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“Cheapest place in the Galapagos and not too bad”
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Hostal Elizabeth
Ranked #38 of 56 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 September 2012 via mobile

A family run hotel located on the beachfront in puerto ayora. The owner Wilma is very nice and accommodating. Breakfast not included but the owner will let you use the kitchen and fridge if you ask. Location is great and we couldn't find anywhere else cheaper to stay in the Galapagos. The rooms are OK, comfy bed for hard bed lovers and clean sheets and towels daily. Free wifi included in the reception area. Bathroom in the room was questionable - not always 100% clean, smelly drains and the occasional electric shock off the shower tap which was rather worrying. But accepting its the cheapest place in town, it's not too bad

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

The Galapagos is pricey but for a double bed with private shower here was just $22.40/night!
Great location really close to the Harbour, centre of town and supermarket.
Rooms are basic but are perfect for what you need as you really shouldnt spend too much time indoors.
The owner Felipe is great, he helped me get a discount on a boat trip and showed me some good places to eat.
Try and get a room on one of the top floors as the views are incredible.
Do not expect a beautiful perfect hotel if you want that you need to pay more!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank mirandaapplegate
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

It seemed to be one of the rare budget places at Puerto Ayora – even if it costs 30 USD without breakfast, which seems to be quite a lot for the small room. But the location is perfect: near the port, the busstation, the supermarket, restaurants etc.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
2  Thank ChMBK
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Located just 1 min from the center and the harbour, and on the main street.
The rooms are not fancy, but clean and nice.
Felipe, the owner, is an amazing person and so helpful, e.g. arranging trips etc.
Try to get a room on one of the higher floors.
Free wifi as well.

Room Tip: One of the top floors
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Peterkjeldsen
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

We went there because of the good rating in tripadvisor, and had to check several times if it’s the right place. Something must have changed for this gap between recommendations and the reality! The room was not so clean (someone's clipped toenails in the drawer…), the bathroom was so tiny you had to squeeze yourself in; to get in the shower we had to step over the toilet. The owner did not understand English and communication was impossible. Wifi works only in one certain location in the yard: next to the outside wall of the reception room, so if it's raining (which is not uncommon) you can't sit there, not to mention that most of the chairs in the yard are broken and dangerous to sit on.
On the plus side – there is so much to do in Galapagos, the time spent in the hostel is minimal, and there was always hot water.
I recommend finding better places than Nuevo Elizabeth!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank neridor
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

I choose this hotel because of the rating but it realy disapointed me. Noone there really spoke much english while I was there. Bathroom was smelly (not sure if it was cleaned properly) and I got electricuted turning the tap (shower) off. They provided 1 towel for 2 of us. I might have been unlucky and got the bad room #16. Who knows...

Room was basic, which we didn't mind but power point was very flimsy.

Good things were location and wifi. This place is on the main street near all the restaurants though this town is small enough nowhere is too far to walk. Wifi was slow but faster than the other hotel we stayed in (hotel Ninfa).

Room Tip: #16 has good view from balcony but the room is not good enough to my liking.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Grace P
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

what a great couple: Felipe and his mother!
he was so helpfull, called for me everyone, made up plans where to go/ visit
great location
free WIFI and water 24h
i was by myself but never felt alone
gracias, muy amable

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank torro24
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Additional Information about Hostal Elizabeth

Address: Charles Darwin Avenue, Puerto Ayora 593, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Ayora
Price Range: £15 - £21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As we´re very close to the sea our third story rooms offer a wonderful ocean view. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hostal Elizabeth Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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