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Mama Simona Hostel

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Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This hostel has a great location and very friendly and devoted staff but these are only nice aspects of this hostel. Room I got was on the 1st floor. Room windows were situated to lobby and common corridor. It means that you not only have closed curtains and window all the time but participate in each single lobby conversation, hear...

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MamaSimonaHostel, Gerente at Mama Simona Hostel, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We apologize for the inconveniences you had during your stay with us. We are working to improve this kind of difficulties which affect our service. The information you are providing us are very important and useful to guide our service to meet the highest standards of service. If you have any additional please do not hesitate to contact...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

3 of us stayed here in a dorm room for 3 nights before we left for the Salkantay Trek. We loved how easily accessible the main square was and how quiet the environment was. The only downside was the wifi. It rarely worked but it wasn't the end of the world. We enjoyed having coca tea available at anytime in...

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MamaSimonaHostel, Gerente at Mama Simona Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, We really appreciate your time to share with us your recent experience in our Mamá Simona Hostel in Cusco. Thank you for your comments and for giving us the opportunity to know your opinion about our facilities and services, they serve us an invaluable tool to improve in search of the excellence. Kind regards, Mamá Simona Hostels

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Mama Simona was recommended to my bf and me by a friend. Friend obviously does not have much experience staying in fun hostels because this one was sub par. Cusco is a city filled with cool hostels, and there are a lot of other more exciting options with better amenities and better vibes than this one. I would recommend Mama...

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MamaSimonaHostel, Gerente at Mama Simona Hostel, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Many thanks for your time to share with us your opinion about our Hostel, as you said in your comment, this is a quit Hostel. We are not a party Hostel. if you are looking one, there are many in Cusco. one of our main commitments it's to guarantee the pleasant rest of our travelers. Kind regards, Mamá...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I spent five nights at Mama Simona while I was exploring Cusco and I would recommend the place to anyone looking for something comfy, cheap and central. On the plus side: affordable, free breakfast, friendly common room, shower that always works (really big plus) and clean facilities. On the con side: dodgy Internet, creaky floors, and the duvet could be...

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MamaSimonaHostel, Gerente at Mama Simona Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you very much for your comments and recommendations, we are happy to know that your stay with us was good, and also tanks for giving us the opportunity to know your opinion about our facilities and services, they serve us an invaluable tool to improve in search of the excellence. Best Regards, Mamá Simona Hostels

Reviewed 14 October 2016

Clean bedrooms, good lobby with hot drinks & free luggage storage. Less than 5 minute walk to main plaza. Staff was super helpful when husband fell ill on the trip and needed to stay another night.Only con was that it was a bit chilly at night but you can ask for extra blanket at no additional charge, I would stay...

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MamaSimonaHostel, Gerente at Mama Simona Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler. We would like to express our thanks for taking the time to share your recent experience with us through Tripadvisor website. It is a pleasure to know that we meet your expectations during your stay and has been cherished memories of our service and facilities. Your opinion and recommendation are very important for thousands of travelers. Best regards,...

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Here are some pros and cons about this hostel: Cons: - Creaking floor boards - Only the bed lights work at all or good enough - The main room is quite cold and not heated properly - Every time we asked about the room price they raised it manually in their system - You cannot let fresh air into the...

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MamaSimonaHostel, Gerente at Mama Simona Hostel, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for giving us your opinion about your recent stay in Mamá Simona Cusco; your comment is very important for us but there are some cons that it's not right. for example; Only bed lights works? all the hostel lights are working properly, we never had a complain about it. in the main room we...

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This hostel was a good base in Cusco, and was mostly quiet during night hours. Staff was friendly and Internet was mostly functioning. The accommodations were very clean and the showers were hot. My one issue was that the main room was very small and cold...some nights I was so tired from exploring that I just wanted to curl up...

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MamaSimonaHostel, Gerente at Mama Simona Hostel, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice base in Cusco, and a detailed review regarding your recent visit to our Mamá Simona Cusco. we regret that the main room has been cold, but as you saw there, we have a many small blankets in the sofas, coca tea and heater that you just had...

Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed mama Simona. Quiet but nice people staying there. Not necessarily a social hostel but you can easily make friends! Friendly but usually shy staff. Clean and well organized. Good safe location.

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Dear traveler, Many thanks for your comment and the time for sharing your recent stay with us, we are really happy that you enjoyed our Hostel. Best regard Mamá Simona Hostels

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel was great we stayed their for two days till we left for allantaytambo. The breakfast was "meh" simple but you get what you pay for. The concierge made reservations for us in mama Simona allantaytambo. Also very relaxing next to a river surrounded by mountains.

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Dear traveler. We really appreciate the time you took for sharing your recent experience in our Mamá Simona Hostels, Thank you very much for your comment. Kind regards, Mamá Simona Hostels

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Mama Simona is a great friendly hostel with a mix of private and dorm style rooms. We were a large group and stayed a twin private (with a bathroom) and a dorm style room. The place is great - very clean rooms and bathroom (at least the private bathroom that I used), and has free breakfast and use of two...

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MamaSimonaHostel, Gerente at Mama Simona Hostel, responded to this review

Dear traveler. Thank you for posting a five star review of your recent stay in our Hostel. We are also very pleased for all your kind words about the rooms, front desk service, Hostel cleanest, location etc. We can't wait to offer you a warm welcome on your next visit to this magic country. Kind regards, Mamá Simona Hostels

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  • Breakfast included
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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: €11 - €35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mama Simona Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“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
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