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Mamma Cusco Hostel

Calle Alabado 536 | San Blas, Cusco, Peru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came back to Mamma Cusco repeatedly during our month-long stay in Peru. "Mamma" is delightfully warm and accommodating; "Papa" speaks English and is very knowledgable. The accommodations are simple but all that we needed. The location is great and the price is a great value. Thank you for our "home" in Cusco!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed here for one night and got a really good price, though it was made clear to us that this was because the booking website had given us that price in error. Nonetheless, Mamma Cusco didn't try to change the price so because of that, the friendly welcome, and the decent location, we are giving this place a 2/5;... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Papa Cuzco is friendly and makes good effort. Mama Cuzco is just there for the money. No interest in friendly service. Charged to print some pages of paper even though, we booked tours, accommodation and laundry through them. Improve her attitude to money and the place would be good to stay. Cold shower as per previous reviews is so true.... More 

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Detailled review down there... We're the two french tourists that have assisted at "Angela J." argument (She refused to pay the room booked for 3nights). First, there's never been a fight! Then we've not "helped" them. This woman was expecting 1st class service for a fraction of the price!! She even spoke about revenge reviews... When you choose a budget... More 

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Aarhus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Mamma Cusco is a decent place to stay. The staff is very friendly, and the hostel is located only a 5 minute walk from Plaza de Armas. There is no water after 8 pm in neither the toilet, zink nor shower. But the shower is hot during the day. The staff is very helpfull and they even put eight people... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed several night here because the location is great (close to many cheap restaurants), the price is good, and the owner is a sweet lady! I didn't mind that she doesn't speak English. She is a lovely host anyway. The hostel has a great view from the roof over the city (WOW!). However, the hostel is really cold! I... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We were welcomed with open arms by mamma Cusco and her husband. We had a wonderful few nights there, close to the centre and good value for your money. The husbands english is great so he could give us good tips on where to go. Very chilled vibe with basic peruvian breakfast. The view from the roof is great, thanks.

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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Where do you want me to start. We arrived at Mamma Cusco Hostel early in the morning, before check out. At check in, Mamma Cusco said nothing about paying extra for early arrival. After suggesting to change room, as the matrimonial room was just too tiny, to move into a double room, Mamma Cusco stated that we would have to... More 

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I stayed for two weeks in Mama Cusco Hostel en february 2013. For me it was what I looked for. No trafic noice. It was cheap and clean. Friendly and helpful family. They booked tours for me. Breakfast was basic.Showers were warm. Five minutes walk to Plaza de Armas. The husband speaks english. He is an educated tour guide with... More 

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Dresden, Deutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

the rooms are nice and clean, breakfast (served in a very cool place with view over cusco) was also very good. mama cusco (unfortunately we don't know her name, so we call her mamma cusco) was so lovely and helpful! we immediately felt at home at her hostal. the only thing that was not so good was that there is... More 

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