Hostal La Casa Toleña Reviews
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First the address on the hostelworld is wrong. La Tola Alta is the name of the neighborhood and the correct address is Chile y Vicente Leon. The hostel is old but decent. I reserved a private room for myself which had its own bathroom. It's very quiet. The bed was good, there was a very old TV in the room which only picked up over the air channels with an antenna and while the bathroom was clean it looked like it hadn't been renovated in 20 years so a renovation wouldn't hurt.
My boyfriend and I are both frequent travellers and have stayed at various hostels/ B&B's and hotels all around the world and we both agreed La Tolena was one of the best, but most under-appreciated places we have stayed :) First of all the pictures don't do the place justice - it is an incredible place! Our room was huge, had a balcony, was cleaned spotless every single day, there is a rooftop terrace and secondly the staff, the family, was absolutely incredible!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
My stay was great! The hostel was clean, the shower was hot, and the staff was friendly and helpful. They even took us out on a free tour of the city! Plus, you can't beat the view from the bar on the roof at night.
Staff were super friendly, good location about 10mins walk from the old town centre. More like a hotel which suited us fine, nice and quiet. Gave us a lift to the airport as well.
The hostel was very unique and had an authentic Ecuador feel. The view from the top bar area was excellent. The staff did not speak English, but they were VERY friendly and as helpful as they could be. It was right in the old town area with the old architecture. It was beautiful.
Overall a good stay here and great value for money. The building is old as expected in this area but everything works fine, hot water, good security and great views. The staff are very friendly and welcomed us to join in watching the football in their bar. Kitchen is good to use but they werent offering breakfast at this time probably as so quiet. Easy walk to old town, bus station and food places nearby. Nothing flash but happily spent our four nights here.
A nice hostel but more like a hotel really. Private room was nice. Good location in old town with cheap food around and near to the historic center. Owner was really friendly and gave us a lift to the airport.
Hi for an authentic experience in a poor but safe and friendly place, this is perfect. The owner is a lovely man as are the staff. Pretty tired around the edges but to be expected and not a negative for the price. We found it a great place and would return.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 41+
- (1 review)
Loved our stay here. Massive clean room. Great location in the old town. Bakery opposite where you get get breakfast for two for $1 and down the hill a bit was a great pub (yes pub) called desperadoes (I think) serving craft ales and amazing pizza and panini. Also has a very nice rooftop bar that overlooks the city. Ran by a lovely family who are always around to help, we booked our Galapagos tour through them too, stayed a week and would stay again. More a hotel than hostel.
Showers were good. We had heavy rain and there were a couple of small roof leaks, but nothing major. Staff were lovely but not really very helpful. Great rooftop bar area. Overall a pleasant stay. Do recommend.