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Gaviotin y Tero Real, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed here for 7 nights in January 2014 as part of a 3-week tour of the Galapagos Islands. It's a $25pp a night place popular with backpackers, for this we got a comfortable double bed in a smallish room on the first floor at the front with a fridge, working a/c, tv and a bedside lamp. There was an... More

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Dear SakaraG_12 . We thank you for your feedback made ​​our Hostal Insular , constructive criticism help us improve , as our idea is to make our guests feel like at home. Regard to the bathroom I tell him , unfortunately on this beautiful island there are seasons in which the service brackish usually get a little more salt than... More

Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

DO NOT RISK STAYING HERE AND HAVING ANY OF YOUR TIME WASTED!!! THERE ARE MUCH BETTER PLACES TO GO!!!! WE WERE KICKED INTO THE STREETS WHEN MORE MONEY WAS AN OPTION FOR THEM!!! We started our first day here and paid $20. we found a much better place immediately.We made reservations for our last 2 days in paradise here, due... More

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Austin, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I was quoted $40 for a double room for two people. The room was on the top floor, across from a noisy bar that kept us awake all night on the weekend. The room was clean, but small and the shower had hot water, that was not properly regulated. You had to work not to get scalded if you turned... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I thought this was great value. I booked directly with the hostel and paid $20 for a single room. Had a bit of an issue paying the deposit and ended up mailing a $20 bill - it all worked out and their pre arrival emails were great. It was good value and i had a choice of room on arrival.... More

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I spend 3 nights in this hotel. Clean rooms with air and hot water - which I never used. Very friendly and helpful at the reception. Breakfast can be arranged if desirred. Decent price for what you get - recommended.

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Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We were a group of students and adults. This is a nice little hotel. The rooms were very clean, beds good. Hot water in some rooms, not all. Fridge, a/c in room. Grocery store attached. Breakfast was great- big bowl of fruit to start, then cereal and toast, juice and coffee. Great base for day trips. You can even get... More

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Quito, Ecuador
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

the price is competitive, but you get much more value. for example, i could have stayed in a small room, shared bathroom, for the same price, instead i got a new bed, a nice sunset balcony, air con, my own bathroom and a good sized fridge right in my room. there is a great closet area so you can actually... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

This is a newer, cozy, clean, family-run hotel. It is several blocks from the beach. The hotel has an attached grocery market that is very handy in preparation for outings. The breakfast is simple and good. Coffee is served with breakfast. Service is friendly.

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Also Known As:
Hostal Insular Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador
Address: Gaviotin y Tero Real, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
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Ranked #12 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Villamil
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