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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Anicha Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

***IMPORTANT*** This is not a 24h hostel. Check-in is until 11pm. We respect everyone´s rest time. If you plan to arrive to Cuenca late at night please consider staying somewhere else. From 7am you may leave your bags at the hostel until check-in time.

Anicha Hostel is a colonial house that has been restored. We have wooden floors, mosaics, windows, and balconies from the colonial era. It tells the history of the former headquarters of the Ministry of Education. We started this project with the idea of having a space where the culture is reinforced. For this reason our walls are full of art, with an atmosphere of different music expressions with a combination of good energy of the travellers who contributed to the place.

A vegan or vegetarian breakfast can be enjoyed at the property, options are oatmeal with fruits or bread with omelette.
**Important note: the kitchen at Anicha is vegetarian, please we ask that you don't cook or store meat in the hostel.**

Located in Cuenca, the principal park Abdon Calderon is 350 m from the accommodation, Art Modern Museum, the San Sebastian park and the 3 November traditional market is a 4-minute walk from the property. (300 mts)

The rooms in the hostel are equipped with a plug for your mobile phone, and individual light for reading. Some rooms has views to the Santo Domingo church and the mountain. All guests have access to a shared kitchen with a stove, fridge, utensils, basic pots, and a juice/veggie blender.

Anicha Hostel Conditions & Policies:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.

Check in 11:00 - 24:00
Check out 7:00 - 10:00

***IMPORTANT*** This is not a 24h hostel. Check-in is until 11pm. We respect everyone´s rest time. If you plan to arrive to Cuenca late at night please consider staying somewhere else. From 7am you may leave your bags at the hostel until check-in time.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
12% tax isn't included in the total price.
Breakfast included.
Towels can be rented for $1. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2019
    Amazing hostel, the staff is really nice and helpful. Great location. Also it’s really beautiful on the inside.
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Jul 2019
    Really nice hostel, we finally stayed more than we planed there. Good location, in the middle of the city, easy to join everything. Good breakfast
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Dec 2019
    Nice relaxing hostel in a good location. As a solo traveler I made plenty of friends. Staff/volunteers were friendly and helpful (especially Dee). Lots of chill out space. Showers hot. Hostel clean. Cheap price and you get breakfast. WiFi okay but not that powerful if you want to download
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Nov 2019
    I showed up without really knowing it was Cuenca Independence Day do the room was expensive by South America standards but I will definitely come back later when things are back to normal. It's a fine place. Very cosy and beautiful inside.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    06 May 2019
    A nice chilled hostel in a beautiful building. 6 bed dorm was nice and the beds were comfy with their own lights and plugs, as well as individual lockers. Good facilities such as well equipped kitchen and a tv room. Also in a good central location.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 May 2019
    Really cute hostel in a great location. However, there are about 8-10 volunteers working at the hostel, who are taking up the majority of the space in the kitchen and common areas. They are all nice, but it’s a bit of a hassle to cook and have some private down time. Also, one of the volunteers snapped at us for spilling soup on the floor by accident (we were obviously gonna clean up immediately). Overall great atmosphere, but not the most relaxing hostel.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Apr 2019
    Pros and cons are: Pros: Beautiful building with nice common spaces. Kitchen has everything Location is very good. Can walk to everything. Cons: The staff was pretty uninviting and stuck to themselves. Always hung out with each other and never invited others to do anything. In almost a week of staying there we never had a single conversation with the staff aside from check in and check out. Bathrooms are very Unprivate. Private room was very small and not good value
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.9


    07 May 2019
    Staff really cliquey and not very helpful. Tried to get involved but nothing was going on. There aren’t locks on the doors and overall i was disappointed.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    29 May 2019
    Bit of a strange hostel, staff all practice their circus tricks 24:7 which is incredibly annoying. Clean and tidy with comfy beds though
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    18 May 2019
    Anicha Hostel was extremely disappointing. The building is beautiful, but the inefficiencies of the staff are too glaring to ignore. There are 8-12 volunteers staying in the hostel at all times. They take up the kitchen space and take up 3-4 dining tables for their own meals. None of them can tell you a clear hostel rule or advise you on how to navigate the city or region without checking with 3-4 other volunteers. There are also no city tours, trips, or resources offered for your stay.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Wi-Fi