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Hostal Cloud Forest

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.9
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The hostel is located at the northern end of the village Chugchilan, the best starting point for hiking’s on the Quilotoa Loop. Hostal Cloud Forest is an eco-friendly, clean and welcoming hostel, runned by a lovely ecuadorian family, that is well-known for its delicious food as well as its great location. It is the perfect place to stay for your trip.
We have everything you need: huge breakfast and dinner (incl. gluten-free, vegetarian and/or vegan options), lunch-boxes, free wifi, hot water, game-room (incl. billiard, table tennis, football-table,...), bar & cafe, reading-room, lounge with wood-burning stove, terrace with hamocks, mini-market, hiking-information/maps, laundry-service, transportation-services,...
Most of our guests come by foot on the famous Quilotoa Loop Hike. But there are as well buses coming to the village: 3 times a day from Latagunca. The hike from Quilotoa to Isinlivi, passing the River Toachi and Chugchilan is considered to be one of the most beautiful trails in Ecuador.
For those who have time, a 2-nights stay is perfect to go horseriding to the cloud forest, inca ruins and/or cheese factory with a knowledgeable guide and discover more about this lovely region. You can rent horses to go to Quilotoa or Isinlivi too.
The rooms are decorated with wood and stone. The beds have a few blankets to keep you really warm by night. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water shower. The entrance door to each room can be closed with a key.
There is a mini-market with the most necesary things in the reception and aditionally we have a cafe & bar. Next door you can also find a bakery and minimarket. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Mar 2020
    Beautiful place to stay with great staff, great food, and a really nice atmosphere. Amazing views.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jan 2020
    We loved our time here! The people were SO FRIENDLY and very accommodating. Our room was precious with an outside porch and hammocks! The food was super! Everything was very clean. It was very reasonable and included our breakfast and dinner. Would stay here again !
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Sep 2019
    Amazing place to stay on the Quilotoa loop, it’s chilled and the 3 course meal is amazing. Breakfast is even better! Definitely the place to stay whilst doing some hiking. The packed lunches are the best we’ve had and only for a small price. Great hostel
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Dec 2019
    Best value hostel we stayed at on †he Quilotoa Loop! Staff was friendly, food was great. We got our laundry done for very cheap and loved relaxing in the hammocks. They even lent us slip-on shoes so we didn't have to walk around in our hiking boots. Common room was very cozy at night after they lit a fireplace.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 Aug 2019
    Great hostel! Had an excellent stay
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    31 Aug 2019
    Great atmosphere. Really good and filling dinner and breakfast. Lovely, well kept and cared for hostel. No English spoken, but lovely family running it, very helpful and welcoming.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    19 Feb 2020
    Beautiful little place and a great stop to rest after hiking. Really good food, both dinner and breakfast is included. The staff also makes a great lunchbox for 3$ that you can bring along on the next days hike. Wasn’t the cleanest place I’ve stayed at but didn’t really bother me because overall it was a comfortable stay.
    Sweden, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    25 Sep 2019
    This hostel is a go-to for people hiking the Quilotoa Loop. Atmosphere is nice, cute hammocks on the terraces and WiFi. The staff are also very helpful with giving further details of the hike. Our dorm room didn't lock though, nor did the bathroom and there weren't any lockers I was aware of.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    27 Feb 2020
    Better to book in person it’s cheaper. The benefit was a private room for the price. But definitely not the nicest place to stay. Not really any areas to hang out besides the dinning area. Staff was friendly. Food was not great.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Jan 2020
    Good stop on Quilatoa Loop. Fairly basic and straightforward. They have a kitchen onsite with good snacks for the hike Staff is super nice but could be a bit difficult fir non Spanish speakers as their English is not the best. I would stay here again, avocado cheese sandwich for the win!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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