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Hostal Chasqui Reviews

Piedrahita 141, Otavalo, Ecuador

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260 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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the staff was a great start to our stay here. They were actually waiting inside the door for us when we arrived. They gave us a map the city and recommended busses, restaurants, activities etc. They us to our and gave us a tour of the hostel as well. Any time we needed help with anything, someone happily at our service. The location was also great. It was comfortable walking distance from everything and nice and quiet at night. Overall, my friend and I really enjoyed our stay.

  • 2nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We loved this hostel!

  • 28th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The staff member who greeted us gave us a map of Otavalo and explained all the activities and costs. This was our first visit to Otavalo, so this was very helpful! Our room was wonderful with a lovely balcony. Great views of the city! It was easy to get around town from our location.


My wife and I really love this hostel. The staff, Milton and Roberto( sorry if I got your names wrong guys ) are really good guys. They are really friendly and helpful, giving us all the info we needed for our stay in Otavalo. The hostel is clean with reliable hot water and good wifi. Its nice and quiet which suited us because we are past the whole party hostel scene. The location is walking distance to anything you need in town. Were going back for another few days soon, we love the place.

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It was a lovely clean place to stay ... Had a nice big double room... Got to do my own laundry for free which was great ... It was nice and quiet ... The shower wasn't great but everything else really good


Lovely place amazing views over otavalo. A little walk from the centre but worth it. Cheaper place we could find to stay included great map, wifi, hot showers (not amazing oressure but very hot!) And tv with loads of dvds. Quiet place but everywhere is otavalo is. So much to do in the surrounding countryside worth more that one nights stay for the markets!


Hostel was okay. Cheap for Otovalo but quiet rundown. Shower hardly trickled out any water & seemed quiet unclean. Kitchen facilities big but again didn't feel clean. Good enough location to sites. Staff very friendly.


A nice but simple place to base yourself for a day or a couple of days. Lovely kitchen on the top floor with a great view. The guy who greeted us at reception was very nice and took time to explain everything we could do in the town and the surrounds and gave us a detailed map which was helpful. Place seemed pretty quiet (even though we were there on a Friday night).


The hostel is more like a hotel, didn't really see any other guests in the time we stayed. The staff are really friendly and helpful, they give you an awesome map (probably the best map we've ever gotten on our travels!) which is really helpful when walking around and deciding what to do. Only problem was the lack of hot water. We didn't have any the 2 nights we stayed there and felt a bit gross when we left, the guy tried to fix it for us but to no avail.


We really enjoyed our stay at Hostel Chasqui. We were given a beautiful room on the roof that had huge windows making it very bright. It was clean and comfortable. Our only compliant was that the door didn't lock properly and could be opened with out the key simply by pushing on it, which made us a bit uncomfortable. Other than this, we loved this hotel. The kitchen and washer and dryer were also a bonus.


This is a quiet, but beautiful property that is walking distance to everything in Otavalo, including the Saturday market. The family that owns it is very friendly and some of them speak Engilsh. Great free city map and a big community kitchen with nice views from the roof top area. HUGE DVD collection to pick from, which was awesome for the quiet nights we spent in the room. They also held our bags for us after check out on our last day and our bus didn't leave for Quito until late.

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