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 ???? 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.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

La Casa de Matilda has a very cosy atmosphere, decorated particularly, has green spaces to relax in harmony with nature, we have a wide kitchen for use by our guests equipped with the necessary, table tennis, darts, space for reading and exchange of books, the view is unsurpassed of the main hill of Vilcabamba also known as the valley of longevity ideal for long walks, the sunsets are spectacular, you can enjoy from our 'amacas.

The Richarts Room has a particular decoration, comfortable beds with their respective personal light, and small lockers to store your personal items, has capacity for four people and has enough space for the comfort of the traveller, the bathroom is in the part of the room outside that has a shower with hot water.
Lunas Room It is a spacious room with a perfect double bed for couple or friends has air conditioning for hot evenings, also with a particular decoration, has bathroom in the room

The closest airport it’s Catamayo’s, one hour away from Loja.
Once you land in Catamayo, you can get a cab to Vilcabamba for 25USD and the trip will last 2 hours and a half or if you want to spend less money you can take a bus headed to Loja Bus Terminal (1 hour trip) and then take a second bus headed to Vilcabamba (1 hour and a half trip). Once you get to Vilcamba in about 200mt from the centre you head northeast toward Juan Montalvo
Turn right onto Juan MontalvoTurn firs on the right Turn left on Hatillo at the intersection with via Mollepamba, you will find La Casa de Matilda.

La Casa de Matilda policy & conditions:
Cancellation : 72 hours before arrival
Payment upon arrival in cash

Check in 12.00
Check out : 12:00
Breakfast not included- available for 3$

24 hours reception
No curfew
The maxinum period of stay is 14 days View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 5.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 5.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2019
    This hostel is a gem. We loved the place. Very clean, beautiful location close to great walks in the mountains and along the and most of all the pets (7 dogs and 5 cats). And don’t let that scare you. They’re all so well behaved and playful, it’s a joy being surrounded by them all. The owner and his partner are so friendly, accommodating and easy going, we ended up hanging out together as we were the only guests the night that we stayed there.
    Romania, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 May 2019
    This is a great hostel !! Feels more like home than an hostel though :D The hosts are amazing and it was so much fun roaming around with the cats and dogs ;) I'll totally recommend it.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Apr 2019
    Amazing place just out of the centre. Perfect for animal lovers. Amazing hosts and great amenities. Super chill small hostel.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3


    05 Nov 2019
    The view from the balcony was fantastic and they make damn good coffee. While I enjoyed a kitten love fest might not be a good place if you are allergic to cats and dogs.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    12 Apr 2019
    It's a really nice hostel, the view and atmosphere is so chill. Thanks Ivan for everything
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    10 Jul 2019
    Its a little spartan, my bed was somewhat like a hammock and the single shower was kind of a challenge but dont let that put you off. The staff are nice, the vibe friendly, theres a great wide verandah and the kitchen is spacious and has stuff like a blender in case youre tired of the warm watery pap the locals seem to think constututes a smoothy. I enjoyed it, we even had a little bonfire. Maybe treat it as a sort of rustic hiking lodge.
    Afghanistan, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Feb 2019
    Quite and lovely place in the nature. Vilcabamba is small, you can walk everywhere from there. Respectful owner although the 24h-Rezeption is not true. Mostly he was not there. If you don't like dogs and cats it is not a place for you. I arrived in the night and was too afraid to enter because there was no light and I didn't know the dogs. They are friendly though, don't worry!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Jul 2019
    A decent hostel overall, just a bit disorganized. The staff were surprised by my arrival because they didn’t know what day of the week it was. Facilities were clean enough, beds a bit uncomfortable but nothing drastic. The staff were friendly, but were rarely at the hostel- when I wanted to do laundry, they were having beers in town. When I tried to check out, they were in Loja, and I had to give money to another guest (although I suppose I could have just walked out without paying).
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    27 Nov 2019
    Low key hostel, doesn't offer much outside the basic accommodation. Little atmosphere. Many cats & dogs which causes it to be a little unclean.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 3.1


    23 Jul 2021
    Showed up around 9pm for our Friday night reservation...there was no one there at reception (even though they said they have 24 hour reception) and no one staying in the hostels...all the doors were locked and no one was there strangely. We tried calling/texting multiple times but received no answers...we emailed as well. Luckily there was another hostel in town that had space but we still never heard back...
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Café
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wii