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Hostal Alternative

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Welcome to Alternative Hostel & lodging We're a kind and friendly place, that welcome travelers from all over the world. We have a wealth of experince in the industry and know what travelers value and need during their stay. The Hostel is at the end of calle Larga where you can find lots of bars and restaurants, is in front of Banco Central, also is very easy to take a cap or the public bus to anywhere in the city, is close to the aeroport and the bus station. Our hostel has water 24 hours a day. The guests have half and hour of free internet and also wifi 24 hour inside the hostel. Shared kitchen Cash only for payment of balance.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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I loved AlterNative so much! The art and set up were amazing and instantly made me feel at home. The breakfast in the mornings and the baked goods at the front desk were so good! The area where AlterNative is located is beautiful and so scenic!
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My original plans were to only stay 5 days but I ended up extending because the hostel (and Cuenca) are just so great! The hostel was very clean! The staff was just amazing at making you feel at home and comfortable. The breakfast included was amazing for me as a vegetarian but
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Really nice! Such a clean hostel with nice spacious rooms and the comfiest bed I’ve slept on in South America, with a lush fluffy blanket ahh I want to jump in it now! Free breakfast is toast with jam and butter, fruit salad and coffee or tea in the cafe next door; yum! (Only
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Staff was courteous and apologized for the noise from a rude client at midnight. The noise emanating from the kitchen, and due to poor design, the noise echoes throughout the building. We found it difficult to have a restful afternoon due to the same noise inside, and traffic
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It’s a great spot to stay why? - very clean - secure - location is great. Not super busy part of the city but literally across intersection from the Main Street (Calle Lagra) where all the best bars, restaurants and museums are. - friendly staff and the hostel is run by a
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Dormitorio 5 personas
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Dormitorio 5 personas
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"The best rooms are not on the ground floor, because the ground floor rooms does not have windows, so ventilation is not very good."
"The upstairs rooms are the best"
"The bathroom upstairs is the best one!"
"clean and comfortable, easy access to touristic places in Cuenca, pleasant experience for fair price"
"Ask for the dorm room on the second floor or the double bed in room 6."
$18 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorAzuay ProvinceCuenca
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