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Rubby Hostal

Mindo, Ecuador
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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rubby's is a great place to stay. The deck with hammocks are wonderful. Norma, the owner, is the best hostess ever!!! On very short notice, she found a ride for the 6 of us from Quito to Mindo late at night as the bus schedule had changed!!! She arranged a wonderful birding tour guide and had breakfast ready at whatever... More 

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My girlfriend and I staid at Rubby Hostel for 2 nights. The hostel is located more or less 100 meters out of town. It is very calm, and quite. There's quite some "nature-noise", but it didn't keep us awake. It was actually quite relaxing. There are dozens of birds flying around in the gardens. You can watch the hummingbirds while... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Rubby's is a wonderful place to base out of for a weekend in Mindo. Norma is a caring host who provides a delicious breakfast whenever works with your schedule. There are plentiful birds in the garden and it's just a short walk to town. Norma and her family will help you choose restaurants and tours. They are very professional and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We traveled from the coast, Manta beach community to Mindo, and Norma was concerned enough to keep in touch, and was waiting for us on our arrival. We were assisted onto our 1st floor wooden veranda, with our very heavy cases and given a choice of rooms. The view is spectacular, including the birds, song and mountains on a fine... More 

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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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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

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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London, United Kingdom
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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 via mobile

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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Calgary, Canada
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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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