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Mama Simona - Cusco, Cusco

2-star2 stars
Calle Ceniza 364 Barrio De San Pedro, Cusco, Cusco, 8002, Peru

City-center hostel within easy reach of Plaza de Armas
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
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From 758 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • They are very helpful and nice, I will change the sofas in the lobby, other than that it…May 28, 2019
  • Very clean rooms and made for a comfortable stay. The bathrooms were clean, but shower…May 30, 2018

Mama Simona - Cusco, Cusco

from $40 CAD
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Classic Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Classic Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Classic Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (6 pax)
  • Classic Room, Shared Bathroom (8 pax)
  • Classic Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 pax)
  • Classic Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (4 pax)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Private Bathroom

What’s around Mama Simona - Cusco, Cusco


  • In Cusco Historic Center
  • Plaza de Armas - 8 min walk
  • Cusco Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • San Pedro Market - 4 min walk
  • San Pedro Church - 5 min walk
  • Arch of Santa Clara - 5 min walk
  • Calle Marquez - 6 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cusco (CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl.) - 8 min drive
  • San Pedro Station - 7 min walk
  • Cusco Wanchaq Station - 22 min walk
  • Poroy Station - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 12:30 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Train station pick-up *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2011
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well
  • Down comforter
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Mama Simona - Cusco, Cusco’s small print

Also known as

  • Mama Simona Hostel Cusco
  • Mama Simona - Cusco Cusco
  • Mama Simona - Cusco Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Mama Simona - Cusco Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cusco
  • Mama Simona Hostel
  • Mama Simona Cusco
  • Mama Simona
  • Mamá Simona
  • Mama Simona Cusco
  • Mama Simona Hostel
  • Mama Simona Hostel Cusco
  • Mama Simona Cusco Hostel


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • The national sales tax (18%) is charged upon check-out to citizens of Peru regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying in the country for 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners who present a valid passport and Andean Migration Card (Tarjeta Andina de Migración) at check-in are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of PEN 15 per vehicle (one-way)

Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 30 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Chose Hostel MAma Simona
This is super location in Cusco. Close to main attractions, shopping and just a stroll through the old streets. The stuff is very friendly and speak English. Continuous supply of cocoa leave tea refreshes you after long strolls.
Teresa, ca2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Overall a great stay!
Mama Simona Cusco runs a tight ship! I need to commend every single front desk staff member for their professionalism, caring, and skill in helping to make our stay was a great experience! When I got sick on my second day in Cusco the front desk helped call a taxi and sent me to an excellent local medical clinic that treated me for altitude sickness and a mild case of salmonella (watch what you eat at the San Pedro Mercado!) I felt better by the end of the day and was released to go eat guinea pig later that night! Another front desk person helped my retired aunt and uncle carry some luggage upstairs. We didn't get a chance to tip her but wanted to thank her here for going above and beyond the responsibilities of a front desk clerk! Although cleanliness could be improved in the rooms (I found some hairballs on the floor) and wifi service needs to be improved (limited to the common areas and sometimes did't work), none of this diminished our stay and i would recommend this place to anyone. Note that Mama Simona is not a party hostel and attracts an older crowd than your average hostel, which was perfect for us. The free coca tea was a nice amenity. Highly recommended!
Jane, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location Lovely Hostel
this is the ideal hostel for groups or people traveling in Peru. It is centrally located clean safe and the staff is super helpful. A short walk to the San Pedro Market and the Plaza de Armas.
Michael, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel at the foot of Machu Picchu
Great location, great staff and a very affordable place to crash before or after a visit to MaPi. Breakfast included a short walk to the train and bus to head up to the site. Great for backpackers, groups etc.
Michael, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Best Hostel in Cusco
Mama Simona was a great choice for my stay in Cusco. The staff was friendly and helpful, the hostel was clean and inviting, and the beds were comfortable and warm. Quiet hours at 10pm were enforced which was nice, since nothing is worse than staying somewhere where you can't get any rest. Small breakfast was included with my stay, and endless supplies of coca tea, which helped with the altitude. The rooms have lockers for storing important docs, bring your own lock, and the hostal sells water on site. It's also close to the town center and in a safe neighborhood.
Julia, us2 night trip with friends

Mama Simona - Cusco, Cusco

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