Toni and his staff take very good care of their customers and are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The garden is wonderful and we have enjoyed the breakfast. We can highly recommend this Hostal.
Quite simple incredible. We stayed in one of the private rooms with en suite bathroom in the garden area, just a short walk from the main building. The room was large, the facilities were great. In the evening you hear all the sounds of the rainforest. Amazing! Breakfasts were really good and the main building is a great place to chill. The hammocks are a great addition! We saw tarantula, lizards, butterflies, toucans and hummingbirds without having to move! Tony is incredibly passionate about the local area, conservation and sustainability. He is extremely knowledgeable about the rainforest and the animals and birds that live within. We did the rainforest hike, which was beyond amazing. We saw so many things! And Tony took us on a number of walks, on a lagoon tour (where we saw numerous monkeys) and for a great lunch! We also did the river tour which included visiting a local community, spotting caiman, chocolate making, a wildlife reserve and tubing down the river. The hostel is a 5 minute walk from Tena. You will find plenty of restaurants, a supermarket, a really nice river area and a great island park with monkeys and tapir! Tena was extremely safe and we went out every evening for a walk. The hostel staff are so friendly and they offer lots of tips and advice on where to visit. Lots of travellers to chat with too! Can’t recommend enough! Stay here!…
We arrived in the middle of the night without reservation, but the owner gave us a room anyway, which was the best. The rooms are huge, the beds are good and the toilet is an eco toilet but really works fine. The breakfast was great. The owner was very friendly and arranged a very nice jungle trip to Cuyabeno for us in less than an hour. The lodge is beautiful, would definitely go back here.
I visited Hostel Pakay with a group of 21 college students on a study abroad experience. Our initial plan of staying for four days was extended to three weeks when national protests disrupted travel plans for the entire country of Ecuador. The entire staff at Hostel Pakay was incredibly friendly and accommodating. We worked alongside them and spoke with them often, learning about hidden gems in Tena and their goals to make the Hostel entirely self-sustaining. Their chemical toilets are one of the first steps in that process. The housing accommodations were also very nice and we enjoyed relaxing in the hammocks.
Brilliant experience! Both the hostel and tours were great. The room was fantastic and felt much better than the "hostel" tag. The kayak tour we did was also great and adjusted to suit me as an experienced kayakers with my partner who had not done very much before. Tony was very passionate about conservation and runs a great company! Fantastic all round.
Highly recommended! Everything from rooms to the breakfast were amazing. The tours with Tony were top notch. And Tony is an amazing guy with a lot of knowledge on plants. I would definitely visit again!!
This is one of the best places I haver ever stayed on vacation! We spent 4 nights here in Tena, in the Amazon rainforest area of Ecuador a day's drive from Quito. Though located in a small city, as soon as I entered the property, I felt transported to a very quiet, jungle setting, with plants, huge trees, flowers of bright colors. The buildings fit into the ecological green world, well designed. The main lodge has a porch where they serve a tremendous array of fresh breakfast foods.The porch overlooks trees and bushes with hummingbirds and butterflies. At one end, my son was delighted to find hanging rings to exercise on. We rented 2 rooms just a short walk up the hill, simple and beautifully designed in wood, with art on the walls and views of the gardens. Very serene, clean and quiet. All have special composting toilets, sweet smelling and easy to use. The owners, Tony and Erin and their staff are terrific, so helpful in telling us about the region. Tony offers a great number of great tours. On our first day, we went on a full day whitewater rafting trip on a remote Level 3 river. We had a fine young guide in our raft and Tony was beside us in his kayak, doing expert maneuvers. We all had great fun! The next day we went by wooden boat, to meet indigenous Kichwa people, to learn of their skills, crafts We swam, hiked, saw lots of animals, birds, including caimans quetzals. We hiked through an animal rescue center. On the way back, Tony pointed out monkeys at river's edge, We sighted so many, leaping from tree to tree, many with babies, holding on the parents' backs!!! I would go back in a heart beat! MANY THANKS!!!…
The hostel itself is beautiful, with a lovely dining and communal area. The rooms are well kept and spacious. There is a lovely atmosphere fostered by staff who are always there to help. We booked our white water rafting trip through the hostel, Tony and his team were fantastic and we had the best day.
A wonderul place not too far from the centre of Tena. Most places of interest in town can be reached within 15-20 min by foot. Taxi costs $1.50. The place itself is hidden away in a little private jungle, which flourishes thanks to the compost toilets. The owners are incredibly lovely and very helpful, and the breakfast is spectacular. This is easily one of the best places to stay in Ecuador!
We had an amazing stay here! From the moment we arrived (much later than expected due to the bus from Quito taking forever), we were taken care of. The staff ordered us pizza, got us fresh water, showed us our room (amazing, clean, comfy), and helped us contact the people at our rafting trip we had booked prior to arrival. We also did a day tour through the hostal (caves and waterfalls) and it was INCREDIBLE. A true authentic experience in the Amazon jungle and so so beautiful. The staff, no matter what they were doing, was always willing to help us call a taxi, get us water or a beer, etc. Also, the breakfast was incredible. Absolutely recommend!!