Sleeping & Resting in Ecuador

The following are the hostel, hostels, cardboard boxes, train station, bridges and hostals we stayed at during our travels in Ecuador.

Hostal Carolina in Banos

banos Hostal Carolina (3)banos Hostal Carolina (1)hostal carolina roof (1)hostal carolina roof (3)

We actually stayed for 7 days one of our longest stays during our South American trip. We actually left after a couple of days but a sports tournament in our next destination filled up all the hotels and send us straight back to Banos. We tried finding another hostel on our second trip, but couldn’t find anything for the same price with WiFi. The bottom picture is of the rooftop room, try to get this one if you can, very much worth it for the view and the WiFi still works there.

Price: $12 per room per night

Hostal Belmont in Quito

Beltmont (1)Beltmont (2)

I didnt find it that bad since the high speed WiFi more than made up its deficiencies. Heejung did not like the lack of windows and the sparseness of the room. Walking distance to old town and never really felt unsafe. There is a great breakfast place on the corner where you can get eggs, bread, coffee and juice for $1

Price: $12 per room per night

Sucre Boutique Hotel in QuitoBoutique Surcre Hotel (1)Boutique Surcre Hotel (2)

My parents came to visit so it was time to splurge. Room service and free daily bottled water. Working television with cable. Decent Wifi (belmont was better) but a terrific location right in the Old Town of Quito.

Price: $60 per room per night

Cucuya Eco Lodge in Puerto Quito

cucuya puerto quito (1)cucuya puerto quito (2)

Nice Eco Lodge located next to the river. Lots of plants and trees to walk around in. Mosquitos at night so bring plenty of repellent or a flamethrower. Shared bathroom but everything was clean.

Price $20 per room per night

Hotel Eloy Alfaro in Guayaquil

Guayaquil  (1)Guayaquil  (2)

No windows, small cockroaches in the bathroom, dangerous neighbourhood at night, bathroom open to the bedroom. WiFi was probably the fastest I had experienced in Ecuador though.

Price: $16 per room per night

Hostel Huauki in Quito

hostal huauki (3)hostal huauki (2)

We stayed here during our first night in Quito due to good reviews. We didn’t stay longer due to high prices. Breakfast was included but not really worth it. Bathroom was built into the room and WiFi was decent. Smack in the middle of Mariscal area. We preferred to stay in the Old town though.

Price: $25 per room per night

Hotel Melanie in Quito

Hostal Melanie Quito (2)Hostal Melanie Quito (1)

Hotel we found while looking for a cheaper alternative. Run by a local family focussed on local tourist. One of the best deals we found in Quito for a private room with private bathroom. Decent WiFi, close to Old Town, family has 2 cool young curious boys.

Price: $12 per room per night

Hostal Nomada in Banos

Hostal Nomada (4)Hostal Nomada (5)

We stayed here one night. WiFi was decent, good shower. Was a bit expensive though compared to other options in Banos.

Price $16 per room per night

Hostal Santa Fe in Cuenca

Hostal Santa Fe Cuenca (1)Hostal Santa Fe Cuenca (2)

We arrived in Cuenca at 5 in the morning. Most other hostals were closed. We found Santa Fe at 6 in morning and stayed here even though we felt it was really overpriced. Searching the town for a cheaper accommodation didn’t yield any results. Decent WiFi, small room with no outside windows

Price $20 per room per night

Hotel Maria in Otavalo

Otavalo Maria (2)

Otavalo Maria (1)

Good location in Otavalo. We reserved this hotel since we were arriving late from Colombia and they kept our reservation even though we arrived after 10pm. No WiFi, spacious room with private bathroom and TV.

Price: $14 per room per night

Posada Del Quinde in Otavalo

Posada Del Quinde Otavalo (1)Posada Del Quinde Otavalo (2)

I booked this place due to its many postive reviews on tripadvisor and well deserved so. Breakfast included and nice garden. We booked a suite with a kitchen and it was very spacious. We could have easily fit another 4 people. Wifi was good too. On Fridays there is live music in the restaurant are and everynight they light the fireplace.

Price: $150 per room per night


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