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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

The hostel is absolutely gorgeous, situated on a stunning beach. Private bathrooms, but no hot water. They cleaned our rooms every day. The restarant had great food, and it was really convienent. Amazing location! Also had sites available for camping.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I just visited Mompiche in February. The Hosteria Gabeal was recommended by my great uncle who lives in Quito. It was a nice hostel, located at the end of Hostel Row. It had a lot of space and was a great price. Myself and my friend had a two bed private room with private bathroom for only $10 per person... More 

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2 Thank Rachel W
Buenos Aires
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We try very harder to make a reservation by phone, mail, facebook several times, without any answer. A couple of days before arriving Mompiche they answered the phone, and told us that the only reservation way was make a bank transfer...impossible for a non-local. So, we decide to go directly to Gabeal a couple of minutes after reaching Mompiche. Once... More 

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3 Thank jcache
Quito, Ecuador
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I stayed only one night at Gabeal and overall it was a very good experience. The room was clean and had a great little porch with hammocks. The space is great--- very spread out in a town that has areas with many hostels in a small area. There are many hammocks and tables on the beach front to enjoy the... More 

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1 Thank Olivia B
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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85 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This place is a gem! Clean rustic rooms (the shower water is a bit salty, but hey--it is the beach!), excellent beach front hammocks and evening beach bar with quality offerings and very fun folks. Come here to chill out and kick off the shoes. While there, Spend a morning visiting nearby Portete (an island a short ways away). WOW

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Thank Kristen T
Redondo Beach, California, United States
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72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

For you Gringos out there who are not familiar with the Spanish word "hay", here's a quick Spanish lesson. Hay translates to "there is", "no hay" translates to there is not. It's a very useful word, and one we encountered almost everyday at Hosteria Gabeal. My husband and I try not to expect Four Season accommodations when traveling through the... More 

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1 Thank Samantha R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

The private ensuite rooms are incredibly cheap, and get cleaned often. Such a nice atmosphere and environment with a bar on the beach and really friendly staff. The hostel welcomes all sorts of travellers from young budget, to older couples and even families. Its a great getaway, though there is not much in the town if you are looking for... More 

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2 Thank Anya F
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156 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Located on the beach Hosteria Gabeal caters to individuals, couples and groups. They have daily cleaning service and comfortable rooms for the price. The restaurant offers typical Esmeraldas cuisine, however it is not the best in town. It is currently expanding and will no doubt be the star hostel in Mompiche. This hostel has an outdoor bar, music and a... More 

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4 Thank Kristin F
Athens, Georgia
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Gabeal is a great hostel with nice rooms and good service. I've gone several times, throughout the span of around 10 years, and will be going back as soon as I get the chance! The staff are nice and always willing to help. They are sometimes not at the main desk, but it's because they're helping someone out with something.... More 

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Address: Beach Front, Mompiche, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Esmeraldas Province > Mompiche
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“Some 3 people rooms are only one twin bed and a queen.”
 of 5 bubbles 91rachaels, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the second or third floor to take advantage of the ocean breeze and sounds.”
 of 5 bubbles 115kristinf, 16 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Though you have to go up stairs, rooms on higher floors have amazing views!”
 of 5 bubbles BeachLover4Everrr, 18 Jun 2012 | Read review
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