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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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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

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

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Property Description

El Tio Hostal features a sun terrace and views of the mountain. Free private parking is available on site.24 hours hot water. In the main house we have WiFi and internet service. And of course the possibility to enjoy the organic food that we grow locally.We provide the possibility to interact with animals and enjoy nature authentically. Our farm provides extensive ecological spaces for yoga, physical activities, camping, pure relaxation and other.

This is the best location to get to know the Imbabura province without travelling far: volcano Imbabura and Cotacachi. Yahuarcocha, Cuicocha, San Pablo, Mojandas lakes and Peguche waterfall. We also provide trekking tours and you can get to know our traditional indigenous culture; such as traditional weddings, shamanic culture, native food and drinks such as chicha, a sugarcane based distilled liquor.

Located in the town of iluman, Otavalo our hostel is surrounded by ample nature, trees and plants, 3 volcanoes, 3 lagoons and many places to visit.

The room types we provide are private and shared room, with a well equipped kitchen.The constructions of the rooms are made with natural materials that nature offers for your pleasant stay.

El Tio Hostal Conditions and Policies :

Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival.

Check in from 12:00 to 00:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included - 2.5 USD per person per day.

Reception 24 H
No curfew
Maximum stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Feb 2019
    Amazing place with excellent atmosphere.. if you wanna feel like lost away from the city.. that is the place! Private room was just adorable!
    Poland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2018
    You must stay here if you’re passing through Otavalo! While the location seems far away, on the map above, the market and city are a quick/clean ¢.30 bus ride away. The town of Illuman is beautiful and there is always street food and events going on in the main square. The Imbabura Volcano towers over the city and the Peguche Waterfall is close. The owner and his family are very kind, and we fell in love with their German Shepard’s Max and Crystal! The rooms are cozy, clean, and tranquil!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Mar 2019
    This is such a wonderful little family farm. It's so beautiful and the hosts do a great job of making everybody feel welcome and a part of the family! and its so easy to get to both Iluman and Otavalo!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Apr 2019
    A unique hostel on a Quechua family farm, really peaceful place away from touristy Otavalo. Easy to get to (30 cent buses run every few mins from Otavalo to Iluman). Tio and his family were very friendly and welcoming. Only compliant, there was no soap in one of the toilets and the bathroom wasn’t the cleanest. Other than that, a great place to stay.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Apr 2019
    This hostel is perfect if you want a relaxed place in a slightly remote setting. The hostel is located about 10min walk from the centre of Iluman village, it’s got great views of the surrounding volcanoes. They grow lots of organic produce and you can use certain leaves from the plants to make tea which is really nice. ‘Tio’ who runs the place is really lovely, great to chat to and he is really passionate about his project. Kitchen is a little small but good to have for cooking.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Nov 2018
    The hostel is not directly in the city of Iluman as it shows on the map, however it is a short walk away on the owners farm and well worth it. It's very tranquil, has a shared kitchen and bathrooms, the beds are great, and it's very relaxed. It has more of a rustic feel with farm animals around, dogs, cats, and more. Wifi is only in the reception area in town which is nice because people hang out at the hostel instead of staring at devices. I would definitely return.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    19 Apr 2019
    We were very pleased overall with our stay at El Tio Hostal. It is an excellent value for the price, in a very beautiful location, and great for staying a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Otavalo. The hostal office is located close to the central plaza in the town of Iluman, which is a very quick bus ride from Otavalo. Buses come and go from Otavalo frequently. The facilities are pretty good, but it is a family run organization so adjust expectations accordingly
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    01 Mar 2019
    It is a nice place to stay for some days in tranquility and nature. The owner and his family are very friendly and open, helping with any issue and let you participate in their cultural activities. However, it is a very basic service they offer. There is just one shower which has hot water just if it is more dropping than flowing. The kitchen is very untidy and small, so usually in the morning and evening always crowded. There is NO Wifi (other than stated) just at the reception (15min walk).
    Austria, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.9


    27 Apr 2019
    Rather misleadingly, this hostel lists itself as being close to Otavalo. It’s actually 7 miles away and from there requires a 5 minute drive from a concrete structure that looks like a regular tienda which they call “reception”. That’s where the internet is — I don’t mind a remote finca, but they should be honest that there is no internet outside of a dark musky room in the back of a liquor store and that it’s much further than claimed. Location: wrong. Facilities: wrong. Staff was indifferent.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cooker
  • Hot Showers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Wi-Fi