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Esbjerg, Danmark
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We stayed at the Galapagos Best Homestay from the 19 marts to 23 of marts and after showing us around in Port Ayora telling about best Places to eat and placet to shop etc. we enjoyed the room with aircon and clean towel and room every day. It is a homestay but they run it like a hotel. Only -... More 

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Trujillo, Peru
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We stayed with Kevin and his wife Anna Marie at the above property at the beginning and end of our trip to the islands. They could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The home stay is clean, air conditioned and only a 10min walk from town. This is great because it is quite. Good value. I would recommend this... More 

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Monee, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Galapagos Best Home Stay is the best hostel we've stayed at (end of March 2014). Clean, no smells, hot water, kitchenette, coffee, storage lockers for baggage during the day, good beds and comforters, air conditioning. The walk into town is quite pleasant. We did it several times a day. Close to little mini-market and you can walk a few blocks... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

The private double ensuite we stayed in was big with its own kitchen. Bed Room was clean and very comfortable, but there were ants in the bathroom. Why don't hostels have thicker blinds for a completely dark room? This place is a 15 minute walk to town centre but a quick taxi there is only $1. Wifi is soooo slowww.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Great stay here in February 2014. Owner went beyond and above good customer service providing helpful advice about local tours to book, banks, shopping, getting around, safety etc. Hotel was superb, small, quiet, excellent rooms large and airy with well equipped kitchenettes so you can do your own catering. Would stay again and highly recommend.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

I stayed for four days at the Galapagos Best Homestay hostel and what a place it is. The place is immaculate, infact, it is the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed at. And, I have back packed and utilized hostels a lot in the past. It is located in a nice area where you can take cabs to just about... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Stayed at the Galapagos Best Home Stay (GBHS) for a week in mid-January…took a cruise through the islands for a week…and, returned to the hostel for two more weeks. It was a great three-week stay! Resided privately in room nine the first week and room ten for the last stay, and both were excellent: Huge air conditioned rooms that are... More 

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Johannesburg
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

This place really lives up to the current reviews. I booked online through Hostel World who then did something funny with the booking, but I was almost immediately contacted by Kevin, the owner, who went to great lengths to explain that my reservation was indeed confirmed, as well as providing loads of very useful information that is necessary prior to... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

I have done a lot of backpacking, and I can say this is by far the best hostal in terms of "bang for the buck" Rooms are very comfortable, clean and great to rest. Kevin is a great host and really makes you feel at home. The hostel itself feels new, safe, friendly and clean.

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Quito, Ecuador
1 review
Reviewed 3 February 2014

This is the best hostel I have ever been to in Ecuador, Kevin (the owner) is amanzingly organized, kind and honest. We makes sure you feel comfortable and welcome, he has every detail ready for your arrival since your name next to the entrance of the hostel, to stocks of coffee, tea, and water in your room, and of course... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ALL OF OUR ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING AND YOU WILL BE GLAD THAT WE DO! The Galapagos Best Hostel is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island Galapagos. Which is one of the main hubs to explore the Galapagos. We are proud to offer affordable prices unmatched by other hotels in the Galapagos Islands. With all new Modern accommodations that have Kitchenettes You will wake up refreshed and ready to go out and explore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galapagos Best Hostel

Address: Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: ₹ 3,818 - ₹ 4,364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Galapagos Best Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Last floor the best view”
 of 5 bubbles sararW6283CV, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have t.v. so ask for it if you want it. (.”
  • Bath room super nice
  • nice kitchen with even free coffee and other goodies
 of 5 bubbles floridaphil32744, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms mean that it is not necessary to carry your luggage up the stairs. On the negative side, that means that you can be subject to noise created by other guests in the rooms above.”
 of 5 bubbles NeilO542, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Room 5 if you want private room and bath”
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“Book in advance,may be?”
 of 5 bubbles moriy957, 31 Aug 2014 | Read review
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