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Hostal Macondo

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Tarqui 11-64 y Mariscal Lamar | PO Box 597, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #15 of 53 Hotels in Cuenca
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for a weekend in Cuenca, loved the city and had a wonderful experience in Macondo. It is located right in the heart of the historic old town, but when you enter it is an oasis of calm. Sitting in the garden or in a hammock, you could be in the countryside, but with the whole city at your feet.... More 

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for you comments. Jenny. More 

Waukegan, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not be deceived by the pictures you see on the web site or anywhere else about this Macondo Hostal joint. Starting with the service, it is pooooooor; hot water is unreliable and if there is, it just drips and maybe enough for one person to take a shower, forget it if you try to take a bath. Because the... More 

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Gracias por sus comentarios Senor Fernando Pazminio, esperamos que cunado este preparado para realizar turismo arquitectonico colonial positivo, nos visite y disfrute de nuestra amabilidad. Como le informé el problema de agua lo solucionamos en menos de10 minutos, le volvemos a pedir disculpas, y como usted mismo lo acaba de mencionar, nuestra casa bella y restaurada es Colonial de 125... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The staff are very much interested in the guests' comfort, that much is perfectly clear. They are helpful in all matters regarding travel, day trips, points of interest, restaurants, local events, comfort of your room, just name it. The room are clean, comfortable and suitably appointed.

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Thanks for your comment, we hope to see you soon. was a pleasure to have you two here. Jenny More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Friendly hosts combined with a peaceful, tranquil and beautiful setting. Loved waking up to the birds singing every morning in their beautiful garden. Anyone staying in Cuenca for a short period of time, this place is highly recommended (check out the suite).

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We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes for great travels More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I spent 7 weeks at the Macondo in March & April of 2015. I fell in love with the peaceful atmosphere, clean surroundings, friendly staff, central location, and quality of visitors that I met at the hostel during my stay. I was able to arrange a long term rental rate while volunteering at a local school for almost 2 months.... More 

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Thanks for the comment and yes we do miss you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I loved this charming hostel located near all the Cuenca must-see's. I appreciated its cleanliness, efficient staff, affordable cost and (maybe most importantly for me) how remarkably quiet this place was. The manager bent over backwards to get a driver for me in the pouring rain when no taxis were available. Without her help I could easily have missed my... More 

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Steven W, Owner at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope that all your travels are pleasant and that we might see you again. Warm regards. More 

Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

GREAT place to stay! The free book exchange is such a nice bonus. Rooms are impeccably clean and staff is super friendly. Hostal Macondo is truly a piece of paradise in the middle of the historic center. Reasonable rates and you can feel good knowing that the ownership and management are great people who give back to the community they... More 

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the comment we are happy you have a nice expirience. welcome to book on time before your next trip to Cuenca. More 

Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Macondo is the perfect place to stay when visiting Cuenca. It's a short, safe walk from the center of town. It's quiet and clean with a wonderful staff, a charming garden, and plenty of hot water. Breakfast is just right and the vibe throughout is casual and quaint.

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Thanks for your great review of Macondo and Cuenca. We hope to see you soon. Macondo More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My favorite place to stay in Cuenca is Hostal Macondo, a quiet charming hostal that is much closer to a boutique hotel than a backpacker hostel. After being on the road for work in Ecuador for three weeks, I was very glad to have laundry service, hot showers, delicious breakfast (great coffee!), and fast wifi. I paid $35 per night... More 

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comment we are sure it will help to other travelers, and we do hope to have you back. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Macondo is located near the center of Cuenca in a colonial style building. It is tucked away with a double entrance. Once the doors open, you are in paradise; it is a refuge from the city noise. It is quiet and peaceful. The grounds are spectacular, complete with a coconut tree, beautiful flowers, and hummingbirds. There is beautiful Ecuadorean artwork... More 

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Thanks for your comment, we hope can help others travelers. and we hope to have you back. More 

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