We decided to stay here while visiting Laguna Quilotoa. Dont get me wrong this place looks the nicest compared to the other accomodations in the immediate area but we wanted to get out of here as soon as possible. We had booked 2 nights at $25 per person (2 of us). $50 seemed quite steep for what they were offering. The place looks the nicest compared to other hostels in the area (this is definately the best looking place), the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The first night there was a larger group of people there which made it more fun. It was cold outside and the owners lit a fire for me a little earlier than the usual time (dinner) being I was really cold. They provided a small amount of wood but if you wanted the fire to actually burn for a little while we needed to go pick some out of the dry pile (most of the wood was wet). We had to light our own fire in the morning because it was still cold. The second night we were all on our own with the fire, we had to get the wood and start the fire ourselves. Starting a fire with wet wood is not easy. There is a wood burning stove in the common are but this space was usually occupied by the family. There was another stove in the room but they never lit that one. Included in the price was breakfast and dinner. Breakfast consisted of granola, yogurt, fruit, hard boiled or scrambled eggs and coffee or tea. The first morning they ran out of food but they did make more fruit salad. The second morning was even more basic and I had to ask for the coffee and hot water for tea. The dinners were pretty tasty and a decent amount, which was served family style. The first night we were in room 101 and there was plenty of hot (burning) water but no cold water at all, the cold water was working earlier but not when we wanted to take a shower. The next night we switched rooms (103) and when we woke up there was plenty of cold water but no hot water, even after running the water for 10 minutes. The family seemed nice but communication was hard. When we told the owner that there was no water she just shook her head - that is when we decided to leave. Of all of the choices in the area this is still probably the best and most expensive. Loved the puppies, Rambo and Rocky, they were the highlight of my visit. Suggestion, take a day trip and stay the night in another town. There is not much else to see in the town besides the crater. Just a side note, when we arrived there was no place open to get a late lunch. Bring some food if you are arriving late. This town could be a really nice place to visit but they just dont seem to care or put the effort into it.
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