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La Casa de Cecilia Reviews

Av. 9 de Octubre, Mindo, Ecuador

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87%

Rating
108 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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83%

Comfortable hostel in Mindo. Rooms were very quiet at night. WiFi worked best in off-peak hours. Located right next to the river to swim or cool down in. Showers had hot water (but not in the morning during peak hours), and the room was very clean and spacious. Staff were very helpful, although they do not speak much English. You can´t use the kitchen facilities, except the refrigerator, which is pretty bad, but you can organize tours through the reception. Loved my stay and highly recommend.


91%

Great hostel and location. Rooms and facilities were clean and well maintained. Ground floor room was pretty noisey. Wooden structures and flooring above creaked every time someone upstairs moved. Could hear full conversations through the walls. Even though signs all over the hostel were in English, staff didn't speak any English at all, which made life difficult if you don't speak Spanish.

  • 27th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

The location is lovely. It was a very peaceful three days spent at Cecilia. Very good place to meet other travelers and the place just gives off a great vibe. It was hard to leave

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


97%

Such a nice hostel! Great location right on the river with a garden that attracts hummingbirds and butterflys. The hostel is a series of wood huts that are really cosy. Everyone who works there is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was really good too (few dollars extra). Hot water was a slight issue sometimes, but if you let them know they will sort it. Good place to meet other travellers too. Really nice place to chill, also internet was good for Mindo!


97%

The hostel is very cosy and clean. The staff is extremely helpful and would organize everything for you: from tubing to reserving the tickets for the bus back to Quito. Showers are very good (good pressure+warm), the only downside is that you are not allowed to use the kitchen (although they were ok with me using some dishes). Definitely recommended.


91%

One of the best hostels i've ever been at! The location is amazing, just by the river where the people of Mindo take their daily swim. The garden is full of hummingbirds and butterflies. The owners are so friendly and helpful. Only downside is that you're not allowed to use the kitchen (though you're perfectly welcome to borrow a plate, knife and fork if you do buy your own food)

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Nice hostel, not anything special but in a good location, staff was nice and helpful when we asked questions. Wish the kitchen was open to use to guests.


94%

Others have said the security here was slack -I couldn`t lock my door and could have queried this but we never had a moments worry about our belongings, especially when I noticed the staff left their own doors open! If you`re super worried about it, it`s probably not the place for you but you`d be missing out on a really beautiful, relaxed and friendly hostel by a river you can swim in with wi-fi access in the dining area where for a few extra dollars you can get an excellent breakfast.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Super charming! We were in love. Very helpful with organizing excursions. The "pool" was lovely, breakfast was nice, and the room was DARLING. Will definitely be visiting Mindo again and will definitely stay here a second time!

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Lovely riverside setting. Ideally located next to chocolate factory ( great tour but rip off for food and drink - bagel shop down rhw road does a good hot chocolate for half the price) hostel staff really friendly, informative and helpful. Breakfast is brill.


74%

Nice hostel. Good location. Extremely thin walls, can hear everything going on next door and upstairs! Friendly helpful staff.


77%

Lovely place with lots of hummingbirds and forest around. Reception not often staffed so sometimes a bit hard to find someone, but they were very helpful when you did.


80%

Really nice place - great value!


80%

Casa de Cecilia was well located next to El Quetzal chocolate factory (although Mindo is compact enough that most parts of town are easily accessible). The facility was charming (wooden huts) and value was excellent! Downsides include shoddy security (keys left at unmanned front desk) and staff that didn't fully speak English. Oh, and walls are paper thin so light sleepers beware.

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Very good hostel with a chilled atmosphere, lacking a few lights and the use of kitchen facilities but very helpfull staff and good facilities otherwise. Would recommend to others looking for a relaxing stay.


77%

Lovely wooden cabins to stay in. The only downside was that the walls were thin so could hear everything in the room next door. Great hot showers! Breakfast was tasty, but at an extra cost of $3. Couldn't check into our room later on as no staff were around (maybe 30 minutes). Other than that we really enjoyed our peaceful stay here!


94%

The hostel was really nice, right next to a river with a small swimming hole (would be nice when the weather is better). The staff were helpful, although a little shy at first (I don't know how well they speak English though). The breakfast was good too. The location itself is convenient as its just a little off the main road and more quiet but still really close to the city center and the bus station.


97%

Private room with bath was great. Nice hot showers. WiFi worked great in the common area. Clean and great location.


91%

Really nice family run hostel, very helpful - will stay here again if I go back to Mindo!

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

You cannot always find the staff for long periods of time during the day and night - reception is unattended a fair bit. Setting is fantastic though and located right near El Quetzal where you can do the chocolate tour from which also does good food.


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