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Hostal Taita Cristobal

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#2 of 2 hostels in Isinlivi
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We have coated wooden rooms to isolate him cold, wooden beds with ample blankets, all Ecuadorians beds have good quality orthopedic mattresses. Rooms from 1 person up to 6 people per room together. All in an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility for a good rest.
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Free parking
Free internet
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24-hour front desk
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Breakfast available
Special diet menus
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Patio
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Non-smoking hotel
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Mountain view
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Quaint
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Sigchos, Isinlivi 050752 Ecuador
Hostal Taita Cristobal
Getting there
Mariscal Sucre Airport
90.5 km
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Xhara71 wrote a review Sept 2023
Rochester, United Kingdom450 contributions234 helpful votes
Small hostel in Isinlivi, my room was very basic with no real hot water and hard pillows. WiFi didn't extend to my room. That said you don't come here to stay in your room do you? Really nice food, nice common area where you eat, friendly staff and here the WiFi is strong enough to make phone calls and even stream a live sporting event (most of the time!) Also spectacular views across the valley Generally quiet however you’re in a typical village so expect dogs occasionally barking, roosters and the odd early morning motorbike.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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b2run wrote a review Mar 2023
Huatulco, Mexico250 contributions47 helpful votes
This hostel is used mostly by hikers doing the Quilotoa loop so typically has young backpackers. It is the best hostel we stayed at in Ecuador. The rooms are well thought out with multiple shelves and hooks to hang your wet gear. There is a common room with a wood stove and rack to dry your stuff. There is free potable water and free tea, a step above what you typically find in the area. The hostess was incredible. She came around to every table at supper with a map to show everyone where to go and what to avoid on the trail. When we were leaving, she came out with us to the road to point out where the start of the trail is. The food is excellent. There is quick hot water, a rare thing on the trail. It's a great hostel.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Elaine S wrote a review Jul 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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873louise wrote a review Dec 2021
Aix-en-Provence, France23 contributions7 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Taylor K wrote a review Jul 2020
Ottawa, Canada110 contributions55 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Rbj.life wrote a review Aug 2019
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stork-Airlines wrote a review Aug 2019
France46 contributions8 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jaap157 wrote a review Aug 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands15 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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elmack70 wrote a review Jun 2019
Inverness, United Kingdom29 contributions21 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Becky B wrote a review May 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa52 contributions5 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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€32 - €35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EcuadorCotopaxi ProvinceIsinlivi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Taita Cristobal
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Taita Cristobal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Taita Cristobal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostal Taita Cristobal?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
Is Hostal Taita Cristobal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Isinlivi.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Taita Cristobal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hostal Taita Cristobal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.