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Manso Boutique Guesthouse Reviews

Malecon 1406 y Aguirre, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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206 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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The location of the hostel is perfect, right on the malecón 2000 close to the main street and close to Barrio Las Peñas (20min walk). The hostel is more like a hotel though. Breakfast is included and simple. Rooms are pretty small but clean. AC is working perfectly, Wifi as well. A television in the room or in a shared room would have been helpful to relax in the evening. Despite being a little bit more expensive than the other hostels we stayed at in Ecuador we were quite satisfied.


The only advantages of this hostel are for the excellent location (on the malecon 2000 and v near 9 de Octubre for shopping) and the lovely helpful staff. I felt the female dorm room was really an extension to the cafe. There wasn't a comfortable area to relax in the evening, and in the morning the staff in the kitchen were easily heard in the bedroom. The dorm is small but has good personal lights and air conditioning.


Hostel has a great location, close to everything, it's clean, helpfull staff... only drawback is loud traffic infront/under it.


Excellent location, would stay there again. Had a small issue with extra night bookings but got worked out. Paper thin walls, rooms are very noisy. Earplugs a must.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


As you can tell by the name, it’s more of a hotel than a hostel, so there’s no common area, just their (tasty) restaurant. But the A/C in the rooms, the super friendly bilingual staff (only place in Ecuador where they gave me a bus schedule brochure, so helpful), the closeness to all the tourist attractions, makes it a great place to stay in Guayaquil.


Great staff, good lunch, perfect location, decent wifi. The A/C in the room is great, too bad they don't have it in the cafe/common area.


Very clean and confortable place, very nice and heplful people are working here. Perfect location in Guayaquil.


This Hostel was are really nice place to stay in a not very pretty city:) The staff was were friendly and spoke even bilingual. We would definitly go there again.


Located on the riverfront, with lots of cool artwork everywhere. So easy to get to the best places and go for nice walks along the river. The rooms are all themed, which was nice, and the general atmosphere was pretty relaxed. Would definitely stay here again!


Nice place. Clean and had a great AC unit for the hot weather. The lady at the front desk with the short hair was a great help. Good location. No breakfast included, but a nice spot just outside the hostel for some cheap eats. Only there for 1 night but would stay again.


I really liked this hostel because it's near from everything that you need to see at Guayaquil, such as the Parque de las Iguanas, Las Peñas and the Malecon 2000. The only thing that I didn't like it, was that you still have to pay for the breakfast and the prices were a little bit high than the other places in Ecuador.


they gave me a map like it was free and charged me 1,5$ when I check out.the And for the hostelworld deposit, they told me that is just booking fee in hostelworld. I tried to tell them but they still charged me the whole amount. And so many bucks. T_T


Pros: a beautiful boutique hostel with immaculate rooms and a nice layout, helpful staff, close to airport Cons: wifi didnt work in our room. Staff were quick to try and assist but it couldn't be fixed that day. The cafe was also out of food when we arrived at 1.30, and was closed for dinner that night (Monday). A shame as it was one of our key reasons for choosing El Manso. Website doesn't mention this but the cafe is close Sunday and Monday for dinner.


The staff here are great! They speak great English and are willing to help you out with anything you need. The double bed room is actually two twin beds, but they are comfortable and quiet. Great location with good security.

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