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Hostal Achik Wasi

La Luz Intinan s/n, Loja, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ventured to Achik Wasi our 2nd night in Saraguru after reading a lovely review in Lonely Planet & after staying in a rather dumpy (but cheap) hostel the night prior. It was pricier than we usually pay for hostels but the pickings are quite slim in for decent lodging in Saraguru. It is located up a rather steep hill... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here because it is a community project, and I liked this idea. However, I was a bit disappointed, but I think actually I was a bit unlucky, because I believe that staying here can be an amazing experience! The staff is nice, smiling but sometimes a bit curtly. Still, they will gladly help you for whatever you need,... More 

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The town or Saraguro is predominately populated by the Saraguro people and they are the quintessential Ecuadorians Their native clothing is still worn through the town. The hostal rooms were beautifully decorated and many have views overlooking the city. Although on top of the hill, the walk is not bad and a taxi only costs $1 from the city center... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

THis hostal is a community project and like this developing country, Ecuador, this is not the Ritz Carlton -- the staff was not available whenI arrived solo on reservation and I had to wait for 1/2 hour-- actually not waiting but looking all over the hostal for someone to assist me. Woman staff was cooking in the kitchen when I... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Really pretty place with indigenous staff: this must not be mistaken for the Ritz-Carlton but for a small indigenous town in southern Ecuador, it's a great place with friendly people, solid but comfortable beds, clean bathrooms with hot water, towels and really everything that a traveler of the world will appreciate. The staff went out of their way to feed... More 

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Bonita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were so impressed with the the beautiful location and gorgeous well-maintained gardens. Our room was spacious and clean. The views from both our room and dining room were amazing. the staff was friendly and helpful. Our stay was excellent and would return there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We work for a tourism magazine, and we are happy to declare that we included this nice hotel in our article. Its peaceful, quiet and has a impressive view over the village of Saraguro.Just 5 minutes walk from the center of the village and at the same time very isolated on a hill. I recomand it happily!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The room was clean and pleasant with an expansive view over the town. Wifi worked well. There was a TV, but no English channels. We were the only guests and maybe because of this we had the feeling that the staff were prepared to do the bare minimum necessary for us. We had booked a room in advance, but they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The room was noisy and had mold, the bed a rock, and the pillows thin. Asked for chicken for dinner, we're served fish that I did not eat. The lentils and rice weren't even up to par. Breakfast was also substandard. Paid upfront for two nights, left after one. We're reimbursed part of our second's night payment. Room did have... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

really lucked out and caught the beginning of their festival starting Friday March 1st. Saturday music in San Lucas was outstanding. Sunday market in Saraguro also excellent. Hostel community run and has great views of town, rooms are roomy, firm beds, showers hot when we were there. Breakfast so so, I think it's a new karaoke bar down the way,... More 

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