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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.
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  • 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
  • Fantastic 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.

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

Reception 09:00 to 23:00
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 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 May 2022
    We really enjoyed our time at El Cafecito. The patio upstairs has the most amazing view. The rooms are clean and there is hot water for showering. The hostel is in a great location, across the street from the market. You can also use the kitchen to cook whatever you get from the market. Tony is super knowledgeable and can help you organize anything you want to do in Cuenca. We ended up loving Cuenca, and El Cafecito was the perfect base for all our adventures.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2022
    Can’t thank Tony enough for his amazing hospitality. From the minute I arrived Tony was kind and helpful. Out of all the places I have stayed in South America this was the most memorable. When I come back to Ecuador this will be one of the places i return to. Play a round of Polar Bears and Fishes with another group of travelers for me 😄😊
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2022
    El Cafecito is a great hostel! The location is perfect. Also it has a beautiful view of all of Cuenca from its rooftop. Also Tony makes your experience in Cuenca great. He will tell you everything there is to do and what’s the best way to do it. Also there were problems at the border and Peru in general in terms of riots. And he was great at sorting out when it would be good and safe for me and one other to cross. 10/10 recommend!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2022
    Nice hostel at the great location. Who needs Lonely Planet guide when you have Tony, who runs the hostel. Not only he knows Cuenca, he knows Ecuador and neighborhood countries! The best part of the hostel: the balcony with a view to kill! The second best part of the hostel: Tony! I came to stay for 3 nights but stayed 8!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2022
    A panoramic rooftop view of the city combined with the convenient location across from the largest veggie & fruit market in town are perfect for backpacking minded. But there's more besides the comfy beds, hot showers, and a kitchen with a view...the big plus is the owner who will help you plan your Ecuadorian adventure to include some places off the beaten path. I often find in my travels the most memorable places are those suggested by the locals like your host at El Cafecito!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    26 Jan 2022
    Tony was an outstanding host! When we arrived, he made us tea and showed us a map of Cuenca with many recommendations on where to visit and how to get there. He even put in all of the different locations into our MAPS.ME app for us. The rooftop bar was a beautiful, comfortable spot to start our mornings off with a cup of coffee and end our nights with a beer. Our room and bathroom were both very clean! Overall, we greatly enjoyed our experience and would definitely recommend to others.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2022
    Tony was such a great help in planning my trip around Ecuador. He gives great recommendations about the area and the hostel is very clean!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 Mar 2022
    Brilliant. Tony really makes this place what it is. He's incredibly helpful and passionate about the city.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Jun 2022
    Overall, I had a great time at Cafecito- Tony really creates a social atmosphere and encourages everyone to get to know each other. That being said, the description is not exactly accurate; there are no group dinners, the rooftop bar exists but is closed for the foreseeable future (the roof is open but the bar is not) and my room/bathroom was not cleaned at all while I was there. These things wouldn’t be dealbreakers for me, and I know that Covid has probably contributed, but I think the listing should at l
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    24 Feb 2022
    It's a basic hostel. You get a bed and thick sheets which hold you warm during the night. And that's about it. No locker or towel or anything fancy. The hostel has a great rooftop with a great view of the city. The owner of the hostel, Tony, is amazing. Help me a lot with planning my travels in Ecuador. He is extremely knowledgeable about Ecuador, so ask him what to do in if your are in doubt. The hostel was pretty empty when I was there, but rumous are that it is not always the case.
    Denmark, Male, 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 Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi