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Alternative is a new hostel. All bathrooms are shared, there is a kitchen with cooking facilities & large fridge plus they have a washer and dryer on the roof ($2.50 for each but you can do a very large load). They also have a couple of bikes for rent, $3 for the day, if you want to ride in Sunday´s Ciclovia - check it out on YouTube. Can be a little noisy as the hostel has an Open Concept plan. Not many restaurants are open on Sundays and beer is not allowed to be sold so buy it before.
I felt this was more like a hotel than a hostel. It was nice to relax for a couple days, lockers are in the reception area but as we had our own room it wasn't a huge deal. A good 20 minute walk from the central plaza but the place is spotlessly clean! value for money for couples, families or travellers wanting a break from the big party hostels.
This hostel is amazing! The staff was super friendly and helpful. There was a very positive atmosphere inside and among the people. Everything was clean. Plus a nice terrace to sit on and a reading, TV and kitchen area. The street outside was a little bit noisy, but it's not an issue for a couple of days. The hostel is in walking distance from the city center and the terminal, which is very nice. I'd definitely recommend it!
I loved my week there. I really didn't want to leave. It is more like a hotel. Thank you to the lovely lady who kept the place spotless. Their attention to detail is outstanding, finally a hostel that has clothes hooks in the dorm and bathroom. Little lights above each bed. Well equipped kitchen. You could socialise if you wanted to or just find a quiet space. It is not a party hostel which was great for me. I would definitely go back. Thank you Xavier, Juan and Anna, you guys are the best!
It's on a very busy street, so there is a lot of traffic noise at night when you are trying to sleep.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Excellent staff! I couldn't recommend this place more. 15 min. walk from the center is a plus. Less traffic and people. Extremely secure and quiet after 11:00pm. Directly across from an Incan ruin is a plus too.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Probably the cleanest hostel I was in South America. The rooms are spacious and spot on, good hot showers, nice movie room, great terras. The location is little out the center but its a save 15 minute walk. Great hostel, great staff, great experience
I lenjoyed my stay at the Hostel. The staff is so helpful and nice and made my stay very pleasant.
Greatest hostel in ecuador. Best staff. Amazing bathrooms and bedrooms. Full kitchen. Incredible...thanks for everything!!!
Awesome hostel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Very clean and well equipped kitchen. Would highly recommend
Great place. It is about a20 minute walk into the centre, but the walk feels safe enough. If all else fails is about $2 in a taxi. STaff are great - very helpful. Amenities are good and clean
Very clean, comfortable hostel with reliable hot water, great facilities, particularly kitchen and terrace. Free filter coffee throughout the day is a particularly nice touch! Staff were friendly and helpful. Location not great, but across the road from a great museum and really only 10 minutes walk away from bars and restaurants and 15 from city centre.
Really great hostel! The guys were work at the first desk are so nice and helpful. I highly recommend this hostel. It's sort of new, CLEAN, and in a good location.
Good location, a 15-20 minute walk to the old center. Very secure and very clean. Free coffee in the morning :). Nice little area to watch movies. Not too much space to meet up but thats ok it made it more relaxed.
I enjoyed staying at this hostel. It is simply what one would call a very good hostel standing within its own right with respect.