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Rubby Hostal

5 Minute Walk From the Main Road | Please see map in photographs, Mindo, Ecuador
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Rubby Hostal
Ranked #9 of 37 Specialty lodging in Mindo
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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 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rubby Hostal is in a beautiful location with views over the cloud forest, but still only 5 mins walk to town. Norma is very welcoming and she has great connections in the birdwatching world - she organised a fantastic birdwatching tour with an incredible guide where we saw toucans, quetzals, tanagers, and lots more. The rooms are nothing fancy but... More

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norma c, Owner at Rubby Hostal, responded to this review

Thanks for your time to do this review, we love that your trip in Mindo was nice. We are happy because this week we had a Certificade from a Cleaning company that takes care about ants, bed bugs and other insects at hotels in order everything is perfect to our customers. More

Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The hostel is located just outside of the city center, but closer to the trailhead to see the waterfalls (and other outdoor activities). When you arrive, don't be turned off by the haphazard construction out front, the hostel is actually behind! The views of the cloud forest and hummingbirds from the rooms are spectacular or you can enjoy it all... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Our two night stay turned into a week long as we couldn't leave the beautiful setting and company of Norma at Rubby's. It's about a 5 minute walk from the centre of town which makes all the difference with noise. It has a great view out over Mindo's green hills and is beautiful at any time of the day. Great... More

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norma c, Owner at Rubby Hostal, responded to this review

this review make me and my family so happy to work in this busines, i try to receive my customers in order that they can find another home in Ecuador. thanks for comming and staying so many days here, you are so special couple More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I stazed in this hostel with my 2 travelmates. We were lucky to be able to choose which room we wanted and chose the one all the way in the attic (the one with the hammock and the two chairs on the main picture here on tripadvisor). It had about 5 beds so since we only stayed with the 3... More

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Banos, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We booked with Norma before Christmas to stay at the hostel. Very quick, informative response through e-mail. So first impression's were good. We arrived on the 28th Dec and were going to book out on the 2nd but decided to stay another night. Norma is a fabulous host. Incredibly informative about the area. We were going to book a bird... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We met the owner on a bus to Mindo and she invited us to stay in the private rooms. The four of us loved it - the Wifi is great, super close to the main road and attractions. Norma, the owner was exceptionally helpful arranging local transport and with accommodation. We left after one night and ended up returning from... More

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Norma, the owner of the place is very friendly and helpfull. She would prepare my breakfast at any time, even very very early so that I can get ready at the best moment for birdwatching. And what a breakfast ! No need for lunch after that : hot drink, fruit juice (homemade and different every day), cakes, jam, butter, omelet,... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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43 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I am going to preface my comments by stating that this is the cheapest hostal in town. US$10.00 per night (less if you stay more than a few days) that includes breakfast. If you want some fancy lodge or hotel, there are plenty available in the area starting at US$150 pppn. Don’t come to Rubby and expect the same amenities... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

The owner of Rubby, Norma, was very welcoming to us as we walked the street looking for a room. She gave us maps, told us what was going on in the town that weekend and spoke perfect English to my boyfriend who doesnt speak Spanish. The room was an average size with a single and double bed. It was clean... More

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norma c, Owner at Rubby Hostal, responded to this review

for me was nice to having you in my house, i am surpricing because you only had smiles and thanks for me, why you do not asking me for help or complains. Anyway I always put los of atention in what my customers need or how they feel . this is good service We are triing everyday take care with... More

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The owner of the hostal (Norma) was really lovely and made us feel very welcome in her home. We visited during Mindo's rainy season but found our days easily occupied thanks to Norma's helpful suggestions (and hammocks). Highly recommend the bird watching tour with Norma's ex-husband, Marcelo. He is incredibly knowledgeable on the local species and clearly passionate about birds.... More

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Address: 5 Minute Walk From the Main Road | Please see map in photographs, Mindo, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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woodden constrution, lots of hommocks, balconies,kitchet for customers, free coffe/tea ... more   less 
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