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“Clean, nice, far” 4 of 5 stars
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Galapagos Best Home Stay
Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 46 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 hotel reviews
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“Clean, nice, far”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

The room was really nice. Good bed and nice working airconditioning. The bathroom was nice and always clean. Kevin is sweet and shows you around. He also provides you with a possibility to refill your waterbottel.
The downside is it's kind of far away and i think it could be a bit cheaper.
But i had a nice stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Friendly welcome! Kevin the owner was very helpful and provided us with great information along with a short tour with tips. The rooms have AC, spacious, exremely clean and comfortable - additionally you have a small kitchen and fresh water. Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Galapagos Best Home Stay was by far the best place i stayed in, in the whole of south america. It was my first stop (as a single girl of 23) on a 3 month trip throughout the whole of south america, and i was very nervous of traveling on my own. But when i turned up Kevin made me feel right at home, with his customary tour of the town, and everyone i met while staying here were super friendly.
If you are concerned at all about the short distance (about 15min walk) from the main st, don't be! i walked it several times a day, even at night, by myself and i was perfectly safe the entire time. GBHS is also the best price you will find on the island. Its very clean and it felt more like a hotel/guesthouse than a hostel.
I cant recommend it more, it was excellent and you wont find a better place!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were delighted to find Gal. Best Home Stay. It was clean, a comfortable bed, a place to put your suitcase and belongings, water jug (you cannot drink faucet water on the island). Kevin and his wife have fixed up the rooms to meet American standards. It has a little kitchenette, microwave as well as air conditioning. It is not on the main strip, but very easy to get a taxi for $1 and taxi's are abundant. Kevin is the best. Kevin provides a guided tour to orient you to the area. He cares about his customers and is available for any needed assistance. We stayed in the corner room on the top floor and were very happy with our accomodations. There is a little sitting area on the top floor to eat breakfast or read. If you are looking for a good value this is the place.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Kevin is absolutely one of the nicest homeowner I've ever met in the 53 country I've visited so far in my life. Best tip if you go to the islands! Relly clean rooms, free drinking water and coffee, free guiding in town.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Spacious, clean, friendly, helpful and easy. Kevin is a great host and extremely helpful. Nice large and clean rooms. Comparatively quite cheap, especially for the quality. Highly recommended. Enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Galapagos Best Home Stay was not only very affordable (most accommodation in the islands can be quite expensive) but very clean and comfortable. It felt more like a guest house than a hostel. The room was nice, and the air conditioning very much appreciated.

The owner, Kevin, is very friendly and even offers a tour of the town upon arrival. It was a great way to find out about some of the attractions in Puerto Ayora.

Although located about 15 minutes from the centre of town, it's either an easy walk or a $1 taxi ride - negating the issue of distance. The town is also very safe, day or night.

In short, Galapagos Best Home Stay is one of the best places to explore the Galapagos Islands from on a budget.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ALL OF OUR ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING AND YOU WILL BE GLAD THAT WE DO! The Galapagos Best Home Stay is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island Galapagos. Which is one of the main hubs to explore the Galapagos. We are proud to offer affordable prices unmatched by other hotels in the Galapagos Islands. With all new Modern accommodations that have Kitchenettes You will wake up refreshed and ready to go out and explore. ... more   less 
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