Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to AlterNative Hostel!

Ours is a kind and friendly place that welcomes travelers from all across the world. We have a wealth of experience hosting travelers of all kinds. From backpackers to adventure motorcyclists, we know what travelers need and value during their stay.

AlterNative Hostel offers its guests a convenient and comfortable location at the corner of Calle Larga and Avenida Huayna Capac. The former is Cuenca's main hotspot for bars and restaurants, and the latter offers fast and easy access to the local airport and bus terminal. We are within walking distance of the historic center of Cuenca, and the Museo Pumapungo is just a few footsteps from our doors.

We provide fast 24-hour WiFi in all rooms and common areas.
Our hostel has hot water 24 hours a day.
In addition to the hostel's shared kitchen, we offer a special discount for breakfast at our specialty coffee house next door, as well as a full all-day menu.

24 Hour Reception
Check in 13:00
Check out: 11:00
We accept cash only for payment of the balance of your reservation. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2022
    This was a great hostel!! A nice walking distance to restaurants and museums. The owner was very kind and helpful and our room was clean and comfy! I would definitely come back and I hope I do! :-) Thank you!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2022
    The host was incredibly helpful. He was very kind in giving suggestions and recommendations and even helped me organize my travel from cuenca to Guayaquil. Highly recommend
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 May 2022
    Normally I never write reviews, but this one really deserves one. Hostel is very clean, nicely decorated, safe, but mostly the owner is extremely helpfull and kind. Wish every hostel was like this one.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 May 2022
    Wonderful hostel! Clean, good bathrooms and kitchen. The room was comfortable. All in all I enjoyed my stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Mar 2022
    Very clean hostel with a very friendly owner. Dorm room was spacious and always quiet. Nice communal areas for relaxing. It’s a little out of the centre but only a 10 minute walk to access everything. I would definitely stay here again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Mar 2022
    Great experience. They let me check in early after my night bus, good kitchen and movie room. Clean and nice rooms. Quieter vibe, definitely not a party hostel but that’s exactly what I was after. Staff super helpful too!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 May 2022
    My favourite thing about Alternative Hostel was the amount of natural light in the main areas. This was a smaller, quieter hostel which I liked. I liked the design of the space - it made me feel at rest. The beds were comfortable too. A great stay all in all! No complaints really, except one night a group of people checked into my room at 2am.
    Singapore, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Apr 2022
    Javier was friendly and accommodating. The hostel was quiet and clean. I was a little bummed that the attached cafe is no longer open. The location isn't ideal. It is a 15-20 min walk to most places.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    10 Mar 2022
    Got a private room here and it was very nice! I still used the shared bathroom but it was extremely clean and I think I may have been the only person using it. The hostel was very quiet when I came. The receptionist was very helpful and common areas very clean
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    02 Nov 2021
    My wife and I liked this hostel. It is in s good location, not too far from the historic district. The room was decent (we were in a private room). The room could have used some additional storage but there was plenty available in the facility. What we really liked were the staff--very helpful and friendly. The manager cares about his guests.
    USA, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi