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Galapagos Best Hostel
Ranked #9 of 55 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a couple of nights in a single room and also a dorm for a night. As with the theme of the other posts, Kevin is a great host and shows you around town.

The room and the dorm both had a little kitchen with a fridge, microwave, and stove. The hostel also stocks coffee in your room so that's an added bonus.

I rented a bike so the commute into town was easy for me. The walk is around 20 minutes but I did it in 15 by walking fast. There is a store nearby as well if you need to stock up on stuff..

You pay first and nor at checkout which can annoy people especially if their plans change. I find that a bit odd. But he is from Seattle! Seahawks!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had a great stay in this hostel. The room was large and had air conditioning. The facilities were clean and there was hot water 24/7. The owner is very helpful and offered to give us a tour of the island. The town centre is a short walk or $1 taxi ride away. We were able to store luggage at the hostel whilst we went on a cruise around the islands. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

The room was very nice with a little kitchen, where we made our breakfast. Nice. And it was very clean.
Yes it is a little away from town, 15 min walk or a 1 dollar taxi trip. So not a problem.
Kevin, the owner, gave a very informative tour of the town. He knows a lot about Galapagos.
We will surely recomend this hostel.

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

I loved this hostel so much that I went back 3 times. I ended up staying in three different types of room, and all offer good value for money.

The hostel is very clean, and each room has a fridge, cooking facilities and fresh drinking water. Kevin the owner is very friendly and helpful, pointing guests In the right direction, and even offering tours of the town to new arrivals. Kevin is really focused on customer service and was really flexible when my plans changed at the last minute. You can store your luggage free of charge when visiting other islands etc.

Galapagos best Homestay is a little out Of town (As advertised) but it's a pleasant walk or a $1 taxi to anywhere in town so it's no big deal. I would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

This place is a model of customer service. They show you around and are a treasure trove of information. If you want a dorm bed or like to cook, look no further. It isn't the cheapest place in town, but it is pretty close and offers much more than most other budget accommodation in Puerto ayora.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Kevin does a great job of making this space as hospitable as possible. Each room, including the 4-bed dorms are kitted with a kitchenette, mini-fridge and full-sized lockers. The bathroom has one of the biggest shower spaces I've seen in South America.

The moment you get there, from seeing your name on the door to taking Kevin's tour through town, you feel right at home. The house is located a bit further from the town center, but the tranquility and space make the commute worthwhile.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stayed @ Galapagos Best Home Stay for three days, and had luggage stowed there for four when I was at a boat trip. Room had one or two other people traveling. If you are constantly out and about, this place takes care of basic necessities adequately and is super clean. The luggage was safe, and had another bed ready for me when I got back. On the way out of the island, realized that I left my computer charger in the room. It is pretty much irreplaceable on the islands and had time sensitive work that needed the laptop for the trip. Kevin, the owner, found it and figured out a way to send by boat to where I was and drop off a block away, one day later. Not only does he give a much needed tour of Santa Cruz upon arrival in a no-nonsense kind of way, which was super helpful, Kevin will go the extra mile to make sure you're good to go. Ask him how he got there - his story's pretty inspirational as well.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Address: Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $38 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Galapagos Best Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ALL OF OUR ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING AND YOU WILL BE GLAD THAT WE DO! The Galapagos Best Hostel is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island Galapagos. Which is one of the main hubs to explore the Galapagos. We are proud to offer affordable prices unmatched by other hotels in the Galapagos Islands. With all new Modern accommodations that have Kitchenettes You will wake up refreshed and ready to go out and explore. ... more   less 
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