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Bio Hostal Mindo Cloud Forest
Ranked #5 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Mindo
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Cute family run hostel”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Nice spacious hostel off the main square. Family were so lovely and made a great breakfast. Lots of advice on the small town and what to do there too. Internet not fab but shared PC to use. Comfy beds and space to relax. Definately recommend a visit!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Otavalo, Ecuador
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Mindo is a really special place, not to be missed. This family run hostal has everything you need. Clean, comfortable rooms and plenty of communal chill out spaces. Because they knew I can`t eat wheat bread, they cooked me plantain every morning for breakfast. They really go out of their way to make sure you have the best possible time. Muchas gracias.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Keremeos, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Irman Arias and his lovely wife and family will truly make you feel welcome and put you at ease. Speaking very good English is a plus for Irman, as you will benefit from his local knowledge, and possibly his expert birding skills, as he will give you a personal bird watching adventure in his beautiful home of Mindo, for a reasonable price. The hostal does not look like much on the outside, but the rooms are quite large and comfy, with large windows to view hummingbirds and others right from your room. The common areas are large and comfortable as well, with a computer for use, and a good library of novels, bird books, and tourist info. available. The location is great, just a 2 block walk to Main Street, and close to all in town. Internet wifi speed is Ecuadorian, but workable. Hot water is good, but you have to run the water for a bit to get it. Breakfast is really good, eggs, bun, jam, juice, tea/coffee, wonderful fruit salads, granola and yogurt, and cheese. Coffee and tea is out all day. All of this and hammocks in a small garden area to chill out. Mindo town is kind of a cool little town, people are really friendly, and there is no pressure for anything as in some larger towns. The surrounding countryside is really green and beautiful! This is a good inexpensive lodging option in downtown Mindo that I am glad we made.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Arequipa, Peru
2 reviews
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at Bio Hostal in Mindo. Our room was on the second floor and had a large window which looked out into the canopy of a tree full of epiphytes and birds. The staff were excellent, they were all very friendly and welcoming and went to extra effort to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The hostal is immaculately clean and has hot water and a kitchen that you are free to use. The breakfast at the hostal is great (the best we have had on our travels) and there is coffee and tea available in the afternoons too. The hostal is in a good location close to the orchid garden, hummingbird garden, bus stop, the main square (restaurants etc) and you are able to walk to the reserve and the waterfalls with the opportunity to see numerous bird species along the way. Mindo in general is very beautiful and very safe. We would love to come back and would definitely recommend Bio Hostal to anyone wanting to visit Mindo.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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beloit wi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed 2 nights, hot water, nice community room with lots of travel literature. Owner does birdwatching tours and He made us breakfast twice at 6 am before we caught a early bus and before going bird watching. Two blocks to downtown, next door to hummingbird and butterfly garden. Clean rooms, very reasonable and safe, quiet area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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mindoespe, Gerente at Bio Hostal Mindo Cloud Forest, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Hello.

Thank for your comments. it is good , I like when an host is happy.

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Esperanza
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danstah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Room's were very nice, shower was nice and hot. The breakfast was also delicious and the common area's were really nice. What really made this place amazing was the manager, we were stranded at 4am in the morning because our taxi driver decided not to show up and he helped us to find one. Can't say enough for this guy. Not many people that would get out of bed to help someone out like that.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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mindoespe, Propietario at Bio Hostal Mindo Cloud Forest, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank for your comment , It is very important because it help for us to be each day best hostel.

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Esperanza
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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Biohostal was a surprise for me. This hostal about a block from the main square is well kept, organized, designed beautifully, and most of all spacious. The staff is amazingly knowledgable and Irman (a staff member) is a local bird guide. Great impression all around. Will stay here again in future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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mindoespe, Propietario at Bio Hostal Mindo Cloud Forest, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Hello.
Thanks for your comments
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Property: Bio Hostal Mindo Cloud Forest
Address: Ave. 9 De Octubre, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Mindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bio Hostal Mindo Cloud Forest 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 100 meters from the central park of Mindo, Bio Hostal Mindo offers an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. We have a restaurant, cafe. We offer tourist information in Spanish, English and German. 10 spacious rooms with private bathroom, hot water, as well as social areas, gardens with local plants and outdoor BBQ facilities, scenic view of the town of Mindo, parking, Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. Bio Hostal Mindo has all the facilities for conventions and seminars too. ... more   less 
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