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Av. Baltra y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
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#17 of 52 Specialty lodging in Puerto Ayora
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GalapagosExperience wrote a review Jul 2022
Quito, Ecuador36 contributions1 helpful vote
this emblematic hostel in the history of tourism of the Galapagos Islands, this small hostel has a privileged central location to move everywhere, its prices are very comfortable for its travelers, the service is very cordial and friendly, its facilities are in good condition, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Jeffrey Rosenkrantz wrote a review Feb 2022
San Francisco, California16 contributions2 helpful votes
I was lucky to spend a month in this fantastic hostel. Priscila, Jorge, Fabian sand Julie were all so kind and welcoming as well as provided information of everything about the Galapagos. The location could not have been better and the hostel itself was very comfortable. I am looking forward to visiting again in the future
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Elodie B wrote a review May 2018
53 contributions17 helpful votes
We arrived Without reservation and it was not a problem. We had two nice room with hot water and air con. The price was good for the quality of the rooms. Note that the rooms at the front are better than in the back...
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rafaella Pessoa wrote a review Sep 2017
Sao Paulo, SP151 contributions31 helpful votes
The staff is really friendly and ready to help the guests. The rooms were clean and comfortable. There is also an outside commom area with hammocks, which is quite nice. The location is very good, almost on the corner with Charles Darwin Avenue, where all the souvenirs stores and good restaurantes are located. Just two blocks from the hostal, there is also a good street to eat "meriendas" for 5USD at lunch and a variety of seafood (specially fresh lobsters) at dinner in some tables in the middle of the street. Really nice.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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X7398IEannev wrote a review Jan 2017
26 contributions3 helpful votes
We didn't have any reservations when arriving at Santa Cruz. Darwin hostel was price/quality for us the best option. Wifi is not always available, but the room is very clean, the beds are comfi and there's a nice place to hang out.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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amie wrote a review Jan 2017
13 contributions32 helpful votes
When we walked in, they noted they had wifi, AC, and hot water. When we checked in a couple days later, their wifi was broken and AC did not work. Not a huge issue since we were there for only one night and it was not super hot. We had a drunk guy break into our room around 11:30 PM on New Years Eve. We screamed and then guy left. We went out and the owner said they did not know that our room was occupied and gave the guy the wrong key. They were not apologetic and we demanded that the police came. The police came and spoke with the owners and we ended up staying the night and the owners promised to give us our money back. We woke up the next morning to get our refund and there was no one at the front desk. We came back a couple days later and they refused to give it back. There are two owners and the receptionist and 2nd owner did not speak english and refused to say that the breakin was unacceptable even after we found our own translator. DO NOT STAY. To be honest, I have stayed in countless hostels over the past 4 years and this was the worst ever. Their checkin system is on a notebook so no wonder they did not know which room was taken.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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limitless_horizon wrote a review Aug 2016
San Diego, California50 contributions21 helpful votes
I staid at this place last week. It's a pretty good place WiFi is a bit slow, showers can be hot but for the most part they are not the room and area was very clean. It's located really close to the dock too.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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RubenLM5 wrote a review Aug 2016
London, United Kingdom10 contributions11 helpful votes
These guys are not professionals. I made a reservation onsite a couple of days before I wanted to stay in the hostel (later that day I went to Isabela island and wanted to have my stay arranged for my return). Surprisingly, when I came to pick up the keys 2 days later, they said that they didn’t have a room for me. Very disappointing.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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sbch1 wrote a review Jun 2016
Helsinki, Finland115 contributions76 helpful votes
+Great location, not far from the pier. +The owners are very welcoming, friendly, helpful and trustworthy! They also have a travel agency where you can book everything. +Some rooms are very simple and a bit old but very clean and spacious. Showers worked very well. They have a few new rooms (most with air con) which looked nice. We didn't have any bugs in our room :) Rooms cleaned daily. +Street full of restaurants just 1-2 blocks away (meals for 4$). We paid 30$/night for a double room with fan (the one with air con would hVe been 35-40$). Do not book in advance with Booking.com; you will end up paying more. I would stay here again. Accomodation in Santa Cruz tends to be expensive or if you find something cheap it is quite far from the center. Hostel Darwin, being conveniently located, offers also good prices!
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emandflo wrote a review Dec 2015
London28 contributions6 helpful votes
The family who run the hostel have been in the galapagos ever since it was colonised 100 years ago so they can tell you lots about the history. Jorge, his wife and daughter we really friendly and welcoming. We had the private double room 2 and it was very clean. There was a fan to keep cool. The shower had good pressure and was hot. The family kindly let us use cutlery in the kitchen for sandwiches and fruit etc... There arent many places in Santa Cruz where you can use the kitchen! Jorge booked our boats to Isabela and Sam Cristobal - its so useful to have the travel agency on site. Good wifi too. This was our favourite hostel on the galapagos.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$45 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darwin Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Darwin Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Santa Cruz Fish Market (0.4 km), Laguna las Ninfas (0.3 km), and Malecon de Puerto Ayora (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darwin Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, laundry service, and shuttle bus service.
What are some restaurants close to Darwin Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include TJ Restaurant, Cocktail & Coffee, Galapagos Deli, and Bahía Mar Restaurant.
Does Darwin Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Darwin Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Darwin Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Darwin Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Darwin Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.