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Hostal el Rocio

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Calle via Cinto (next to the sports stadium), Mindo, Ecuador
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Hostal el Rocio
Ranked #9 of 11 Mindo B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • German first
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English first
Quito, Ecuador
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The first time I stayed at this hostel it was very nice. The second time the people above decided to have a party from 9 am to 4 am...screaming, moving furniture, loud sex, techno...and the owner did NOTHING. I don't even know if she was there...it was awful. bad bad. To be fair, this was during carnival...but tolerating that type... More

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Owner Claudia is really friendly. Breakfast was delicious. Room was reasonably clean (for some reason her maid hadn't shown up to work that week so I'm guessing it's usually cleaner). Willing to let us keep our room until it was time for our bus. Gave us a map and suggestions on things to do and places to eat. Great value.

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guayaquil
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Had a lovely time. Room was nice and clean. Shared bath had plenty of hot water. Loved the lagoon and hot water. Lots of pets so if you Aren't a dog person then maybe not for you. They are well behaved and don't jump up. If you ignore them its like they aren't even there. great breakfast well worth it.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The location is really nice and we totally enjoyed our stay! The price is fair and the accomodation clean. Camping available including a BBQ Area, you can watch kolibis from the Balcony (even without feeding them as many other people in the area do...) , one of the most ecolodgically aware places we have visited. you can also use the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I'm staying at hostel el rocio as I write this review. Iv just read the previous review and need to say how wrong i think it is, maybe she was having a crap holiday with her folks and needed to vent! This place is awesome. Firstly the lady who runs the place is a complete character, friendly, helpful and honest... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

DO NOT stay at this hostel! Everything but the location is horrible, and even the location is kind of sketchy especially if you're a girl - down the end of a dark, deserted road. If only one thing had been bad, I'd let it slide... But there were so many things wrong with this hostel, I figured people should know... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Originally a family vacation home, this charming and secluded hostel is tucked snugly in the jungle yet just a few blocks from the central bus station. Claudia, the bilingual owner and host, welcomes her guests like old friends, creating an atmosphere that is immediately familiar, as though you'd grown up there. Her hospitality and outgoing personality define the experience. A... More

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Address: Calle via Cinto (next to the sports stadium), Mindo, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo

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considered one of the friendliest backpacker hostels in Mindo. hosted by Claudia (from Quito). It is a rustic and natural place just up the road from the sports field and away from the foot traffic in the village, Hostal Rocio (The morning dew) features accommodations for larger groups of 16 or more, as well as, single, double and private rooms for couples. Private or shared bathrooms with plenty of balcony space for hanging out and enjoying the jungle. All rooms include hot water. Depending on the day that you stay a hearty breakfast with generous portions of fresh fruit, bread, and eggs with tea or coffee may be included. The vibe is laid back and peaceful. Lots of birds and squirrels to view from the balconies. Groups with parents and children can be accommodated in separate houses on the property if more privacy is needed. A patio/gazebo with BBQ grill in the jungle is only a short walk from the lodging. Claudia speaks English well and can help you organize day trips to birdwatching, waterfalls, private protected lands and can also pick you up from the Mindo bus station. ... more   less 
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