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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel doesn't have much of a social, hostel, vibe if that's what you are looking for. Though we did rent a private room so maybe it's more social in the dorm. Main issue is that it is a mile from the main area of town. With so much to see and little time on Samta Cruz I didn't want... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

I totally enjoyed my week at Galapagos Best Hostel also known as Galapagos Best Homestay. After booking online I was sent a very informative email with detailed instructions on how to get from the airport on Baltra right to their front door. The hostel is located on the edge of town but don't let that deter you as you can... More 

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Thank Robert H
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

One of the highlights of this hostel is Ana, she was super friendly and helpful. She went out of her way to make sure that I boarded the right ferry to the different islands of the Galapagos. She made me feel very welcome. I really appreciate her. Ana can speak English really well, so it made trip planning really easy.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely hostel with great amenities; hugely appreciated the air conditioning, and, whilst I didn't use it, each room is equipped with a kitchenette. All very clean and well kept. The only thing lacking was the wifi; it existed, but was too slow for most things to load. A taxi to town is $1 or a fifteen minute walk. Unfortunately, this... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2016

This hostel was clean and air conditioned. The staff was helpful beyond expectations. Was in a residential area. Would have preferred closer to center of town but the walk was not bad and cabs were only 1.00.

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

This place was difficult to find, and it doesn't help that it seems to have multiple names (Galapagos Best "Homestay" or Best "Hostel"). Maybe that's why the taxi driver didn't know it. The nearest intersection is Escalesia and Piqueros. When I arrived, I waited around for 15 minutes, rang bell but no one came. Eventually, I called Ana, who said... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

The hostel is great, very cosy and clean with all the supplies in the kitchen if you want to cook yourself. There is AC there which is also great since it is very got and humide in Galapagos. The hostel is 10 min walk from the center and it is a nice walk. You cal always get a taxi for... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Really good hostel. Very clean, air conditioned rooms with great showers. Anna was a very helpful host. The walk from the centre of town is not far, I actually enjoyed it. You can get the $1 taxi so it's not an issue. Enjoyable stay overall. I would recommend it as one of the better hostels for meeting people.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful property with clean, spacious rooms and very handy kitchenettes (especially given the cost of eating out on Puerto Ayora!) It's a bit of a way off the seafront (20 min walk), but I liked seeing the 'real' Puerto Ayora, rather than just the tacky tourist streets by the front. Puerto Ayora itself isn't much to write... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

The name is a little off because it's not a homestay it's a hostel. It is however the best and if I ever return to the Galapagos I'll head straight here for a room. The walk here isn't that far and if you really need you can use the money you have saved from staying at this well priced place... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ALL OF OUR ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING AND YOU WILL BE GLAD THAT WE DO! The Galapagos Best Hostel is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island Galapagos. Which is one of the main hubs to explore the Galapagos. We are proud to offer affordable prices unmatched by other hotels in the Galapagos Islands. With all new Modern accommodations that have Kitchenettes You will wake up refreshed and ready to go out and explore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galapagos Best Hostel

Address: Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: RM249 - RM285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Galapagos Best Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Last floor the best view”
 of 5 bubbles sararW6283CV, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have t.v. so ask for it if you want it. (.”
  • Bath room super nice
  • nice kitchen with even free coffee and other goodies
 of 5 bubbles floridaphil32744, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms mean that it is not necessary to carry your luggage up the stairs. On the negative side, that means that you can be subject to noise created by other guests in the rooms above.”
 of 5 bubbles NeilO542, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Room 5 if you want private room and bath”
 of 5 bubbles jhand524, 14 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Book in advance,may be?”
 of 5 bubbles moriy957, 31 Aug 2014 | Read review
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