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Hostal Refugio Terra Esperanza

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La Esperanza, Ibarra Ecuador See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An old farmhouse, with big open fire, great for chatting around, lots of artwork, and a leather workshop out the back. The dorm was comfortable. Emmerson is the perfect host who sees all guests as new friends and treats you as such. In many ways,...More

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here while bike touring through Ecuador. We were hoping to make it to the next big city, but the rain slowed us down and cut our ride short. Fortunately, we happened to be in the town of Emerson's hostel when...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We only stayed for one night but felt very welcome and it was just what we needed. Great hostel with cosy colourful rooms and nice food. We had dinner with Emerson and the other guests, and they prepared a breakfast for us to take on...More

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 15 February 2018

My wife and myself had a great experience this past weekend with Emerson. He guided our group to the top of Imbabura volcano with professionalism and is extremely knowledgeable about the area. We hope to go back someday and do all again, highly recommended!

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The hostel is absolutely warm, inviting, and beautiful, decorated with local art with such fine detail, that there is always something new to notice even after a few days. There is an indoor fireplace in which travellers often socialise with each other around, as well...More

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This colourful and family environment hostel, Refugio Terra Esperanza, is the one place for travellers who like nature and would like to experiment trekkings in the mountains and countryside, or find out More hand-crafted work with leather. Located in the village La Esperanza, the white city of Ibarra is 20 minutes away and Otavalo one hour away from the hostel. The Refuge is situated at the foot of the Imbabura volcano, from which summit you can admire a panoramic view of all the surroundings. The Terra Esperanza Refuge is a pleasant and welcoming rural house, de rustic decoration with colourful mural paintings and leather ornaments from traditional handmade host work.In the lounge, near the fireplace, hosts and guests use to get together for sharing good talk and cultural nights, enjoying traditional dance and typical drink. The Refuge offers free Wi-Fi and a free access television room.A daily continental breakfast with tea or coffee, eggs, natural juice, homemade jam and fresh bread is offered. There are kitchen common facilities. For guests who would like to enjoy a delicious typical food, Maria Ines, hostess of the Refuge, would be delighted to share with them the culinary secrets of the region. Smokers have their area, a patio in the heart of the Refuge, open to everyone who wants to enjoy a sunbathing. BBQ facilities.Leather craftsmen for more than 150 years, Emerson and his mother Maria Ines use to share their ability and know-how with their guests, teaching them how to make belts, shoes and saddles in the workshop located behind the Refuge.The Terra Esperanza Refuge has shared and private rooms. Two dorms, one with 4 beds and the other one with a capacity of 6 people, and two matrimonial rooms, are all with shared bathrooms. Perfect for couples, travelers, or group of friends who would like to enjoy an atypical friendly and relaxed place, beds are comfortable and there is hot water.The hostel provides towels to the guests and a daily continental breakfast with tea or coffee, eggs, natural juice, homemade jam and fresh bread is offered.Laundry and catering services.The Terra Esperanza Refuge is located at the foot of the Imbabura volcano. Emerson, experienced guide, organizes trekking to the top of the volcano (4 630 meters of altitude), and in all the surroundings. Native from La Esperanza village, passionate about trekking, Andean culture and nature, he would bring you to the most remote places, only known by local people, far from mass tourism and traditional touristic tours, to enjoy the peacefulness of the nature, the human warmth of the inhabitants, and the adventure of mountain and countryside trekking,Hosts could choose between various options of trekking, from one to various days, to natural hot springs only visited by the inhabitants, 3 lovely waterfalls where going with a peace of adventure and a lot of happiness, the Cubilche volcanic lagoons (3 700 meters of altitude), or to Otavalo, to go to the handcraft market. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$ 15 - US$ 31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hostal Refugio Terra Esperanza Ibarra, Ecuador - Imbabura
Location
Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Ibarra
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$ 15 - US$ 31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hostal Refugio Terra Esperanza Ibarra, Ecuador - Imbabura
Location
Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Ibarra
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Pioneer589007
9 October 2018|
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Response from Kathryn W | Reviewed this property |
Easiest way is probably through facebook page. Can't post link. But google the name of the hostal.
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2014muffy
24 November 2014|
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Response from Terraesperanza1 | Property representative |
Saludos amigo los buses hay todo el tiempo la terminal de buses esta frente al parque German Grijalva y si toma un taxi son 5 USD y esta aca en 10 minutos y en bus 25 minutos.
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"The beds near the walls are warmer. But, there is not an issue with warmth because the beds are stacked..."
mjc0sta
7 May 2017
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"rooms are in back, and corner or south seems best"
WJD_CO
23 Dec 2016
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"Great place for mountain adventures. Ask Emerson about trekking suitable for you."
265estebane
3 Aug 2016
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"It´s all good."
Olivieres
7 Jul 2015
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