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Hostal Hogar Cuencano
Ranked #7 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Cuenca
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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Great little place”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The staff here was great and the place was very nice with lots of quirky character.

I really liked staying here and would do so again. The decor is unusual and charming.

Totally recommend this place...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Well located, moments from the river and minutes from the centre of the old town of Cuenca. Plenty of bars, restaurants & cafés close by. The owners here are friendly, speak English and can help with day trips.

The rooms are bright and clean and our bed was very comfortable. Our room, at the back of the hostel was very quiet, rooms at the front facing the street were reported to be noisier.

There's a nice little roof terrace too.

Room Tip: Front rooms noisier, rooms at the back nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Avon, Colorado
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

This was a good find for us. The bed/room was very comfortable and plenty of shelving to put your things. The shower was good and there was a little terrace attached to the room which was cute. The upstairs terrace was also nice with hammocks and tables and chairs and there are actually plugs up there so if you need to do something online you can. The internet was good except we tried to stream an NFL game and that didn't work well. Both the man and woman working there were super nice and helped us with anything we needed. They also spoke a bit of English. There is a kitchen but you're only supposed to use it from 8am - 7pm so sometimes we ate a bit earlier than we usually would. Very close to Calle Larga and all the bars/restaurants and right near the river. Very good location. Short walk to the city center.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

I stayed at the hostel for two nights and enjoyed it a lot. The people there were friendly and very helpful, the rooms were big enough and clean. Just below the hostal there is a nice place for breadkfast and across the street you can find a laundry service. The hostal has a kitchen and a roof terrace that can be used by travelers. All types of restaurants and bars are just around the corner. The dorm towards the street was quite noisy due to the bars on the street, It didn't bother me as I don't mind using ear plugs. There were not many other guests, therefore there was no one else in the dorm.

Room Tip: The dorm with window towards the street is a little noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Celso and his wife were great. They were very helpful with any room requests or suggestions with places to eat or visit. Yes, other guests make noise late into the evening or even in the middle of the night - there are inconsiderate people everywhere. The rooms are small, but adequate. The bathrooms are also small, but again adequate. We would be happy to visit again and stay here.

Room Tip: Some rooms have internal balconies and some do not. The newer rooms in the back share a ventilation...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I am surprised at some of the other reviews because I stayed a week and never had noise problems. The room was cleaned every day and the bed made. The Hostess was friendly and speaks some English. The maid was polite and efficient. The shower was not the best but adequate. If you are use to staying in hotels were you have room service and other amenities then this hotel is not for you. But if you are trying to get a reasonable room at an excellent price this is the place. The Wi-fi was some of the better that I have come across in south america. I had wifi in my room with a little desk to boot.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Jalisco, Mexico
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

I stayed here for the first time when I visited Cuenca to scout it out for a possible retirement move to Latin America. Since then, I've relocated to Cuenca, stayed here twice, and all three stays were simply fine. This is a hostal...no luxury...you get what you pay for...but each time, I was given a spotlessly clean and comfortable room, with access to an equally clean bathroom.

I've read reviews from others who experienced a lot of noise...in all three stays here, I haven't experienced any of that. Location is excellent, right in the heart of El Centro, such a beautiful, historic, protected UNESCO World Heritage area. WiFi was spotty, but a lot IS in El Centro...not the fault of the hostal's owners, but of the service providers.

If you want a clean, very inexpensive place to just lay your head while you explore this beautiful city, I STILL recommend Hostal Hogar Cuencano.

If you want luxury and all the amenities of home, it isn't for you...once again, we get what we pay for, right?

THANKS Maggie...will be back when I need to!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hostal Hogar Cuencano

Property: Hostal Hogar Cuencano
Address: Hermano Miguel 4-36 y Calle Larga | Across from Escalinata Steps & Tomebamba River, Cuenca, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Cuenca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family want to welcome you to Cuenca. We own and operate the Hostel Hogar Cuencano situated in a very convenient El Centro location across from the Escalinata Steps and Tomebamba River. We guarantee your stay will be in a spotlessly clean room with private bath and hot shower. We have a rooftop terrace that offers a calm place to enjoy a view of the city, the cathedrals and mountains. We enjoy helping you with sights to see and places to eat. We offer tours of the national parks and cultural sites for reasonable fees, as well as airport transportation to and from Guayaquil. Our guests are diverse and have fun sharing their experiences with others. We hope to see you at the Hostel Hogar Cuencano. ... more   less 
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