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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent at Coco Bongo 3 night. The rooms are big, clean and recently furnished. The staff is really nice and always helpful for everything. We also tried many dishes at the restaurant both for breakfast and lunch. Definetly we recomend to stay there! Thank you guys, hope to see you soon

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Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is the best place in Bahia for traditional American food. Best hamburgers and fries, and great breakfasts at reasonable prices. Breakfast is $5-$6, huge burger and fries for $6. relaxing atmosphere, friendly English-speaking locals and travelers.

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East Saint Louis, Illinois
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Having traveled around most of Ecuador I have found a place that makes an unbelievable American style hamburger. Formerly Hostel Coco Bongo, now called Coco Bongo Café and Confusion is that place. I honestly don't recall ever having a better burger. My favorite was the one third pound bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheeseburger. Cooked perfectly for just $5.75 including fries....

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Larkhall, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

we each paid a lot for this £97 each I wanted to go there was 6 of us 1 guy was ill and couldn't go but we couldn't get his money back. We paid for the gold member our own waiter service , we got told it was grey goose vodka which we didn't get it was high wooden stools...

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Sean C, Owner at Coco Bongo, responded to this review

This is the wrong property, I believe this is a CoCo Bongo in Mexico. This has happen several times on tripadvisor. Thanks Sean

Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I have been many times for breakfast & it's been ok. This last was expensive for what we ordered. Our little one had pancakes with little bowl of fruit topped with yogurt. She has had before. This time it made her very sick. Immediately after eating her fruit she was vomiting. I know it was the yogurt. I have not...

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Sean C, Owner at Coco Bongo, responded to this review

So sorry to hear about your daughter. I've owned CoCo for 4 years and never have had a problem like this before. We wake up at 6 in the morning and go to the market and pick out the freshest fruits and buy a new yogurt every day. The Kitchen is very clean and is open so everyone can see...

Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was one of the first places that I went to when I first visited Ecuador. It has changed a lot over the years to include all different kinds of food from breakfast to beer. I have personally tried their pizza and was very pleased. Their breakfast plates are huge you could probably share one between 2 people. The coffee...

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

So I cant say anything about the rooms - we have been there just to drink a coffee on a lazy beach day.... So their menu offers o lot of food but at the end they just served coffee with cheescacke or pizza. So lets end it quickly the cheescacke is an disgusting mixture of sugar and flour - the...

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Sean C, Owner at Coco Bongo, responded to this review

We sell around 120 cheesecakes a week, your the first person that hasn't loved our cheesecake. The only flour in a cheese cake is the crust and we use a pretty thin crust, its more of a coconut flour base. We have 2 types of cheese cakes Waffle Cheesecake(Our waffles are great) so maybe you had that cheesecake. We mix...

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Coco Bongo does not rent rooms anymore. It is under construction and will rent apartments instead. I am not sure if it will be long term or not. The restaurant and bar are open. The food is good and so are the drinks.

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Reviewed May 18, 2015

I stayed at Coco Bongo for 4 nights when I visited Bahia. It was a great hostel/hotel, with reasonable prices, tasty food, attentive staff, and comfortable, artistic decor. I stayed in a dorm style room with 5 other travelers. It was cozy but low cost so I didn't expect luxury. The breakfast was delicious. Some of the other patrons were...

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Ecuador
Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Have been there on various occasions and would like to strongly recommend a visit when you're in Bahia. Friendly staff managed by Luis Miguel, best pizza in town, cosmopolitan atmosphere and great drinks with good selection of music . Perfect place to stay.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to CoCo Bongo. The hostel that everyone can and does recommend! A American and Ecuadorian run hostel located in a quiet street in the heart of Bahia de Caraquez, just a block from Bahia's best beach. CoCo Bongo Hostel is a combination of nice private rooms with baths and dorm rooms created to give you, the adventure traveler, a friendly and fun base from which to plan your explorations of Ecuador, take a break from your travels, meet other travelers, or just recharge your batteries before heading out for further adventures. We have pulled together the best ideas over the years from travelers just like you and put about everything a traveler could want from a hostel under one roof. After having a good night's sleep you can enjoy the best breakfast in town with coffee or tea.Our breakfast menu, full of yummy treats at reasonable prices. Our courtyard offers a great hang-out area and our Bar offer the coldest Pilsener in town and a wide variety of drinks. If you like White Russians like the Dude, I recommend a White Ecuadorian. All this and much more is provided by our friendly, helpful international and local staff, most of whom speak English and Spanish. We are happy to help you with free traveler information and insider tips. CoCo Bongo welcomes you to enjoy our facilities and make new friends in a safe, fun, clean environment, and we'll bend over backwards to ensure that your stay with us is unforgettable. The CoCo Bongo emphasis is on providing a fun social environment, always offering opportunities to meet new people while still giving you the opportunity to get a good night's sleep should you have early morning travel and adventures planned. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coco Bongo

Address: Malecon Alberto F Santos, 410 y Arenas, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Bahia de Caraquez
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Coco Bongo Ecuador/Bahia De Caraquez
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“I can't imagine where the good rooms would be”
 of 5 bubbles Sandykthomson, Jul 26, 2014 | Read review
“I believe the rooms in the back of the hostel are the best choice.”
 of 5 bubbles lot931, Jun 17, 2014 | Read review
“Get one as far away from the TV lounge as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles SoloCoyote, Jul 19, 2013 | Read review
“Definately not the suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Therealthingforsure, Jan 27, 2013 | Read review
“I don't do dorms so the only thing I can say is try to stay anywhere but the tiny, hot kitchen room. No AC here so don't ask.”
 of 5 bubbles bobinman1, Mar 28, 2012 | Read review
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