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“Very good value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostal Casa del Rio

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Hostal Casa del Rio
Ranked #43 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Cuenca
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4 reviews
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“Very good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

I recently traveled to Cuenca with a group who was looking to save $$ on lodging. For just $10 apiece per night, we stayed at the Hostal Casa del Rio, and I was very impressed - it was clean and quiet yet in a very central location, and the owners were quite helpful and accommodating.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

There's nothing fancy about this place, but I was quite happy with it. The breakfast is nice, the family that operates it is very helpful. I didn't see any other hotels in the city, but I did overhear one couple come in and see the place as they weren't happy with their current accommodation. If you need a quiet room and hot shower, this place does the trick.

Room Tip: It's a confined 4-story building. If you don't like stairs, get a room near the lobby.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

When we looked at the hotel we were shown the best room with river views and thought it would cost $20. That was a misunderstanding that we fortunately realized when we signed in. The room isn't worth the $30 they charge.
Since it was late we decided to take one of the cheaper rooms for $20, which isn't really worth the money either:
No private bath, dark room with tiny windows, TV has no international channels, furniture needs a serious dusting.

The shared bath was clean but there was only a trickle of water in the shower in the morning.
There is free WiFi but signal doesn't reach all rooms.

The big plus in this place is the very friendly manager who is also extremely security conscious - main door is looked at all times.

You can find better and brighter rooms with private bath and in Cuenca for $20. We changed to "Villa Flora" after a night.

Room Tip: Make sure you look at the rooms before signing in
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hostal Casa del Rio
Address: Bajada del Patron 4-07 y Larga, Cuenca, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
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Ranked #43 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Cuenca
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