I paid for 3 nights up front which proved to be a mistake for me. We were told it was the owner's birthday and that we'd be welcome to some free drinks at the bar which we considered reasonable compensation for a night of loud music. For three days and two nights the owner was drunk and didn't have much of an idea what was going on and the music went until 3am one night and 6am the second. He wasn't in control of the situation and it was up to the discretion of his mates behind the bar who who got free drinks which didn't include me. So, not only had I paid for my room which faced which had no closeable windows directly onto where the music played, the bar was also out of purchasable drinks so it was either socialise sober with a bunch of drunk people and loud music or sit in my room with equally loud music. I was happy to find a much better room with private bathroom, in a quieter place for less money than here. I'm a long term traveler of 20 months now stayed in all manner of places. I've seen everything but could only name a couple of experiences which were worse than this. The owner here is more interested in all night parties with his mates than looking after customers and as competition in Mompiche grows, which it is in the process of doing, this place will not survive.
To be fair, the food here was really good and I ate here a lot. Then on the last night I sat for an hour and a half waiting for my order to arrive only to see it go to a table which had ordered half an hour after me. I then sat for another 15 minutes before the waitress, who's friendliness was great but incompetence was astounding, came to tell me that there was none of what I ordered left - almost an 1 hour and 45 minutes after I'd ordered!
I could only shake my head in disbelief at this place in the end. I wouldn't stay or eat here ever again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hostel is a really nice place and relax, has diferents things for our guests, we have a mini bibliotec, video place, restaurant, surf shop, surfboards rent, surf class, ecologic tours, trekking in the jungle and more you have to come;) ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your La Facha Hostal reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- La Facha Hostal Ecuador/Mompiche