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Calle Marchena y Vehicular, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
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#27 of 52 Speciality lodging in Puerto Ayora
Hostel which offers family suites with kitchen and dining area; double and twin rooms with shared kitchen. It also has an indoor pool, sale of souvenirs and organic coffee produced in Galapagos. The hostel is located next to a park with playground, a clinic with hyperbaric chamber, 2 blocks from the Charles Darwin avenue where you can find ATMs, galleries, restaurants and bars overlooking the sea. Just 15 minutes away is the center of the Galapagos National Park and the beach "La Estacion".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Shared kitchen
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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geebe wrote a review Mar. 2020
Gatineau, Canada158 contributions76 helpful votes
The price is right. The location is perfect, close to the Charles Darwin Center, grocery, laundry, nice little restaurant and the main city center. But we picked the cheapest room and it was awfull. Dirty. Strong smell. No window. Very noisy. We’re glad we saved money but we could have had a slightly better room. There’s a pool (we didnkt use) and the staff are always willing to help.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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maracoani wrote a review Jan. 2020
143 contributions63 helpful votes
We worked at the Charles Darwin Research Station for a couple of weeks on Santa Cruz island and needed a place close by that was reasonable and cheap. The Hostal El Pinzón fit the bill perfectly as it is about a kilometer from the entrance to the Galapagos National Park Visitor Center. Down a driveway on a quiet street, El Pinzón is a clunky, two story building. The layout is complicated, with the rooms on the upstairs floor which is inconvenient when you have a lot of luggage, but doable. The office is downstairs. There is a spacious, shared kitchen area with two large tables and an area to prepare food and drink, stove, sink, cupboards and three refrigerators with freezing compartments for guests' supplies. The tiled bedroom was ample enough for two people and our luggage. Wifi only worked in the kitchen area and on the stairs, however. The bed and mattress were good with fresh linen every couple of days, the bathroom was small but adequate with a nice hot shower. There is a small community recreation park behind the hostel which was sometimes a little noisy with children at night. Our hostess was attentive and informative and the staff were friendly and courteous. She often made coffee that was available all day. A good stay at a reasonable price, within easy walking distance of town and the port. Head out the driveway, turn left, 200 meters down to the main drag, turn right and walk a couple of kilometers into town, with lots of restaurants and tourist shops on the way.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Dan wrote a review Dec. 2019
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom3 contributions
We booked a “deluxe room”, it had no windows but it did have cockroaches. We were moved to another, smaller, room that had no cockroaches but also no WiFi coverage and enough damp that none of our swimming clothes or towels could stand a chance of drying. There was a cockroach floating in the pool most of the first day. The owners didn’t seem surprised or to care that much. The kitchen is also poorly equipped with not enough hobs, no oven and one frying pan. The only upside is the owners friendly dog. Just skip this one and find somewhere else.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Tamsinbest wrote a review Jun. 2019
St Austell, United Kingdom219 contributions52 helpful votes
Great hotel, with loads of rooms! Really welcoming staff, thank you. We were happy with our 3 bed room, it was spacious clean and had a good bathroom. Excellent kitchen facilities with lots of fridge space to accommodate everyone. The WiFi worked okay for the Galápagos.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
matilda wrote a review Dec. 2018
Stockholm, Sweden41 contributions11 helpful votes
This hostel is more like a hotel. We stayed 9 night in total. They clean the room every day, you have nice big clean rooms. Shower works fine. The kitchen is really nice and easy to use. The hostal is just on the edge the town so it’s very quiet at night. You can easily walk around in the area at night feeling safe. The lady working in the hostel is extremely friendly and a very very good host. She goes long ways to make you feel comfortable and welcomed. She’s also very helpful if you need information about anything. Her advices saved us a lot of money on this trip. I would definitely come back here next time.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$31 - US$35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal El Pinzon
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal El Pinzon?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Primicias (0.2 km), Santa Cruz Fish Market (0.3 km), and Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal El Pinzon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hostal El Pinzon?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hostal El Pinzon?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal El Pinzon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Almar Seafood & Grill, 1835 Coffee Lab, and Bahía Mar Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hostal El Pinzon?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hostal El Pinzon have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hostal El Pinzon offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal El Pinzon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.