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Hermano Miguel 4-18 y Calle Larga, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Posada Del Rio
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Ranked #16 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Cuenca
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute hostel, good location, peaceful. This would be better for a couple or some friends traveling together. (I was a solo traveler looking to meet others - this was not the most social hostel.) I wanted to like this hostel – cute old building, really nice owners. But there were several problems. --The owners were almost never around. Or they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent Christmas in Cuenca and had such a great time. In the specious and clean(!!) kitchen of this hostel we could prepare a delicious Christmas dinner. We stayed in a dorm with 5 big, clean and comfy beds an used the shared bathrooms which are also cleaned carefully every day (hot water). The hostel also has a pleasant day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I don't leave reviews very often but felt that this hostel deserved some recognition. Easily one of the nicest places we stayed in South America. Great location, good communal kitchen, helpful staff, decent showers, clean rooms, nice common area, great wifi... The list goes on! Would highly recommend to all!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed for about a week in this quiet hostel on the corner of a very nice/central area of Cuenca. The hostel is very clean, with a comfy common area and nice sized kitchen you can cook in. The showers are all right, pretty temperamental and only two available from what I could tell for people staying... More 

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Hamburg, Deutschland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We spend our night in Cuenca in the Posada Del Rio, which turned out to be a real nice hostal situated in the center of the city near to one of the rivers. Our room was neat with shared bathrooms, which had unfortunatly no warm water. There was a well-equipped kitchen which you can use and some nice livingroom. Could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Good location, the room and the shared bathroom were very clean.The wooden stairs can be noisy, but it does not really matter. The staff could have been more helpful and welcoming... I still would recommand this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed at this hostel for a couple of nights. The hostess was genuinely kind to my 4 year old son. They have a wide selection of movies and many TV channels in the living room. Showers have individual heating elements, which provide generally steady warmth although low capacity might not give the hottest shower. These individual heating elements are... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed here for almost a week over Cuenca's founding weekend celebrations and really enjoyed ourselves. The whole house was clean and the water almost got hot. The room had a weird wardrobe where part of it opened into our room and part in the one next door. This meant that if our neighbours were noisy we could hear everything.... More 

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Velke Teriakovce, Slovakia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Don't forget to take earplugs... it is a good place to stay just with the inconvenience of the old wooden stairs. Besides this it is worthy to stay for a Cuenca visit. Great living room and kitchen, near the market and city center.

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La Liberta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This place has all the things I usually look for in a hostel in a sweet package. *except hot water. A sweet wooden staircase, a really nice common area, strong wifi, warm blankets, clean kitchen. I honestly have no idea how they keep it so clean when there is literally no one there most of the day. When I tried... More 

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Address: Hermano Miguel 4-18 y Calle Larga, Cuenca, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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