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Hostal Doña Esther

Hostel | Juan Montalvo 444 y Bolivar, Otavalo, Ecuador .

90.6% Overall Rating

35 out of 37 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/04/2014)

IMH van Herpt thinks…

"A very nice accomodation in the center of the city. Pleasant ambiance and friendly staff. We had a nice dinner and breakfast. We would certainly recommend the place."

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  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Wake-up calls
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 55.00
  • Breakfast USD 4.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

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Our small Dutch-owned hotel and restaurant in the center of Otavalo is perfectly located near the Saturday crafts market, the central park (Parque Bolivar), the new train station and other points of interest. We have twelve nicely decorated rooms with wooden floors and one larger apartment suitable for 2 persons or a family with small children, all with a private bathroom. All rooms are situated around the green inner couryard. In our attached restaurant Arbol de Montalvo we make inventive, international inspired dishes, always using the typical Ecuadorian products. And don't forget our famous pizzas, made in a wood burning oven. Read more

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Single (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Triple (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

1 Bedroom Apartment Mountain View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Hostal Doña Esther

Our colonial styled Dona Esther (say: Donja) is located in the center of Otavalo, very near to the famous Saturday Market. The hotel has 12 comfortable, rustic decorated rooms and 1 rooftop apartment, suitable for 2 persons or a family with small children. All rooms have a private bathroom and all are looking out on the lovely inner courtyard. Our local staff offers an excellent service and you will certainly feel at home.
We can arrange transportation to and from the Quito airport, as well as a driver for some tours in the area.
Children under 10 stay for free in their parents’ room. Please contact us!
Free WiFi for guests is available.

Please note that an Ecuadorian hostal is not necessarily like a hostel. Ours is more like a small hotel.

In our restaurant Arbol de Montalvo we always try to make inventive, internationally inspired dishes, making use of the many products Ecuador has to offer. Our pizzas made in a wood burning oven are famous, often reviewed as the best in town. Come to judge for yourself! Opened Tuesday-Thursday from 6 pm, Friday-Sunday all day. Breakfast every day.

Accommodation Information

The rooms on the front side are all matrimonial rooms, The twin rooms have two single beds (1,5 persons), the triple room 3 single beds. Extra sleeping couches available.

Location Information

We're very close to the famous Saturday market and you'll find all attractions in and outside Otavalo very easy to reach: the Peguche waterfall, the Cuicocha lake, the San Pablo lake, The Condor Park, Mojanda lakes, Mount Fuya Fuya, Volcano Imbabura, Volcano Cotacachi and the indigenous villages with their culture and artesanal weavings, just to name a few possibilities. We're happy to give you information about these attractions or arrange your transport.

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