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La Paz Department, Bolivia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

OK where do we start.... It is warm, welcoming and people very friendly. On the surface it is great. We stayed 2 nights and the then went back and stayed another 2 nights. The breakfast of bread, jam and hot coca tea was fine, they were happy to fry and egg. Reception was fine, the rooms and bathrooms very clean,...

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

Dear traveler, Many thanks for your comment and the time for sharing your recent stay with us, for the cold you could get a extra blanked with out cost or a header for S/10.00, anyway I am so sorry for the inconvenients. thank you so much to shared your experience with us. best regard Mama Simona Hostels

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The staff here are amazing! We only booked for 2 nights and just kept coming back to it because I felt safe. The only downsides were you could hear a lot from the other rooms and could be loud at points but nothing major and the breakfast is really just bread. Be prepared to go into the lobby to use...

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

Dear Trveler, Thank you to take your time and leave your coments, thank you so much to qualify us like a "great place" we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regard Mama Simona Hostels

San Diego, California
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at mama Simona a total of four night before and after my Machu Picchu journey and it is one of the best hostel I got to visit, super clean great decor and fantastic staff, especially yvona that took the time to help me plan my transit to the sacred valley . Thanks again fo your hard work to...

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

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

Toronto
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Mama Simona: The hostel was pleasant, clean,and had friendly staff. The location was good, about a 10 min walk to the main square. We had a private room. There was some noise each morning as people left early for tours, but it was typically fairly quiet at night. The hostel was good value, good vibes.

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

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you very much for choosing Mamá Simona Hostel in Cusco for your recent visit to this magical city. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed all our facilities and services. We really appreciate your comments as they motivate us to continue working hard to surpass the expectations of all our travelers....

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My parter and I stayed at both locations (Cuzco and ollantaytambo) and where very pleased. Everyone was friendly and helpful. They both felt very clean. Beautiful garden in ollantaytambo to relax by after hiking around the ruins and Machu Picchu.

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

Dear traveler, We are very happy to know that you had a very nice experience in our both properties, many thanks for qualify us the Best Hostel in Perú. Kind regards, Mamá Simona Hostels

Littleton
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Fir a hostel, this was decent. Very affordable. I suggest getting a room with its own shower- only a few bucks more but much better than using shower in hall. This place is safe and secure and a quick walk from all main areas. Front desk was very helpful and friendly. There are lockers to leave you stuff while you...

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

Dear traveler, We are happy to know that you had a good experience in our Hostel, thank you very much for the time you took for giving us your opinion about our friendly staff, secure and good location. by the way, the next year the towels will be included in all kind of dorms. Best Regards, Mamá Simona Hostels

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here before and after the inca trail, it's a safe, clean and charming hostel with good beds, friendly helpful English speaking staff, breakfast included and free hot water or coca tea. Charming hostel nearby the main square of Cuzco. Can highly recommend this!

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

Dear traveler, Many thanks for your kind words and recommend our Hostel, Receive a warm greeting from Mamá Simona Hostel Team, it was a pleasure having you as our guest, once again thank you very much for your comments. We hope to have the honor to serve in your next trip to Cusco. Kind regards, Mamá Simona Hostels

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 4 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 3 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...

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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: $16 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mama Simona Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Those sensitive to noise should avoid the room right by the common area.”
 of 5 bubbles 321yvonnea, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room waraya 4, 4 bunks shared bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles TurtleOnSnow, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stayed on the top floor in a double room and ground floor with two large single beds”
 of 5 bubbles CharlotteF716, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor are very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Silvana2013, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
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