Galapagos Best Home Stay

Address: Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGalapagos Best Home Stay Puerto Ayora

    Reviewed by ecuador_expats

    Enjoyed It!

    Reviewed Sep 28, 2013
    by (6 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    We enjoyed having a kitchen equipped with everything we needed, including some oil, coffee, sugar, and even a few spices, and all the filtered water we wanted. The beds and bedding were comfortable and the rooms are clean. The showers are nice and hot. The rooms have airconditioners with remotes. The hostal is owned and run by an American/Ecuadorian couple. Kevin, gives a free tour of the town upon your arrival, with a run down of all the good places to go and eat at. We tried all of Kevin's recommendations and he was spot on. The hostal is not by the water but close enough and the taxis are only $1.00 anywhere within Puerta Ayora. Beer is always available for purchase, there is WIFi and computers to use, but the internet is very slow. There are internet cafes in town however, and that is what we used to download all of our pictures. There are also small groceries stores just around the corner and down the street. If you decide you want to go ahead a take a cruise, they will refund your money if you leave early. A good location, we were very happy with the entire experience.

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