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Hostal El Monasterio

Aguirre 7-24 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Lethbridge, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We have found that the location is very good. Close to the river. Close to Central Park. Super value for the money. Very clean. Friendly staff. I was able to use kitchen to make tea in evening and was able to use refrigerator. There is restaurant in lower floor but we were on the upper so limited noise.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The good: location and views. The bad: smelled bad despite overtones of chemical cleaners. Desperately needs a makeover. The ugly: toilet didn't flush in the first room "fix manyana" Don't think so. Changed rooms. Toilet also not working properly but worse - might as well have used a teaspoon to shower with - no pressure and only warm water. Ended... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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79 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed here for a week for new year. Very central location. Was a little dated and basic compared to places I usually stay but it us a hostel after all. I could not praise the staff enough. They were so helpful and welcoming. Good price and could not fault it. They included a breakfast and there was use of a... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Thought I had a reservation but when I arrived there was no one there, literally. This after climbing the 6 floors with all my gear. The security grate was closed and although a tv was blaring no one came. I stayed about 30 minutes banging and knocking and yelling but no one came (it was about 2 pm) Finally went... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Admittedly, at $34/night for the two of us, it was a bit of a splurge, but Cuenca is Cuenca ergo prices all over are higher than we normally like to pay. Yet we feel that warm afterglow of satisfaction that arises from having gotten what we paid for and more. Bathroom-spotless-and cleaned every day. I looked under the bed as... More 

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Shanghai, China
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Excellent customer service =) I came with my grandma , the hostel is very comfortable clean, unbeatable location. The view from the kitchen/eating area is great. It is walking distance to Parque Calderon, the Cathedrals, etc. Good value for breakfast included. 100% recommended.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We stayed only briefly but enjoyed our stay. The older man who was running the place was so friendly (although speaks no English) and was more than helpful in directing us where to go to eat and what to do in Cuenca. We stayed in a private room with private bathroom with TV and wifi and had no complaints except... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I ended up at El Monaterio aftyer all other hostals in Cuenca were booked due to a concert. I took a private room with bathroom. Th ebed was comfy, bethroom and shower working fine and the hostal has a lovely rooftop terrace and a well equipped kitchen. The staff is very nice and helpful. WIth 15$ per night that might... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

We stayed for 5 nights in this hostel where the owner was really rude and unfriendly since day 1 but the worst was that we got biten by bedbugs (about 30 bites) in 2 different bedrooms plus they have cockroaches in the kitchen and toilets, we informed the owner about that and he reacted angry and insulting us so bad... More 

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hostalelmonasterio, Propietario at Hostal El Monasterio, responded to this review

This is the new management of Hostal El Monasterio in Cuenca Ecuador. We are sorry about any inconvenience you may have had in the past, we are taking care of your message and making the arrangements to improve our services everyday. Best Regads C.Andrade Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2006

Good points: * Has warm water * Fantastic view - it's on the 6th floor overlooking San Francisco square & the mountains * Good size rooms * Clean Bad points: * Old town is very very quite at night * That locked gate is good for safety but not to stand outside in the dark until someone answers the bell... More 

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Address: Aguirre 7-24 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Number of rooms: 16
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