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Ave Charles Darwin 526, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
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#18 of 28 hotels in Puerto Ayora
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Looking for a place to stay in Puerto Ayora? Then look no further than Hotel Red Booby, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Puerto Ayora to your doorstep.

The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hotel Red Booby features 24 hour front desk and a sun terrace. In addition, as a valued Hotel Red Booby guest, you can enjoy a rooftop pool and free breakfast that are available on-site.

Nearby landmarks such as Malecon de Puerto Ayora (0.2 mi) and Monumento de la Tortuga (0.2 mi) make Hotel Red Booby a great place to stay when visiting Puerto Ayora.

While visiting Puerto Ayora, you may want to try some fish and chips at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Galapagos Deli.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art galleries such as Galeria Aymara and Galería Exótico Ecuador.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Red Booby as you experience everything Puerto Ayora has to offer.

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mentzelia wrote a review Mar 2020
Loess Hills51 contributions11 helpful votes
The Red Booby is a multilevel facility located just a few blocks from Charles Darwin Ave. and the public park near the waterfront. For those needing a pool, it’s on the top level. I spent three nights here during a 6-day trip to Galapagos. Neither the rooms nor breakfast are fancy, yet easily serve the needs of guests spending most of their time exploring Santa Cruz. A noteworthy security feature is the fob on one’s room key ring that allows after hours entrance to the hotel courtyard when the entrance gate is locked.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kimberly Crawford wrote a review Jan 2020
Tyler, Texas11 contributions1 helpful vote
I was so extremly happy with my stay here. I cannot say enough good things. I was along, had booked a place that was too far from the port and that had been misrepresented to me. I asked a taxi driver to help me find a good clean place with air conditioning. He brought me to the Hotel Red Booby. It was beautiful! I was three flights of stairs up and had a nice view. The room and bathroom were clean and very comfortable The breakfasts were great too! I need to say something about the people complaining about the Red Booby in their reviews. If you were on a yacht and thought you would have the same experience on land in a hotel and are complaining about it then you might want to re-evaluate your situation. This facility was a blessing for me but I wasn't expecting yacht treatment in a mid range hotel. I cannot believe anyone expected to have an elevator anywhere in the galapagos much less complain on a public forum about not having one. Talk about out of touch with where you are. Just sayin.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: I showed up out of the blue. I needed a/c a clean bathroom & bed. It was AMAZING! Many...
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Brooke T wrote a review Dec 2019
Memphis, Tennessee195 contributions81 helpful votes
I stayed here as part of the tour. Everything was great about this hotel and its location-except the lack of elevator! But the staff is very helpful and the rooms are quite nice. A nice place to stay on Santa Cruz.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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TomoDiez wrote a review Mar 2019
12 contributions18 helpful votes
We had to stay here because the boat we had a cruise with broke down. The ship (Yate Darwin) and the hotel belong to the same owner! The price for the room is to high for what you get. Breakfast was poor. Never book anything with vigaltravel!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dominique W wrote a review Mar 2019
Zurich, Switzerland61 contributions23 helpful votes
this hotel belongs to vigaltravel and we stayed there because our ship, yate darwin, had an accident and the yate also belongs to vigaltravel. i would strongly recommend to never book something over vigaltravel and especially not the darwin yacht! for those who just want to get the short information without reading the whole text: we got lied to, my boyfriend got hit by the guide with the dingi, crew hit on the single passangers and after the darwin had an accident they commited fraud and torn out a page of the captains logbook. but lets start: we had a nice cruise until the first of march 2019. some passangers were not happy, but we were! then at 21.45 the boat hit something. many of the passangers felt the same. the next morning we woke up at the same spot again. (between baltra and santa cruz) we were told that the boat caught a rope from a fisherman, even tough it sounded pretty different. that was the point when they should have moved us to another boat. (it is stated like that in the Policies of the company) they did not. their suggestion was to drive around with the dingue for 3 hours without walking or snorkeling. no way! we insisted. so they drove us to puerto ayuro and we did a day trip from there. the guide promised us to do everything we missed on the next day. in the evening we were on the darwin again and they promised us, that the boat will go to san cristobal this evening. they tried to fix the boat with two fishermen and a compressor with a motor (that is not only inefficient, is is also dangerous for the „divers“). the guide told us it would not be possible to do the things we missed because of the regulations. after 16 years of being a guide he should have known that before he made the promises. but we think he just lied. we woke up the morning again at the same