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Moscow, Russia
1 review
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Had a most pleasant experience staying at GBHS. Nice rooms, reasonable rates, clean bathrooms and hot water in showers. Excellent value / quality so far. Kevin (the manager) is a great bloke to help, he saved us lots of time and hassle by taking on a free tour around and giving practical advice on local lifestyle - all hints on... More 

Thank B M
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
Reviewed 5 May 2014

It's a great place to stay! The owner is very kind and will help you with anything you might need! Despite being a little far from town, a cab will take you there for $1, so it's no big deal at all and it's a very nice quiet neighborhood. The beds are very confortable and I had everything I needed,... More 

Thank Lucas L
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Really enjoyed our stay at Galapagos best home stay! Hostel is very clean and has everything you could need. Free water, good shower, fridge, nice outdoor area. Kevin's tour of Porto Ayora was definitely a highlight and a good way to orientate yourself to the island :)

Thank Aoifemaiclarke
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience at Best Home Stay and so glad we stayed here. Firstly Kevin the manager took us to the office our passports were held at (we forgot to have cash at airport for tax) and then to his personal doctor after he found out one of us were sick, dropped and waited for us at the... More 

Thank arashrostami
Miramar, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2014

If you want clean and ample rooms for two, fresh towels ( beach and daily) , friendly ambience and feel like you are at your vacation apt , this is the place to stay. The room cost for my spouse and I was less than $60 per night and paid when we checked in. Kevin and his Ecuadorean wife are... More 

Thank Mildred S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Had a great time on Santa Cruz after a cruise. Rooms are well appointed, kitchenette functional, air con works well and although a bit out of town a short walk or cheap taxi to Charles Darwin. Kevin is a great host with tons of useful information and his tour of town is highly recommended. I'd highly recommend for a great... More 

Thank Mike8516
Oregonia, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We loved staying at the best home stay. Kevin the owner was very helpful as soon as we arrived. He had water waiting for us, which was nice after our long journey to get to the island. He was very helpful. He took us on a free tour of the town. The accommodations were good, with private rooms and bathrooms.... More 

Thank morganchowe
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

very clean. easy to keep in touch with the owner, kevin, which helped alleviate a lot of the pre-trip anxiety. free fresh water (key when it's so humid). kevin is super helpful during the stay, giving tips and honest advice. quiet because away from the rush of the main street/center. his wife, ana maria, was also very helpful and just... More 

Thank jeeneeree
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

If you don't mind not being in the centre of town, this is a great option for staying on Santa Cruz Island. The hostel is a 15 minute walk to the beginning of town and just a $1 taxi ride if you aren't feeling up to the walk. Cabs were very easy to come by so this was never a... More 

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Lac La Biche, Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

We stayed here 3 times for a total of 7 nights in the course of our 3 week stay in Galapagos in March. From the beginning, Kevin, the owner, made sure we were well informed and prepared for our stay there and provided lots of great advice. The rooms were great and the AC was a real treat as it... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • 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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