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Hosteria Rose Cottage Reviews

Mojandita, Otavalo, Ecuador

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88 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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First and foremost, if you are a backpacker only coming to Otavalo for Saturday markets, do not stay at this hostel, it's far from town, not walkable with bags. Situated in a mountain setting and the staff are helpful. Rooms can get cold at night. There was no hot water in the dorm, maybe because no one was staying here and the gas hadn't been used. Breakfast was nice, though not filling. They charge $2 for a ride into Otavalo, not for the Saturday market. There are better options in Otavalo.

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We offer free transportation to the Saturday market by car, takes about 10 minutes, so visitors staying with us when they come to the Saturday markets can relax and enjoy the countryside and mountain views, the walks, tennis,horseriding etc as well as the hustle and bustle of the famous market. In case you need to take a taxi from the town to us it costs about $3. If you want to see more of Otavalo and its surroundings than just the markets we are a great place to stay for the Saturday market.


Location far from town centre but it has great view. Staff don't speak English. Owner speaks English but she wasn't always around. Dorm room and toilet were clean. Worth the price but a little confusion about tax as the confirmation i got from hostelworld clearly mentioned 'tax included' but because hostelworld didn't charge 12% deposit (because i have deposit from flexible protection) the owner charge me 12% tax.


Probably the most beautiful hostel I've stayed at. Very sweet owner and good food. A little far from the center but the owner offers rides. Only complaint is no wifi in the rooms.


This is a beautiful property to stay and cozy to relax. The beds are a bit uncomfortable and the location is a bit out of the way, but north it if you're visiting to relax or take day trips.


This hostel is a piece of paradise. I was looking for a place to get a way, escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and breathe. If you are just looking for a place to crash either before or after the weekend market, you would be better off staying somewhere in town. At Hosteria Rose Cottage, you get to experience breathtaking scenery (whether you're there in the day or the night), and superb hospitality.

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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