spot between baltra and santa cruz. now we were angry because they lied to us twice! we checked the captains logbook to see what really happended the night of the accident. a page was torn out the night of the accident!!! that is illegal! and defenitely not a coincidence.. we think they hit something and instead of calling the police (they have to do that) they wanted to cover it up. they promised us that we can talk to the owner about a refund but then he was suddenly not on the island anymore and they were not allowed to give us his number. also my boyfriend was hit by the dingi while snorkeling because the guide was talking to someone! that was sooo dangerous and he didnt even say sorry! another thing that bothers me was that a single female passanger has been hit on by the crew which i find very unprofessional. so thats our story..i would never book that company again. they are criminals! we told another guide on another island and he said that that was not the first time he heard bad things about the yacht darwin and advised us where to go with this story:) ministerio de turismo, observatiorio de turismo, the armada and the capitanía del puerto ayuro. btw: the red booby was ok. breakfast was not good, rooms were clean. but definitely to expensive.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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tedkirby wrote a review Jan 2019
Lexington, Massachusetts561 contributions120 helpful votes
Our tour group stayed here for one night. This hotel was nicer than the other ones we stayed at in the Galapagos. Rooms were a decent size, well air conditioned, and had TVs. Things all worked well. At night the hotel entrance doors lock, but guests are given keys. There is a pool on the fourth floor that I heard good things about. Across the street there is a nice karaoke bar, and there are plenty of places to eat nearby. It is not far from the dock.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Pool is on the fourth floor
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Richard B wrote a review Nov 2018
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent location just off main street in Santa Cruz. Basic but clean and reasonable while visiting Galapagos. Easy and short walking distance to harbor with plenty of tours and tour boats to choose from. Many good restaurants to choose from and even a nearby street with fresh local seafood right off the boat. In addition plenty of good shopping for local crafts, etc. Don't miss the Charles Darwin Research Center and Museum.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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GWN1960 wrote a review Apr 2018
Huntington, New York227 contributions135 helpful votes
Booked through Expedia and went to check in they said they don’t take credit cards. Couldn’t get Expedia to help. Rebooked on the spot for a cheaper rate. No wifi - did not work at all over 3 days. No headboards on beds so pillows fall between wall and bed. Only one blanket between 3 beds. Breakfast was awful. Windows are a joke as you will hear everything - so very noisy. One step above a tenement because ac worked and did not have to share bathroom or shower.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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DoesNotGetOutMuch wrote a review Aug 2017
Los Angeles, California470 contributions226 helpful votes
This was out base for a week on Galapagos Islands. The hotel is a good 2.5 stars with filtered water and very friendly staff. The rooms are set across three levels with stairs between each. Each room has a small air conditioner. There is hot water. TV is basic Ecuadorian. Breakfast is provided and is basic by Euro or US standards but includes boiled eggs, breads and tomato. The coffee is relatively weak but you get a cup from several local places. There is a laundry service - wash and dry. There is some road noise until around 9.30pm. There are multiple restaurants within 5 mins walk, the marina and Darwin museum are 7 to 15 mins away walking. This is good place to undertake an adventure on Galapagos - it is basic with all that you need. You can stock up on drinks and snack type things at a shop across the street and there is also a Pharmacia on the same street. Sitting on the balcony or around the pool with a drink in evening is very pleasant after a long day adventuring.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Witold S wrote a review Aug 2017
245 contributions98 helpful votes
Hotel with open-air patio and roof swimming pool located close to the main stree and the port. You get your own outside door key, so no problem with returning at night. Good service, but rather poor breakfasts (like most Equador hotels).
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Better street then patio (specially if there are youth groups)
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$85 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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red booby hotel
LOCATION
EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Red Booby
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Red Booby?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Primicias (0.4 km), Santa Cruz Fish Market (0.2 km), and Laguna las Ninfas (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Red Booby?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Red Booby?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Red Booby?
Conveniently located restaurants include TJ Restaurant, Cocktail & Coffee, Midori Sushi & Pub, and 1835 Coffee Lab.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Red Booby?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Red Booby have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Red Booby offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.