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We stayed at Loki over New Years and had such a great time! There was something new happening everyday,the pool & bar area is really nice for chilling during the day!Staff were mostly helpful apart from a few of the volunteer bar staff that seemed a bit stand off ish. Pool could be cleaner and would have been good if they kept it open longer as the pool closes at 6.30pm. Wifi didn't reach to our room and was a bit slow.Reccommend Loki if you are looking for a party hostel by the beach!
Definitely a party hostel so do expect music all the time, and when the bar closes, the music gets quite loud on the beach, practically until dawn. So do note that you will not be getting a lot of quality sleep there, but the place can be quite fun if that's what you're looking for. Food is constantly good (especially the ceviche and kebab) and they keep the place clean (communal areas bathroom are cleaned multiple times a day for example) which is a definite plus of this hostel.
We caught security guards sneaking around our rooms two nights in a row! Very sketchy to find a male guard in our all-female room at 2 in the morning. Not doing his job, he just "wanted to hang" and it was extremely uncomfortable!!!!
It seems you come to Mancora just for this hostel. Two days here is great, but anymore are identical clones of the other days. The hostel is an awesome building with comfortable beds, and pool is great with volley ball net attached. Social activities however seem a bit forced. Also considering you spend the majority of your time at the hostel, the food really needs to be better and have more variety. The alcoholic slushies are great though!!
Party hostel, music till 2am at the bar at night but wasn't too bad from room. Bedsheets were sandy though, and water in hostel was quite salty. However for the atmosphere it was probably the best hostel you can get in Mancora!
Great atmosphere, amazing and helpful staff at both the desk and bar. When we were there the parties were not massive but I think that was more of the people. Loved the pool and food!
Loki is so great, feels like a hotel! Pool and bar are great, and amazing location. Staff didn't know much in the way of giving us advice on getting into Ecuador, but other than that can't complain!
Booked for two nights, ended up staying for over a week! Lots of fun, good people in the hostel and parties all the time :)
A nice party hostel that has the looks of a beach resort :-) Had a great time here!
I liked the hostel, but one thing that was really annoying was the lack of outlets in the room. There were 8 beds, with 6 lockers in the walls, all of which had an outlet inside. However, there are 2 beds without outlets and even if someone is nice enough to let you use theirs, if they are gone. out of luck. The beach is nice, the pool is too, overall recommended although the breakfast (instant coffee) could definitely be upgraded to at least include toast.
Bueno fiesta. There is little else going on in mancora so stay here. Wild parties
Don't expect to sleep as there is music EVERY night. This is a a party hostel for sure, and the slushee's will get you drunk very fast. Don't expect good beds and clean rooms. if you come here, you are coming to party at night, eat a ceviche when you wake up hung over and MAYBE go for a swim in the ocean and then party again, or skip the ocean and just drink on the hammocks or sit by the pool. Had an amazing time but by the fourth night I had enough and moved on. Would come back ;)
Very good hostel located right on the beach! The staff were very helpful and it was very secure with a guard on the door at all times. If you like to party this is the place to be, and the pool helps cure the hangover on the hot sunny days.
3 incidents in 2 nights while I was there where guys went into dorms and jumped into the beds of women they didn't know aggressively pushing inappropriately(hands down pants before the women woke up) WOULD NOT RECOMMEND FOR ANY WOMEN TO STAY HERE,ESPECIALLY SOLO.It's a party hostel, fairly well setup to get people as drunk as possible spending as much money as possible. Dangerously so if you're not able to handle South American guy aggression. Check your bills, we were overcharged an extra night
I was asked to leave the hostel at 2 am after being accused of breaking one of the hostel rules. Fine so be it. However one of the managers of the place was the most unpleasant and rude person I have ever encountered, berating me with insults. My favorite was when she said "I hope you get raped and robbed" as I left the premises. While I had enjoyed my stay up to this point, I would strongly advise anyone to avoid staying here so long as this woman is still working there.
Loki has a great atmosphere, pool, beachfront access, hammocks, bar, fun staff, and much more. It's a big party at night - great for travelers who like party hostels, but it's also easy to spend your entire day and night at Loki without branching out to see the rest of Mancora.
everything was perfect. good atmosphere for partying and clean rooms to sleep in. lacked a kitchen area.
As far as party hostels go, this was like a well oiled machine. Rooms were great (sockets in the lockers was great), staff even though volunteers really worked hard to keep everyone happy and the place clean, fun events at night. Not too much to do in Mancorra but that doesn't really matter when you stay at Loki
Great place to meet other backpackers as lots of daily games and activities within the hostel, plus an awesome pool to chill around and really nice food. The manager Jody was also really helpful helping me with questions about the next stage of my travels.