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Pululahua Hostal

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Pululahua, Quito, Ecuador
Pululahua Hostal
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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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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the 2 night/3 day lodging package, and the hosts arranged for us to be picked up from the airport. The staff are very friendly, and it's a low-key place to connect with nature. We were looking forward to biking around the crater, and the website said we could rent their bikes for half-day trips. When we got there,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to have been able to return to this amazing place. The hostel is located within a Geobotanical Reserve, an amazing natural environment where I stayed for four days and throughly enjoyed myself. I hiked one of the lava domes, the Pondona. Last year I did another one called, El Chivo. Additonally, I did a nature walk... More 

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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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seattle
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177 helpful votes 177 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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Brisbane
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54 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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 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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18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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