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“Perfect Place for Families” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Galapagos Islands
Astoria, New York
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Perfect Place for Families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I loved this little hotel. I travelled to the Galapagos with 3 children age range: infant- 6 years old. I stayed here for nine nights and would definitely return if I went to San Cristobal. I had the room by the pool which was two rooms, a common area with a couch, tv, and a kitchenette area, and a bathroom. The first bedroom had a full size bed and the second room had 3 twin beds. The kids loved being next to the pool and the pool definitely felt like it was an extension of our room. The pool can make this room loud at night so if you are sensitive to noise this room may not be the best for you. The pool is also deep and has no shallow area so if you have small children you should be very alert.The room however was just what we needed to make a comfortable land based trip. We lunched out and would pick up dinner to go and eat it comfortably in our rooms- a perk to not be out at dinner time with kids!The owners and staff are very much a delight. The warm reviews represent them accurately. I only add that the owners have children and are used to traveling with children so they are cognizant of what makes a family comfortable. They seemed to be very honest and caring people. They really went out of their way to accommodate us at every level.
The location is not right downtown but we did not find this o be a problem.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, FL
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46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I agree with all that everyone has been saying about this place. Very friendly owners/staff, probably the best condition of most places I've seen in San Cristobal, perfect breakfast. One caution..it's across the street from a "Galapagos Fried Chicken" and party room. We had a noisy stay in Quito and were looking forward to some quiet here...but there was a special occasion "quinceanera" party going on, and our walls shook til very late with salsa music from across the street. The mosquitos topped off a very unrestful night (probably our fault for leaving the door open earlier). Only other thing is that the hotel is a bit of a walk uphill, not right down by the waterfront. Would still stay here again (if no parties scheduled next door!)

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

This little hotel offer all the tourist need: excellent bedroom, good shower, very clean an big room, excellent breakfast (made by the owner!!). The staff is very kind, always helping you all you need. They have bikes (even to cary surf boards!!) for borrow....the hotel is about 2-5 minutes riding to downtown.
We spend 07 nights there, without a problem!!
Alejandra and Fernando, and all the staff, thanks for everything!! You are great!!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

We stayed here for two nights during a Galapagos tour. The rooms were fairly nice. There was a trick with the shower (only turn the knob enough for water to come out, or else the water was cold instead of hot!), but otherwise it was great! The pool seemed lovely, but what I remember most was the breakfast. It was SO GOOD. Fresh juice, coffee or tea, eggs cooked just the way you like them, as well as tasty bread and fresh fruit. It was a bit of a walk to downtown (maybe a 10-15 minute walk), but that wasn't a problem at all for us.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

We stayed for three nights at the beginning of our Galapagos adventure. We had a two bedroom apartment with central lounge area-all were clean and beds very comfortable. Great for three star accommodation! We were welcomed with mugs and stickers on our beds as gifts on arrival. Breakfasts were great -juice,fruit,cereal, yoghurt and eggs as ordered. We were able to do a large bowl of washing for $10 (washed and folded).
One day we cycled down to San Cristobal on the complimentary mountain bikes which were adjusted by the friendly staff .

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

The owners were personable, the staff extremely attentive. Safe. Super-large rooms. Each of our rooms could have easily slept 3-6 people (well worth the price we paid, given the size, cleanliness, complimentary breakfasts (juice, toast, and all the eggs you could want). Internet connection worked well, when server was on. Pool -- clean, new, right size for 6-8 people lounging around (only pool we saw connected to a hotel). Some rooms have kitchen/microwave. Just ask for the ones that do.

The staff helped get us to and from airport, recommended a good land-tour guide, and loaned us bikes gratis. The owners have a nice souvenir store in town -- nice items, comparable in price to other stores.

Would recommend!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palo Alto, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights during a tour of the Galapagos. We had a cabana sized room with a nice sized kitchen/dining area. Breakfast was delicious. It was a little far to walk to downtown, but not too inconvenient. The pool was small, but really great for lounging around.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pimampiro Hosteria

Address: Avenue Quito y Tulcan, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Galapagos Islands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pimampiro Hosteria Hotel Galapagos Islands

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