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Galapagos Best Home Stay

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Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Deutschland
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here only for one night, but can recommend the place + big and comfortable beds, clean, nice stuff, good warm shower - poor wifi, room was a but smelly because of the kitchen in the room, a little bit far from centre All in all: for one night it was a good choice!

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Cassadaga, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most honest and best value for your money. Kitchen, clean hot water and free drinking water. On quite street. All taxis are a dollar anywhere in Santa Cruz Your host Ana will give honest and free advice. FREE WIFI AND THE ROOMS ARE SPOTLESS. FREE BEACH TOWELS FOR YOUR USE AT BEACH.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First let me say, the price was reasonable, the room was clean and we enjoyed being away from the main street. The kitchen was great and it had basic supplies. When we arrived the woman at the desk was very confused, despite the fact that I had a printout of our reservation and my daughter speaks fluent Spanish. I had... More 

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Nomad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I'm sort of torn on how to rate this place. One one hand the rooms were pretty nice and relatively clean, the kitchenettes were great and the air con was perfect since some of the rooms have no windows and can get stuffy. I didn't mind the distance from the main street - the walk is not so bad and... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stayed in the four bed dorm, it was very clean and was cleaned each day. The beds were big and comfortable. There's a small kitchen, with coffee etc, a fridge, table and chairs and large lockers in the room. We could get wifi in the room too. It's a nice 15 minute walk to town or a $1 taxi... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The room was spacious and the AC worked perfectly so we had good night sleeps. There was a mini-kitchen which was handy for very early quick breakfast before going diving – breakfast is not included – and a cold beer when coming back but the fridge was so noised we disconnected it every night. There was free WIFI but it... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed there for 2 nights as a couple in a double room with AC. On the positive side was a clean and spacious room with AC, a little kitchen, a compfy bed and wifi in the room. So good so far. We did not like that it was more than 20 min walking from the port area where all... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place definitely stands out! It is reasonably priced, very clean, and comes with a kitchenette! We LOVED hanging out in the hammock chairs with our complimentary coffee in the morning. WIFI was also good although it is generally slow on the islands. We had difficulty deciding if we were okay not being in the centre of town and by... More 

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Clintondale, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Anita, the owner, was welcoming, attentive, and as helpful as mom. The rooms are meticulously clean, and come with a small equipped kitchen, fridge, microwave, and even instant coffee and sugar. The showers were hot, and ac came in handy on one hot night. But the real difference was Anita. My sons both got sunburned their first day in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

This was the first place I stayed in Puerto Ayora, and at $20 per night for a dorm bed, it's quite expensive. I was able to find a private room at the Galapagos Dove, a new hostel just around the corner, for only $28 per night. The room we were in was nice and clean. The hot water worked well... More 

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