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Hostal Alternative

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Huayna Capac and Casique Duma across from Museo Banco Central, Cuenca 010150 Ecuador See on map
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Concierge
Laundry Service
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Wisty_lee
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank jasmingp
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank PPenner
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Description
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 More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Location
Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Location
Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
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Traveler (14)
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Dining (1)
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"The best rooms are not on the ground floor, because the ground floor rooms does not have windows, so..."
AntonTeplyy
Feb 14, 2017
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"The upstairs rooms are the best"
EvanB1219
Jun 22, 2016
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"The bathroom upstairs is the best one!"
travelinggypsies-rv
Mar 5, 2016
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"clean and comfortable, easy access to touristic places in Cuenca, pleasant experience for fair price"
sweethottieangel
Nov 15, 2015
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