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Hostel Nucapacha

Urdesa Central. Balsamos Sur #308, Guayaquil EQ09112, Ecuador
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bonn, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nucapacha has a nice pool as well as a good equipped kitchen with free drinking water (Guayaquil is very hot so you have to drink a lot!). They serve a decent breakfast. The staff always gave me good information. I used Guayaquil as base to explore the south of Ecuador and left some of my stuff in their storeroom for... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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59 hotel reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place was recommended to me by airport information desk and only a $5 taxi ride away to a nice peaceful neighborhood of restaurants and markets. The poolside bar sold really cheap beers and many were using their laptops on the poolside patio. There also was a computer available inside. I had a private room upstairs with a bath and... More 

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12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

first off, i chose this hostel for its location, i was meeting someone nearby and this was the only one in that area. that being said, its not bad at all,for what you pay. it was my first hostel in ecuador, but i slowly learned that almost no hostel will have hot water, unless you pay a lot. the breakfast... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We quite enjoyed this place. It had a nice relaxed atmosphere and the pool was a nice touch. Good value for money especially with breakfast included. The internet was average and did not reach our room. Staff were friendly, kitchen was good. At one point we needed something printed and this could not be done due to the printer apparently... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great neighbourhood and close to many cute bars and conveniences. The room was clean and safe and the hostel staff were really helpful too! Unfortunately the pool was closed when we were there, but I imagine it's PERFECT for a dip when the weather is so hot!

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was in the city for business and decided to try a hostel for a change. The room was basic but clean, the internet worked fairly well, the beer was cold and well priced, didn't get a chance to go into the pool but it was big, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful when I wanted directions around the... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights just passing through Guayaquil. We stayed in a double room with its own bathroom. The hostel itself has a good vibe, friendly people and within easy walking distance to supermarkets and the main street where you can find some good restaurants (some terrible ones too, avoid Fanaticos, unless you want salt... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Guayaquil was our first stop in Ecuador and this hostel didn't welcome us in the slightest! The room was appalling, poorly lit and smelt of drains. The beds were old and didn't seem clean. The staff weren't overly friendly and when we asked for another cofffee at breakfast we felt like it was far too much to ask! There was... More 

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Nucapacha, Owner at Hostel Nucapacha, responded to this review

Dear Emma. I am truly sorry for making you get the worst impression of our city. I have located the room you guys were and we are looking into the smell you mention, although i am surprise of the old beds since the matresses are pretty new and the beds are constantly under maintenance, still we take very serious this... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The first night I stayed there I took a private room but with no private bathroom, which turned out to be an only cold water shower. When referring that to the reception they said: 'well, there is hot water only in the rooms with private bathrooms'. Later I took a room with a private bathroom for the hot water. There... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I personally didn't have a great time at this hostel, we stayed 2 nights in early April when we passed through Guayaquil so there was no point in switching hostels. The atmosphere wasn't very welcoming, as the owner after checking us in quickly just sat around with his friend watching TV. The kitchen wasn't well equipped, or it wasn't at... More 

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