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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you are looking for an affordable hostel, which is clean, has a cooking area and a friendly owner this place is great. Kevin gave us a free tour of the town and suggested which tour agency's to use. Very useful! We didn't know how many nights we were going so we paid up front, and he returned the money...

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Kevin, the owner, was very helpful and friendly from the beginning. He sent us an email explaning how we can get to his hostel from the airport. He listed the different options with prices which was very useful as we didn´t know what to expect. After arriving at his hostel, he also took us on a short free tour of...

Thank Linda A
Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed at this hostel from for 4 nights and it was awesome!!! When we arrived Kevin (the owner), gave us a tour around town showing us great places to eat and things to see and do around the island. Kevin was very helpful and was even able to arrange a tour to the highlands to see the tortoises. The...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We loved this place, Kevin couldn't do enough for us starting with the glass of cold water on arrival and then the tour of the town he provides. He also helped us get our passports back in the Darwin centre. I highly recommend staying here, I will be when I go back. Thanks a million Kevin

Thank ogalls
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Stayed in this hostel for a few nights whilst island hopping on the Galapagos. It is one of the most welcoming, clean and comfortable hostels I have stayed in, thanks to the friendly owner Kevin, who goes out of his way to help you out. Kevin also gives you lots of information on great places to visit on Santa Cruz....

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Salinas, Ecuador
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Kevin is an excellent host with lots of good tips about what to see-he gave a tour of downtown and where to eat, what to do and what not to do. Las Grietas was probably a bit above our capabilities for hiking, but we did it anyway(in our 50's and 60's agewise) and enjoyed it! He had bananas there to...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 19 May 2014

My wife and I stayed here three nights. We found Kevin very engaging. He took us on a nice tour of the city with proper recommendations. Our private room was very clean. It was spacious. The beds were very comfortable. This is the first stop on a five-month trip and we can only hope all the hospitals are this nice....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed it. Kevin, the owner of the hostal from the US, was fantastic. The most amazing effort to make sure we had all the information we need and very attentive. Great to have kitchen facilities, aircon and fridge in every room as well as free water. Great hot showers too. Wifi a bit patchy...

Thank EdG08
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 May 2014

It's a very clean room, a bed is comfortable, and service is excellent. Also, Kevin (owner) helps to decide where to visit on the island, which restaurant to go. It's a bit far from the main street but a taxi is one dollar so it's not a big problem.

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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 14 May 2014

First of all, Kevin is an excellent host at GBHS. He gives you tour of town and suggestions for places to eat and travel agents for excursions and also arranged for taxi to canal our day of checking out. Rooms clean and comfortable with hot shower and drinking water provided. Unlike a lot of reviews about distance to town, I...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ALL OF OUR ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING AND YOU WILL BE GLAD THAT WE DO! The Galapagos Best Hostel is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island Galapagos. Which is one of the main hubs to explore the Galapagos. We are proud to offer affordable prices unmatched by other hotels in the Galapagos Islands. With all new Modern accommodations that have Kitchenettes You will wake up refreshed and ready to go out and explore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galapagos Best Hostel

Address: Barrio Escalesia, Calle Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: €37 - €89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Galapagos Best Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Last floor the best view”
 of 5 bubbles sararW6283CV, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have t.v. so ask for it if you want it. (.”
  • Bath room super nice
  • nice kitchen with even free coffee and other goodies
 of 5 bubbles floridaphil32744, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms mean that it is not necessary to carry your luggage up the stairs. On the negative side, that means that you can be subject to noise created by other guests in the rooms above.”
 of 5 bubbles NeilO542, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Room 5 if you want private room and bath”
 of 5 bubbles jhand524, 14 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Book in advance,may be?”
 of 5 bubbles moriy957, 31 Aug 2014 | Read review
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