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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very convenient to boat docks, very clean. The staff was friendly although they spoke very little English. Plenty of hot water in the showers. The AC worked very well, but I didn't need it after the first night (the room was a bit stuffy when I arrived, but remained comfortable after that as it was well ventilated)

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San Antonio,
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great location - fantastic shower. Wonderful staff. Rooms very clean, and cleaned every day. Fresh clean water available always. So convenient to everything. Beds varied in firmness/softness. We had no problems - noise never an issue.

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Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Decent, clean, and good location room has a cold a/c and hot water which is a hug plus for me (some places advertise hot water but not always true)Def great value paid 40 American per night for the place would definitely go back.

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Thank Bryan L
Reviewed 10 September 2016

On arrival ,the lovely ,smiley pleasant lady ( she couldnt speak English and we couldnt speak Spanish) showed us all room available to choose from and we picked room 22,which has a fabulous view and a balcony. For being on the front it was very quiet ,and we had no problem sleeping. It was very clean,and comfortable. It did say...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Stay away! Loud construction starting early, beeping noises throughout the night from smoke alarms. And to top it off a rude manager in the front, a guy with glasses who isn't friendly or accommodating. We would of left if we didn't prepay.. Another advice, come without reservations, plenty of open Hostels to find a great deal. :)

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here in total 3 nights (when we arrived on Galapagos 2 nights, and the night before we left) - in our first room the fan wasn't working, however the AC did work just fine. Wifi is also okay (compared to other places in Galapagos). Rooms are clean. It can be a bit noisy since they are under construction right....

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Nice, France
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Everything was perfect. I spent 7 nights in this hotel. I had a large bedroom with fan and bathroom. Everything was clean and almost new and well maintained. Maids cleaned and arranged the bedroom every day. The owner and the stuff were helpfull and nice. Water to drink was for free. I had also a large terrace beside my bedroom....

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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The room was small and simple. No A/C in our room, but the fan worked well and it stayed cool. We only stayed one night because we were catching a boat to San Cristobal the following morning. The location is perfect for early morning travel on the boats. It's on the main strip, only 2-3 blocks from the pier. The...

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel has a great location but the fan didnt work properly, bathroom was old and not well maintained , i had a puffy eye after i used their towels and soap, poor wifi signal even from the lobby . In summary this hostel is expensive from what they offer. We found very good hotel deals around the area.

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Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights while in Galapagos. We paid $30 per night for a non-ac room. This included towels, wifi and kitchen. The kitchen wasn't the cleanest but we still managed to cook for ourselves. A bare bones place but very cheap for Galapagos.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel and its privileged location allows you to enjoy the most exclusive area of Santa Cruz Island located on the main road that will connect you in five minutes to the areas of greatest tourist activity, and major shopping centers, entertainment, culture, trade and gastronomy. Our hotel is just 15 minutes minutes Breeding Center "Fausto Llerena" where you can also learn the history of the legendary "Lonesome George". You will delight immediately with an exquisite view of the city surrounded by its fauna, flora and unique natural areas. It will be a privilege to host your visit to the Galapagos Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Sir Francis Drake

Address: Av. Baltra y Charles Winfort | Galápagos, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $66 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostel Sir Francis Drake 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“The balconies are where all the smokers go so I would stay away from those. The ones in the center of the hotel are quietest.”
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