I'm staying at hostel el rocio as I write this review. Iv just read the previous review and need to say how wrong i think it is, maybe she was having a crap holiday with her folks and needed to vent! This place is awesome. Firstly the lady who runs the place is a complete character, friendly, helpful and honest about what's good to do in mindo. The building Is a little off the main street, but a 3 minute walk isn't difficult. I'd rather be listening to the forest noises than the cars! The building is a timber house with private rooms and shared dorms ,$10 a night with breaky it's a steal. Of course there are insects and mozzies, your staying in a cloud forest in ecuador, but there are owl butterflies and hummingbirds and plenty of other creatures you would expect to find here, including the owners dogs. I am delighted Im staying here and glad I didn't read such a pessimistic review before I checked it out for my self.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- considered one of the friendliest backpacker hostels in Mindo. hosted by Claudia (from Quito). It is a rustic and natural place just up the road from the sports field and away from the foot traffic in the village, Hostal Rocio (The morning dew) features accommodations for larger groups of 16 or more, as well as, single, double and private rooms for couples. Private or shared bathrooms with plenty of balcony space for hanging out and enjoying the jungle. All rooms include hot water. Depending on the day that you stay a hearty breakfast with generous portions of fresh fruit, bread, and eggs with tea or coffee may be included. The vibe is laid back and peaceful. Lots of birds and squirrels to view from the balconies. Groups with parents and children can be accommodated in separate houses on the property if more privacy is needed. A patio/gazebo with BBQ grill in the jungle is only a short walk from the lodging. Claudia speaks English well and can help you organize day trips to birdwatching, waterfalls, private protected lands and can also pick you up from the Mindo bus station. ... more less