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“Great location and a good place to stay”
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Hostal Chukirawa
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“Great location and a good place to stay”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We turned up on spec after travelling fro Latacunga. There are a lot of hostals in the village ( or at least a lot of signs. We walked past all of them as most looked a bit grim, until we hit this place which is in a great location right opposite the crater rim. The owners are really nice and the food, cooked by the lady of the house was simple but very good and reasonably price, given the captive audience.

Our room was small and basic but perfectly comfortable and was heated by a wood burning stove. Dinner was in the main room where we were joined by gringos from other hostels and locals from the village who seemed to use this as their local hostelry. Great atmosphere.

When we retired for the night one of the workers came to light our stove. It went out 10 mins later so we asked for him to come and relight it. He was reluctant (in fact he completely ignored my wife) but eventually dragged himself away from the football on the TV and proceeded to relight the stove by throwing in a plastic bottle half full of kerosene!!!! He tossed in some lighted paper and left the room in a hurry closing the door behind him. 5 seconds later there was a whoosh! and the fire was relit. I am not sure my father in law, a retired fire station chief would have approved!

Fire lighting protocols excluded, this is a nice, friendly and WARM place to stay. Be warned , it does get cold and VERY windy here re at 3900m but the location right next to the crater is unbeatable.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

It's located right opposite Quilotoa Crater, literally across the road. It takes about 5 minutes to walk to Hostel Chukirawa from the bus stop. The staff are friendly and helpful, the gentleman speaks some English. The rooms are very basic, our bed was comfortable. There is no wifi. Free breakfast and dinner which was ok. We asked for the fire in our room to be lit after dinner and it made the room much more comfortable. When the fire was not lit, we were uncomfortably cold despite layering up. Because we were so cold, we only stayed 1 night instead of 2. If there had been a fire in the main part of the hostel, we probably would have stayed and hung out there. They are currently doing renovations downstairs, hopefully it will include heating during the day and wifi. This place has a lot of potential to be amazing.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

This is small Hostel owned by a wonderful family, they make you feel welcome. You have a wood stove in your room that they light for you daily. Breakfast and dinner is included in the price. The owner is also an artist and has some of his work for sale. You will have a true Andean experience. They do not have stores so make sure you bring all you need for your stay. It gets cold a night but it warms up during the day; you can also hike around the lake and I think it takes around 5 hours and you are at a very high altitude. This is a little place in heaven. If you enjoy nature and wonderful people this is a place you need to visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hostal Chukirawa
Address: Laguna Quilotoa, Quilotoa, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Cotopaxi Province > Quilotoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Quilotoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Chukirawa 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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