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Hostal Chasqui Reviews

Piedrahita 141, Otavalo, Ecuador

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247 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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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.


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.


We were there in low season so it was very quiet and part of the hostal seemed closed. However, we got a great, informative welcome from the young guy running it. We were given the choice of rooms. There were laundry facilities and a kitchen area . Although just on the edge of the town it is in a good position and Otavalo is very safe for wandering around. A very good base .


Lovely hostel and amazing staff. Rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable and the location was great. The staff were really friendly and very helpful, they had lots of information about things you could do and drove us to find something for dinner when we arrived much later then planned! Would definitely recommend!


Staff very helpful (if you can speak or not speak Spanish). Wifi is pretty good and pretty fast if wifi goes down wait a couple of minutes. Location is good and away from noise. A short walk to super market about 5 min. or less. Kitchen is big and equipped pretty good. One dollar from bus station to hostal. Would recommend this hostal.


Nicely located and friendly staff. Recommended.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good wifi. Clean rooms. Big kitchen. Bar on the lower level but remains quiet in the evenings. A little walk from the centre but not too far. Views of the city from the top levels. Very helpful staff.

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fantastic staff!!!!!

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