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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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 9.2

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Dec 2019
    Great location, bus stop on the corner, walk to small restaurants and the park, helpful staff, small library and a tv room, plenty of seating.. couches, chairs on the balcony, even a small cafe right next door.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 Oct 2019
    Amazing staff! The beds were super comfy, the rooms, bathroom's and common areas were always clean. It sucks they didn't do free breakfast, but the cafe next door isn't bad. The only bad thing would be that it's right on the main road, so it's super loud, and you can hear the traffic light cross walk beeping all night! Apart from that, it was a great stay.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    30 Sep 2019
    This place is great. It's not too far to talk to downtown (5-10 min walk), has a delicious bakery 5 min up the road, and 15 min walk to the brewery with happy hour. Also walking distance to supermarket and mercado. We were so grateful to be away from the riots/protests in a secure and relaxing environment. The wifi was great too, and showers hot. The staff were so helpful and friendly and made sure we were safe during the uncertainty of the protests. Fully recommend staying here.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Sep 2019
    Only stayed one night but loved this place. It was quiet and cosy and exactly what we needed when arriving late and leaving on an overnight bus. Staff were so friendly. Got upgraded to private room. Breakfast was great and cheap!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 May 2019
    Good wifi, hot showers, and the shared bathrooms are super clean. We found that there was enough toilets and showers in the hostel. They do not do breakfast, however there’s a cafeteria attached to the hostel, and a huge supermarket a couple of blocks away and the hostel has a decent kitchen. Staff are really nice, on the day of checkout we had an overnight bus and they allowed us to still hang out in their netflix room and eat our dinner. Really relaxed vibe, lovely hostel would stay again.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 Nov 2019
    The best nights sleep and shower I had in Ecuador. Loved the private room.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 Dec 2019
    I had a great stay at Alternative hostels. I stayed in a private room, which was clean and comfortable. It was a very quiet season when I stayed there, so I cannot say that there would have been much of an atmosphere, but I enjoyed the peace and quiet. The staff was very helpful and happy to answer all my questions. Overall, a really good stay.
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    26 Sep 2019
    Although our stay was short, we had a really good stay at this hostel! We arrived before check in but could already go in our room and even got upgrated to a private room. Furthermore the staff is very friendly and helpfull, the facilities are clean and the coffee place next door is great. We would highly recomment this hostel!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    06 Sep 2019
    Great location and pretty weak kitchen but enough to get by, would recommend
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Nov 2019
    Extremely comfortable beds! Located about a 10 minute walk from the centre of town. The staff were really nice and welcoming but there were not many other guests when I was staying. Breakfast not included but you can get a really nice meal with coffe in the adjoining cafe for $2.50. Would be a really cool place if it was a bit busier
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


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