We stayed here for one night before and two nights after going to the Galapagos. Our first night was in a double room with a/c ($30p/night) which was quite comfortable with a good bed. Unfortunately our hot water (electric shower head) did not work which they couldn't fix on the spot so we used the shared bathroom. When we brought this up with the staff when we returned (to get the price of a room with a shared bathroom) they were not at all happy to help us.
We stayed one night in a private room and one night in a dorm room ($10pp) on our return. Dorms were also comfy.
The first morning when we went up for breakfast (which is lovely by the way, toast and scrambled eggs, coffee/tea and juice) we got up there not long before the 10am cut off. Staff walked past us but didn't help. When we went down to reception at about 10.10am (after waiting 20mins) to ask for breakfast they told us 'there isn't anything left'. Only with a lot of pushing did we get our brekkie!
Dreamkapture also has a travel agency. One of the staff members (?owner) was very very helpful and we booked our cruise last minute for the Galapagos through her. She was also very helpful with general questions and made up for the lacklustre performance of the other staff (who were a lot better when she was around!).
Overall the place is a very nice place with a decent kitchen and sitting areas, a marmoset breeding thing in the garden so you can watch the tiny monkeys playing, and a decent travel agency. But the staff definitely need to work on their service for the amount that you pay. The location isn't great either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dreamkapture is only 10 minutes away from bus terminal and the airport. Dreamkapture Hostel is located in the suburb of Alborada just north of the center of the city. There are many great restaurants nearby where you can enjoy local crab dishes, ceviches, and other typical foods. Dreamkapture is located near shopping, restaurants, and theaters. Our neighboorhood is friendly and the people are nice and helpful.Members of our office staff speak Spanish, English, and even French, and offer great information about Guayaquil, Galapagos, Jungle, Buses, and all of Ecuador.Members of our office staff speak Spanish and English, and offer great information about Guayaquil, Galapagos, Jungle, Buses, and all of Ecuador.Our hostel is a friendly and comfortable place where happy people are always welcome! ... more less
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