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!