Nucapacha has a nice pool as well as a good equipped kitchen with free drinking water (Guayaquil is very hot so you have to drink a lot!). They serve a decent breakfast. The staff always gave me good information. I used Guayaquil as base to explore the south of Ecuador and left some of my stuff in their storeroom for some days, without problems or charge. The hostel is loacated in a nice and safe neighbourhood, just the bus connections are not that good, because after 20.00 no buses leave to Urdesa anymore, neither from the bus terminal nor from the city center.
But all in all a very good hostel!More