Hostal El Monasterio

Aguirre 7-24 y Luis Cordero , Cuenca, Ecuador | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Cuenca


A travel blog entry by jeastty on May 28, 2014

... and I'm having some trouble adjusting. I feel that I can never catch my breath and have a light but persistent headache.

The van ride from Guayaquil to Cuenca was beautiful and virtually all vertical; very reminiscent of going to Volcan, Panama. Similar climate.

I did virtually no research for this trip, as Davita handled most of my arrangements, and although I usually play the role of tour guide, ...

Cuenca, the end of Ecuador and Bogota

A travel blog entry by salsta17 on Dec 29, 2013

1 comment, 16 photos

... was good but the service was a little chaotic seemed more interested in gossiping than in serving us. Met up with Marieke and did a city walk, I took the role of unofficial guide as I had torn pages out of my guidebook but if it wasn't in the book I just made stories up about the buildings and churches we passed. First stop the Panama Hat Museum and Shop as Panama hats are actually made in Cuenca, then found some street statues and took pictures with them. Went into the Museo de ...

All Souls' Day, Cuenca

A travel blog entry by lucywillson on Nov 02, 2013

25 photos

... to put one of them into a doggy bag for me. After lunch I wandered around the main square next to the new and old cathedrals. On one side there was a handicrafts market, which included a glass blower with a blowtorch. I didnīt buy anything from there, but I did at another market nearby. This one has several sellers from Otavalo, a town north of Quito that is famous for its weaving and massive market. I bought myself a grey and white patterned jumper, but before that, just as ...

Cuenca, day one

A travel blog entry by lucywillson on Aug 09, 2013

15 photos

... the minivan company's office was in relation to my hostel, but instead of getting a taxi I decided to walk. My hearing was a bit messed up, just like it usually is after a flight, but it soon cleared up. I headed towards a main road and came across a river, so although I had to follow the road next to the river for ages before the streets started appearing on the map in my guidebook, I did get to my hostel in the end. The hostel, Hostal Villa del Rosario, had no record of my ...

Parque National Cajas

A travel blog entry by candcthai on Jun 26, 2013

20 photos

... to scramble down some very steep paths but all of it is really beautiful and well worth the effort. If we had know it was going o be this good, we probably would have opted for one of the longer hikes of 3-4 days, camping along the way. This really is a great place right on the doorstep of Cuenca. As we make our way back to the park refuge we are happy we did not opt for a guided walk. Apart from the cost - $5 compared with $100 really is no contest, it is ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal El Monasterio Cuenca

    Reviewed by amelietravel

    It´s nice to be home away from home

    Reviewed Apr 24, 2011
    by (1 review) , Panama Flag of Panama

    the staff is super friendly, free WIFI and kitchen use, thy offer laundry service and all rooms are super clean. Make sure you get a room with a window!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal El Monasterio Cuenca

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