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“Basic budget option” 4 of 5 stars
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Darwin Hostel
Av. Baltra y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador   |  
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Swansea
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Basic budget option”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are basic but the sheets and bathroom are clean. There is a choice of a room with fan or air con (slightly more expensive). No hot water, but with the hot weather we didn't need it anyway. There were quite a few bugs in the room. Book exchange with good range of English books, and a few other languages. Wifi not strong enough to reach all the bedrooms, but you can sit in reception or at the table outside. Good location a few minutes walk from the port, near restaurants and shops. Cheap price for Galapagos.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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226 reviews 226 reviews
147 hotel reviews
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We flew to Galapagos independently and this was our first accommodation. It is located in heart of Puerto Ayora just near the main port. Rooms are basic and clean with private bathroom with electric showers. No breakfast, no kitchen facilities but there are cheap eating establishments nearby. Wi-fi. Owner friendly although not overly flexible. Not much to say but good choice for those on a budget

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We found this to be the nicest, most cost effective place in Pto. Ayora. What else do you need in a hotel but a clean comfy bed. We were seriously 2 blocks from the ocean and all the shopping/restaurants. This was recommended to us by a friend as an awsome little place to stay and we are glad we did. It was very low cost but was clean and had great staff and service.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Av. Baltra y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 20 Specialty lodging in Puerto Ayora
Also Known As:
Darwin Hostel Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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