I stayed in hotel northia for almost three months whilst I looking for my own place in San Cristobal. Although it seems a little basic a first glance, I cannot recommend this hotel enough.
Pepe and Franklin, first and foremost (the manager and his right hand man) are the friendliest men, and so kind and accommodating. Plus (insider tip) Pepe used to be a chef..he will cook you the best meal you you have ever eaten, most certainly in the Galápagos. They're mean on a game of cards as well.
As I say, the rooms may look basic, but the fact there is hot water at your disposal, which trust me, isn't a thing on these islands, makes up for that. And the rooms are cleaned daily, with fresh towels. The service you get for what you pay is above and beyond in comparison to other hostels..believe me, I stayed in a few ! And there's strong wifi in the lobby which occasionally stretches to the rooms.
The central location is fantastic - a stones throw from sea lion colonies and the main broadwalk, as well as 30 seconds from the popular street for restaurants. And a ten minute walk from lovely playa man. Honestly, the location is perfect. Really really great.
Thank you boys for a wonderful wonderful stay. I'll be back. Lizzy (hija de Inglaterra)More
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