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Galapagos Best Home Stay

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Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Ranked #5 of 44 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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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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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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We stayed here twice. Its not the sort of place you go wow to, but its two years old, clean and has everything you need. And the price is excellent when you consider what some of the places in this area are charging. The price is cash only, so be prepared. The rooms are well equiped, with everything from microwave... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stayed at this hostel twice - either side of a cruise that was the primary purpose of our visit to the Galápagos Islands. We were very disappointed on our arrival (on the first day of our trip) to find that our booking had been given to someone who was part of a large group that had arrived a day... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My family and I (with 2 teens) stayed here in June 2014. The owner has a great personality and gives a useful 30 minute tour of downtown Puerto Ayora when you arrive. Location of the hotel is good, with a 15 minute walk to the center. Would denitely stay here again.

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Seattle, WA
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed here for about a week during our visit to the Galapagos. The staff was warm and accommodating. The rooms were clean and nicely furnished. We did have one issue where the water tank was overfilled (not their fault - it was the water truck driver's mistake) that resulted in our room being flooded. The staff was all over... More 

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been staying there for about a week and I believe it was a great quality/price deal, perhaps the best you can find across the Galapagos (which are far more expensive than Ecuador inland overall). I never take the time to write review and I didn't even have a personal account in Trip Advisor before now. Yet, when I... More 

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Gringo Kevin, thanks for your personalize tour of Puerto Ayora waterfront area and many excellent tips. I stayed about week and half and had very positive experiences. In fact, very good accommodation and price! Felt like home away from home feeling. He was very understanding and flexible with the reservation. He would return your money if your plan changed while... More 

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