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Hostal Hogar Cuencano Reviews

Hermano Miguel 4 36 and Calle Larga, Cuenca, Ecuador

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140 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 67%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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The staff here is so friendly and helpful and the location is really good. The hostel is also very nice inside.


I liked the hostel very much, except for the lack of lockers. I had to give my laptop to the owner of the hostel, who put it in his cupboard. When I needed my laptop again the owner was absent and I had to wait two hours. Please invest in lockers! The location of the hostel is excellent when it comes to exploring the city, but it's situated next to a disco or bar. One night, people went on partying outside until dawn. I couldn't sleep at all. The noise was unbearable.


I stayed in the dorm which was never full. There must be a church nearby as the bells ring early in the morning. There is no social room here but you will meet the people in your room. The location was good. The shower is kind of tricky but finally figured out how to get the hot water. There is a restaurant next door with good breakfasts.


Worst hostal I've stayed at in over 20 countries. 1) I tried first booking via email and was told there were no vacancies - I then looked on hostalworld and there were several beds. 2) $1 charge to use the kitchen. 3) No friends allowed unless you want the Mom to tell your female friends they are not allowed in the rooms (as if they are prostitutes?). 4) Dad gets mad if you come in and out of the hostal more than once after 10pm. 5) Dad will try to ripe you off and charge you more

  • 17th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We arrived in Cuenca hoping for some helpful staff who could give us information about the town and buses to other places in Ecuador as we only had limited time there. The staff are nice but are just there to check you in and out. Not a great atmosphere in the place, maybe due to the fact there are lots of private rooms - not great for socialising. Very nice private double room and good location in the historic centre.

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