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Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca, Ecuador

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201 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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I enjoyed my stay despite many hostel shortcomings. The toilet bins were overflowing with used toilet paper. Other areas were not clean enough. Sometimes there was no staff available. When available staff were sometimes helpful, sometimes disinterested. The location is good though near a church which rings bells as early as 4.30am. Sitting areas were dimly lit. Breakfast was nice. Lots of sitting space . Nice courtyard and guitar. The wooden lockers should be replaced with metal ones.


Great hostel in the heart of old town and only a short walk to the sites. Very helpful information with booking excursions and bus trips. Wicked chill out lounge too!


Granted I was sick so I couldn't enjoy it as much as I would of liked. Except as previous people said, the staff is kind of cold. I asked them a basic question on buses and they weren't really sure. But everything was really clean and thank god the bathrooms were too busy as I was sick LOL. The atmosphere was normal, there is a bar to easily meet people and obviously in your room. There was a salsa night but I was too sick to participate. AWESOME bed and blankets, the best I have experienced.


Very friendly and helpful staff Delicious breakfast. You must try the delicious Swiss muesli and the rosti Great rooms in a beautiful building with the most comfortable bed and warm duvet Perfect location in a stunning city


Perfectly located in the city, this place offers clean rooms, a restaurant/bar and nice atmosphere. The beds were comfy and the shower had hot water. No locker in the room, though. Wifi is fast and stable. Some of the staff is friendly, others seem a bit cold. Security is good but can get a bit complicated at night wenn you have to use the staff to get in and out of the hostel.


Clean, comfortable with many facilities-bar, movie room and table tennis table. Also includes free salsa classes and free yoga on certain nights. Great location! Loved it!


Very big hostel right in the historic centre of Cuenca, still has a great atmosphere though. The dormitories are huge and the beds very good, there is a nice bar/Lounge/restaurant downstairs and the common areas inside and outside are really comfortable.


Make sure your taxi driver knows where he is going first of all so you don't have to walk 3 blocks. But we were greeted at 6am by a man who let us sleep in the communal area until breakfat. Best bread yet! Home made hearty bread. 10 bed dorm room was cool, no bunk beds but very light as no curtains. Only stayed one night but was a decent hostel for the price.


WiFi was very weak signal and slow. otherwise great hostel


Cool bar downstairs with nice drinks specials. Food is overpriced by Ecuador standards but we arrived late and didn't feel like venturing out and it was great. 10 bed dorm very big and spacious. Nice and clean. Breakfast just 2 pieces of bread and jam with a glass of juice and coffee. Main negative was the church bells going off every 15 minutes in the morning. Overall, very happy and would stay here again.


I had a double ensuite room that was quite large, sufficient in every way and clean. Great staff, friendly, helpful and kind . The location is really great, and this is a spectacular city to wander around in. Also a van, that takes you to a fantastic hostel in Vilcabamba, should you desire to proceed to there, leaves just around the corner. There is a free breakfast, but I'd recommend buying a few add-ons that make it outstanding . Good WiFi, good bed, and always hot water.


Nice hostel, perfectly located!


Our stay here was great. Hostel owners were helpful in recommending things to do. Fair warning - in general if you arrive in Cuenca on a Sunday most of the town is shutdown.


Great place! it's HUGE! but doesn't take away from the hostel or atmosphere. The rooms are wonderully spacious and really pretty- the ceilings and minimal but pretty decor are stunning. The free breakfast is delicious home made bread with juice and coffee or tea but you can also order extras for REALLY cheap. Really great security. Staff are nice and helpful. The evening guy is pretty quiet but the day staff are good. PERFECT location!!! so so so close to everything in an awesome area!


great spot, cool hostel interior. good breakfasts. some helpful, some lukewarm hosts. plenty of noise if your room is by the courtyard at night. listened to s girl get a tattoo right outside our window until after 1am one night. otherwise, it was nice.


Great hostel! cheap, clean, good atmosphere, met a lot of nice people, great breakfast (especially the bread). Luis from the reception is also fun and helpful, took us out to a cheap vegetarian restaurant :)


Excellent, except that the building door is locked all of Sunday and late nights and it's difficult to find a way in! Someone was banging on it all night one evening which woke us up.

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


While i was hanging out in the common area one of the staff asked what kind of credit card that i had, and if he could borrow it to make an online purchase for the hostel since his wasn't working and pay me cash. I was more than happy to help him out. I watched him make the purchase and he gave me the right amount, no problem. Then, a few weeks later when the charges posted, i discovered he must have kept the info and used it again, since in addition to the right one, there were three more!!!


excellent place!!

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Okay let me start by saying overall this is a pretty good hostel, good bathrooms with hot showers and nice room. Free breakfast is only toast and coffee or tea but they have good additional things to buy for cheap. But you can woken up erything in this hostel. Saturday night around 1 am they decided to close the garage door and lock the hostel??? A person was ringing the door bell and literally POUNDING on the door for 30 MINUTES without any of the staff answering the door. Reception is 24hrs??

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