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“Great place to stay in San Cristobal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pimampiro Hosteria

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Pimampiro Hosteria
Ranked #16 of 43 Hotels in Galapagos Islands
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver
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157 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in San Cristobal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed in Pimampiro Hostal for the first night of our 5 day backpacker tour we booked with Sharksky ecoadventures. We upgraded our hotel options to include this hotel based upon Trip Advisor ratings and were really happy we did.

The hotel is a few blocks up the hill from the town, but this is not a problem as it's a pleasant walk. The owners here are super cool and very friendly. They do a great job of looking after their guests. Our room was huge with 2 bedrooms and a lounge and kitchen! Breakfast was really nice. We would definitely stay here again if we came back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for four nights after coming back from our Galapagoa Cruise. It's a lovely place and the people were very friendly. The breakfast was excellent and our cabina very big only for two people! The hosteria is located a little bit away from the port. It's ten minutes walk but no problem at all. We loved this place and can recommend it!thank you!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank miriam_hess
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San Diego, California
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed at the Pimampiro Hosteria, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, from July 6 - 8, 2012. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were met at the airport upon our arrival. The breakfast provided was delicious, and the rooms were clean and spacious. We enjoyed a balcony view overlooking the pool & city. The walk to and from the waterfront is quite manageable. The premises are secure. The three of us enjoyed our stay and recommend this lodging to others.

Room Tip: The rooms we saw were all spacious. We enjoyed having a balcony, and you may want to request that wh...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vagabond07
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Cumberland, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

Of all the hotels we stayed at on the Galapagos Islands, the Pimampiro Hosteria was by the far the best. The set up was cool, the food was delicious, and there was always someone there to answer questions or make a cup of tea or coffee. If I ever return to San Cristobal, this will be my first choice of a hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jacob M
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Tustin CA
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127 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

A delightful find, on a hill about a ten minute walk from the port town. Four of us stayed here for two nights before our Galapagos Cruise. Very friendly service, especially from the manager who gave us accurate info about day walks we might take on our own, and from the cheery breakfast staff who went out of their way to prepare our breakfasts just as we wanted. WiFi worked great in the dining room, which also had a small library of Galapagos and other books. The rooms and pool were perfectly clean. Our double suite ($80 including breakfast and tax) was large and furnished with drawers and a hanging rack, two TVs, a refrigerator stocked with cold water, and a safe. We had only brief time to enjoy the hammock on our private balcony over the pool, but the late afternoon breeze was refreshing there.
It was great to be a bit out of town, in a very quiet place. We took a taxi ($15 one way) to the volcanic lake, El Junco Lagoon, in the highlands for plant and bird watching and walked almost all the way back to the inn, taking a $2 truck taxi back from El Progresso village.
After we left, I realized that I left our trip journal in the dining room. The Pimampiro immediately packaged it up and sent it to Columbus Travel, our travel agent in Quito, who delivered it to Vieja Cuba, our Quito hotel for us to collect later in our trip. Everyone went out of their way to help, as the result of just one email I sent our travel agent.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet. We liked our second story balcony over the pool, but our friends liked ground l...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ExplorerMundi
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Quito
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

I've been several times in San Cristobal island with groups and this is one of the places where I come back with a happy face! Alejandra & Fernando the owners are always with a big smile in their faces. Suites are great, a lot of space. In warm period the pool is a relaxing option after local visit. Breakfast is the best in the island (fruits, eggs, toasts, juice, good coffee, muesli... )
I really recommend this hotel for a stay in San Cristobal

Room Tip: Upper rooms with ocean view are nicer!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank NomadGPS
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Astoria, New York
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

I loved this little hotel. I travelled to the Galapagos with 3 children age range: infant- 6 years old. I stayed here for nine nights and would definitely return if I went to San Cristobal. I had the room by the pool which was two rooms, a common area with a couch, tv, and a kitchenette area, and a bathroom. The first bedroom had a full size bed and the second room had 3 twin beds. The kids loved being next to the pool and the pool definitely felt like it was an extension of our room. The pool can make this room loud at night so if you are sensitive to noise this room may not be the best for you. The pool is also deep and has no shallow area so if you have small children you should be very alert.The room however was just what we needed to make a comfortable land based trip. We lunched out and would pick up dinner to go and eat it comfortably in our rooms- a perk to not be out at dinner time with kids!The owners and staff are very much a delight. The warm reviews represent them accurately. I only add that the owners have children and are used to traveling with children so they are cognizant of what makes a family comfortable. They seemed to be very honest and caring people. They really went out of their way to accommodate us at every level.
The location is not right downtown but we did not find this o be a problem.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank knittingmami
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Additional Information about Pimampiro Hosteria

Property: Pimampiro Hosteria
Address: Avenue Quito y Tulcan, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Galapagos Islands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pimampiro Hosteria Hotel Galapagos Islands

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