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Hostal Valle del Amanecer
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Just like most reviewers described this hostal has a great courtyard complete with hammocks, fireplace (don't know when they actually light it though..) and lots of plants, making it an excellent place to relax after a long morning of bartering at the nearby market (2 blocks from the hostal to the central market). If you have a room near the restaurant it might be a bit noisy in the morning but otherwise the rooms and hostal in general are quiet.

You can get a room with a shared bath or a private bath. A shared bath costs $13 a person ($26 for 2, $39 for 3) with breakfast included. The breakfast is a choice of either bread and jam, parfait, or pancake and fruit salad all with either coffee or tea and the option to add more food a la carte. The rooms don't have any heating, but they put a few thick blankets on the bed, which is enough to make for a warm night, at least in June-not sure if it gets colder at other times of the year.

The hostel is fairly clean and the showers get nice and hot, but the wifi does not work well. it is very slow, which seems to be the case in most places, and it does not reach some of the rooms.

Overall the hostel is a good value due to its location, decor/garden, and breakfast, but there are cheaper options around the town.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank AnnaSut
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Not what I was expecting when I booked a hostal in touristy Otavalo for 12 dollars a night. It's a beautiful hostal with rooms situated around an inner courtyard filled with trees and hammocks. Breakfast was good, the water pressure was excellent. Nice people in charge.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank ericarenee
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

The hostel is pretty much as everyone describes, convenient to the bus and market square. Rooms are clean, breakfast of pancakes or yogurt and granola. An extra cup of coffee for two is $2.50. Now for the other info. We left our luggage in the locked luggage room next to the office and found later that a lap top, iPod and e reader had been taken. Unfortunately we did not notice this until we arrived in Quito. It was all in a knapsack packed in such a way that someone needed a far bit of time to undo it and repack it. Looking back we should have locked that pocket as in the one locked pocket other items were untouched. The main problem I suspect is the main door is neither closed or monitored, the front desk is not staffed during the day. It is simple for someone to enter and pilfer from any room as the locks are simple to open with a screwdriver. So nice place, ok food, not a safe spot as it is not secured or well supervised. Ca sera I guess and no apology was offered....

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

If it weren't for the undulating pattern of river stones on the walls of this corner, it would be too easy to miss Hostal Valle de Amanecer. A friend and I tripped into it, leaving our men pals on the street as we wandered through the courtyard, our jaws dropping, and swore to return to this bit of another world, secluded from the overwhelming shoppety-shop experience that Otavalo can be.

I returned alone for lunch a few days later and was not disappointed. The peace and quiet accompanying my excellent, well priced food relaxed me to the point where I seriously considered a snooze and not returning to my Cotacachi digs, in favor of imbibing this whole new flavor of Otavalo, which was turning out to be a sweet little city with hidden treasures like this. Even paying the bill was a good experience since (a) it didn't hurt and (b) I met the whole family and had a wonderful conversation with them. Ramiros, a doctor (that explains why the hostal's business card offers "medical attention"), pointed me in the right direction to find Otavalenos in my professional field. Can't wait to get back here!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Eva v
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

This the third time that I've stayed at this family Hostal. Amazing colors and breakfast included. Close to everything and bike rentals are on site. Fun place to stay for a day or week. Two blocks from the market and the bus station. Good use of river rocks

Room Tip: Sorry no pool and couln't change it...
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Thank donatsea43
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