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Hostel Sir Francis Drake

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The hostel and its privileged location allows you to enjoy the most exclusive area of Santa Cruz Island located on the main road that will connect you in five minutes to the areas of greatest tourist activity, and major shopping centers, entertainment, culture, trade and gastronomy. Our hotel is just 15 minutes minutes Breeding Center "Fausto Llerena" where you can also learn the history of the legendary "Lonesome George". You will delight immediately with an exquisite view of the city surrounded by its fauna, flora and unique natural areas. It will be a privilege to host your visit to the Galapagos Islands.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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The hostal is very clean. The location is perfect in Puerto Ayora. But what is the best is how friendly and helpful the owner is. We had a very nice visit and will return to the same place if we come back Also, WiFi works extremely well and breakfast are delicious!!
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Response from NahumC27, Director de Recepción at Hostel Sir Francis Drake
Responded 25 Oct 2018
Thank you for your good comment to the hotel we are happy that you like it, we are waiting for you next time, Glad to see you Sincerely , SIR FRANCIS DRAKE staff
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I found the Francis Drake Hotel to be a clean, tidy facility which was of good value. The owner and other staff were very pleasant to deal with. One of them spoke excellent English and ALL of them were very helpful and kind. The location of this hotel was great as well.
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The room was ok, out of 2 showers 1 was without hot water - freezing cold. In the second morning, at 6am, the owner forgot she gave us the room and tried to open the door savagely and woke us up. The kitchen is in horrible condition, the smell is awful and the dishes are usually
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Really nice owner who works hard to keep the hotel clean. I was not happy with the fact that the cleaning woman said she only worked until 10 am so banged on the door before 8 am each morning, even after I asked not to be disturbed. Was able to get a better rate in person than
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Response from Nahum C, Director de Recepción at Hostel Sir Francis Drake
Responded 19 Jun 2018
Thanks for your comments that help us improve, Cleaning is very important for us, I ask you to apologize for that inconvenience. We hope to have you on your next vacation.
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Booked through Orbitz and paid more than I should have. We had 2 rooms, a family room with balcony that was much nicer than the double with a view. Family room was at back of hotel and had balcony and was much cooler and quieter. View room with double bed was at front of hotel
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Habitacion Doble Deluxe con Balcón
Doble de lux
Excelentes habitaciones al alcance de todos los clientes. Doble Matrimonial de Lux
What's the easiest way to get to the SF Drake from the Baltra Airport?
Hi...You would arrive at the Baltra airport at the exit you will find airlines buses without cost waiting for the passengers to transfer them to the channel Itabaca in the channel all take a ferry the cost per person is of 1 $ to cross to a pier. From the pier the cost of a taxi is $ 25, bus is $ 2 per person. All transportation takes you to the Port of Santa Cruz Island where the hotel is located. The last bus stop leaves you in front of the sea in the San Francisco park you can walk up two blocks on the Baltra Av to reach the hotel but if you take a taxi just ask to take you to Puerto Ayora to the hotel Sir Francis Drake.
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"Rooms in back of hotel are quieter"
"Room 22 at the top bit of a climb,but worth it."
"Number 21 was fine"
"If you're a light sleeper, ask for a room away from the street."
"The balconies are where all the smokers go so I would stay away from those. The ones in the center of the hotel are quietest."
US$47 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
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