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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a twin room on the top floor. It's very clean and a new hostel. Room was spacious and bright. Bathrooms were clean and the shower head was one of the best in South America with hot water! Kitchen was clean and the utensils were immaculate (very rare in communal kitchens) lots of tea options (free) breakfast was... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 5 of the morning, the man at the reception opened us and gave us immediately the room to sleep 2 hours before the morning. We didn't Pau additional prices. Moreover very clean, wonderfull showers and great to walk for all calle larga and visit the city. The best choice you can do in Cuenca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Well nice It is a comfortable and friendly hostel, attention is good, clean and also has a reading room for the tv and a terrace where one can have a good time. It also allows you to use the kitchen to prepare the food you like. It is not very close to downtown, but walking one arrives fast and fresh... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Close to the fun center of Cuenca, but what a relief, what quiet. Spacious rooms, clean and comfortable. A rare night of sound sleep! Great kitchen and staff, too. Top-notch location! Seems like they've planned for every need and comfort guests may have, even laundry on the roof!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Spent a few nights there and loved it. Will be returning after a trip to Montenita. The place is super clean, the beds are comfy and the staff is great. The street can be a little noisy, but for the price a great deal.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The hostel is located 15 mins from the city center. We found it to be very clean and comfortable, and the interior is lovely. Breakfast is rather basic but included, the kitchen is well equipped. The staff was very friendly and helpfull with everything. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Great hostel for digital nomads. Dependable internet, several places to set up and work. Bunks are comfortable, the whole place is clean, and a nice social atmosphere to meet people. Not exactly downtown, but not a far walk from anything. It is a little loud at night because of the busy street and crosswalk, but ask for an interior room... More 

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

The place is friendly, clean and the staff is helpful. Located about 15-20min walk from the center. But the hostel is directly next to a big 2 lane crossing with traffic the whole night. When the light switch to green you will even hear the sound with noise-canceler.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

This is a great hostel if you're staying in Cuenca! This hostel is SUPER clean as it is constantly being cleaned throughout the day. The beds are comfortable and the common areas make it easy to meet other travelers. The kitchen is a little bit small, but it's nicely equipped. Breakfast is simple (toast, butter/jam, and a banana), but free... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Had a whole dorm to myself which was comfy but kinda lonely. Not a great place for meeting people. Well equipped kitchen. No breakfast :( Location not very convenient either. Ruined by bar launch next door going on til 7am! I moved after one night.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: Huayna Capac and Casique Duma | across from Museo Banco Central, Cuenca 051010, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
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