Overview of Hostel
Mama Simona is a Hostels chain that receives travelers from all over the world since 2010 in Cusco City, Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) and Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu town). Our quality and service is what sets us apart from the rest. We offer a warm and quiet atmosphere where you can rest and get
From Cusco– Take a bus to Urubamba from the Puente Grau bus terminal (1.5 hrs). Once in Urubamba, catch the connecting combi to Ollantaytambo (30 min). If you prefer not switching buses, you can hire a private taxi at the same Puente Grau that will take you directly to the town. It is faster but a bit more expensive. Buses usually arrive in front of the Mercado Central (the main market), one block from the main square.
From the main square of Ollantaytambo– Take Ventiderio street (it’s the principal one) towards the Fortress, which is clearly visible on the mountain. Turn right just before the bridge and follow the river. You can either take a scenic cobbled pedestrian Patacalle street or a regular asphalt road (they merge in the end). NB: if you choose the asphalt road, the river will not always is going to be clearly in view, as it is sometimes obscured by the houses on its banks. Don’t panic and just follow the road; you will see the river again after about a block. Keep walking until you reach Janccarachaka bridge (+10 points to your Quechua skills if you can pronounce this!). The last building to the left will be Mama Simona hostel. The entire walk should not take you more than 15 minutes.
From the train station in Ollantaytambo– If arriving from Machu Picchu by train, you can take either a taxi/mototaxi or walk along Avenida Ferrocarril (the street that runs from the train station to the downtown) all the way to the bridge which leads to the ruins. Keep on walking in the same direction along the river, which will be to your left. NB: in some parts the river is obscured by the houses and reappears only after about a block. The last house on the left just before the bridge called Janccarachaka is Mama Simona Hostel. The entire walk is about 1.5 km and should take about 25 min.
Asking locals for directions– Many places in Peru have several names, so if people you ask do not seem to know where Misccanapama is, try Avenida Ocobamaba / camino a Huilloc (road to Huilloc). This should give better results!.
Ollantaytambo is at least 600 m lower than Cusco and about 70 km closer to Machu Picchu, which means that a warm and spring-like atmosphere will definitely be a relief after the high altitude chill of the highlands. Exploring the plethora of Incan sites in the Sacred Valley, as well as other natural wonders, will keep even the most avid hikers busy for weeks. The hostel itself is situated about 10 blocks from the main square.
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 10:00. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast included. No curfew. Unlike many other hotels and hostels, we do not charge extra commission in case you pay with a credit card. However, if you are a Peruvian resident and/or have spent more than 2 months in Peru, an 18% tax (IGV) has to be added to the cost of the lodging. We love pets but cannot host any due to the allergy they might provoke in other guests. If you smoke, please only do so outside in the yard. There´s no curfew for the guests, but the guests of the guests are welcome to visit the hostel till 10pm only.