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Galapagos Dreams Hostal
Ranked #11 of 54 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
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“Avoid, not great and mainly a front to sell tours (not that that went well)”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in December and had a couple of rooms. Location is a bit back from the beach front but walkable.

Rooms were basic but fine although we had niggles like a bathroom that flooded, we initially thought it was the toilet but it turned out the shower surround slopes outwards, wet socks, lovely. A light bulb was also out in the other bathroom and not fixed promptly.

On checkout they tried to charge us breakfast on top, a lot extra for what was obviously something always included (served with zero passion, brown scrambled eggs, cheap margarine etc.). Not something you would knowingly pay extra for! We ended up paying a token amount after standing our ground.

We booked a North Seymour tour with Galapagos Dreams and paid upfront with cash but it was a disaster and waste of time as we got all the way to the harbour at the top of the island and then discovered that the coast guard were not allowing the boat to sail due to some irregularity/falling out with the captain. We waited there for ages before coming back. Frustrating with little explanation. When I initially asked for our money back I was told I had to wait, they weren't happy but I got it.after sitting in reception a while (an upset customer is not conducive to selling to others!).

Luckily with 6 weeks in the Galapagos we had seen a lot but others on the trip were on much more limited time.

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Property: Galapagos Dreams Hostal
Address: Av. Cucuve y Floreana, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Galapagos Dreams Hostal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location Located in the heart of Puerto Ayora, this hostal is within a 15-minute walk of Galapagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. Tortuga Bay Beach is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away. Property Features This hostal features tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and free breakfast. WiFi in public areas is free. Room Amenities All 15 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and cable TV. ... more   less 
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