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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I spent several days here while exploring Galapagos. If you want to pay more for places and get a fancier place, the sky is the limit. If you want to spend your money on tours and exploring, and your room for sleeping, this is the place to stay. The price is great. They had a large terrace upstairs with excellent...

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Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We were really happy to find a room here with no reservation. Great price and clean room with wifi and tv. There was a nice terrace on the top floor where we could enjoy some sun or sit and relax and surf online. Hot water isn't a given in this part of the world, so it was nice to have...

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Milton Keynes, UK
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in total on two separate occasions. The rooms are bit old fashioned but clean with private bathrooms for $15 a night per person. Wifi worked well and the rooftop area was a nice bonus. Well located close to the main town, just a few minutes walk to the pier. Overall good value for where...

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Houston
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We had a few problems here, mostly due to noise when on the lower floors, but it's still the most reasonably priced place we've seen. Unfortunately, that noise comes from the hotel next door, so there's nothing Gardner can do about it. The young woman who runs the desk in the morning is incredibly kind and helpful.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Definitely a hostel not hotel, this has been set up incorrectly on Tripadvisor. We stayed here recently as a group of friends sharing a large 5 bed room. For $15 each per night for bed, wifi and hot water we didn't think was too bad for Galapagos. The wifi works best on the rooftop terrace. No breakfast included despite there...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 July 2014

After shopping around for a while looking for a mix between central location, affordablility and room quality, I choose for Gardner. They offered me (as a single) a large high floor triple bedroom with lots of windows, so there was a bit of a view and a breeze at night thanks to which I didn't needed to use the aircon....

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California, USA
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I booked a tour from a Quito Travel Agent with a Hotel and they put me in this Hostel instead of a Hotel. Legal issues pending. Rooms 6, 5 and 4 are an extension of the reception and day and night people walk by yelling and laughing. I was in room 4 where you can NOT lock the windows to...

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Memmingen, Germany
Reviewed 29 April 2014

One of the cheapest hotels on santa cruz, so don't expect too much. Rooms are a bit shabby, bathroom always wet, air conditions outside make a lot of noise all day long. Though, its in the city centre, people are nice and water pressure of the shower's good! You get what you pay for!

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Shelby Township, Michigan
Reviewed 4 April 2014

I stayed at the Gardner for 4 nights. I had room 3, which had a ton of natural sunlight. The bathroom was big, but always wet. The staff didn't speak ANY English. Our AC broke one of the nights. I left a pair of studs on a shelf while scuba diving and they were gone when we got back. I...

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Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

This hotel is ok. It's quite clean, the rooms are big. The location is great, everything is in walking distance. But the wifi doesn't work and the staff doesn't speak English. This hotel is one of the cheapest in puerto ayora. So for this price it's quite ok what you get.

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Additional Information about Hotel Gardner

Address: Galapagos Islands | entre Bolivar Naveda y 12 de Febrero, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Number of rooms: 213
Also Known As:
Gardner Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Gardner Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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“Find another place”
 of 5 bubbles MeuterMedia, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“If you have nowhere else to go, ask for an upstairs room. You will find much better lodgings elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles Eire_sa_turas, 26 Sep 2013 | Read review
“room 4 has a fridge, BUT its also the room where they refill the hotel water tanks for a half hour every few days, and they will even wake you up to do it with out prior notice.”
 of 5 bubbles kayrez, 22 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Room 9 was great”
 of 5 bubbles smarty1809, 23 Nov 2012 | Read review
“ask for room in back if you want more quiet, but rooms are dark. Rooms in front have light, but more noise.”
 of 5 bubbles resqdew, 22 Jan 2012 | Read review
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