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Pululahua Hostal

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Pululahua, Quito, Ecuador
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Bardstown
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had been to the eastern slope of the Andes in Ecuador & now wanted to go to the western slope. I found Pululahua Hostal on the web & contacted Renato for information. He responded quickly & helpfully & that, along with what I had read on the web, convinced me he was our man; so I told him we... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Although Pululauhua is close to Quito, it's like being in a different world. We had booked a 3-night package, and Renato (our host) picked us up at our Quito hotel for the drive to the crater (with a stop at Mitad del Mundo along the way). He gave us the choice to drive with him the entire way, or hike... More 

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Thank Linda E
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Time alone to think, write, walk, and ride horses, all my favorite activities. A woman traveling alone in Ecuador...many think I am out of my mind, but secretly may, wish they were doing the same. I am on a sojourn of sorts and how I ended up in Pululahua Crater has much to do with the draw of horses, the... More 

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Bolivia
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

When we first looked out over the crater from the lookout we weren't too impressed. But we then hiked down into the crater and it's like entering another world. It's peaceful and quiet. We stayed in the room with a wood stove. We didn't really need the stove for warmth but it was nice to have. The best thing about... More 

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Geneva, IL
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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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Toronto
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28 reviews
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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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3 reviews
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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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Thank Mary R
San Francisco, California
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6 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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Thank MaichaiTrails
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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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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Thank Rosalinda P
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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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