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Pululahua Hostal

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Pululahua, Quito, Ecuador
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Pululahua Hostal
Ranked #15 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Inside the crater looking out, the scenery is very cool. Renato is also an excellent bird guide. We took his tour to Antisana Volcano which was cheaper than the day tour operators in Quito and ended up with a personal bird guide, too! The lodge is very comfortable, well sealed and modern, and includes a fireplace should you get cold... More 

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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Stayed for one night in this place for some R&R and absolutely loved it. We read in the hammocks overlooking the fields, had great food in the restaurant area, walked a bit on the trails nearby (they have maps with loads of information of everything you can do), and chilled out in the jacuzzi on site. Rooms are spacious, the... More 

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237 reviews 237 reviews
135 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Spent two nights here. Renato picked us up from Quito and then dropped us off at the observation area where we could hike down to the hostal. Renato and the staff were very nice and helpful during our stay and couldn't ask for anymore. The dogs were an added bonus. This is a great place to relax or do outdoor... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I loved this place with the hummingbirds flying around so close! Sitting in a very hot jacuzzi with a view on the mountains, you feel like you are in paradise! The staff is very friendly and helpfull and there are very nice dogs walking around too :). The food was fantastic! No choosing difficulties, no decisions to make, just sit... More 

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148 reviews 148 reviews
53 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Pululahua Hostel was definitely at the top end of our backpacker budget but it was money well spent for a few days relaxing. Nice hostel well off the beaten track in the small community at the bottom of Pululahua Crater. If you are travelling super light you could keep the costs down by walking to the hostel from the mirador... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Renato together with his wife Paola were terrific hosts! It was an adventure to reach the Hostal and would never have found it if Renato had not graciously picked us up from our hostal in Quito. When we left, we were going to Otavalo and he took us all the way to our hostal there - over 2 hours away!... More 

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Pasadena, California
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17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Getting there is an adventure in itself, 13 km down a bumpy dirt road, single lane, to reach the hostal at the bottom of the caldera of a dormant volcano.... but is actually is worth it.....peaceful, quiet, meant for hikes, horserides, and communing with nature, just as they advertise...Rooms are not elegant, they are not meant to be and they... More 

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Cherokee, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Pululahua Hostel may be one of the finest "off the beaten path" venues I've stayed at in many many years of traveling. The facilities are very well kept, the staff very helpful, and the setting is incomparable. The lodge is at the bottom of an ancient caldera which gives constant views of the valley and the surrounding ridges. Hiking, biking,... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We extended our stay with Paola and Renato from 2 to 4 days, since the caldera as such is a unique and beautiful place and we got good contact (had nice discussions) with the owners/staff and other - domestic - guests, but also some nice talks with other people living in the valley. They have/are about to increase the sustainability... More 

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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed for one night, as I arrived after dark didn't see much of the outside. The quality of my room was superb, the food delicious, and people friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Spent the next day with Renato birding and saw a wide range of species, including Oilbird. Renato is an excellent birder and has a "nothing is too much trouble"... More 

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Address: Pululahua, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Number of rooms: 8

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