TV and a small sitting area with an arm chair. Breakfast is basic but good- bread, jam, juice, tea and coffee. Kitchen was small but again clean and reasonably well equipped. Staff were very helpful and friendly. They even bought cakes and biscuits on one occasion which they left out for us to help ourselves too. They also let us move into a room early when our night bus turned up unexpectedly early 4:30am (grrr!) and didn't charge us any extra.

        No complaints- only slight annoyance was WIFI was unreliable- though we think this may have been due to which staff were on and how many things they were downloading/watching on You Tube ;-)

      • Group of friends
        9.6

        Great staff and really cute place! Very clean and a nice getaway from horror hostels! (Reviewing a private room). The location was good, but was like a 10 minute walk (not a pleasant one with the rain) to the major plaza.

      How to reach hostel

      hostel Mama Simona Hostel - Cusco Cusco location
      Show big map »

      Hostel Address:

      Calle Ceniza 364, Cusco, Peru, 260408

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cusco
        1.0 mi
      Airports
      • Velazco Astete (CUZ)
        3.3 mi
      Train Stations
      • San Pedro Train Station
        1400 ft
      Restaurants
      • Rup'ay Wasy de Teo
        500 ft
      • Inka Grill (cuisine: Contemporary, International, Peruvian)
        1900 ft
      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        22