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Promenade Hostel
Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Playas
Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Promenade is a great place in Playas, close to the beach and great restaurants. There are hot showers, never think its too hot out to appreciate a warm shower. Josue is an asset to the lodging he is a polite, incredibly helpfull young man who speaks good english. There is not much english in Playas so you had better know at least a little but where you can't communicate Josue is more than happy to help. The value and comfort and cleanliness are better than more expensive "hotels" in the area.

Room Tip: second floor has a lounge area.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Clean, modern, great location, nice people. This place is much nicer than what I think of when I hear "Hostal". Centrally located one block from pretty much everything. Narcissa and her son Josue are very nice and helpful. I stayed a total of 7 nights during 2 different weeks in October 2013. Great price. Comfortable bed. The only thing which could be improved is the wifi, which did not reach my room, I had to go sit in the lobby. Otherwise everything was excellent.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here three days in Aug 2013. The place is clean, quiet and affordable. Joshua is friendly and always willing to help. He has gone out of his way to help us get shoes fixed, laundry done and coffee after breakfast hours. He speaks English well and always meets you at the door with a smile. Maid service has been quick and efficient. We really can't say enough good things about this place. I would stay here anytime rather than try to save afew dollars elsewhere. The water is hot all day in the showers also. WiFi is working in our room at this time.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are quieter but don't have outside windows. We are facing a nightclub toward...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I've stayed in many places in playas now and this place is decent for the price. Yes Hotel Arena caliente is nicer but it costs more (about $50) and there are other places for about $15-20 (hotel playas, etc) so this is somewhere in the middle.

What you get is a clean, basic private room in a nice part of town a block from the beach. They do have car parking as well and wi-fi only works in the lobby. The rooms have either fan only or fan/AC (have to pay more for AC $18/person, fan $15/person). Breakfast is $3.50 for your standard eggs, toast, juice and coffee. The rooms are comfortable enough but pretty basic, they do have a small TV with cable though.

One little detail that bugged me a little bit is with security at this place, too much in fact. They always locked the front gate so someone always had to let you in/out (but someone was always around). And they had a few dogs in the parking lot (which was very secure with a 12 foot wall) but I guess 1 of the dogs isn't too friendly so you had to ask them to put the dogs away to get to your car (but they were always quick and nice about it).

All in all, its a decent place for the price, nothing fancy but definitely clean and livable.

Room Tip: ask for a room in the back as it can get a bit noisy on the weekends with local bars and discos.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2016
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Room Tip: No esperen mucho, es un hostal limpio pero básico y bien ubicado, ideal para usarlo solo para cambia...
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2013
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  • Stayed: August 2013
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Address: Av.Jaime Roldos y Callejon 337 | Diagonal del Municipio, Playas, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Guayas Province > Playas
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Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Playas
Price Range: $43 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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