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Hostal Aya Huma

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Peguche | P.O. Box 98, Otavalo, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Quito, Ecuador
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Ive stayed at this hostel twice -- I returned to show my friends because I had a wonderful time. The hostel itself I think is ideally located, in rural Peguche, not too far but not too close to Otavalo. Everything is spaced out - the rooms, the restaurant, the camp ground/ritual ground, but it was not inconvenient. There are really... More

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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

As soon as you enter the grounds of Aya Huma you will feel her peaceful and positive vibes creep into your being. It is one of those places where you can breath again and return to the core of yourself. Your senses will be opened to the wonders of this hostel. The holy flowers that grow all over her grounds,... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

In my three month travel in ecuador i've seen every kind of place you can imagine, and traveled through loads of ambiences and energies. My idea was to get a taste of all the extremes of the country, which included the cold heights of the mountains and the extreme and moist heat of the coast and jungle. The indigenous medicine... More

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Isla Taboga, Panama
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Rooms are basic but clean. The property is very nice and the area is quiet and beautiful. We enjoyed all the meals we had in the restaurant. Taxi to Otavalo cost only $2 so you can visit the market there and then return to the quiet village of Peguche.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Stayed here for a week and felt right at home... Basic rooms, but the area, the people, the service and atmosphere are just fantastic! The restaurant has a fireplace where we sat down every night and had drinks and dinner! Try a canelazo (warm drink with alcohol) after a day of exploring the area.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Aya Huma is an unique hostel for sure. Our group was only there for 2 nights and did not schedule a ritual ceremony but enjoyed the local flavor by sipping hot more and being entertained by the local children's performance of the tradition of the Aya Huma while we were dining on pork or chicken entrees - the pork was... More

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Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I took myself to Peguche for 6 nights and days (very near Otavalo) to this recommended hostal and restaurant for a brief holiday away from Quito where I live. I was looking for quiet, cows, handmade tapestries and trekking. It was a good choice. Making the arrangements is a little haphazard but the Dutch/indigeous family who owns and runs this... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Old and very cold room. Internet is one dollar extra and doesn't work in room or restaurant. In restaurant they don't speak english. Don't go there if you're a single traveller and the hotel is empty like I had. Restaurant is only place with fire but opens at 5 o clock en not an minute earlier. Receptionis very unfriendly, everything... More

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Aya_Huma, Manager at Hostal Aya Huma, responded to this review

Although we had communicated a lot through e-mail before this guest had arrived, I think this is a case of false expectations. In general, we pride ourselves in creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that provides each guest the opportunity for a cultural immersion, and because of that, most of our guests enjoy taking advantage of the events and ceremonies... More

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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Had a really nice and pleasant stay at Hostal Aya Huma. Owner Mieke was very helpfull and it is just a place where you stay longer then planned. Hanging out at the restaurant, joined a Themascal, nice people, so yes I had a great stay and I would recommend the hostal!

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Oviedo, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I love Hosteria Aya Huma. We spent a day in Otavalo & then walked up to Peguche (nice walk) & spent 2 more nights in Peguche. It's a very small place but perfect if you are looking to relax and enjoy a magical place. It is very close to the Sacre Waterfall, which is worth visiting (preferably early in the... More

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Address: Peguche | P.O. Box 98, Otavalo, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30

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