We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 28 Salinas B&Bs / inns

Big Ralph's Hostal

Av. San Lorenzo S/N | Sector San Lorenzo, Salinas 00593, Ecuador
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Big Ralph's Hostal to your Saves list
Big Ralph's Hostal
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
90%
Ranked #2 of 28 Salinas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Audrey925 Kemah, Texas
  • Overview
  • Reviews (54)
  • Photos (21)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (9)
  • More
Write a Review

54 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    43
    6
    3
    2
    0
See reviews for
9
24
12
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kemah, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed with Ralph and Andrea and were treated like family! Ralph is an amazing cook and serves the best fish and chips I've ever had. Andrea helped us find our way around Salinas and was very accommodating to our needs. We took several walks down to the beach. This was not the beach where every other tourist went. Ralph... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mebane, N.C.
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife and I went to Salinas for the weekend. We wanted to get away and hit the beach. We made our reservation on line and booked a couples room with a private bath. The room was equipped with Air Conditioning and a TV. The whole Hostal put us in the mind of an English Castle and The walls were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Fernando, Buenos aires, Argentina
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

$40 for a double room with private bathroom. Place: a little far away from the malecon :(, 10 blocks at least. Air conditioning, hot water, good mattresses, clean. The bad: there is not kitchen or fridge!! the common area it's really small. Overal: it's ok, but a wouldn't come back. The bad experience: I think relatives (dad / mum?) to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
ontario
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Worst mattresses I slept on in Ecuador. Air conditioner was erratic. Woke up several times through the night to adjust the temp. up or down. Couldn't seem to find a happy medium for the ac (It's very hot & muggy in Salinas). I'm guessing that our air conditioner needed some maintenance. Although their dog Princessa was very friendly, she would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Big Ralph's for a few nights January 2014, and loved it! Ralph and Andrea were very friendly and accommodating, and we were truly salivating over Ralph's gourmet cuisine - what a gem in Salinas! Would highly recommend staying here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We (2 single professional 40 + women) stayed at Big Ralph's 07 - 09 Jan 14. I am allergic to mosquitos and had to leave our previous accomodations due to a faulty window screen resulting in 5 bites on my face, 5 on my hands and 2 on my legs. I reacted badly and I was in tad bit of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canmore
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
21 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The reviews are correct and this is definitely a clean and friendly place to stay! Andrea was warm and welcoming when we checked in, and our room was clean and comfortable. We were in a family room with 2 bunk beds and one double bed and the air conditioning was welcome in the heat this time of year. The private... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vacaville, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Hello, We just spent a few days in Salinas again and Big Ralph's is still our favorite. In addition to all the positive things that have been said I have to add that Andrea and Ralph are the best hosts and very helpful when it comes to finding local services or making plans for the Ruta del Spondylus and points... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cuenca, Ecuador
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at Big Ralph's Hostel in Salinas, Ecuador for two nights. Ralph and Andrea were most gracious and accommodating during my stay. Ralph even let me borrow his bike to cruise around the city. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the dinner meals were superb. I plan to return to Salinas again in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
O'Fallon, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you're looking for a clean, quiet and inexpensive place to stay (and eat!) then Big Ralph's is one of the best choices in Salinas. Only a 5 minute walk to the Malecon main street but far enough away from the noise. Busses and taxis are available almost at their front door. The rooms are clean with A/C, WiFi, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Big Ralph's Hostal, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Big Ralph's Hostal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Big Ralph's Hostal

Address: Av. San Lorenzo S/N | Sector San Lorenzo, Salinas 00593, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Despegar.com so you can book your Big Ralph's Hostal reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Big Ralph's Hostal Ecuador/Salinas

21 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (20)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Big Ralph's Hostal is a small English - Ecuadorian business in Salinas a few steps from the beach. Services and facilities available at Big Ralph's Hostal include a Restaurant, bar and private parking. Our bedrooms are supplied with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water and national TV. Spoken languages: English, Spanish & Italian. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
7

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer