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Reviewed January 27, 2018

The positives: very clean, large room. Great location in center of town. Cute seating area in open air lobby. Quiet since set back from street.

Not so positive: Very dark room, one window was several feet away from a brick wall, the other window view was a hallway. The lone bare bulb light on the ceiling was a little sad. The shower head was woefully clogged up as hard water does, and the spray was not adequate for my liking.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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Thank Maria P
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We stayed here for 4 nights and had a good experience. The hotel itself was clean and the lobby area had a nice setup. As others have mentioned the wifi isn't great and is only available in the lobby but that seems to be the case everywhere in the Galapagos, not just in this hotel. So it's not really something that can be controlled by the hotel and wasn't a big deal to us.

The rooms were a bit small and basic but that's to be expected in a budget hotel. A very nice perk is that they have air conditioning which was a necessity for my husband.

The staff were friendly and helpful. You are able to book tours through the hotel and after asking around at various tour agencies in town we opted to book through the hotel as the pricing was similar, if not better, and we knew we were at least getting a reputable tour that way.

The hotel is in a good location, just a couple minutes walk to the main street and lots of restaurants, but far enough away that it wasn't too loud.

Overall I'd recommend this hotel if you are looking for something central at a good price.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

The place is clean and well located. Rooms are comfortable, considering you just get there to sleep.

It's 2 blocks from Malecon St. (main) and you have lots of lunch and dinner options at walking distance.

The price was good (for Galapagos)

Maybe the only issue is the noise. There is a silence policy in the hotel from 10pm to 7am, but not all guests respect it, and the walls are not so thick, so you hear everything that happens in the hall and the lobby. Not big deal if you sleep as a rock.

No wifi in the rooms, only in the lobby, but that's a common limitation in Galapagos Islands

Friendly staff, but not all of them speaks fluid English (that should be improved)

Overall, good option travelling on a budget.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Jaime C
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Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Gine hostel on a very good location. You walk in 2 minutes to the center & Malecon as well to the nice food-street. As in the whole Galapagos; slow wifi & your can hear everything. Clean rooms that are very simular to almost all hostals. Good bed& good shower. We preferred a room with exterior window so you have fresh air.
The kitchen is poorly equiped. There is a free hot/cold water tank and a fridge.
It is not the most cheap option but a good one. We would recommend this place.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
Thank fwlp
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

One night stay very nice. Staff is very friendly, patient and informative. They helped us get our boat tickets to island hop. Liked the facilities so much we are coming back on our way back to Quito.
It’s clean, comfy beds, HOT water, great location and wonderful staff. Plenty of restaurants, shops and grocery stores near by. The dock to take your boat out is minutes away. Wifi is only available in common area.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Aura H
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