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Chugchilan 050751 Ecuador
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#3 of 9 Specialty lodging in Chugchilan
The Cloud Forest Hostal in Chugchilan is best value. We offer nice rooms. The price is reasonable (15 USD each in a double room or dorm, 20 USD for a single room), and includes a big breakfast and a great dinner. We also offer vegetarian, vegan or gluten - free options. If you're an early riser or have to catch the bus early in the morning, we give you breakfast to go. We also offer lunch box for just 3 USD Hot water is provided in all rooms. Our hostal is the best point to start hiking to Quilotoa. We have maps and all the info that you need for the traks to Isinlivi and Quilotoa and provide guides for hiking or horseback riding, in case you need one. WiFi is included as well as the games room with billiard, table tennis and football table.
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Tracy K wrote a review Aug 2021
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Jose, his wife (Patricia?) and daughter Andrea were all very nice and helpful. They cooked us a deliciously filling dinner and breakfast. There was coffee and tea in between meal times. Hammocks outside your room with views! The room was adequate and comfortable plus hot showers. We stayed here on night 2 of our Quilotoa hike. Day 3 we rented horses through Jose last minute to take us to Quilotoa Lake. Umberto our pleasant local guide arrived with his well behaved and rock steady horses and took us through the beautiful country side and canyons. It was perfect.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Taylor K wrote a review Jul 2020
Ottawa, Canada110 contributions33 helpful votes
This is a huge hostel in the center of town with beautiful and clean rooms. The food is absolutely fantastic, and the views from the dining room are superb. They offer a cheap boxed lunch for those looking for food to take on the trail and have a variety of inexpensive drinks for purchase. They have an awesome billiards room with foosball, pool, and a variety of other games, making it easy to meet other travelers.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Michelle C wrote a review Jan 2020
Albert Park, Australia44 contributions6 helpful votes
We arrived mid afternoon from day 2 of the loop. Such a lovely little place set high on the hill. Each room has its own hammocks out on the balcony so we spent the arvo out in the hammocks, recharging in the afternoon sun. The food was great, basic & filing and after dinner a map is offered with route suggestions for day 3 of the hike up to Quilotoa Lake. Overall a wonderful friendly experience & great value for money.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Marie H wrote a review Nov 2019
Zbiroh, Czech Republic201 contributions45 helpful votes
This hostal has everything. Super kind staff, great location and very warm blankets because it gets chilly at nights. Also hammocks where you can relax after hiking! Loved it! The prices are also very travellers-friendly. I paid 15$ for a dorm, big dinner and breakfast included. My top recommendation!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Lisa M wrote a review Jul 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia120 contributions22 helpful votes
This hostal is a lovely surprise in a beautiful setting. It is clearly popular with backpackers & hikers. All guests eat dinner together at long tables in a common dining room. I enjoyed hearing a range of languages & meeting new people. I came as part of a traveling Spanish language program. We held classes in the "reading room" which has a view of mountains. My room was small, but comfortable, with a private bath & hot water. We ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hostal. All the meals were delicious. The staff readily provided me with vegetarian alternatives, some of which made the meat eaters envious. I especially loved the soups.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Cloud Forest
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Cloud Forest?
Nearby attractions include Laguna Quilotoa (4.7 miles), Mirador Shalala (4.7 miles), and Sendero al Fondo del Crater (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Cloud Forest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Cloud Forest?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostal Cloud Forest?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Cloud Forest?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar Restaurante Karu Ñan, The Spoon, and Hostal Pachamama.
Is Hostal Cloud Forest located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Chugchilan.