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“Ruined our vacation.”
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La Orquidea Hostel
Ranked #3 of 64 Cuenca B&B and Inns
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Ruined our vacation.”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

At our arrival they told us our room was still occupied and that they could keep our bags secured in an empty room until we return from lunch. When we returned, our bags were already placed at our designated room only to realize many items had disappeared. ($150 value in new clothes and cosmetics).
Staff didn't do more than questioning the guy that handled the bags and obviously he denied any wrongdoing.
It seems they don't perform any background check on their employees and basically manager didn't care either.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Manta, Ecuador
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

I have stayed twice at this hostel and have enjoyed my stay on both occasions. The staff is very helpful. The breakfast is and the woman serving is very pleasant. There are many good restaurants within walking distance as well as the Parque Claderon. The rooms are small but adequate. The water hot and plentiful. All in all a good choice and a good price in Cuenca.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ohio
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Hotel located on busy centre city street. Clean rooms, above average. Car parks nearby. If driving, you have to negotiate all the one way streets to get to it, but the employees are very helpful in directing you.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

I stayed at Hostel La Orquedea for most of three weeks. Very good location in Cuenca. Only some nights were noisy but most were ok and quiet after 10 or 11.

Staff is like family and were helpful when I had to use their phone to track down lost luggage. Around the corner and one block to Parque Calderon. Everything is close.

I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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George Town, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Great location - just around the corner from the Plaza Mayor. The entrance is very attractive and the rooms are off the internal courtyard, so they are quiet. Rooms are clean, beds comfortable and showers hot. There was no breakfast on offer when we stayed there though - although there are good cafes nearby. Rooms have a fridge. There is drinking water in the reception.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lake Oswego
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

My husband and I moved to this hotel after spending our first night in a noisier hotel up the street. This hotel has a charming lobby, a truly old town flavor, and it was quiet! We accidentally lucked into having an entire suite to ourselves, which included two bedrooms, two baths, a big kitchen, living room and dining room. Although we mostly stuck to one of the bedrooms because we were there only one night, it was nice to have access to the entire suite. Although the furniture had seen better days, the $45 price for the room greatly made up for this. And the location is perfect -- right in the center of the most charming part of old town Cuenca. I would definitely come back and stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

For starters, the picture does not do this place justice. I've stayed twice in this hotel and both times have been impressed. The entrance and lobby are quite grand for a "hostal" and really very pretty. The front desk is helpful, polite, and knowledgable of things to do and see in Cuenca. They are fair in their prices too and you can't find a better deal in downtown Cuenca... Believe me I've tried! The rooms are very well kept, there's hot water(!!), and even a refrigerator (which is quite rare there). I guess my only complaint would be that the beds were a little firm and thus uncomfortable for my taste. The location is across the street from a church and just a block away from one of the central parks. The second time I stayed there, they were out of rooms so we were offered a bigger, better apartment-type room in another building they owned for the same price. Highly recommend La Orquidea!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Orquidea Hostel

Property: La Orquidea Hostel
Address: Presidente Borrero 9-31 | And S. Bolivar Street, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Cuenca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Orquidea Hostel has a great location at just 200 meters from the main square of the city and its magestic Cathedral. Offers free wi-fi in all areas of the hostel, tourist information and breakfast included. All rooms are equipped with TVs that have international channels, small fridge, and private bathroom. The Archeological Museum and Ancestral Park is 1.6km. The airport is located within driving distance of 8 minutes. Parking is available under request. ... more   less 
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