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“Good Location, but not so welcoming.”

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Galapagos Dreams Hostal
Ranked #14 of 54 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Location, but not so welcoming.”
Reviewed 14 January 2013

We had a funny stay- we had 8 people, but were at first told that we were staying in a room with 4 beds, in which they would add 4 more on the floor. Once we asked, they just gave us 2 rooms. There is a useable kitchen, which we were told was only available in the evenings, and cost $5 to use. We did use it, but never ended up paying the fee. The rooms were okay, but we all got electrocuted by the shower when we turned the water on and off.

Room Tip: Ask to see the shower first-if the handle looks dodgy, it will probably electrocute you!
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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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.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Galapagos Dreams Hostal

Property: Galapagos Dreams Hostal
Address: Av. Cucuve y Floreana, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 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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