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Darwin Hostel

Av. Baltra y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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London
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The family who run the hostel have been in the galapagos ever since it was colonised 100 years ago so they can tell you lots about the history. Jorge, his wife and daughter we really friendly and welcoming. We had the private double room 2 and it was very clean. There was a fan to keep cool. The shower had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel while volunteering for two weeks. It was absolutely superb and Magdalena, the owner and her husband Jorge were like a second family to me and the other volunteers. The rooms were spacious & spotless and beds comfortable. Breakfast was always prepared very well with delicious scrambled eggs, fresh bread and fruit served outside in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

A pretty good place for what we paid ($30 for two people in a double room). The hot water was a bit finicky; I actually scalded myself on the first day when it went super hot all of a sudden. But its clean, had a powerful fan, and was spacious enough. One tip, don't let the owner book a taxi... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This hostel became our home from home. The location is great, walking distance from the main drag of shops and restaurants, as well as the harbour for catching water taxis and boat trips. Just round the corner you can get a bargain lunch for $4 or $5 from the kiosks. The rooms are en suite and cleaned daily. Magdalena, Jorge... More 

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Thank TessBless
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed there as a couple in one of the double rooms for two nights. The friendly lady at the desk was so nice and helpful we felt very welcome from the first moment. The room was clean, the attached bathroom too. We had a large double bed which was compfy. The hot shower worked well all the time. They... More 

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Thank Matzomanie
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A pretty tiny complex of only about 12 rooms very clean and quiet good shower, comfortable bed, clean spotless linen and very helpful owners. Very central close to the jetties for the boats, and close to shops and restaurants

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Thank Suebythesea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

I woud recommend this to enyone! Clean and good hostel on the galapagos! Good wifi. Friendly staff who helps u with questions. Located in the centre of Puerto ayora. Too bad they don't serve breakfast..

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was very cheap and really close to everything. The interior was really basic, but everything worked, hot shower, and clean. The Wifi was good, even it didnt reach my room (No 7). This room was also close to the street, but I couldn't hear any noise in the night.

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Santiago, Chile
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Didnt like it a lot. Not that clean but very cheap. Didnt like the bed or bathroom, not that clean and a bit old/used. Very near, easy access, nice owner, just stayed for 1 or 2 days, never felt confortable :(

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there two nights before our 5-days-cruise. the rooms are absolutely basic. ours was more or less clean. breakfast is not included. we paid 30$ per night, what was ok for galapagos. but after our trip we found a much better option for only 50$. the location is right in the center of puerto ayora (2min walk to the... More 

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