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566 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
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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

Reviews & Ratings

566 Total Reviews
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May 29, 2023
Nice hostel in the center of Cuenca, nice rooms and clean bathrooms. The owner is a very nice person that will give you all kind of tips for enjoying your stay in Cuenca. Kitchen is ok with enough utensils. There are no lockers in the rooms, that’s the only negative.
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Male, 31-40
May 25, 2023
Character but older hostel located opposite the mercado which was handy to pick up food daily. Though after 9pm the area was very quiet. Really great roof top with fab views across the city. Tony was great as was Rado on providing information and recommendations on what to do in Cuenca and also in Ecuador in general. In the dorm there is an en-suite bathroom which is handy but above the door to the bathrooom there is a wood cutout design which is open and not filled with a glass pane which meant you could h
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Female, 41+
Apr 17, 2023
In the middle of the heart of Cuenca, El Cafecito offers a homelike hostel experience with comfortable beds and a very nice roof top terrace with excellent views over the city. The host Tony is the best manager you can hope for, with plenty of knowledge about the town itself but also a chilled out attitude and native english to help travellers feel comfortable. The dorm was spacious enough with an en suite bathroom. There were no curtains on beds and power outlets were sparse, but I liked it.
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi