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Rubby Hostal

5 Minute Walk From the Main Road | Please see map in photographs, Mindo, 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 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Very beautiful place surrounded by nature but still close to town. Rooms are spacious and clean, balcony with hammocks and marvelous view. Lots of birds and luciernagas at night. Nice breakfast included. Norma, her kids and the two dogs make you feel at home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I gad a wonderful stay in Rubby Hostal. I had a beautiful private room with a balcony and hammock overlooking the cloudforest. There is a water feeder for hummingbirds to come drink on the balcony. The en suite bathroom had gorgeous hot water. Norma organised a birdwatching tour for me at a good price with Marcelo. It was my first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A great choice in Mindo, I asked for a dorm bed and sainting was quite at the time Norma offered me a private ensuite for the same price. My room overlooked a lovely garden with great views of the area and lots of bird activity. Breakfast was excellent with fresh juice, fruit, bread and eggs made to your liking with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at Rubby Hostel for two nights in January 2015. Lovely cabin-like room overlooking the beautiful backyard, which was a vast field with trees, plants, and countless birds! Very peaceful and relaxing, good location, and Norma was extremely friendly and helpful. She helped us set up a group bird watching tour, which was an amazing experience... More 

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Cumbaya, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The hostel has a good quality/price ratio, is well positioned and they organize spectacular early morning birdwatching explorations. The breakfast is good and they are ready to prepare it even at 5 in the morning if needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband & I stayed at Rubby's for 3 nights. Norma is very friendly, speaks very good English and serves a good breakfast whenever you want it. We were here at low (rainy) season, so it was very quite, but also very wet & muddy. You need a flashlight to navigate around mud puddles when you walk back from town... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed here for around 5 nights and enjoyed it. Pros:- The owner, Norma, is very responsive to email queries, which is quite rare in Ecuador Norma speaks good English Guest kitchen available for use, which is super rare in Mindo WIFI works perfectly Breakfast is included The view from the room and the terrace is super, very tranquilo and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed 5 nights late October 2014 room #6. Wish it could have been longer! Best things about Rubby's: 1) Nice price $16. 2) Rooms look out over nice view with surprising amount of wildlife. 3) Located at far (south) end of main street 150 meters after pavement ends so close to town but around a bend in the road with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I stayed for 3 nights and really enjoyed the place. Nearly the whole house seems to be made of wood and I could wonderfully relax in the hammock right in front of my door with an unrestricted view into the valley. One evening I could even spot wild cuys in the meadow below. Norma definitely makes an effort to ensure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Norma, the landlady, was very friendly and helpful. Norma's children and dog gave the hostel a homely feel. Norma helped us organise a bird guide (Danny Jumbo) who was excellent. Breakfasts were provided for us a 0430, allowing us to make early start for birding. Try getting that in hotels several times the price. Our room on the top floor... More 

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