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

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

Mama Simona Hostel is a 2-star central property offering a courtyard and a storage room.

The hostel is located in Cusco City Centre district, 400 meters from Museo de Plantas Sagradas, La Merced Church and Central Market. Serving a variety of dishes, Rup'ay Wasy de Teo and Don Antonio are just 150 meters away.

10 minutes' drive from Velazco Astete airport and 5 minutes' walk to San Pedro train station.

Rooms

Mama Simona Hostel offers 22 rooms fitted with flat-screen television, a phone, a separate toilet, an iron with ironing board and glass ceiling for a comfortable stay in Cusco. There are beds with lockers, foam pillows and reading lights in the rooms including Twin Room, Standard Room and Double 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

Guests of Mama Simona Hostel can take advantage of 24-hour front desk, shuttle service and room service.

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 in public areas
  • 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

Media

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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

Mama Simona Hostel photos Room
Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Mama Simona Hostel photos Room
Private Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Wardrobe/closet
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Cathedral of Cuzco2000 ft
  • Cusco Main Square2000 ft
  • Cathedral of Cusco2000 ft
  • Santo Domingo Church3000 ft
  • City Center5000 ft

Places of interest

  • Central bus station1.7 mi

Train stations

  • San Pedro Train Station1000 ft
  • San Pedro Train Station1000 ft
  • Wanchaq Train station1.1 mi

Shopping areas

  • Central Market1000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • La Merced Church1400 ft
  • Church of the Company2000 ft
  • Santa Catalina Convent2300 ft
  • Holy Family Church2300 ft
  • Sacsayhuaman2700 ft
  • Hatun Rumiyoc3300 ft
  • San Blas Church3300 ft
  • Coricancha4000 ft
  • Qenko5000 ft
  • Central Bus Station1.7 mi

Stadiums

  • Inca Garcilado de la Vega Stadium1.3 mi

Museums

  • Inka Museum2300 ft
  • Religious Art Museum2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Santo Domingo Church 1.1 mi
    Koricancha, Cusco
  • Ausangate2.1 mi
    Cordillera Vilcanota Range, Cusco
  • San Cristobal Church2.0 mi
    CuscoPeru
  • Cantalloc Aqueduct2.1 mi
    Carretera Puquio-Cusco, Nazca

Near the hostel

  • ChocoMuseo1300 ft
    Calle Garcilaso 210 int 2nd floor, Cusco
  • Cusco Regional History Museum1500 ft
    Calle Heladeros, Cusco
  • Cusco Cathedral2100 ft
    Plaza de Armas, Cusco
  • Inca Museum2100 ft
    Cuesta del Almirante 103, Cusco
  • Museo de Plantas Sagradas, Magicas y Medicinales1300 ft
    Calle Santa Teresa 351, Cusco
  • Manu Wildlife Peru1500 ft
    PLateros 373, Cusco
  • Popular Art Museum1900 ft
    103 Avenue El Sol, Cusco

Restaurants nearby

  • Rup'ay Wasy de Teo500 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 Mestizo1100 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 - Cusco1300 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 Grill1900 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 Pisquerito1100 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