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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!
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.
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 .