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Nice, France
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Everything was perfect. I spent 7 nights in this hotel. I had a large bedroom with fan and bathroom. Everything was clean and almost new and well maintained. Maids cleaned and arranged the bedroom every day. The owner and the stuff were helpfull and nice. Water to drink was for free. I had also a large terrace beside my bedroom....

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The room was small and simple. No A/C in our room, but the fan worked well and it stayed cool. We only stayed one night because we were catching a boat to San Cristobal the following morning. The location is perfect for early morning travel on the boats. It's on the main strip, only 2-3 blocks from the pier. The...

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel has a great location but the fan didnt work properly, bathroom was old and not well maintained , i had a puffy eye after i used their towels and soap, poor wifi signal even from the lobby . In summary this hostel is expensive from what they offer. We found very good hotel deals around the area.

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Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights while in Galapagos. We paid $30 per night for a non-ac room. This included towels, wifi and kitchen. The kitchen wasn't the cleanest but we still managed to cook for ourselves. A bare bones place but very cheap for Galapagos.

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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

After a few really expensive places we stumbled on this hotel. The guy at the front desk showed me a bunch of rooms and we settled on a double with 2 double beds and lots of space. There is a tv but we never bothered with it. Bathroom is small but clean and ample hot water. There is wifi but...

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BATON ROUGE
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Clean hostel. We stayed on top floor in room with a/c and balcony, private bath for just $50.00 per night. Easy walk to harbor, town center. Provided drinking water. Probably least friendly staff as anywhere we went in Galapagos but it met our needs.

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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights solo. Get room 22 if you can. It seems to be the best. I had ocean views and my own bathroom with a big shower (which offered hot water on only one of the four occasions I found its use). Check in was easy. Hotel is well situated on the main drag, close to everything....

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USA
Reviewed 13 January 2016

very diverse hotel, service varying from nice rooms with all amenities to a dark cellar room with shared bathroom in a nearby building. It's better to check what you could get in place, don't make a reservation blindly. Eventually you'll have ants in the room. Don't keep too much food.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights.The room was clean. If you don't take a room with an air conditioner as we did, you get a fan which is enough as it's not that hot (at least in the end of September). The bed is for some reason as hard as rock (maybe it's made of the basalts so common in the...

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Oxford
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We only stayed here for one night thankfully. There was no wifi and no hot water. We had to move our bed each time we wanted to leave the room. The kitchen was absolutely filthy. 10 minute before check out we had a member of staff knocking on our door telling us to leave. Only redeeming quality is the price.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The hostel and its privileged location allows you to enjoy the most exclusive area of Santa Cruz Island located on the main road that will connect you in five minutes to the areas of greatest tourist activity, and major shopping centers, entertainment, culture, trade and gastronomy. Our hotel is just 15 minutes minutes Breeding Center "Fausto Llerena" where you can also learn the history of the legendary "Lonesome George". You will delight immediately with an exquisite view of the city surrounded by its fauna, flora and unique natural areas. It will be a privilege to host your visit to the Galapagos Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Sir Francis Drake

Address: Av. Baltra y Charles Winfort | Galápagos, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: RM213 - RM381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostel Sir Francis Drake 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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