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Malecon Alberto F Santos, 410 y Arenas, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when I first moved to the coast of ecuador, coco bongo was a always growing place. the new owner, sean, immediately started to improve food, coffee, atmosphere, etc. right now, 11.29.14, the coffee has become awesome -- I adore espresso. service has improved impressively -- my ashtray is constantly emptied and cleaned, music continues to become more interesting and fun,... More 

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Bryant Pond, ME
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Someone stopped us just as we were about to enter and book another hostel and recommended CoCo Bongo instead. She told us that it was clean, inexpensive and lots of ExPats stayed there. We decided to try it. The restaurant entrance was very inviting with its murals and funky atmosphere, however the room was a huge disappointment. It was not... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

The front entrance has an amazing mural, birds & lizards. Definitely A perfect scenery for Bahia. Can't wait until it is finished. The chef makes the best pancakes & omlets ever. He starts my day off right. The server is great, she knows what we want every time. And she never forgets my half cup coffee with half cup of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed in everything from 5 star Hotels to International Hostels and it needs to be said that: Coco Bongo is setting the pace for Hostels abroad. I am here again for my second trip to Ecuador and the first thing I did before leaving Canada was reach out to Sean Carter (owner), to make sure there was availability. As... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had a great stay, and it's an incredible bargain. The breakfast was excellent....eggs, pancakes, sausage. They have brick pizza oven that does wonders on pepperoni pizza. The bartenders know how to make a cocktail!!!! :<). The staff is very helpful, and it really makes a difference. It's in a great location and its easy to get to Canoa and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We read review and thoug this would be a good choice. We were disappointed. The room was right over the bar and the floor had enough cracks in it that you could see the bar below and hear it even better. We had to catch an early bus and the sleep quality was really bad there. Terrible sway beds, loud... More 

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Sean C, Owner at Coco Bongo, responded to this review

Hi, I'm really sorry to hear about your experience at our hostel. The hostel has recently changed hands and Its under going phases of remodeling. This room is schedule to be remodeled next month. The room you rented is usually the last room we rent out. But I believe we rented that room to you because we didn't have another... More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went for breakfast, and it was the best food by far in Ecuador. The Pancakes were delicious, omelet best in town. We will definitely fine here again. Service was great, the place was beautifully decorated. We found everything to be very clean. The cleanest restaurant I have been in here in Bahia. We did not stay here, just went... More 

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Kemah, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed at this hostel after reading reviews here. We were not disappointed in our choice! If you're expecting a five-star hotel, this is not the place for you. If you're looking to meet incredible people, both expats and natives, you won't be disappointed. The hostel is old, as are most of the places in Bahia. That is part of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Comfortable, affordable, clean, with a beach cabaña vibe. Just looking at this place you can feel yourself start to relax. The food is great but you definitely have to try the blended iced coffee. Better than Starbucks at half the price.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I stayed only one night and i meet so nice and warm people! Good location, service, clean, style, lots of good words. Recommending 100% if you look where to stay in a town. Greetings from Estonia and see ya soon;-)

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Address: Malecon Alberto F Santos, 410 y Arenas, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Bahia de Caraquez
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Coco Bongo Ecuador/Bahia De Caraquez

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