Mama Simona Hostel
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.
Mama Simona does not provide locks for the lockers, so please bring your own. You can also buy one at reception.
Beware! Many taxi drivers work for other hostels and would tell you anything just to drive you to the place they get a commission from. Be firm and confident: Mama Simona is easily accessible by car and is located in a safe neighborhood.
Please also note that we do not provide heaters, but rent them out. The cost of heater per night is S/10 ($3.8). Ask for one at the reception.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- Board Games
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Rooms
- No Curfew
- Postal Service
- Safe Deposit Box
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check-in time: 12:30
Check-out time: 10:30
Important notice about peruvian taxes:
Based on local tax laws, Peruvian citizens (and foreigners staying more than 59 days in Peru) must pay an additional fee of 18%. To be exempt from this 18% additional fee (IVA), a copy of the immigration card and passport must be presented.
Please note both documents are required for fee exemption. Guests who are not able to present both documents will be required to pay the fee.
Foreign business travelers who require a printed invoice, will also be charged the additional 18% regardless of the length of their stay in Peru. This fee is not automatically calculated in the total costs for the reservation.
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From the airport or bus terminal by taxi. Taxis are a good option and should not cost more than 15 soles from the airport and 5 soles from the bus terminal. Time from the airport: 15-20 minutes. Time from the bus terminal: 10-15 minutes.
From the airport by bus. From the street directly in front of the airport you can catch a combi (small bus or van), which will take you to a stop close to San Pedro market. There are several types of combis; the ones you should look for are Correcaminos or C4M. From the Market take Desamparados street uphill, which in the second block becomes Ceniza. Mama Simona is to your right. Time to destination: 25-30 minutes.
From the terminal by bus. After exiting the terminal and the front gate, you'll see the railroad tracks with some steps. Crossing the steps will bring you directly to a bus stop, where you can easily catch a combi to the historical center. Correcaminos and Ttio La Florida are two companies that will get you close to San Pedro. Two blocks uphill (first Desamparados Street, then Ceniza), and you are at Mama Simona. Time to destination: 20-25 minutes.
You will find Mama Simona on a quiet street in the historical center of Cusco five blocks away from the main square (Plaza de Armas) and a pleasant several minutes stroll from most museums, galleries, cathedrals, shops and restaurants. Among other things, a large supermarket, cheap laundry service and the famous San Pedro Market are just around the corner. The area is bursting with colonial mansions and streets, churches built on Inca foundations, and local foods.