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Savannah, Georgia
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent four days at the Galápagos Dreams Hostal and we were extremely pleased with the service. We are rating this Hostal experience as a 5+, but we are fully aware that it is a 2.5 star accommodation. Yes the towels might be a bit thin, blankets might seem a bit worn, BUT these are wonderful hosts who do everything... More 

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South America
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for three night. The room was large and clean, but quite worn down. Breakfast was an egg and a piece of bread, sometimes a small piece of cheese was included. Not enough to get full of. They also offer tours from Galapagos Dreams and we did the highland tour. Short trip that cost 40USD/person. The guide we had... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights and I would never recommend this property to anyone. I haggled for the price so did not end up paying that much for the room ($25 per person for a double) which was the only reason why I was not more upset. Cons: 1. the breakfast was basic (scrambled egg and 1 croissant, sometimes... More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel was nice. Room was big and clean. The breakfast was fairly basic and egg and a croissant. There are cheaper hostels closer to the centre with similar facilities which is where we stayed when we came back to the island. There is a travel agency on site but they try charge more than it would be from other... More 

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Eckartsberga, Germany
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9 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was staying in the Galapagos Dreams Hostal for 2 days. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Nothing exciting but still decent. The connected travel agency helped a lot and was always extremely nice. I did not see other hostels but for the price the hostel was decent.

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Galapagos Dream... H, Director General at Galapagos Dreams Hostal, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your words, those are exactly what we are and want to keep develop. We are really appreciate your words. We are really happy to help!. Thanks to be loyal to us. Greetings Jonatan Garcia More 

Brampton, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My son and I visited the Galápagos Islands and enjoyed our stay at this hostal. Our first room was on the first floor and not as nice as the second room we stayed in which was on the second floor. I was very happy to be moved a few days into our stay. Recommend requesting a second floor room. Air... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I visited Galapagos with my wife the last week of July. We were referred to the Galapagos Dreams hotel by my brother who stayed there in the past. If you are traveling to Galapagos for the first time I think it’s important to understand a few things. The infrastructure in most of the islands is basic, what I mean with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This hostel was cheap and clean, perfect for our stay when my friends and I went island hopping. They have many affordable options and tour packages deals that you can do. The view was nice from the window and balcony.

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1 Thank Connieku
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27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hostel as part of a 7-day plan in Galapagos. Jonatan the owner is friendly, speaks good English and will try to help you in his agency as much as he can. We stayed in two different private rooms and they were clean and spacious, the bathrooms too. Biggest disappointment- for most of the week we had... More 

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Barrie
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel was perfect. Was recommended to us and now we recommend to you. Great location, staff were wonderful. They did have a hard time getting the food right for a gluten free diet. However we did not go hungry and would definitely go back!!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Location Located in the heart of Puerto Ayora, this hostal is within a 15-minute walk of Galapagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. Tortuga Bay Beach is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away. Property Features This hostal features tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and free breakfast. WiFi in public areas is free. Room Amenities All 15 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and cable TV. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galapagos Dreams Hostal

Address: Av. Cucuve y Floreana, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $81 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Galapagos Dreams Hostal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Try to haggle the price down if you can with multiple room bookings and tour packages”
 of 5 bubbles Connieku, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rating the Travel Agency section of hotel not hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 761garthh, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are two types of rooms - I believe one type has a view and the other is recently renovated. The renovated rooms are nice!”
 of 5 bubbles 571bonniew, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Would think that any room would be as good as any other. Probable that all rooms would be subject to the occasional traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles NeilO542, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
“get the ones upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles mariuxi0212, 7 Nov 2013 | Read review
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