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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stay and they store your luggage for you if required. A short walk to food and attractions. Beds are very good. Bathrooms are clean. Good wifi. Friendly staff. They also sell brownies at the front desk which are very tasty.

1 Thank Benn S
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cool find, friendly and chilled staff, very walkable to any tourist hotspots (it might look far on the map but 10 mins to the centre of town maximum, nice to stay out of the way a little bit). Great relaxed common areas to meet other travellers on the balcony on the landing with comfy couches. Sell beer water etc... More 

Thank seealdub
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful family run hostel with a modern/edgy look about it. The staff can all speak English but will speak Spanish if you want to practice. The garage/workshop next door is family owned and allows guests to park vehicles securely during their stay. Our motorcycle broke down during our time here and everyone at the hostel was super friendly and helpful,... More 

Thank Janet Y
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a twin room on the top floor. It's very clean and a new hostel. Room was spacious and bright. Bathrooms were clean and the shower head was one of the best in South America with hot water! Kitchen was clean and the utensils were immaculate (very rare in communal kitchens) lots of tea options (free) breakfast was... More 

1 Thank Snapsta E
Palermo, Italy
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 5 of the morning, the man at the reception opened us and gave us immediately the room to sleep 2 hours before the morning. We didn't Pau additional prices. Moreover very clean, wonderfull showers and great to walk for all calle larga and visit the city. The best choice you can do in Cuenca.

1 Thank Paolo M
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Well nice It is a comfortable and friendly hostel, attention is good, clean and also has a reading room for the tv and a terrace where one can have a good time. It also allows you to use the kitchen to prepare the food you like. It is not very close to downtown, but walking one arrives fast and fresh... More 

1 Thank Evan B
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Close to the fun center of Cuenca, but what a relief, what quiet. Spacious rooms, clean and comfortable. A rare night of sound sleep! Great kitchen and staff, too. Top-notch location! Seems like they've planned for every need and comfort guests may have, even laundry on the roof!

1 Thank moorweed
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Spent a few nights there and loved it. Will be returning after a trip to Montenita. The place is super clean, the beds are comfy and the staff is great. The street can be a little noisy, but for the price a great deal.

1 Thank Michael R
Heidelberg, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The hostel is located 15 mins from the city center. We found it to be very clean and comfortable, and the interior is lovely. Breakfast is rather basic but included, the kitchen is well equipped. The staff was very friendly and helpfull with everything. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it!

1 Thank travelinggypsies-rv
Santa Barbara
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Great hostel for digital nomads. Dependable internet, several places to set up and work. Bunks are comfortable, the whole place is clean, and a nice social atmosphere to meet people. Not exactly downtown, but not a far walk from anything. It is a little loud at night because of the busy street and crosswalk, but ask for an interior room... More 

1 Thank Chris C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Alternative Hostel & lodging We're a kind and friendly place, that welcome travelers from all over the world. We have a wealth of experince in the industry and know what travelers value and need during their stay. The Hostel is at the end of calle Larga where you can find lots of bars and restaurants, is in front of Banco Central, also is very easy to take a cap or the public bus to anywhere in the city, is close to the aeroport and the bus station. Our hostel has water 24 hours a day. The guests have half and hour of free internet and also wifi 24 hour inside the hostel. Shared kitchen Cash only for payment of balance. ... more   less 

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Address: Huayna Capac and Casique Duma | across from Museo Banco Central, Cuenca 051010, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
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“The upstairs rooms are the best”
 of 5 bubbles , 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The bathroom upstairs is the best one!”
 of 5 bubbles travelinggypsies-rv, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“clean and comfortable, easy access to touristic places in Cuenca, pleasant experience for fair price”
 of 5 bubbles sweethottieangel, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the dorm room on the second floor or the double bed in room 6.”
 of 5 bubbles goingoingoingoing, 25 Apr 2015 | Read review
“ask for a room on a higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewJ266, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
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