My parents and I stayed here for a week starting August 6th. I was here on a medical mission to help out at the nearby Damien House, which houses people with Hansen's Disease (leprosy). When I first arrived, I was greeted warmly by the owner. He showed us around, showing us the nice patio area with the hammock, our rooms, the nice living room area, and the kitchen. Everything was clean and in order. The hostel offered basic drinks and amenities for a small price. The rooms came with a personal bathroom with a clean sink, toilet, and shower, though it was a little tricky to adjust the water from cold to hot. The beds are clean and comfortable, and the maid comes and cleans the rooms and make the bed every day. You have to turn on the air conditioner (loud) at night because it is quite warm, making it impossible to sleep otherwise. The loud air conditioning is actually kind of nice because it mostly drowns most of the loud and annoying sounds that you WILL hear at night if you don't turn on the air conditioning. On school days during the school year, you WILL be woken up at 7 AM whether you like it or not because the school across the street does a loud and long morning speech or something at this time every morning, and it is so loud that not even the air conditioning will drown it. But if you like to get up early, this should not be an issue. The hostel serves a good breakfast in a nice little restaurant-like kitchen, with very good service from a friendly staff. I would recommend this hostel to anyone except for people who are very light sleepers or those who like to sleep in, as this is impossible at Tangara Guest House. Apparently it is not in the nicest of neighborhoods because it has shards of glass all over the top of their surrounding walls! But this just for protection and should not be an issue unless you get locked out and want to try to climb the wall for some reason. Overall I would recommend this guest house, it definitely was much better than expected, as I know Guayaquil has a reputation as not the nicest city in the world. It made my stay in Guayaquil pleasant and smooth.
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