Hostal Hogar Cuencano

Hermano Miguel 4-36 y Calle Larga Across from Escalinata Steps & Tomebamba River, Cuenca 010150 Ecuador
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#6 of 41 hostels in Cuenca
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hostal Hogar Cuencano wants to welcome you to Cuenca. We are situated in a very convenient spot "El Centro"" (Downtown) across from the Escalinata Steps and Tomebamba River. We guarantee your stay will be in a spotlessly clean room with private bath and hot shower. We have two rooftop terraces that offers a calm place to enjoy a view of the city, the cathedrals and mountains. We enjoy helping find touristic places and restaurants. We offer tours of the national parks and cultural sites for reasonable fees, as well as airport transportation to and from Guayaquil. Our guests are diverse and have fun sharing their experiences with others. Hope to see you at the Hostal Hogar Cuencano.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Baggage storage
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Car park
Wifi
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Deborah M wrote a review Jan 2012
Jalisco, Mexico40 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ärrived a day early after a long journey…first time in South America...greeted warmly…assured my early arrival was no problem. Rooms are basic, but rooms and bathrooms are spotlessly clean. HOT showers whenever you need them. Staff bilingualism (Spanish/English) was such an asset, and they accommodated (with some amusement) my own “linguistically- challenged-almost-nonexistent” Spanish. Free WiFi (spotty sometimes, more dependable during the day than in the evening) a necessity for me, but three internet cafes just around the corner…80 cents for an hour. Travelling alone as a (*ahem*) mature woman...always felt safe, even walking alone at night...just need to take the usual precautions. Hostal is situated in the heart of the old colonial section of the city…a protected UNESCO World Heritage site…easy to see why...just a perfect location to explore the BEAUTIFUL surroundings; Rio Tomebamba just a few steps away; close to a multitude of restaurants; free Spanish lessons from young Nelson were an unexpected bonus…wonderful stay…HIGHLY recommended for the budget conscious traveler! MUCHOS GRACIAS!
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Date of stay: January 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Isla80 wrote a review Jan 2010
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Hostal Hogar Cuencano for a few days, and was very impressed by the quality of my room, the low cost, and the warm service from Senora Maggi. I had a very clean single room with private bathroom. The bed was large and comfortable, and the room had hardwood floors. The best part was the price - only $7 for a private room in the heart of Cuenca! There are rooms with shared bathrooms available for cheaper as well.

This hostel isn't well-marked from the outside. To find it, go to Hermano Miguel near Calle Larga and look for the doorway with "Hostal" written in large vertical letters beside it. I believe it's on the east side of the street, and the lettering is either orange or brown.

This place is great, and you can't beat the price - I highly recommend that you check it out! Ask for room 303.
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Date of stay: November 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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VicunhaMatata wrote a review Nov 2014
München6 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a private room for 4 nights. We liked the room with its huge and comfortable bed a lot. Bathroom and shower (hot!) is good as well. You can also use the kitchen and in-house loundry service.

Owner and staff are very friendly and helped a lot with DIY daytrips (eg. to Cajas).
For breakfast we went to Nocallacta in Calle Larga (highly recommended, esp. the coffe!)
The location of the hostel cant be better!
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Erwan_Lamberoy wrote a review Jun 2014
Santiago, Chile23 contributions27 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very pleasant stay, until we left our luggate after the check-out, and came back at night to grab them to go the terminal terrestre take a night bus to Quito... and we found our safe backpack, with a padlock closing it, ripped open, the zip torn. We then realized that our cash stash had disappeared ; you know, this amount of strong currency (for us euros and a bit of dollars) that you keep just in case, for the country where there is no atm, or in the case your card is stolen, broken, eaten by the atm, anyway, your security stash ? Well for us it's gone. It was worth a month of income (yeah, we don't have a big income, but still, you see, high valor for us). So the hosts told us they were really sorry, they had been there all day, they didn't understand what had happened, blablablabla.... but still, our money was gone, and we were pretty furious. SO NO, I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE, IT HAS SAFETY ISSUE !
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Date of stay: June 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just choose another hostel
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Sally M wrote a review Feb 2014
Denstone, United Kingdom27 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Having stayed at the Hotel Europa in Alausi, this hostel was such a welcome change! I arrived before my room was ready but was offered coffee and made to feel as if I was important. I had a lovely room with an internal balcony. It was clean and my bed was made each day. The location was very good as it was really close to the river and within 10 minutes from the centre of Cuenca. Both the bus terminal and airport were a $2 taxi ride away. Although breakfast wasn't included, next door was a cafe selling inexpensive, superb breakfasts. Brilliant stay.
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Date of stay: January 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Deborah M wrote a review Aug 2013
Jalisco, Mexico40 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for the first time when I visited Cuenca to scout it out for a possible retirement move to Latin America. Since then, I've relocated to Cuenca, stayed here twice, and all three stays were simply fine. This is a hostal...no luxury...you get what you pay for...but each time, I was given a spotlessly clean and comfortable room, with access to an equally clean bathroom.

