We initially planned on staying at La Luna for two nights, but ended up staying for 5. That's how wonderful this place is. The staff are friendly an accessible and so helpful. The owner, Tamara, is accessible as well and so friendly. We felt welcomed into their hostel family.
The food is delicious! Before we arrived we ha stayed at Hacienda Cusin, which supposedly has amazing food- this is not true. It is bland and overpriced. We were so pleasantly surprised to have a delicious three course meal of delectable soup, exceptional pasta and tasty flambé all for 7.50 - not to mention a jug of wine for $6. Dinner is served next to a cozy fireplace where their adorable dogs, Townes, Rumi and Chewy, rest and keep warm. Breakfasts range from French toast, to granola and fruit, to hard boiled eggs. The best part - delicious, REAL coffee flows.
The rooms are clean and cozy. We had a private room with a private bathroom. Our place was equipped with a fireplace that the staff happily prepared for us every night. Also, our showers were definitely hot!
The main reason to stay here is the view. Sitting on their well maintained grassy knoll you can see the Cotocachi volcano to your left and Imbabura to your left. Behind you are the mountains surrounding the Mojunda Lakes. It is absolutely gorgeous. Sunset, every night, was the best part of our day.
The hostel is about a mile or two walk (downhill) to wonderful Otovalo and a $4 cab ride back up. Otovalo is an amazing town with a fantastic market, but we chose this hostel to be away from the hustle and bustle. If you prefer a little refuge from city life, with a breathtaking view, then you should definitely stay at La Luna.
Thank you Rosa, Ivan, Fernando, Tamara, Kevin, Emma, Townes, Rumi and Chewy for a wonderful stay. We hope to return soon.
Ross and Sarah Holland
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- Also Known As:
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