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Charo's Hostal

, Montanita, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minsk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The hostal is located near the beach, the main road and night life. I had a great view of the ocean, room had balcony with hommock. There is nice pool, breakfast but just coffee and tea with bread and jam. I would recommend this hostal.

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Leeuwarden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

After a night in another hostel in Montañita we were glad to arrive here! The rooms are clean and comfortable. We got a private room with sea view for 33 dollar per night. WiFi is working great on the first floor. The hostal is located near the beach, away from all the streetnoise. All we could hear is the ocean.... More 

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Astoria Queens NYC
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Who ever runs this place takes it serious. Clean room, sheets smelled fresh. This hostal has a hot tub and a small pool. We had a great view of the ocean. Staff is always present, cleaning pool every morning, as well as doing various small projects to maintain the property. Direct tv in our room, but no remote. WiFi works... More 

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Rosario, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The pool and hot tub were functional and very clean even though it was the low-season and the hotel was fairly empty, but the pool staff seemed very shy about enforcing hot tub use times, which lead to people hogging it and refusing to leave after their turn was over. There's supposed to be wifi in all areas, but it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were impressed upon arrival with the spacious and nicely decorated reception area, and decided to stay in a matrimonial room in the back building with an ocean view, balcony w/ hammock, and private bathroom. After agreeing to stay we were immediately asked to pay, which is the first time a hostel has demanded money upfront in our six months... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed for a night in November of this year. The hotel was clean and the staff we're all working very hard when we arrived. The staff were very helpful and the rates were great. We paid $30us for one night with a private queen room with ocean view, balcony and hammock. The wifi in the lobby was working fine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Found this place a couple minutes from the main road. Very clean even though they were painting when we arrived. It was Reasonably priced, accepting master card at a slightly higher price than paying cash. They gave us the Wifi code to use while in the lobby. We found they had a nice sized pool, hot tub, outside shower and... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've stayed here 3 times. And, I've stayed at other places in Montanita as well. Yes, you can other places cheaper, but they don't have AC, no TV, nor a pool and jacuuzi...or they're located smack dab in the noisy center or set back from the beach. Charos is none of these. It has AC in the rooms, clean pool... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I knew Montanita since 1999 when it still was a small fishermen s town. Last time I was there in 2006. Now, after 7 years I got back. The hotel is ok, its real simple, a bed, a chair, a television and air-con. But for the price of 27 USD it is ok. But like I wrote real simple. Staff... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I've stayed here twice already - once in 2008 in peak season (March/ April). Great value for money, especially because the rooms have AC and mosquito nets. Pool is clean and hotel was lovely taken care of. Second stay was in July 2013. It was low season and unfortunately raining for 10 days straight. However, besides the weather the hotel... More 

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