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Very nice place. Wonderful view on the city from the balcony and the terrass. Close to city center and very quiet. And Roberto is a great host, very very friendly and helpful. He gives us map and good advices for visits you have to do. I really recommend this hostel.
Milton was so helpful and friendly! Great hostel for the price. It was the only hostel we stayed in that offered a tv in the room, which is a nice comfort after days of traveling. Private bathroom, close walk to town/outdoor market. Thank you!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Fantastic view of otovalo from the roof areas. Nice place to stay, not many people there when we stayed, mostly couples, all fine for us. Short walk from main streets and plazas. Kitchen was ok, facilities to do your own laundry. Good value hostal! thank you chasqui!
Nice hostel, really nice staff. Only real downside for me, since I have to upload videos to youtube everyday is that the wifi is only available in the kitchen, and outside. Do keep in mind though that the kitchen is kind of 'the common room' or one of them and is a nice place to be at. Location was good, away from the noise but really close to centre Otavalo. They had free books to read and the bed and bathroom were really nice. Price was also good! Would absolutely recommend this host
The location was perfect for me as it was not in the middle of town (noise, traffic) yet not that far away so you can easily walk to the main attractions. The staff guy was very friendly but there was a moment when we were looking for him and couldn't find him. There was no water for a few hours so that was a big setback, I couldn't shower in my bathroom so I had to use the guest's one. For the price I think it was good. Large arrange of DVD movies to watch and the decoration is quite cozy.
Hostal Chasqui is a really nice hostal with a lot of potential. Milton and Roberto were great - really helpful and gave us loads of useful information. Problems for us was the lack of hot water (2 out of 3 days) and no water (2 out of 3 mornings). The wifi didn't work well in the rooms but fine in the communal areas. Free laundry was great. The communal kitchen is big and well equipped but the fridge was unplugged and the dish cloths were filthy (as were some of the plates/pots). Good location.
The wifi connection was good both in the rooms and kitchen. Kitchen was good and staff attached a new gas bottle as the one there had finished. Our bathroom wasn't cleaned during our four night stay and there was no toilet paper in the bathroom in the kitchen.
Amazing! The owner went above and beyond for us and was incredibly friendly. The views from the roof of Otavalo are unreal. We wished we could stay another night.
Great place to stay with friendly and helpful owners who explain everything (City, places to go out, trips to the mountains,...) very well. The view from one of the several top roofs is amazing. One of the very best hostels we stayed at!!!
A great place to stay! Not far from the centre of town and very nice rooms. My only issue would be that there is little room for socialization with other guests which could be improved by adding more furniture to the upper balcony area or fixing up the down stairs room with potential to be a bar. Other than that fantastic!
In 18 months travelling we have never had a hostel with free laundry - what a treat! Roberto is a star - his welcome & introduction are so helpful, he will tell you all you need to know about the town, & also helped us with our onward travel to Colombia. The location is good (not too far up the hill), the beds are clean & comfy & the showers are hot - just make sure no-one's showering at the same time or the pressure disappears! There's a huge underused bar area downstairs for socialising.
Very friendly staff. Cramped quarters in room and bathroom. Enough water from shower to get wet but not wash your hair. Otavalo is a must-see on the gringo trail.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 31-40
- (1 review)