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Guesthouse | Santa Cruz Island Galapagos, Puerto Ayora, Escalesia Ave Piqueros Galapagos, Ecuador 9999

90.4% Overall Rating

93 out of 94 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/04/2014)

Flemming Hemdorff thinks…

"They run this hostel like a hotel with clean towel and your bed maked up every day really nice"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Children's play area
  • Sofa

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

***Credit cards not accepted. Cash only on arrival***

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90.4%

Overall Rating

93 out of 94 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Galapagos Best Home Stay'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
70.4%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
96.8%
Value
89.6%
Safety
97.6%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Flemming Hemdorff

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

10 April 2014 Flemming would recommend this property

Liked: They run this hostel like a hotel with clean towel and your bed maked up every day really nice

Disliked: Seaview yes from the top of the hill.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

08 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its great service and cleanliness. Kevin is super helpful. Hot showers, internet the whole package!

Disliked: Its a little bit of a walk.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great rooms. Great personal attention from owner. Spotless clean. Best hostel ever stayed at!!

Disliked: If anything could use a mirror in the room in addition to the bathroom

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly nature of the owners. Great greeting with town tour to orientate yourself on arrival. Nothing was too much trouble. Spacious rooms with air con. Kitchenette within room well equipped and clean. Beer and milk for sale. One delicious and one nutritious.

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kevin, the owner, gives a very usefull and comprehensive free walking tour of Puerto Ayora! This can utlimately make the difference on your approach to the Santa Cruz by potentially making you win some time and money!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Owner is more than helpful and friendly. He has all the information and directs you to fair services/tours elsewhere.

Disliked: Taxi almost anywhere, but at least it's only one dollar e ery taxi ride.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and helpful host. nice big and clean room. hot showers. safe and good value. very quite at hostel and on street.

Disliked: long walk from the centre, taxi´s not always easy to pick up. no TV in private double room. Slow wi-fi

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Hughes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 February 2014 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, value for money, very friendly owner who provided valuable advice about local tours, restaurants, getting around, banks, food shopping - made the stay easy and relaxed. Great location, quiet. Loved the kitchenette in the rooms - so can do a little self catering as well. Would stay again and highly recommend.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike about it - all good!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jocelynn Smrekar

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

05 February 2014 Jocelynn would recommend this property

Liked: The room was spacious and beautiful. The mini-kitchen was convenient and saved us from having to eat out every meal. Kevin was extremely helpful.

Disliked: It was a long way from downtown.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ana Cecilia Cadena Anda

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 February 2014 Ana Cecilia would recommend this property

Liked: This Hostel is the best hostel I have ever been to, Kevin (the owner) is amazingly organize, kind, and honest. The rooms are clean and cozy. I would definitely come back. Highly recommended!

Disliked: Ana Cecilia left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's realy the best hostel in Galapagos! Kevin gives every new guest a city tour and is very helpful.

Disliked: Nothing!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jonathan Denis-Jacob

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 January 2014 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Kevin, the owner was extremely friendly and helpful. He connected us with a local agency and gave us a free tour of the town. The private room was clean, spacious and very comfortable (and had AC).

Disliked: Nothing!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean accommodation, good as a base for Galapagos, great owner, free tour of the town.

Disliked: Noise from fridge/water pump in the night in ground floor rooms. Earplugs useful.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kevin was so helpful to me especially carrying my luggage up and down the stairs! He was always helpful answering my concerns/questions. I especially felt safe at the Best Home Stay.

Disliked: A little far to walk to the centre of things but we all need the exercise!!!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Piotr Olejniczak

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 November 2013 Piotr would recommend this property

Liked: Funy ,helpfull owner,my first hostel with room service,very clean and 4 dorm room with small kitchen and bathroom (hot shower).Very good!!!!!

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: As soon as you arrive outside this hostel and see your name on the welcome board you know you have made the right decision. Kevin makes you feel welcome and valued as a guest and his free tour of the town is exceptional helpful. The room was clean, comfortable and had everything you would need to make your own basic meals. This hostel might be 20 minutes walk from town but it a present walk and well worth it to stay in such a nice place.

Disliked: There is nothing I disliked.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Zofia Nordqvist

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 October 2013 Zofia would recommend this property

Liked: Kevin, the owner, was very friendly and gave an excellent free tour of the town upon arrival. The hostel was nice, fresh & clean and felt very safe. I made a good choice to go stay there.

Disliked: If anything, it's the distance to town, which is not a big problem. You can either walk or take a 1 dollar cab.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dale Lance

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

20 October 2013 Dale would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and quiet and a kitchenette in the room. Unlimited drinking water, a rarity in Ecuador.

Disliked: Nothing to complain about.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

15 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful place, owner was awesome

Disliked: Nda

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday

21 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendliness of owner and the excellent information he provided to us about thigs to do, places to eat,etc. big rooms with kitchenettes, quiet location on side street, secure, nice outdoor areas to relax.

Disliked: a bit of a walk from centre of town

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Magdalena Zocca

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 September 2013 Magdalena would recommend this property

Liked: Kevin was very friendly and helpful, the room was impeccable, very well furnished and complete, very clean. The AC was a blessing! Would have loved to stay longer!

Disliked: The location is not ideal, but nothing a $1 taxi can't fix

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Stayed in both private room and dorm rooms all were very comfortable and clean. Fridge and cooking facilities in/beside the rooms were very useful and save eating out all the time. A bit of a walk from the centre of the town, but it is only $1 for taxi if you have luggage or don't want to walk. Being away from the centre meant it was nice and quiet at night.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owners of this Hostel are so kind, honest, caring, thoughtful and accommodating! I would recommend this hostel to everyone, but especially people who want a clean, safe, and quiet hostel....it was simply perfect and really made my trip that much enjoyable.

Disliked: nothing!

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Cindy Martin

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2013 Cindy would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Staff was great. Owner was available and extremely helpful. Very clean. Great place to stay.

Disliked: I liked everything about it.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lynne Thomas

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2013 Lynne would recommend this property

Liked: We had requested a 2 bedded room, only 1 bed when we arrived, Kevin immediately we and got a second bed for us. Both beds very comfortable. Very good shower. Kevin unwell so his wife took us on orientation tour. Free luggage storage if returning to stay. Free bananas.

Disliked: Having to go into the street to smoke. Very small garden, would call it more a large patio.