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Malecon Alberto F Santos, 410 y Arenas, Bahia de Caraquez 131401 Ecuador
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#1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Bahia de Caraquez

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.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Street parking
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Bicycles available
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese


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2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Sarah GK wrote a review Jan 2020
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A really lovely relaxing hostel.The staff were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful art in the hostel aswell.The best breakfast we had on all of our trip along the coast of Ecuador. Thanks very much!🙂
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Alexis N wrote a review May 2019
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We had an amazing stay at Coco Bongo Hostel. All the rooms are painted with these incredible murals! There is a lounge to have a beer at night and in the mornings you can take breakfast on the patio with view on the park across the street. The food is delicious. The pizzas are very original and breakfast is exactly what you need to start a day at the beach, which is only a five minute walk away. Thanks Coco Bongo and Catfish!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Gali B wrote a review May 2019
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Had the pleasure of enjoing this black bean burger with crunchy & chunky fries Just right! Made with a lot of love and attention In the beautifully paintend open patio Good food. Good atmosphere. Great company What a perect way to have lunch!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Jill P wrote a review Jan 2019
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I can't fault this place and nor do I want to. Amazing food especially the pizza. Great coffee. Really interesting decor in the restaurant/ bar downstairs. Huge bedroom with the best bathroom I've seen in a hostel and the entire building is earthquake proof. Best of all the friendly, helpful staff. I'd recommend this place to anyone. And a massive shout out to Sean and Catfish. They give Coco Bongo it's heart and soul.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Paul S wrote a review Aug 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia10 contributions3 helpful votes
You are right in the middle of everything at Coco Bongo. The room are all remodeled and really nice. The food, the different coffees and teas, the deserts. The owner has the culinary skills that are so unique, you feel like your eating at a 5 Star restaurant. My wife Annabelle and I will most certainly return.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: It just depends on what you want, you have many choices
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coco Bongo
Which popular attractions are close to Coco Bongo?
Nearby attractions include Museo Bahía de Caraquez (0.3 miles) and Puente las Caras (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Coco Bongo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Coco Bongo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Coco Bongo?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coco Bongo?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Muelle Uno Parrillada & Bar on the Malecon, Puerto Amistad, and H Cafe Bar.
Does Coco Bongo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Coco Bongo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Coco Bongo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Bahia de Caraquez.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Coco Bongo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.