The first time I arrived in Cuenca I'd decided to check out La Casa Cuencana due to the reviews here on TripAdvisor. I arrived on a Saturday night and was offered a dorm room to myself, and I've stayed there every time I've been back (about once a month for the past four months). I've been in two of the three buildings that are part of the hostel. The main building has more dorms and my ONLY complaint is that there's not always enough bathroom to go around when the place is busy, but if the upstairs bathroom is occupied the downstairs one usually is not.
The family who owns the place is super friendly and very accommodating. They give you a key to the room, so you're free to come and go without disturbing anyone. There's wifi, breakfast (which is new in the last month or so, I haven't tried it yet), and the location is perfect - right down the steps from the Tomebamba River and it's pathways, within walking distance of everything in the center of town. I've always left my bags there for a few hours after check-out on the day I leave, with no problems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Cssa Cuencana Hostal, the original since 2005, We are a Ecuadorian family-run hostel. We proudly offer accommodation in a warm environment, cozy, comfortable and diverse rooms and common areas. We are located in the heart of historic district(El Centro) the best place to enjoy the local culture, history, nature and the lovely scenario of a city named Cultural Heritage of Humankind. We offer dorms and private rooms in our three buildings among great restaurants and bars, museums and the Tomebamba River and only a few blocks from the main square. Here in a safe neighborhood, you can relax and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Ecuadorian culture. Contact our email to check for availability and room options, room rates and large groups. We welcome to you to your home in Cuenca. ... more less
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