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Quilotoa Runa Wasi

Km 72, Vía Latacunga, Quilotoa 050405 Ecuador
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See why so many travelers make Hosteria Quilotoa Runa Wasi their guest house of choice when visiting Quilotoa. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Hosteria Quilotoa Runa Wasi features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts breakfast. If you are driving to Hosteria Quilotoa Runa Wasi, free parking is available. Travelers looking for cafes can head to Andean House Bar-Restaurante. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Mirador Shalala (0.2 mi), which is a popular Quilotoa attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the guest house. At Hosteria Quilotoa Runa Wasi, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Quilotoa.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
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24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Secured parking
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Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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b2run wrote a review Mar 2023
Huatulco, Mexico250 contributions47 helpful votes
Quilotao has limited hotels and hostels. Runa Wasi is pretty basic but it serves its purpose. It is only a couple hundred meters from the start of the Quilotoa loop and the Quilotoa volcano lagoon. The service was excellent. The hosts took really good care of us, lighting a fire in our room (it's cool and rainy there), giving advice, etc. The rooms could do with some touches, like hooks to hang your wet clothes or a common area for visiting. The meals were good and it was clean.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Get a room with a wood stove if you're there in the rainy season.
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Kevin S wrote a review Feb 2023
Pontypridd, United Kingdom6243 contributions1071 helpful votes
A strange little hotel. We pulled into the large empty car park, was it even open? Yes, a warm greeting and shown to our room. A small room, the double bed tight against one wall but perfectly clean. Dinner was included, a surprisingly nice soup starter then chicken fillet, or pork, with rice and salad and a hot very tasty drink. Early evening more travellers arrived for good conversations, later a large group of walkers, the hotel was actually full. With temperatures outside -1, -2 the wood burning stove in our room had been lit and had real-ly warmed the room. With a few of the lovely Ecuadorian blankets we had a warm night. Breakfast was at 07.30 for everyone. That’ll be busy we thought, but luckily the large group of walkers had left early Breakfast was fruit plate, breads, eggs cooked to choice, fried plantain with cheese, fruit juice and tea or coffee all well presented.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Melody wrote a review Sept 2021
Toronto, Canada94 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night as a couple in September 2021 after hiking Quilotoa Lake. Although the owner and staff members do not speak English, and we only spoke very limited, poor Spanish, they showed us great hospitality, and were pleasant and accommodating. In terms of price, Runa Wasi is one of the more affordable ones in the area. We paid approximately $40 USD for a room with a double bed and ensuite bathroom. Even as a Canadian, I have to say, it does get VERY cold at night. There is an old fashioned fireplace in the room, that the owner and staff members came and helped start for us, when we needed it. I believe there were at least 4-5 blankets/comforters for the bed, also as another means to keep warm. The shower was unfortunately cold. The hot water only stayed on for about a minute or two before it was cold again. I was a bit disappointed by this as I was looking forward to a hot shower at the end of our hike. Dinner and breakfast is included in the price. The meals were good, and it was your standard Ecuadorian food (meat, rice, salad for dinner / eggs, bread, fresh fruit, fruit juice and coffee for breakfast). However, the portions were quite small. WiFi is fast and reliable in all parts of the lodge. Overall, Runa Wasi is a charming lodge for great value. I would recommend this lodge if you are looking for budget-friendly options.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Goingplaces98 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chino Hills, California534 contributions359 helpful votes
Rooms are spartan and packed with beds, but that's true for everywhere in Ecuador as they all like to pack their rooms to the brim with beds. I was lucky enough to have hot water for about 1 minute then it turned to freezing. I had to wait another 10 minutes for some more hot water. So keep that in mind. Loud (French, like usual) neighbors in a wooden house doesn't really make for comfort. Otherwise it's a remote location and it's a decent room for a very low cost if you can snag it under $20. There are other similar places nearby for a similar setting and cost so you're not limited to this one. The location is near the entry booth so a slight 5-7 minute walk from the lake. Although when I was here they closed the lake shore path like the hour I arrived, due to COVID-19.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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WorldWanderer88 wrote a review Feb 2020
Montreal, Canada239 contributions143 helpful votes
After all the negative reviews I read, I was a bit hesitant about my stay here. I need not be. I was greeted warmly upon arrival and shown to my room, which was a cozy basic room. The place was spotlessly clean. I didn't opt for the meals because of the negative reviews but I saw what the others ate and think it was great value of well prepared local food. I would opt for the meals if I return. In the evening, the fire was started in the stove in the room, making it nice and cozy. It stayed warm throughout the night. There were tons of blankets in case it wasn't warm enough. The wood used is very fast burning though, so the fire was essentially out in about 15 minutes. For those who reviewed badly, remember this is a remote location without all the trimmings of life in a first world big city--be thankful for a warm cozy room when it is sleeting outside.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Kayla F wrote a review Mar 2019
24 contributions3 helpful votes
Runa Wasi was the perfect rest stop for the night after hiking the Quilotoa loop. There are warm fireplaces in each room and they have a great community room for eating, enjoying tea/coffee, reading, writing, etc. The beds are comfortable and although they did not have warm showers, they heated water for us in a basin to wash with which was very nice. Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ash W wrote a review Aug 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The rooms are very cold (it is Quilatoa, after all!) and the water in the shower was freezing, but the staff was friendly and did their very best to ensure we were comfortable, from making us a fire multiple times in our room to bringing us a giant bucket of hot water to bathe with. They even accommodated my vegan diet! An excellent place to stay while hiking around the area.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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portorl wrote a review Jul 2018
Winter Park, Florida28 contributions8 helpful votes
Not many options in this town. Room and bed were fine. Quite cold room. There is a fireplace unit and they provide wood but it is still a cold night (we were there in July). The people do not speak English but they are very nice and they try very hard. We had warm water once we asked them to fix it (which they promptly did). You will want to do the lake and move on. Dinner and breakfast were included. It was basic and fine - we are not foodies.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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TaffyapplesWales wrote a review Feb 2018
Wales85 contributions77 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night and that was 1 night too many, the rooms and food are very basic but the main problem was the almost complete lack if running water and certainly the absence of any hot water. The lagoon/lake is lovely but you might be better to stay farther away as most of the accommodation seemed similarly basic.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Erika T wrote a review Dec 2017
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions
I absolutely loved staying at Runa Wasi Lodge during my two night stay in Quilotoa with two girlfriends. Not only is it a convenient 2 min walk to Quilotoa Crater, but the rooms have a wood stove to add to the charm of the place and best of all, the food was fantastic. You can tell the cooks really care about what they serve guests, and they even cater to vegetarians. They even have wi-fi, which I was surprised about given the remote mountain location, even though it was spotty. The place was clean and hosts were very helpful. I definitely recommend staying here if planning on hiking Quilotoa or any nearby attraction like the canyon.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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LOCATION
EcuadorCotopaxi ProvinceQuilotoa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quilotoa Runa Wasi
Which popular attractions are close to Quilotoa Runa Wasi?
Nearby attractions include Laguna Quilotoa (0.2 miles), Mirador Shalala (0.2 miles), and Sendero al Fondo del Crater (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Quilotoa Runa Wasi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Quilotoa Runa Wasi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Quilotoa Runa Wasi?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quilotoa Runa Wasi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar Restaurante Karu Ñan, The Spoon, and Andean Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Quilotoa Runa Wasi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Quilotoa Runa Wasi?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Quilotoa Runa Wasi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.