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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Bayfield, Colorado
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
16 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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East Saint Louis, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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