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Pululahua, Quito, Ecuador
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Pululahua Hostal
Ranked #10 of 135 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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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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Sebastopol, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Beautiful property with exceptional hospitality. We wanted a low-key honeymoon that focused on visiting less tourist driven spots. Renato coordinated with us to visit spots that were important for us: a chocolate producer in Mindo and traditional food markets. Our stay exceeded our expectations by at least 1,000 times! We loved the organic breakfasts available each morning and enjoyed time... More

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Atlanta, GA USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Back again for the fifth time and the place keeps my positive recommendation. Remember, this Hostal is small and fairly remote...[you'll know why after you arrive to rest after the ride or hike down into the crater]...and so I don't expect or want 'The Ritz'...you shouldn't either. It is a great place to 'get away'. Hike, bird watch, horse ride,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Pululahua Hostel is set in an absolutely beautiful crater, lined by forests and farms. The staff and owners there are very friendly, and know a lot about the region. The rooms have a wonderful view and a warm fireplace, and each day the staff serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with your dietary preference in mind. The meals were tasty. Overall,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed here on the 3 day, 2 night package and had an amazing time. It's the worlds biggest inhabited crater in a live volcano. The Ecuadorian owners are very friendly and helpful, giving you lots of information and advice as to where to trek in the area. Renato even created his own trail map to follow as the tourist... More

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Address: Pululahua, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito

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Welcome to the only ecological resort using renewable energy inside a 2500 year old caldera (crater of an extinct volcano).  It is a quiet and mystical place near Quito where you can find many things to do, including a visit to La Mitad del Mundo which is only 3 km away.  Come here to relax and explore the many trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.  We will make every effort to give you a pleasant stay! ... more   less 
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