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“Unbeatable Value and Hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hostal el Rocio

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Hostal el Rocio
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Calle via Cinto (next to the sports stadium), Mindo, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #12 of 13 Mindo B&B and Inns
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“Unbeatable Value and Hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Originally a family vacation home, this charming and secluded hostel is tucked snugly in the jungle yet just a few blocks from the central bus station. Claudia, the bilingual owner and host, welcomes her guests like old friends, creating an atmosphere that is immediately familiar, as though you'd grown up there. Her hospitality and outgoing personality define the experience. A local institution, she'll organize adventures from dizzying zip lines to thrilling whitewater rafting to tranquil frog concerts. She'll even draw you a personalized map. The hostel is spacious, with three floors, and two balconies with numerous hammocks overlooking the untamed jungle. Accommodations are flexible, from private rooms with double beds and hot showers to communal bunk beds. At $10 per person per night, including complimentary breakfast, the value is unbelievable. And at any price, the experience is unforgettable.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Hostal el Rocio

Address: Calle via Cinto (next to the sports stadium), Mindo, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Mindo
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
considered one of the friendliest backpacker hostels in Mindo. hosted by Claudia (from Quito). It is a rustic and natural place just up the road from the sports field and away from the foot traffic in the village, Hostal Rocio (The morning dew) features accommodations for larger groups of 16 or more, as well as, single, double and private rooms for couples. Private or shared bathrooms with plenty of balcony space for hanging out and enjoying the jungle. All rooms include hot water. Depending on the day that you stay a hearty breakfast with generous portions of fresh fruit, bread, and eggs with tea or coffee may be included. The vibe is laid back and peaceful. Lots of birds and squirrels to view from the balconies. Groups with parents and children can be accommodated in separate houses on the property if more privacy is needed. A patio/gazebo with BBQ grill in the jungle is only a short walk from the lodging. Claudia speaks English well and can help you organize day trips to birdwatching, waterfalls, private protected lands and can also pick you up from the Mindo bus station. ... more   less 

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