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Pululahua Hostal

Pululahua, Quito, Ecuador
Pululahua Hostal
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, IL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I booked a full day’s birding with Renato. He picked us up at our hotel in Quito at 6 am with coffee and sandwiches and we set out for our first stop which was Antisana National Park. Our main goal here was Andean Condor and Renato maneuvered us in the perfect spot to watch an adult male... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Being in the Pululahua crater is the way to escape to a quiet place where you can experience nature. While you are here you can do some climbing (El Chivo beckons), ride horses or walk about. You can get here the hard way: get dropped at the viewpoint and hike down for an hour or you can get the hostal... More 

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Socorro, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Spent 3 days, 2 nights here. A beautiful, peaceful setting close to Quito. The owner, Renato, speaks flawless English and was a great source of information on birds, Ecuadorian society, and Pululahua Park. Took Renato's tour to Mindo. Don't miss the cable car across the canyon, chocolate factory, and butterfly museum! Lot's of great hiking in the crater.

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San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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 March 7, 2015

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
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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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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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182 helpful votes 182 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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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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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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