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Casa Mabell
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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Spent one night here before departing on our Galápagos cruise. Great price, clean and a wonderful air conditioning unit in the room. The owners were friendly and the facility was very clean. Wifi worked great and we felt very lucky to get such a great deal on the room after shelling out a small fortune on the cruise.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We rented the entire 3-bdr apartment as a group of 4. It was great having a kitchen which we used mostly for breakfast. The balcony was a nice addition although it would be nice if there was more than one comfortable chair (the rest were plastic deck chairs). It is very hot in San Cristobal so the a/c in the rooms was a big help. There is also cable TV in the rooms and a line to dry wet clothes out back. Wi-fi worked but was pretty slow, although that might be the case everywhere in San Cristobal.

Prices are pretty inflated in San Cristobal so this turned out to be a really good deal. Mercedes was very helpful and friendly and we would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

This is an extremely good deal. Very clean, great location and a real shower with hot water. The TV, AC & wi fi worked excellent. There is a common kitchen area which we didn't really use but it was nice to have the fridge to cool our wine:) Mabell was also kind enough not to charge us for the extra night I accidentally booked!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank SHIRLEY R
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CasaMabellGalapagos, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mabell, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Hello Shirley!
We are so glad you got to stay with us, and thank you for the kind words. Casa Mabell is doing so well because of the great reviews we get. Thank you again and happy travels.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Probably one of the best accommodations on the Galapagos that still has a reasonable price. The three of us stayed at the apartment no. 1, which was spacious, clean and functional. The rooms are cleaned every day and you get every day fresh towels, although we considered this not really necessary. Everything is pretty new. And if you don't need the a/c and stay a longer period you get a decent discount. Only drawback: the wi-fi was totally useless during almost our entire stay. But that's a problem all over these magnificent islands...

Señora Mercedes and her husband Nelson are the sweetest people. They are helpful and superfriendly. All the best!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Luke D
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CasaMabellGalapagos, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mabell, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

Dear Luke,
Thank you very much for writing a positive review on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate it. And we apologize for the WI FI issue. Unfortunately there is only ONE internet provider on the island (CNT-which is government-owned) and their service has been pretty bad the last two weeks. The issue was not only at our hostel, but in many areas on the island. The connection is better at the moment. Once again we apologize for the inconveniences this may have caused, and we thank you again for staying with us.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed at the Casa Mabell for two nights in January and found it excellent. If you are looking for spotless accommodation with probably the best shower in South America and friendly, sweet hosts then this is the place for you. I would definitely recommend staying here. It's a short walk from the main pier, right in the village close to restaurants, supermarkets, shops etc.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank scottyheather
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CasaMabellGalapagos, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mabell, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

Dear Heather,
Thank you so very much for the kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed staying at Casa Mabell, and thank you for being such great guests. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on the islands. Happy Travels, Danilo

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

I stayed in the single room at Casa Mabel for 2 months during summer 2013 and it was the best place in town. I also spent time at Casa de Nelly and Hotel Miconia and they don't compare to the value of Casa Mabel. The family that runs it goes out of their way to keep it very clean and will do anything to help you. It is nicer than a cheap backpacking hostel, but just not as fancy as more expensive hotels. Also, if your Spanish is limited, it's best to contact them by email and their son who lives in the US will help you! Lastly, all hostels and hotels in town have high noise levels due to normal town activities.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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CasaMabellGalapagos, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mabell, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Hello Kelly,
Thank you very much for taking the time to do, and thank you for being such a good guest,.. we are looking forward to having you again with us, this time for even a much longer stay. Have a good trip, see you next week!

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Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

This converted upstairs house is run by a lovely lady and her son (son speaks English mum does not). It has all you need for a short stay in San Cristobol and is only 2 minutes from the middle of town and the water front. There are some great little restaurants near by where you can eat for 10-15US each. You can find a great little breakfast bar called Cabana Mi Grande two blocks away. The double bed room has a comfortable bed and is fitted with reasonable sheets and doner cover. Kitchen area has a small fridge and sink if you require cooking facilities. There are smaller rooms available but we did not see these. If your looking to stay on the islands and island hop instead of blowing huge dollars on cruize boat accommodation then this is a great option. Water taxi to Santana Cruz is only ~ 30US.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Mabell

Address: Hernan Melville | Alsacio Northia, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 Specialty Lodging in San Cristobal
Price Range: $20 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Mabell is your best option in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island, the capital of the Galapagos Archipelago. We are a family-owned hostel so we can provide the best rates to our guests. We are located only a block away from the main dock/pier and 5 minutes away from the airport. Our hostel is always impeccable, we clean the rooms everyday. All rooms have access to a full-equipped kitchen or mini fridge. We also have hot showers, Free WiFi, Ceiling fans and optional AC. We can candidly say that all of our guests have had a great experience staying with us. Please read our reviews at Trip Advisor. We are ranked #1 out of all the hostels on the island. The neon blue Galapagos ocean and its nature are literally down the street! ... more   less 
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Casa Mabell San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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