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Review of Hostal Chukirawa

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Hostal Chukirawa
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not great”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Made reservations through a website to stay here. Tried to call to confirm but the phone numer they had listed was out of service. When we arrived (at 21:00) they had rented our rooms to other people because we hadn't arrived by 19:00. This was not stated anywhere as a condition so we were pretty ticked off.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night one way through quilotoa loop. Maybe my expectations are too high for such a remote town but I thought Chukirawa could've been better - biggest complaint is the cold: lukewarm showers (heard from other folks sometimes they just don't have hot water at all) and cold rooms. There is a wood stove in the room but they won't let you use it until 9pm and they only give you enough wood to last 3 hrs. Bottom line, if you're staying here, being warm clothes. Maybe all places in quilotoa are like this, but I'd check out some other places before settling here.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank woosaandwander
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Nice place to stay, cheaper than I'd thought it would be at $15 per night including breakfast and dinner (standard fare, Ecuadorian food)...and free cups of tea! Would've been nice if they could have lit the fires in the rooms before dinner instead of after, because then it would be warm after a shower and would keep the room warm from the day rather than letting the cold air set in - I was waiting for the fire to be lit but then asked after dinner if there was still hot water and he said no it's only until 8pm! So just be aware of those things (you should ask when there will be hot water) and it's a lovely place to stay, met a number of other travellers here all doing the loop one way or another. I would recommend this place as an option next to the beautiful Quilotoa lagoon. Lovely sunset! There is a shop in the village with a few snacks and in this hostal they sell a few things too.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Travelbug9791
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Malaysia
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127 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

One of the most established guest houses here, but there is a lot of competition now, and many more being built. Nearest to the crater rim, and right by the trail head for hiking on the loop, the location is good. Not that the village is big anyway. The sullen son did not want to light the fires in the bedrooms - and did not in some instances despite the really cold weather and polite requests. The lunch was lovely, but dinner which was included in the room price was exactly the same as lunch and also cooked at lunchtime, so not so good as the chicken was dried up. Beds were cosy, the rest of this family operation a delight. The parents are only around during the day. Seemed like a good place to meet friends, have a drink, lunch, etc, much more so than any of the other places in town, judging by the number of guides that bought their hikers in and other travellers who stayed somewhere else, but popped in for a drink.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrandMrsNomad
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London
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262 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank crellston
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Perth, Australia
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94 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank roadtripper2910
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New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Leslie B
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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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