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Mama Simona Hostel Reviews

Calle Ceniza 364, Barrio de San Pedro, Cusco, Peru

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219 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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No atmosphere. Very quiet. Recommend this hostel to someone who wanna have some good rest in a quiet place. Bed is very comfortable. Clean facilities. Breakfast is bad. Just bread.


Brilliant little place. 5 minute walk from the main plaza. Very clean, comfortable beds and warm shower. Wifi works in communal area. Staff were helpful and we were ale to spend the night in their sister hostel also called Mama Simona in Ollanteyambo on our way to Matchu Pitchu. Definately recommend.


Good location, about 5-10 minute walk from the main plaza, nice hostel with a chilled atmosphere. I'd stay here again!


Comfortable beds and nice environment. 4 blocks from the main plaza. Staff are helpful and there is a peaceful atmosphere without it being boring.


Really nice, quiet, comfy hostel with excellent kitchen facilities and good rooms. It was the perfect spot for us to chill out after our Inca Jungle Trek. Decent Internet connection and hot water. They have very large storage lockers to use while trekking also.


We really liked Mama Simona, since the room and main areas were very nice, breakfast was ok and the staff was very helpfull with taxi bookings, tipps and so on. The location sis good, you can walk to the main square Plaza de Armas easily and reach all other highlights of Cusco by walking. The Hostel is very nice, style is very cosy and the room with private bathroom was very clean. Exept it was a little cold since they do not provide a heating (like most accomadation in Peru).


Very helpful staff. Comfortable beds. Overall a very high standard of hostel.


Highly recommend Mama Simona! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I was able to store my luggage there while visiting Machu Picchu. The space is clean and welcoming. It has a very relaxed and calm atmosphere, which is nice to come back to.


Very cute and friendly hostel, mot of times very quite. The only problem was the shower, that would change anytime from hot to cold, and TV. There was no TV, although it was said on the website that there was. Anyway, I recommend this hostel! :D


It's the second time I'm visiting mama simona, and for good reasons. The relaxed atmosphere with tea all day long, is a great place to hang out and rest after visiting cuzco ' s highlights. The staff is friendly, always willing to help or give you directions or tips to some place in town. At night it's quiet, so you can sleep.


Loved staying at Mama Simona. It's a very nice place and it's very reasonably priced. I was there for five nights in July, so it was a little busy. The staff are sweet and helpful and everything is very clean, ALL of the time. Negatives: There wasn't a lock for the cabinets even though I was told that there would be. The location is another concern... while its not far away from la Plaza de Armas, it is on a street that is deserted and could potentially be a danger if you are alone.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great place, beautiful, clean and with awesome breakfast. They even have a travel agency there. There is not much of a common room but the space is nice and cosy. Stuff were really nice and helpful.


Beds were very comfortable. Showers weren't always hot but when they were they were good.quite loud especially early in the mornings and the hostel itself was very very cold, which made it quite uncomfortable to sit in the common room. Blankets were offered but it was still very cold and quite unbearable at times. There was not much atmosphere either


shower was not always hot and no water pressure - not ideal after a 4 day hike with limited bathroom facilities and wi fi was a bit hit and miss - not very reliable..


Mama Simona was a great hostel, especially for those looking for a comfortable and quieter location before/after a trek. Pros: Free coca tea, wonderful kitchen staff who provide breakfast and fresh juice, free storage (especially during your trek), clean, hot water, comfortable Cons: The reception service was always mediocre or disappointing. They were not unfriendly, but they were not very helpful with suggestions and could not sort out a room mix-up. Wifi was unreliable as well.


Wifi must be better. Beside that, it's a awesome hostel!


Wonderful hostel! The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. There are free maps and unlimited coca tea and coffee, plus free breakfast (bread, jam, juice). Rooms are spacious, showers are hot, there's a mini library of guidebooks, and the beds are the most comfortable I've encountered in any hostel. Lockers are provided in rooms and they have free luggage storage if you're leaving for a few days. Know that if you arrive before check-in time, you may have to wait for your room.


We had so much fun. Thank you to the staff at Mama Simona!

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