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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Pros - nice clean, modern hostel with comfortable beds. Good kitchen area and pleasant common areas. Nice touch you get a discounted breakfast next door.
Cons - a little too far from the city centre. Dorm room next to reception so lots of disruption and noise from the main hallway.
Overall an ok stay on the edge of Cuenca.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank marcuswilliams2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

I loved AlterNative so much! The art and set up were amazing and instantly made me feel at home. The breakfast in the mornings and the baked goods at the front desk were so good! The area where AlterNative is located is beautiful and so scenic!

Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
Thank Wisty_lee
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

My original plans were to only stay 5 days but I ended up extending because the hostel (and Cuenca) are just so great! The hostel was very clean! The staff was just amazing at making you feel at home and comfortable. The breakfast included was amazing for me as a vegetarian but some may want to add eggs for a dollar. The cafe attached is so nice and offer delicious homemade desserts and the coffee is of high quality! The gorgeous pumapungo museum is located right across the street, and with a free entry and stunning views, it’s well worth the visit!!! Would HIGHLY recommend! Thanks for an awesome stay guys!!!

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank jasmingp
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Really nice! Such a clean hostel with nice spacious rooms and the comfiest bed I’ve slept on in South America, with a lush fluffy blanket ahh I want to jump in it now! Free breakfast is toast with jam and butter, fruit salad and coffee or tea in the cafe next door; yum! (Only improvement is need a little bit more butter for the 3 pieces of toast) They also do good food in the cafe :) there’s also a fully equipped kitchen so you can cook your own food. Staff in Hostel and cafe are friendly, breakfast is 8am - 10am. It’s right next to Pumapungo museum and about 5-10 min walk to old town. There are small lockers at reception for valuables (not big enough for laptop, but Hostel feels safe! You have to ring bell to enter) One thing to note; hostel world says check out is 12 noon but it’s actually 11am. All in all, fantastic hostel for a great nights sleep: deffo recommend!

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Staff was courteous and apologized for the noise from a rude client at midnight. The noise emanating from the kitchen, and due to poor design, the noise echoes throughout the building. We found it difficult to have a restful afternoon due to the same noise inside, and traffic noise anytime the door opened. It was clean as promised by Lonely Planet, but so much more is needed for a great holiday experience.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank PPenner
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