Staying at the hostel felt very warm and welcoming the lady who manages keeps the place sparking clean and has great customer service. Her husband Irman offers bird watching tours and got told by a eager bird watcher that him and his brother are one of the best experts he has met globally and are apparently mentioned in lonely planet. They and their families were lovely to talk to and meet.
The kitchen has everything you could ever need to cook.
The breakfast was included with the room and was different every day, which is a first we experienced and would keep us full until lunch or later.
The hot water was very good and if you didn't mix it with cold water it was boiling.
The beds and pillows were very soft and probably the best bed we have slept in during our travels in south america.
The hostel is a few minutes away from the central park, bus station, main square of restaurants and on route to the butterfly farm and canopy's. It would cost $3.00 in a jeep to the butterfly farm and $4 to canopy's. But we walked 30 minutes to the butterflies including time stopping to take pictures of the wild butterflies and birds.
When we looked at other very popular hostels in the area we were happy and prepared to pay a bit more ($10) for the breakfast, private bathroom and bug free room. I think this is one of the best and good value places to stay in Mindo ($30 for private room, bathroom and breakfast).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 100 meters from the central park of Mindo, Bio Hostal Mindo offers an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. We have a restaurant, cafe. We offer tourist information in Spanish, English and German. 10 spacious rooms with private bathroom, hot water, as well as social areas, gardens with local plants and outdoor BBQ facilities, scenic view of the town of Mindo, parking, Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. Bio Hostal Mindo has all the facilities for conventions and seminars too. ... more less
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