We thought it was the nicest place we could have picked in Mindo. Only a few blocks from town (very small town) but on the 'edge' of town so very nice and quiet. Owner Rodney keeps excellent garden for birds and we saw amazing hummingbirds and many others there without even having to go anywhere. Nice breakfast included (egg/s, bread, jam, margarine, good juice, milk/coffeemilk or tea). Nice room upstairs with hammocks outside. And a kitchen guests can use! (after breakfast hours). Can do laundry on site too. Good value - was 35/night for our nice double room--very spacious, with bathroom, hot water, wireless internet, shelves and tables too. Only downside was it was a little musty-- had some incense to try to cover that. Very friendly people. Shanti and beautiful bird garden. In Mindo stop by Quetzal for best espresso, cacao, hot chocolate, and ice cream in Ecuador (try vanibrownie). Cafe Chocolo-arte has good omelettes and serves real butter. Brick oven pizzeria downtown across from bus station pretty good too.