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573 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

573 Total Reviews
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Very Good
Jul 20, 2023
The hostel was nearly empty while I was here, not social at all during my stay. Bathroom in my dorm was small and damp. No lockers, at least in my dorm room. I enjoyed meeting the owner, as he is incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable about the city, and accessible, but unfortunately, he was out of town during my stay. Was not nearly as pleased with the volunteer covering for him at the time. That being said, the facilities are quite cozy and I think my solo travel experience would have been better if the host
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Female, 18-24
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+


  • 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