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564 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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

564 Total Reviews
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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
Feb 19, 2023
Would highly recommend. Tony was a very hospitable and knowledgeable host. The top floor with a community kitchen and bar also looked over the city and was an amazing place to get to know the friendly people that were staying there.
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Male, 31-40
Feb 17, 2023
I loved my stay here! Tony, the host, is a wonderful person full of stories and any advice you need about Cuenca or Ecuador. The rooms are charming and clean and the location is perfect. I loved the social vibe on the rooftop terrace. Will definitely stay here again if I return to Cuenca.
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Female, 18-24


  • 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