I've read reviews from others who experienced a lot of noise...in all three stays here, I haven't experienced any of that. Location is excellent, right in the heart of El Centro, such a beautiful, historic, protected UNESCO World Heritage area. WiFi was spotty, but a lot IS in El Centro...not the fault of the hostal's owners, but of the service providers.

If you want a clean, very inexpensive place to just lay your head while you explore this beautiful city, I STILL recommend Hostal Hogar Cuencano.

If you want luxury and all the amenities of home, it isn't for you...once again, we get what we pay for, right?

THANKS Maggie...will be back when I need to!
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Date of stay: March 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lindsay R wrote a review Apr 2015
9 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel is wonderfully located. It's within a short walking distance to everything! We loved eating breakfast in their cafe that is attached to the hostel. Very yummy food and very affordable. We appreciated the artistic charm that this hostel had and also the wonderful roof top terrace.

Our biggest issue with this hostel was the noise. The noise mostly came from the staff and other travelers in the halls. The walls just seemed to be very thin and you can hear conversations that are spoken at a normal volume. Unfortunately, we were woken up by this nearly every morning which really put a damper on our stay. Also, we didn't feel comfortable using the kitchen, as it seemed like the family was using it most nights.

Other than the noise issue, this place is very comfortable and convenient.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rich M wrote a review Apr 2015
Denver, Colorado27 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for the month of March. The room was quiet, comfortable, and the family who owns the place is helpful and friendly. They live there, speak good English and are always ready with advice and help if you need it. It's centrally located and you can easily walk all over town from the hotel in 10-15 minutes. Good places for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are a short walk. Celso, the owner, can give you directions and a map. Magdelena, Celso's wife, will do your laundry by request. It also has good, free WiFi. I'd definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Rooms toward the back are quiet.
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Wazdoggy wrote a review Jan 2014
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Cuenca at the bus station without a booking and actually picked a different hostel from our travel guide next to this one and it was full, so we wandered into Hogar Cuencana. We were really really happy with the place! The private room was spacious with its own little internal patio, the private bathroom was spotless and had nice clean white fluffy towels (a real bonus after the usual standard of ecuadorian hostel towels), good wifi, a great rooftop patio, was in a perfect location for walking to the main centro sites and also the big supermarket and park over the river... And the owner spoke great English and was extremely helpful! All in all, a really great hostel and great stay.
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Date of stay: January 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SalO17 wrote a review Dec 2013
Harrow, United Kingdom76 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our twin room was comfortable with a bathroom that had a powerful and hot shower and a small shared balcony. They were very helpful at reception, especially when I needed to get my laundry back (I wouldn't recommend the laundry opposite they seem to have very erratic opening hours). It was in a good location near the river, bars and restaurants. The little place next door did a good breakfast. Plus only a short 5 - 10 min walk to Plazas of the historic centre. Enjoyed our three days here.
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Date of stay: December 2013Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Grvoyage wrote a tip Apr 2018
Toulon, France146 contributions84 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the rooms on the second and third floor are quiet and nice."
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Heather H wrote a tip Jul 2016
9 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dorm room #210 - creaky floors and lots of street noise but very large and well lit with sunlight"
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NormandQ wrote a tip Mar 2016
Montreal, Canada232 contributions124 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a room that as far is possible from the street noise (bar)"
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windfall5 wrote a tip Feb 2016
Burlington, Canada50 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a room on the stairwell on the second floor, it was a little noisy during the day when staff were cleaning."
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JenniLuv wrote a tip Apr 2015
Orlando, Florida38 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A room with a private bath is good."
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PRICE RANGE
RM 124 - RM 239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Hogar Cuencano
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Hogar Cuencano?
Nearby attractions include La Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion de Cuenca (0.5 km), Rio Tomebamba (0.2 km), and Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Hogar Cuencano?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Hostal Hogar Cuencano?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Hogar Cuencano?
Conveniently located restaurants include Capitàn, Thai connection, and Guadalajara Tacos Al Grill.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Hogar Cuencano?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostal Hogar Cuencano?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Museo Catedral Vieja (0.5 km), Plaza de las flores (0.6 km), and The Ruins of Todos Los Santos (0.07 km).
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