This hostal is AMAZING! We cannot recommend it highly enough. It is very affordable at $15/night per person (if you book directly) which includes a delicious and filling dinner and breakfast (vegetarian options available!). There is a very nice, cozy common room with a stove for heat and couches to relax. There are incredible views from the front yard with llamas for the perfect photo op. Our room was comfortable with hot water and thick blankets. We also learned a bit about local culture listening to stories and memories from the owner, which was very special. There is also an attached store to buy snacks and drinks if you want. And the hostal offers lunches to go if you are hiking the Quilotoa trail and would like to take one on your walk. It was a pleasure to stay here.
My friend and I stayed at Taita Cristobal one night during our trek from Sigchos to Quilotoa. The staff was kind and extremely helpful. The room and living room were absolutely spotless and it was a delight reading near the wood stove. The price included diner and breakfast which were substancial. Would recommend
This is definitely the best-valued hostel in Insvilivi. It is located right in the center of town and has a small shop attached to it where you can purchase drinks and snacks for your treks. The rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable. The breakfast and dinner served were always fantastic and hearty.
I think this place gets unnecessarily overshadowed by the more expensive lication in town. This spot is wonderful. Great food, wonderful location and they even have 2 llamas! We even had them do all our family laundry for a very affordable price. We highly recommend it.
We spent our first night on the Quilotoa loop in Isinlivi and ended up in the Taita Cristobal. The room is a bit small (we were 2 in a triple room), but it was clean and the shower was hot. It is very quite and views are nice from both the common areas and the rooms. We especially enjoyed the flat grassed area facing the canyon, to do a bit of stretching and relaxation after this first day of trek. It's supposed to be the camping area but there was no tents on it when we were there. Food was good also (dinner and breakfast included), and we really enjoyed the sandwiches they prepared us for the next walking day. There is also a hand lavatory to wash your trekking clothes that will easily dry with the wind during the night. An enjoyable stop on the loop!
Highlight of our Ecuador tour. In the midst of the Andes mountains is this beautiful hostel. Great view from the clean and tidy rooms, good food, nice staff, veranda looking out on garden with lama's. Manager José is very friendly and helpful, and speaks English. Cannot imagine a better place to stay in the Quilotoa area.
We spent a couple of days here and absolutely loved our time there. The owner Mirian and her son Jose went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was great- delicious breakfasts with loads of food to keep you going and family-style dinners were great too. There’s a little shop right at the hostal that has everything you might need and all at local prices (they bake bread in the evening so worth a visit if you want a warm 10 cent roll!). The rooms were clean and the showers hot. Lots of blankets to keep you warm too! We would highly recommend this hostal!
We are a family of four who stayed here whilst doing the Quilatoa Loop. We loved the accommodation, the room was spacious, and beds were comfortable with lovely warm blankets. The views were stunning and the Llama's in the garden were a special touch. The owner Miriam was a lovely and friendly lady. Dinner and breakfast were amazing. I would definitely recommend staying here - just a shame we were not able to stay longer.
An excellent place!! The best food we've tasted after 2 weeks in Ecuador, incl. 1 week on a highly rated cruise to the Galapagos. The staff is friendly, professional; the hostel is clean and the beds comfortable. Coming to this hostel on our hike of the Quilotoa Loop, was a wonderful surprise. Highly recommended!
I arrived like a lost soul after wandering in the showers. I had no booking (not sure if it is my sense of adventure or disorganisation) - the lady was very welcoming and showed me the available room. The place is great, bed was comfy with true sheets (if you travelled around in that area, you will know what I mean) and the shower has my approval rating. There is also a living room with a fireplace (yep, that’s cosy). Dinner and breakfast are included and food was prepared with love. There is also a small shop, suggest to go and speak with the lady - adds to a great experience of getting to know the area.