Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

El Cafecito Flashpackers hostel with Rooftop location in the heart of Cuenca.

Rooftop with an amazing view of the city and the surrounding mountains.
Fresh food market (Mercado 9 Oct) across the street and a short walk to the main plaza of Ceunca.

Sunset Cocktails

5 course vegetarian family style group dinner, all freshly made without cans or microwave, available to hostel guest and other traveller

Reception 8;00 to 24:00
Check in 2 pm
Check out 12 noon

We only accept cash on arrival (sorry, no credit cards)
Minimum stay 1 night
we only accept persons 18yrs or older

Towel rental $2
Day rate $5
taxes included View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2019
    El cafecito was such a nice place to plant myself in Cuenca for 5 days! The atmosphere at the hostel is so welcoming and cozy. Tony does such a wonderful job of bringing guests together and there is a really nice sense of community amongst everyone here. Not to mention the view of the city from the balcony is hard to beat! Just beautiful. I would definitely stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2019
    Tony and his crew are amazing! Cafecito has such an awesome vibe and I loved getting to know the city through his eyes. He is super knowledgeable about everything related to Cuenca and in general just a really cool dude. If you're looking to make friends and explore a beautiful Ecuadorian city, this is your hostel!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2019
    I loved my stay at El Cafecito! During the day, there's always stuff going in the plaza, but at night, it's quiet so you can get plenty of rest. It's clean, comfortable, and the atmosphere is unbeatable. Tony, the owner, is a walking encyclopedia for stuff to do in Cuenca and in Ecuador. His recommendations have 100% made my trip. The new cafe Tony has opened across the street (El Cafecito de la 9) is one of my favorite places to eat in Cuenca as well. I recommend both places if you're in Cuenca
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2019
    El Cafecito is great. The owner and staff are super friendly and went out of their way to make my stay in Cuenca enjoyable.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2019
    Awesome hostel with a great host! Tony is super helpful and makes you feel right at home!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2019
    Fantastic location, walkable distance to many attractions, which the owner will point out on a map. There is also a nice, clean market across the square, selling fruits, nuts, cheese, vegetables and meats. The owner is very hospitable, willing to help and plays a variety of lovely music. He also pointed out outlying places of interest reachable by bus.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    20 Oct 2019
    I absolutely loved my stay at El Cafecito. The location right on the plaza and across the market was great. From the rooftop terrace you can observe the whole plaza. the owner was very patient in explaining what to visit in Cuenca and gave me a lot of tips for my further travel in Ecuador. We had all dinner together one night and also I tried the super delicious Poke Bowls in the 'Cafecito de la 9' which belongs the hostel. I completely recommend staying here.
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    25 Aug 2019
    Thw owner is super helpful and amazing. The food and cocktails are great. Wifi signal truly horrible.
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    06 Sep 2019
    Really liked staying here, the hostel is great as are the staff - tony was lovely and gave us lots of information of where to go. And Cuenca is a beautiful city!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    22 Sep 2019
    We got in at midnight and left early in the morning to catch a bus. The location seemed central, beds comfy and clean. The lady who took our payment in the morning didn’t have change for 13 from 20, and was very passive on figuring out the situation. We ended up having to go find change from somewhere else, and she seemed hardly apologetic. Other than that, we had a good experience here.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant