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El Castillo Galapagos Hostal

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Barrio Pampas Coloradas, Calle Isabela, Puerto Ayora EC200350, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014
katieanderson19 Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Staying in the El Castillo was absolutely brilliant. It is only about a 10 minute walk from the town which is quite nice and relaxing after eating your dinner. Our room was the top tower which was great - the view is outstanding! The room is very clean and it is huge. It doesn't have an air-con but there was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Upon arriving at the hotel, we were told that they had given our room away. It was no longer available. And the hotel was sold out. Apparently someone else wanted to stay later than initially planned so they got "first dibs" on the room, leaving my girlfriend and I without a place to stay. I was very upset, obviously, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

What a fun and unique hotel. It's about a 20 minute walk from the port so we took a taxi to get around. We were fortunate The owners spoke English and were very helpful with our taxi. There were no TVs in the room so they let us use the one in the lobby to watch DVD. I wish we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Booked this place for our arrival on the Galápagos Islands. It's a beautiful castle made from lava stones. Our room was large, had 2 little balconies - I felt like Shakespeare's Juliet! We had a leak in our roof on the first night unfortunately - if we could've been bothered to tell her, she would have moved us to another... More

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We only had one full day and two half days to spend in the Galapagos. When we checked in, Alejandro asked what we were interested in doing, and he recommended several options to make our short stay as productive as possible. He then phoned the taxis, and tour operators, and set up our tours, and also collected the money if... More

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

When we arrived, they had no record of our reservation. But they did have rooms available so we stayed there. Originally intended to stay 2 nights, but after the first night we looked elsewhere. The rooms had not yet been cleaned, presumably because they didn't expect us (we booked 3 rooms). Only one room had A/C and there was no... More

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Nice, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The hostel is in a quiet, residential part of town, about 10 minutes walk from the centre of town. It is a lovely castle, with many unique and redeeming features. It is also worth mentioning that it's next to a mangrove, so the area is humid and full of bugs... We had a great large room at the top of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here four nights in total with great host, Alejandro. The Good: Rooms - we stayed in the front tower and the back tower and was fun. Themed right down to window shutters and lights. Big beds and plenty of space. Fridges available in all rooms. Hot water and table or sofas and a hammock in rooms too :)... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We walked around Puerto Ayora looking for accommodation for a few nights. Until we stumbled across this place, the others we had encountered were either too pricey, unwelcoming or just a little too shabby. We loved El Castillo! The rooms were clean, spacious and the fan was more than adequate to cool the room. It's a 15 minute walk to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

A little way out of the centre of Puerto Ayora, but still that's only a ten minute walk from the water front, and you get to see a little life on the way there apart from travel agents and souvenir shop. The building is a castle-like structure built of lava and we had a very large room with a little... More

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Additional Information about El Castillo Galapagos Hostal

Also Known As:
El Castillo Galapagos Hostal Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Address: Barrio Pampas Coloradas, Calle Isabela, Puerto Ayora EC200350, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 Specialty lodging in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Castillo Galapagos Hostal 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming Castle. ... more   less 
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