We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Fabulous rooms, service and location!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hostal Pichincha Internacional
Ranked #45 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Cuenca
Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous rooms, service and location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

I have stayed here on several occasions from 2007 through 2012 with my husband and now stay here in the summer with a group of up to 30 people. The rooms and washrooms are spotless. The inner coutyard and dining room are lovely. The owners, who are sisters, are accomodating and honest. The location is ideal for exploring the beautiful downtown areas of Cuenca. Many good restaurants, shops, pharmacies, clinics and the plazas with the majestic cathedrals and churches are a short stroll away. I highly recommend Hostal Pichincha. Their brother owns the adjoining enclosed parking area so if you have a car you may park in this secure and convenient area,

Room Tip: All of the rooms facing the inner courtyard are quiet and lovely.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank voyageusedumonde
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

6 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2
    2
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
1
2
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Issaquah, Washington
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

You cannot ask for a more a more perfect location to visit Cuenca (Ecuador's 3rd largest city)The center of the city is noted as a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site because of its many historical buildings, all within easy walking distance (several blocks) from Hostal Pichincha International. (not to be confused with Hotel Pichincha, several blocks away on General Torres)
Reasonably priced at $18 per day this place was made more perfect due to the attention Gladys and her sister Dolores. Every morning breakfast with a smile from Gladys.
Full showers, in each room, inner courtyard to visit or catch up on email.
I rented a car from Austral Rent A Car and visited Cajas Nat’l Park to the West of Cuenca, about an hour’s drive and then North to the city of Azogues with an ancient church being restored. Hostal Pichincha provided free parking during the evening hours in the public parking area that also adjoins this property. If you park there during the day you pay a small fee.
It was rumored that it is possible to visit a different church each day of the year in Cuenca. On your way to those, there are plenty of shops to visit and restaurants to try out. A quick favorite of mine was DiBacco, an Italian restaurant. Lauro, spent some years working in New York in the restaurant business and is an excellent resource for information.
Always felt very safe at Hostal Pichincha, with Gladys or her sister Dolores letting me in or out of the locked gates or entrance. Don't look for typical address number on the building because there was none when I got there, although the name, Hostal Pichincha is prominently displayed on the exterior of the Hostal above the main entrance. Breakfast was always freshly made by Gladys who always greets you with a smile.
If you absolutely have to take a taxi anywhere, such as to the airport. Just step outside, they're everywhere and reasonably priced.
All future visits to Cuenca Ecuador will be at the Hostal Pichincha. Hope there is room.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank SnoqualmieDen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Cuenca hotels
0.0 mi away
Hostal Villa Del Rosario
0.0 mi away
Casa San Rafael
Casa San Rafael
#4 of 60 in Cuenca
4.5 of 5 bubbles 424 reviews
0.0 mi away
Forum Hotel
Forum Hotel
#5 of 60 in Cuenca
4.5 of 5 bubbles 227 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Casa de las Rosas
Casa de las Rosas
#16 of 60 in Cuenca
4.5 of 5 bubbles 105 reviews
0.0 mi away
Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca
Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca
#1 of 60 in Cuenca
4.5 of 5 bubbles 661 reviews
0.0 mi away
Hotel Los Balcones
Hotel Los Balcones
#3 of 60 in Cuenca
4.5 of 5 bubbles 425 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hostal Pichincha Internacional? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hostal Pichincha Internacional

Property: Hostal Pichincha Internacional
Address: J. Montalvo 9-78 e, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Cuenca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Hostal Pichincha Internacional 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.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing