Hostels In Cuenca

15 Hostels in Cuenca, Ecuador
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Wild Monkey
10Superb
(1)
Hostel- 0.66km from city centre
Wild Monkey Hostel is the budget-friendly hub for travelers seeking a relaxed atmosphere, basic comforts, and a prime location in the city center of Cuenca.
No Privates Available
Dorms From
€7.50
Guillerminas
9.6Superb
(314)
Hostel- 0.57km from city centre
Cuenca, located in the Andes. The city is known for the banks of its Tomebamba river and its artisan products.
Privates From
€16.88
Dorms From
€12.06
Pepe's House Cuenca
9.5Superb
(176)
Hostel- 0.42km from city centre
Pepe's House Cuenca Hotel & Boutique Hostel is in a renovated republican house of the Historical Area wit
Privates From
€25.31
Dorms From
€16.87
Mochiliers Hostel
9.5Superb
(120)
Hostel- 0.13km from city centre
Mochiliers Hostel offers a wide range of private and shared accommodations in the historic centre of the city.
Privates From
€7.81
Dorms From
€6.09
Hostel Bella Vista
9.4Superb
(6)
Hostel- 1.35km from city centre
Hostel Bella Vista is a friendly property located near from the downtown of Cuenca, great location for your stay in the city.
Privates From
€4.69
No Dorms Available
Mallki Hostel
9.3Superb
(1150)
Hostel- 0.45km from city centre
Mallki Hostel is your home away from home in the beautiful city of Cuenca, offering a relaxed and comfort
Privates From
€7.03
Dorms From
€6.56
El Cafecito Cuenca
9.2Superb
(594)
Hostel- 0.82km from city centre
El Cafecito Rooftop Bar/Restaurant and flashpackers hostel...new location in the heart of Cuenca.
Privates From
€14.06
Dorms From
€10.31
Alternative Hostels
9.2Superb
(750)
Hostel- 1.25km from city centre
While in Cuenca, Alternative Hostels is perfect for backpackers travelling through here. Let us take care of you.
Privates From
€9.28
Dorms From
€6.75
Ñañas Hostel
8.3Fabulous
(2)
Hostel- 0.39km from city centre
Located in the historic center of Cuenca, a few meters from the Tomebamba River, close to museums, churches, bars, restaurants and more places of tourist and cultural interest.
Privates From
€13.12
Dorms From
€9.37
La Casa Cuencana
8.1Fabulous
(47)
Hostel- 0.42km from city centre
We are Hostal La Casa Cuencana, established in 2005, The Original Equatorial family run Hostel.
Privates From
€7.50
No Dorms Available
Selina Cuenca
7.6Very Good
(208)
Hostel- 0.22km from city centre
Selina Cuenca is our new hostel in Ecuador, we are looking forward to welcoming you here.
Privates From
€5.62
Dorms From
€10.12
Hotel Norte
8.0Fabulous
(35)
Hotel- 0.83km from city centre
Welcome to Cuenca,get around with us,Hostel Norte
Privates From
€8.84
No Dorms Available
Hotel Boutique la Ronda
Hotel- 0.35km from city centre
Hotel Boutique la Ronda - A place of complete disconnection, dreams and fantasy, inhabited by the spirit of the 18th century!
Privates From
€18.75
No Dorms Available
Mariscal Inn & Suite
Hotel- 0.84km from city centre
We are located close to everything, so that your stay in Cuenca is the best and most pleasant since we are located in the historic center of the city near churches.
Privates From
€26.25
No Dorms Available
Check Inn B&B Cuenca
9.1Superb
(270)
Bed and Breakfast- 0.42km from city centre
Check Inn offers private rooms in a great location!
Privates From
€7.03
Dorms From
€7.03

About Cuenca

Plan to stay for a while in Cuenca: this Ecuadorian city of churches, river walks and colonial Spanish and Republican French architecture is a gem that has travellers extending their trips. And while the architecture might be grand, the leafy squares, green parks and mountainous surroundings give it a peaceful ambience – it's the perfect place to build some rest and relaxation into your travels. The temperate, spring-like climate also helps!

Hostels in Cuenca are usually in renovated colonial-era mansions, with original features like high ceilings. You can choose from beautifully redesigned co-working spaces, colourful buildings with balcony bars and artistic accommodation with Scandi-style vibes. Look for a Cuenca hostel with free linen and towels and free maps to help you take on the city. Hostel book exchanges are ideal for picking up a page-turner to read at one of Cuenca's charming coffee houses. 

The UNESCO-listed El Centro (Old Town) is where most travellers first pitch up, close to the leafy main square and blue-domed New Cathedral as well as many of the city's 51 other churches. This area is easy to navigate thanks to its grid-like structure. You'll find more residential spots south of the Rio Tomebamba, the river that runs through the centre of Cuenca, while the neighbourhood to the west around Avenida Remigio Crespo has a modern, international feel with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants. 

For things to see and do in Cuenca, it's hard to beat Parque Calderón, specifically the New Cathedral at its southwestern corner and the Old Cathedral to the southeast. If you'd like to stroll beside the river, take one of the sets of stairs from Calle Larga to Avenida 3 de Noviembre. Fan of nature? The high-altitude Cajas National Park is about 30km away, with paths through evergreen cloud forests and numerous lakes. Keep your eyes peeled for Andean condors, huge hummingbirds and cute coatis on the journey. 

Cuenca's a walkable city, but taxis are also affordable. You can hop in a cab from the bus terminal, or just stroll 20 minutes to the downtown area. Buses leave regularly from right outside Terminal Terrestre as well – if you're making the reverse journey, jump on any bus that says 'Terminal' from Padre Aguirre close to the flower market. To get into Cuenca after a flight to Ecuador, take public transport from either Quito (an 8 to 10-hour bus journey) or Guayaquil (4 to 5 hours). 

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