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Avenida Tomas de Berlanga e Islas Plazas, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
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#15 of 52 Specialty lodging in Puerto Ayora
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Our Hostal has a large terrace where is located the cafeteria and our kitchen for guest. Wi-fi, laundry service, exchange books and magazines. We have matrimonial, single, double, triple and family rooms with hot water, air conditioning and also cable tv.
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Free internet
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
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Internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Centrally Located
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Robert R wrote a review Oct 2019
St. Petersburg, Russia9 contributions
I stayed here for 4 nights. The room is nothing special, but ok and most importantly clean. The guy who makes breakfast is very nice. The breakfast is basic. A portion of scrambled eggs, a bread, jam and butter, coffee/tea and juice. It is write that hot water is available from 07:00 PM to 06:00 AM. I had one time the luck to have a hot shower and that was at 04:00 PM (???). The other times at 08:00 PM and 05:00 AM I only had cold showers.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lu192 wrote a review Aug 2019
Winnipeg, Canada431 contributions84 helpful votes
We stayed here 2 different times - room 9 for 2 nights and then when we returned room 3 for 1 night. The hotel was easy to find via maps.me when we were dropped off at the bus stop. Location is close to the pier and walkable to the Darwin Research Centre and Tortuga Bay. The 2 rooms we had consisted of a double bed and 2 singles. Room 3's bathroom was bigger. Room 9's bed was more comfortable. There is a water cooler in the lobby. They lock the exterior door at 7:00pm and you are given a key for after hours. Breakfast is provided on the roof top if you ordered it when you booked your room. The signs on the walls state that hot water is only available from 19:00 to 6:00.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maise14 wrote a review Jul 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed here for four nights. It's in an excellent location, just down the road from the main street with the port. The staff spoke good English and were very helpful. There is free drinking water in the reception area which is a bonus. The room was clean (except for the floor being quite dusty), spacious and the beds very comfortable. If you do stay here please be aware the showers only operate between 7pm to 6am but there is running water from the sink tap all day long. Despite this we would definitely recommend this hotel and would happily stay here again!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hpanna47 wrote a review Mar 2019
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
Pros: The location is very convenient. Two blocks from the pier and one block from the kioskos at night. There is free filtered water and wifi, although the wifi is unreliable and slow. Rooms are cleaned daily and there is air conditioning in the room (but sometimes it stops working if the temperature is set too low for a long period of time). Cons: I stayed in a room on the ground floor, room 5. It's a bit dark with no outside window. The bathroom is a bit grimy looking and tiny. It can get noisy from people walking pass, from the reception area, and from the plumbing. English is limited, but the one staff that does understand English is rude and arrogant. I told her my AC was not working and she rolled her eyes. The second time it happened she explained to the other staff in Spanish why it happens but not to me. The other staff was very friendly though.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Clément C wrote a review Mar 2019
55 contributions6 helpful votes
I spend 2 nights in this hostel Pro: you can include the breakfast for a low price, cheap overall Very well placed, close to the almuerzos and merendias as well as to the sea. The roof top is cool (not oriented to the west thought, so no beautiful sunset from this place) Con : Very low wifi, but hey, you are not there for that :)
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Heather D wrote a review Nov 2018
Vancouver, Canada158 contributions38 helpful votes
Hostal Gardner was a comfortable place to stay for 7 nights. For the first 2 nights we stayed in Room 8, which had the back side of a stairway cutting through the middle of the room, and could have been a head knocker. After our cruise, we stayed 5 nights in Room 9, which was larger and more open. We loved the daily included breakfasts on the terrace. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. We didn't need the aircon. The blanket on the bed was a bit thin. It was quiet at night for sleeping. We loved relaxing on the covered terrace in the evenings, after we were tired from walking around the town. The wifi worked best in the morning, but not well at night. It was great to be able to store our bags at the hostel after check out.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 9 was large and quiet.
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MC_20_Hfx wrote a review Nov 2018
Maritimes10 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed in the small doem room for a few nights, the place was very clean, great breakfast included, friendly and helpful staff, nice rooftop patio. The wifi isn't reliable, and overall the place is dated, but great location and great option for budget travellers doing lots of adventuring around Puerto Ayora!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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GRANDPAcking wrote a review Nov 2018
Phuket, Thailand1842 contributions252 helpful votes
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I was GRANDPAcking through the Galapagos and stayed 2 nights in Puerto Ayora. I booked myself into a Double Room (single occupancy) at the Hostal Gardner which was located in a central part of town. I paid a discounted rate of $26.70 / night. The room was large and came with a decent wardrobe. Many of the light bulbs didn''t work. It had cable TV with all Spanish speaking channels with no other language options (so, useless to me). The ensuite was ‘tight’. You had to sit on the toilet slightly side-ways. The ‘hot water’ shower was unreliable. On my 1st night I couldn’t get a constant setting and fought between cold and boiling water. On my 2nd night, there was no hot water at all. Even though I requested good in-room wifi when I booked (I need it for my work), my in-room wifi was useless and unusable. The wifi in the Common Areas was no better. The blanket on my bed was so thin that I couldn’t sleep on my first night – I was too cold. The aircon did not heat. For my 2nd night I asked for another blanket. The included Breakfast of eggs, bread, coffee and juice was served in the rooftop terrace. Extra cups of coffee were 50c each. All-in-all, this hostal was ‘average’ value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Manda G wrote a review Jul 2018
Burnsville, Minnesota150 contributions52 helpful votes
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I stayed here for 6 nights. I was gone for most of the day every day which made this place bare able. I was in room number 8 it always had a smell to it of mold. The lady that cleaned the room always opened the window, I didn’t feel comfortable leaving open since it was covered by a slightly off center screen that lead straight to the hallway. Easy for someone to climb in. The bed had sheets on it and a blanket I’m not sure has ever been washed. It was cheap, $25 a night for my own room and bathroom. The room mostly seemed clean, floor was sticky. The front desk was helpful arranging things. Don’t even try the internet it never worked for me. Breakfast was okay. They never had cushions on the chairs on the rooftop deck even though they showed them in the pictures. The shower never seemed to have hot water either. The second floor was fairly quiet and the room was quiet except when people were walking up and down the stairs.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Betty193 wrote a review Jul 2018
Hannover, Germany10 contributions3 helpful votes
This Hostel was very welcoming. Reception is nice and especially the kitchen staff was very freindly. The breakfast was awesome, didn't expect this from a hostel in South America. Very recommendable!!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: the Dorm is perfect for nice encounters
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PRICE RANGE
$41 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Gardner Galapagos
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Gardner Galapagos?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Primicias (0.4 km), Santa Cruz Fish Market (0.2 km), and Laguna las Ninfas (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Gardner Galapagos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include kids activities, laundry service, and shuttle bus service.
Which room amenities are available at Hostal Gardner Galapagos?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Gardner Galapagos?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Gardner Galapagos?
Conveniently located restaurants include TJ Restaurant, Midori Sushi & Pub, and 1835 Coffee Lab.
Does Hostal Gardner Galapagos have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hostal Gardner Galapagos offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Gardner Galapagos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.