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Darwin Hostel

Av. Baltra y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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Munich, Germany
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61 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Weymouth
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16 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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48 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Swansea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are basic but the sheets and bathroom are clean. There is a choice of a room with fan or air con (slightly more expensive). No hot water, but with the hot weather we didn't need it anyway. There were quite a few bugs in the room. Book exchange with good range of English books, and a few other... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We flew to Galapagos independently and this was our first accommodation. It is located in heart of Puerto Ayora just near the main port. Rooms are basic and clean with private bathroom with electric showers. No breakfast, no kitchen facilities but there are cheap eating establishments nearby. Wi-fi. Owner friendly although not overly flexible. Not much to say but good... More 

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