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Hosteria Rose Cottage Reviews

Mojandita, Otavalo, Ecuador

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75 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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The place, the rooms and the scenery is really charming! But it comes with a price, keep in mind that anything you want to do is an added price to it (all the taxi rides, and even such a thing as having to pay to use the kitchen..) Plus 12% tax added, dont forget that.


You should definitely stay here. Beautiful views and the staff are great.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


After travelling for 15 months this is by far the most beautiful hostel I have stayed in. The surroundings and scenery is just stunning. The cottages are all really cute and very homely and they are all surrounded by the most beautiful gardens full of flowers. There's a beautiful hammock chill area and a restaurant on site so you don't need to leave and honestly, you won't want to! If you are visiting Otavalo for the markets this is where you MUST stay!


The hostel was located in an amazing location. However, the food was relatively expensive for what was given and there wasn't a person at the desk when needed a few different times. If a person a looking to get away and have a peaceful morning with birds and tranquility I would recommend staying at Rosa Cottage. This is the reason I stayed without knowing the cost of a taxi, which is three or four dollars one way in to town. you can however, hitch a ride with a local for free.

  • 23rd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We didn't receive a friendly welcome or any info on arrival, despite speaking Spanish. The room was very small, as was breakfast. I think for the price for the budget double room w shared bathroom ($30) I expected better. The location is out of town, and while very nice to wake up and see the view it is a $3 trip each way into town. They offer a free drop off service for 7.45am if you like to wake up at the crack of dawn. Definitely stayed at friendlier places, cheaper and with better rooms.


The staff was great and very helpful. I paid for a horseback ride for my two daughters and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. The only thing we disliked about the hostel was the location - it is about 3 km from town and that was just too isolated for us as we wanted to be in town and have access to restaurants, etc. However, for the nature lover or someone with a different agenda, the location is perfect.


It woulb be great to have some more recommondations about activitires in this beautiful region (rent bikes,...). And the doors upstairs to get to the rooms are a bit dangirous to lock yourself out, as well as the door to go out to the stairs - other guests locked them once from outside and we couldn't get out! We had a great stay and were really happy about how clean you worked in the kitchen. Thank you :)


Negatives first - very far away from town! You have to catch a taxi every time you go downtown. But the location is great, overlooking Otavalo, really quiet, and at the time of my stay usually in a mystic thick cloud in the afternoon. They serve good food in the restaura t.


I had a very pleasant stay at Rose Cottage. The views are unbeatable, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious, the rooms are cozy and clean, and it is a great value for the money spent. Each house caters to different travelers, so whether you're looking for a dormitory, a family house, a romantic couples getaway, a private space to yourself, or even a campsite, Rose Cottage has something to offer. There is a lot of great sightseeing, hiking, shopping, etc. nearby.

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