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“Basic budget option” 4 of 5 stars
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Darwin Hostel
Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Basic budget option”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are basic but the sheets and bathroom are clean. There is a choice of a room with fan or air con (slightly more expensive). No hot water, but with the hot weather we didn't need it anyway. There were quite a few bugs in the room. Book exchange with good range of English books, and a few other languages. Wifi not strong enough to reach all the bedrooms, but you can sit in reception or at the table outside. Good location a few minutes walk from the port, near restaurants and shops. Cheap price for Galapagos.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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535 reviews
224 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We flew to Galapagos independently and this was our first accommodation. It is located in heart of Puerto Ayora just near the main port. Rooms are basic and clean with private bathroom with electric showers. No breakfast, no kitchen facilities but there are cheap eating establishments nearby. Wi-fi. Owner friendly although not overly flexible. Not much to say but good choice for those on a budget

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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86 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We found this to be the nicest, most cost effective place in Pto. Ayora. What else do you need in a hotel but a clean comfy bed. We were seriously 2 blocks from the ocean and all the shopping/restaurants. This was recommended to us by a friend as an awsome little place to stay and we are glad we did. It was very low cost but was clean and had great staff and service.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jordan N
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Property: Darwin Hostel
Address: Av. Baltra y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
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Ranked #11 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Ayora
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