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Pululahua Hostal

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Bolivia
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

When we first looked out over the crater from the lookout we weren't too impressed. But we then hiked down into the crater and it's like entering another world. It's peaceful and quiet. We stayed in the room with a wood stove. We didn't really need the stove for warmth but it was nice to have. The best thing about... More 

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Geneva, IL
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

My husband and I booked a full day’s birding with Renato. He picked us up at our hotel in Quito at 6 am with coffee and sandwiches and we set out for our first stop which was Antisana National Park. Our main goal here was Andean Condor and Renato maneuvered us in the perfect spot to watch an adult male... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Being in the Pululahua crater is the way to escape to a quiet place where you can experience nature. While you are here you can do some climbing (El Chivo beckons), ride horses or walk about. You can get here the hard way: get dropped at the viewpoint and hike down for an hour or you can get the hostal... More 

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Socorro, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Spent 3 days, 2 nights here. A beautiful, peaceful setting close to Quito. The owner, Renato, speaks flawless English and was a great source of information on birds, Ecuadorian society, and Pululahua Park. Took Renato's tour to Mindo. Don't miss the cable car across the canyon, chocolate factory, and butterfly museum! Lot's of great hiking in the crater.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

We booked the 2 night/3 day lodging package, and the hosts arranged for us to be picked up from the airport. The staff are very friendly, and it's a low-key place to connect with nature. We were looking forward to biking around the crater, and the website said we could rent their bikes for half-day trips. When we got there,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2015

I was lucky enough to have been able to return to this amazing place. The hostel is located within a Geobotanical Reserve, an amazing natural environment where I stayed for four days and throughly enjoyed myself. I hiked one of the lava domes, the Pondona. Last year I did another one called, El Chivo. Additonally, I did a nature walk... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Inside the crater looking out, the scenery is very cool. Renato is also an excellent bird guide. We took his tour to Antisana Volcano which was cheaper than the day tour operators in Quito and ended up with a personal bird guide, too! The lodge is very comfortable, well sealed and modern, and includes a fireplace should you get cold... More 

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Thank EatsPasta
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Stayed for one night in this place for some R&R and absolutely loved it. We read in the hammocks overlooking the fields, had great food in the restaurant area, walked a bit on the trails nearby (they have maps with loads of information of everything you can do), and chilled out in the jacuzzi on site. Rooms are spacious, the... More 

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seattle
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296 reviews
161 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Spent two nights here. Renato picked us up from Quito and then dropped us off at the observation area where we could hike down to the hostal. Renato and the staff were very nice and helpful during our stay and couldn't ask for anymore. The dogs were an added bonus. This is a great place to relax or do outdoor... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I loved this place with the hummingbirds flying around so close! Sitting in a very hot jacuzzi with a view on the mountains, you feel like you are in paradise! The staff is very friendly and helpfull and there are very nice dogs walking around too :). The food was fantastic! No choosing difficulties, no decisions to make, just sit... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the only ecological resort using renewable energy inside a 2500 year old caldera (crater of an extinct volcano).  It is a quiet and mystical place near Quito where you can find many things to do, including a visit to La Mitad del Mundo which is only 3 km away.  Come here to relax and explore the many trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.  We will make every effort to give you a pleasant stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pululahua Hostal

Address: Pululahua, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Number of rooms: 8
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“different options depending on price.”
 of 5 bubbles Becca_G8, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The upper of the 2 heated cabanas for good views of the caldera wall.”
 of 5 bubbles NormanP461, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Face the edge of the crater”
 of 5 bubbles Y1887SPkathleens, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“It can be chilly here, so you may want the room with fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles kelehb, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We rented a heated cabana. It was warm enough that we didn't have to light the fireplace, and views from the room are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles MaichaiTrails, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
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