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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast, included with the room. Quiet location and the rooms are kept clean and the staff were busy with upkeep. Staff is friendly. Our room was large and the air conditioning worked well. Breakfast area overlooks the beach. They advertised happy hour but it was not open in the 4 nights we were there.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank dreamweaver02
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

I was in one of the cabin rooms, the place was super clean and very nice with mosquito netting and windows, very quiet as well. The owner was super frinedly and the staff were great, breakfast time was a great time haha. It's only slightly pricier than other hostels but you get your moneys worth with everything it brings. Its really well placed with a view of the beach. It's got a really nice chilling area as well, theres pool, would've been great to have gone with a few friends.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Joana C
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

We loved our two nights at Itapoa! Our cabin was private and cozy and breakfast was served with a sea view (and a nice show from the dolphins). Would also recommend going with their tour guide to isla de la plata.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Madeleine K
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Hostel Italia is a really cool place to stay. The are rooms in the main building and individual cabanes in the garden. The quality of rooms is high.

There is a lounge and a great bar restaurant with hammocks and a balcony looking over the ocean. It's eco friendly and profits support local conservation projects.

Very helpful, relaxed staff can get you discounts on bike hire, surfing, snorkeling, tours, etc.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Graham B
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anonimo1216, Owner at Hosteria Itapoa, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Thanks for your comment.. You are a very good guest... Hope to see you again, and your recomendation for our place will be very good and helpfull.
By the way the correct name is ITAPOA...
All the best to you.
Kind regards,
Maria

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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We were recommended Itapoa from a great hostel we stayed at in Cuenca and it did not disappoint. While it's a but farther from the main things than others (an extra 3 blocks, we all could use the exercise, though!) it is the best hostel by far. For 36$, you get a private bungalow for 2 people which is a value, by far. We looked at other places and they were completely run down, had no windows, or atmosphere at all. Maria and her son are extremely helpful with transportation and suggesting the best food options in town (like the best ceviche - Cabaña Bambu past the pier and to the left!). Moreover they have expansive gardens and a hammock bar/breakfast area with pool table that feels cozy and lends itself to socializing. Their volunteer Francisco was helpful as well. Our rooms were also beautifully furnished with special wooden furniture from the area. Lastly, they're paired with a government Amazon project to preserve the biodiversity of the jungle, so I have a special place for them in my heart.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
Thank totolovesfroyo
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