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Big Ralph's Hostal

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Big Ralph's Hostal is a small English - Ecuadorian business in Salinas a few steps from the beach. Services and facilities available at Big Ralph's Hostal include a Restaurant, bar and private parking. Our bedrooms are supplied with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water and national TV. Spoken languages: English & Spanish.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Salinas is quite an expensive place to stay. Big Ralph's hostal is a 10-minute walk from the beach and much more reasonably priced than the beachfront places. The room was simple and small but very clean with a comfortable bed. Good hot shower, good wifi and good air
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Saw the sign while entering the town and staying with a friend during a work trip. Nov 2015 Just had to go.... Met Ralph, his wife and the whole place was great. Fish n Chips of course which were very very good this far away from home. He even invited us back for a cuppa tea on
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to have dinner at the restaurant. The food is delicious and served with gusto. My husband and I have tried many of the items on the menu and we were never disappointed. For us, this is the place to go for an excellent dinner.
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Big Ralph's Hostal is a wonderful little place in Salinas. It isn't fancy but it is a very clean and quiet place to call home for a few days while checking out Salinas. The rooms have comfortable beds and pillows and a quiet air conditioner. There is a nice courtyard to relax
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Our family of three stayed here for one night as we tour around Ecuador. Big Ralph's place is lovely. The room was not huge but spacious enough and the bathroom had plenty of hot water. When we first drove up to the hostel we were a bit nervous because there was a pretty rough
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Room #3 - lovely courtyard and sweet dog living on site
Room #3 - lovely courtyard and sweet dog living on site
Room #3 - lovely courtyard and sweet dog living on site
Room #3 - lovely courtyard and sweet dog living on site
The new patio garden
"Our room was right outside the restaurant. It was an excellent location."
"One note about room selection. My in-laws were in the first room next to the restaurant and they said the restaurant guests are a little loud in the early evening. But once the dinner hour passes everything quiets down. I'm sure younger troops would have been out partying and never noticed the restaurant sounds but if you're planning on turning in early, ask for a room away from the restaurant."
"There are only 7 rooms available so book early to ensure your reservation."
"All rooms are good."
"There is no bad room."
US$36 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorSanta Elena ProvinceSalinas
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