Hostels in Cuenca, Ecuador, South America

12 Hostels and other properties in Cuenca, Ecuador
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Pepe's House Cuenca

Hostel - 0.42km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Pepe's House Cuenca Hotel & Boutique Hostel is in a renovated republican house of the Historical Area with 12 rooms, 3 livings, one café bar and one rooftop. We have a nice and quiet atmosphere, but we are not a party hostel. We create this space to rest,...

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Prices from €16
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Guillerminas

Hostel - 0.57km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Cuenca, located in the Andes. The city is known for the banks of its Tomebamba river and its artisan products.

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Prices from €13
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostel Bella Vista

Hostel - 1.35km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Hostel Bella Vista is a friendly property located near from the downtown of Cuenca, great location for your stay in the city.

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Prices from €5
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Alternative Hostels

Hostel - 1.25km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

While in Cuenca, Alternative Hostels is perfect for backpackers travelling through here. Let us take care of you.

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Prices from €12
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Mallki Hostel

Hostel - 0.45km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Mallki Hostel is your home away from home in the beautiful city of Cuenca, offering a relaxed and comfortable environment to meet fellow backpackers and travellers. Our British-Ecuadorian hostel is perfectly located to explore all that Cuenca has to offer....

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Prices from €7
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

El Cafecito Cuenca

Hostel - 0.82km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

El Cafecito Flashpackers hostel with Rooftop Bar...new 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....

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Prices from €11
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Selina Cuenca

Hostel - 0.22km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Selina Cuenca is our new hostel in Ecuador, we are looking forward to welcoming you here.

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Prices from €12
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

La Casa Cuencana

Hostel - 0.42km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

We are Hostal La Casa Cuencana, established in 2005, The Original Equatorial family run Hostel.

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Prices from €8
Perfect Location
Brilliant Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Mochiliers Hostel

Hostel - 0.13km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Mochiliers Hostel is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for fun! The hostel is located in historic centre of Cuenca.

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Prices from €6
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Hotel Norte

Hotel - 0.83km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Welcome to Cuenca,get around with us,Hostel Norte

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Prices from €8
Nice Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Hotel Santa Ana

Hotel - 0.29km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

El HOTEL & SPA SANTA ANA, está ubicado estratégicamente en pleno Centro Histórico de la ciudad de Cuen

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Prices from €21

Check Inn B&B Cuenca

Bed and Breakfast - 0.42km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Hotel Check-Inn is located in central Cuenca, just 150 m from Plaza San Francisco and 200 m from Calderón Park and Cuenca Cathedral. It offers free WiFi access and a daily complimentary breakfast. Rooms at the Check-Inn feature a wardrobe, sink, bed linen...

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Prices from €8
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

We have 12 Hostels in Cuenca with an average rating of 8.2 based on 47 reviews.

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).