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Malecon Alberto F Santos, 410 y Arenas, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
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Coco Bongo
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Bayfield, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
14 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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East Saint Louis, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While visiting Bahia, Ecuador I stayed two nights at the Hostel Coco Bongo. The main downtown shopping area is just two blocks away. The hostel is across the street from Bahia's most beautiful palm lined park. Staying there was quiet and comfortable. Also, the food was great. They serve both American and Ecuadorian breakfasts and real Italian pizza. There is... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Clean & Comfortable with a great location. New ownership took over a few months back and the place has a new look and a new vibe. I have been here several times, as I travel to Bahia several times a year. Even if you are just passing through stop by for breakfast, it is well known as the best in... More

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Denstone, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

As soon as I arrived in Coco Bongo I was made to feel very welcome. The location was really good and it was great to sit outside, have a cold beer and a chat. I shared a dorm room which was clean but, unfortunately, had to leave too early to have breakfast the next morning. I would definitely recommend it.

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Atacames, Ecuador
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This hostel is in a perfect ubication, restaurants, shops, beach all very closed by. very friendly and helpfull staff, very clean. Good people coming along from town for taking a beer or a nice coffee. Thanks, a had a great stay. If I come back to Bahía I will surely come back to your hostel again.

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

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Welcome to CoCo Bongo. The hostel that everyone can and does recommend! A American and Ecuadorian run hostel located in a quiet street in the heart of Bahia de Caraquez, just a block from Bahia's best beach. CoCo Bongo Hostel is a combination of nice private rooms with baths and dorm rooms created to give you, the adventure traveler, a friendly and fun base from which to plan your explorations of Ecuador, take a break from your travels, meet other travelers, or just recharge your batteries before heading out for further adventures. We have pulled together the best ideas over the years from travelers just like you and put about everything a traveler could want from a hostel under one roof. After having a good night's sleep you can enjoy the best breakfast in town with coffee or tea.Our breakfast menu, full of yummy treats at reasonable prices. Our courtyard offers a great hang-out area and our Bar offer the coldest Pilsener in town and a wide variety of drinks. If you like White Russians like the Dude, I recommend a White Ecuadorian. All this and much more is provided by our friendly, helpful international and local staff, most of whom speak English and Spanish. We are happy to help you with free traveler information and insider tips. CoCo Bongo welcomes you to enjoy our facilities and make new friends in a safe, fun, clean environment, and we'll bend over backwards to ensure that your stay with us is unforgettable. The CoCo Bongo emphasis is on providing a fun social environment, always offering opportunities to meet new people while still giving you the opportunity to get a good night's sleep should you have early morning travel and adventures planned. ... more   less 
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