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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the sign while entering the town and staying with a friend during a work trip. Nov 2015 Just had to go.... Met Ralph, his wife and the whole place was great. Fish n Chips of course which were very very good this far away from home. He even invited us back for a cuppa tea on the Sunday and...

Thank Allan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided upon this place after checking a couple of online reviews. The choice in Salinas for decent food seemed somewhat limited. Travel always brings surprises and this one came in the form of the best fish and chips I have ever eaten in my life and in the course of travel through around 140 countries. This is a place...

1Thank s d
St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2017

to have dinner at the restaurant. The food is delicious and served with gusto. My husband and I have tried many of the items on the menu and we were never disappointed. For us, this is the place to go for an excellent dinner.

Thank Fancypaw
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Big Ralph's Hostal is a wonderful little place in Salinas. It isn't fancy but it is a very clean and quiet place to call home for a few days while checking out Salinas. The rooms have comfortable beds and pillows and a quiet air conditioner. There is a nice courtyard to relax in and wi-fi is available throughout. Ralph and...

Thank Kirk1957
Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Our family of three stayed here for one night as we tour around Ecuador. Big Ralph's place is lovely. The room was not huge but spacious enough and the bathroom had plenty of hot water. When we first drove up to the hostel we were a bit nervous because there was a pretty rough looking storefront next door. Don't let...

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stayed there 1 night with my girlfriend while setting up my business in Ecuador. Saw Ralph on TV and wanted to visit him and chat further about his experience in Ecuador. I am an Executive Chef from Germany living currently in Canada, so cooking for me can be a little pain in the butt! I wanted to try his food...

Thank Waldemar B
Andrea J, Propietario at Big Ralph's Hostal, responded to this review

Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you. Regards

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Good value rooms at the expensive end of town! Our room was large and comfortable, the air-con was great and the bathroom was clean with good water pressure (not always the case in Salinas). There are loads of restaurants in the area, though we mostly ate at the attached restaurant. Staff were super friendly and helpful, as was the resident...

Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We were most pleased with our stay here. Everything was super clean and comfortable, the food was amazing!!, and we throughly enjoyed ourselves. Even if you are not going to stay here, drop in for dinner, it's far from just fish and chips!!! Thanks guys!!

Thank kcamos
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We had the room on the end it was a basic room but what else do you need. It had a/c which worked well. Also had hot water. The family stays right there too, there are just a few units which is nice. We met the dog and kids and the owners were just wonderful hosts and so full of...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Room was very clean and also it is a safe place. Hot shower and air conditon and a small TV. Food was very good. Walk distance to beach and Malecon. Salinas looks more a place for Ecuadorian people and les for foreign people.

Thank TucMuc

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Big Ralph's Hostal is a small English - Ecuadorian business in Salinas a few steps from the beach. Services and facilities available at Big Ralph's Hostal include a Restaurant, bar and private parking. Our bedrooms are supplied with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water and national TV. Spoken languages: English & Spanish. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Ralph's Hostal

Address: Av. San Lorenzo S/N | Calle 53, Salinas 240207, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Price Range: $43 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Our room was right outside the restaurant. It was an excellent location.”
Audrey925, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“One note about room selection. My in-laws were in the first room next to the restaurant and they said the restaurant guests are a little loud in the early evening. But once the dinner hour passes everything quiets down. I'm sure younger troops would have been out partying and never noticed the restaurant sounds but if you're planning on turning in early, ask for a room away from the restaurant.”
JohnF65, 9 Jan 2014 | Read review
“There are only 7 rooms available so book early to ensure your reservation.”
kend153, 9 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
johndS8421NG, 16 Aug 2013 | Read review
“There is no bad room.”
mikecF3736MG, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
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