If you’re looking for a really cheap place to stay, then maybe you’d like this place. I say, spend a little more for a better experience. This place had good reviews, but there were too many cockroaches for me. We left and found somewhere else to stay.
As other people have already said the location of Vista al Mar is excellent! We stayed for 4 nights and the service was everything you could want for the price you pay. We had to add an extra night too and the host was very accommodating to that need. We would definitely recommend it as a place to stay. I think we were room 2 which was really near the reception area and we could hear everything that anyone said within the communal areas but it was not at any crazy times so all good. We also had air con in the room which was a must for me!
We spent two different nights in two different rooms. First room was room no.4 and it was situated inside of the complex with the view to the garden, spacious and clean. Second room was room no.1, also spacious situated right next to the entry to the reception and that one could be a little bit cleaner, it was not the end of the world, but still(especially the cover for a bed could have been washed better). What I really did not like was that it had covered mold on the wall and was extremely noisy. Both nights served its purpose, but if we needed to stay longer, I would be probably really bothered by this. The staff however was very friendly and kind, happy to help with everything. Both rooms had a good hot shower (you appreciate this in Galapagos). The part of the complex was also a equipped kitchen and spacious tables outside. Also, the cold and hot water to refill your bottle. I also liked that they had bins for recycling. All for good price.…
This hostel is definately great place to stay in Puerto Ayora. First the price is definately fine in contrast to other places and the location is well and close the center. Second is that the place is well equipped: hot water in showers, comfortable kitchen, free water for drinking, clean and big rooms. Third and in my opinion most important the family that manage this hostel. These people are so nice and friendly that makes you feel at any time like you are at home. I enjoyed staying there and recommend anyone who gets to Puerto Ayora with some budget to consider staying there.
We stayed with the four of us in a 5-person apartment. Everyday the room was cleaned and we got new towels if we wanted. There is a nice garden and a kitchen with all you need. Very kind persons are running the place and they are willing to help you with everything. No better place than to stay here in Santa Cruz.