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
Parking

No parking

Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Refrigerator

Cooking hob

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Microwave on request

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports activities

Hiking

Overview

The charming Mama Simona Hostel is placed within walking distance to the beachfront.

The property is set 20 minutes' walk from the center of Cusco, in the proximity of Inca Baths at Tambomachay, Ciudadela de Mauk'allaqta and Santo Domingo Church . Within 150 meters away, Rup'ay Wasy de Teo and Mishti Mestizo offer a variety of dishes.

A train station is easily accessible.

Rooms

This property counts 22 guestrooms featuring Twin Room, Standard Room and Double Room along with others. Aside from flat-screen television, a telephone, a separate toilet, glass ceiling and a work desk, the rooms feature beds with lockers, foam pillows and reading lights. Rooms are fitted with double beds and bunk beds. The venue offers large en suite bathrooms provided for guests' use.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a hot continental breakfast served every morning. Guests can use a common kitchen. There are a full-sized refrigerator and a cooktop available.

Services

Mama Simona Hostel boasts a luggage storage, a safety deposit box and a gift shop for guests' needs providing airport transfer, dry cleaning/laundry and ironing.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Souvenir shop
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Tea and coffee facilities

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

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

Bedroom

  • Fluffy down duvets
  • 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

hostel Mama Simona Hostel - Cusco Cusco location
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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

Mama Simona Hostel photos Room
Bunk Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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This dorm features lockers and shared bathroom facilities. Towels and heaters are not provided, but can be rented for a small fee.

Room facilities
    Mama Simona Hostel photos Room
    Twin Room Private Bathroom
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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    This room features 2 beds, large lockers, bedside chests, reading lights and a private bathroom. Towels and toiletries are provided. A heater can be rented at the reception desk for a small fee.

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      Mama Simona Hostel photos Room
      Standard Room
      Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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      This room features a private bathroom, a bunk bed, and 2 big lockers. Towels and toiletries are provided for free. A heater can be rented at the reception desk for a small fee.

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        Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 165 sq. feet
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        This room features a double bed, a reading light, a bedside chest and shared bathroom facilities. Towels and toiletries are provided. A heater can be rented at the reception desk for a small fee.

        Room facilities
          Mama Simona Hostel photos Room
          Bunk Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Private Bathroom
          Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
          Size: 260 sq. feet
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          This dorm features an en suite bathroom and 4 large lockers. Towels and heaters are not provided, but can be rented for a small fee.

          Room facilities
            Mama Simona Hostel photos Room
            Bunk Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Private Bathroom
            Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
            Size: 305 sq. feet
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            This room features an en suite bathroom and a large locker. Towels and heaters can be rented for a small fee.

            Room facilities
              Mama Simona Hostel photos Exterior Photo album
              Bunk Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
              Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
              Size: 345 sq. feet
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              This room features large lockers and shared bathroom facilities. Towels and heaters are not provided, but can be rented for a small fee.

              Room facilities
                Mama Simona Hostel photos Room
                Double Room Private Bathroom
                Bed type: Double bed
                Size: 230 sq. feet
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                This room features large lockers, bedside tables, reading lights, cable TV and a private bathroom. Some of the rooms also have hangers for clothing and fabric organizers. Towels and toiletries are provided. A heater can be rented at the reception desk for a small fee.

                Room facilities

                  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

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                  What's nearby

                  Popular areas

                  • Cathedral of Cuzco - 2000 ft
                  • Cusco Main Square - 2000 ft
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                  • Santo Domingo Church - 3000 ft
                  • City Center - 5000 ft

                  Places of interest

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                  Train stations

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

                  Shopping areas

                  • Central Market - 1000 ft

                  Monuments and Landmarks

                  • La Merced Church - 1400 ft
                  • Church of the Company - 2000 ft
                  • Santa Catalina Convent - 2300 ft
                  • Holy Family Church - 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

                  Stadiums

                  • Inca Garcilado de la Vega Stadium - 1.3 mi

                  Museums

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