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Antwerp, Belgium
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and bar is really very nice and is contributing a lot to the atmosphere of the place. Our room (n5) was in the back so we did not have too much problems with the noise of the restaurant (even when sleeping early). But isolation from other rooms (squeaking stairs, phone calls) and outside (church bells and dogs) is... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We spent nearly a week here and it was a great home base for seeing Cuenca and the surrounding area. The rooms are clean, but there isn't much to them. Basically just a bed and a bathroom. But since we didn't travel to Ecuador to hang out in our room, that was fine by us. Towels were available for a... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was great and the food in their restaurant was delicious. Breakfast on the small side. Room clean and okey. We had a good time and didn't have a problem with the noise (we were there on a weekend!). You can hear people having fun but not to loud or long. But surely not the place to go if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We have been very disappointed by this hostel. Most of the rooms are above the restaurant/cafe opened from 8am to 12pm and you can hear everything. Plus on our first night we had bed bugs in our room, they changed us room in the middle of the night but in the other room there was a horrible smell coming from... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I like to come stay here every so often as I am living outside Cuenca. It is always clean, the staff are great. You can get cold beer, meet locals, and travelers alike. The prices are very cheap for a bed, and the food is pretty good, close to downtown Cuenca, and other sights!

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Zofingen, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here. Its located in a nice colonial building 3 blocks away from the main plaza. Around are many restaurants and bars. The staff is friendly and helpful. The room was clean and big. At night it can be noisy because of the restaurant inside the hostal.

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St. John's, Canada
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210 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Today we stopped in a La Cigale as we know from previous stay here it is one of the ways to get a 'private bus' that travels to Vilcabamba. It was wonderful,to,see some previous faces still working there. We stayed for,lunch in their restaurant.. A veggie wrap,and a chicken wrap... Yummy as usual. The hostel is within a few minutes... More 

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LaHave, Canada
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51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We have stayed in several hotels in Cuenca but La Cigale is the best bang for the buck. Rates may have gone up since our stay but the price of around $30US per night including a hearty breakfast is hard to beat. Payment is in cash and if you choose a room well in the back of the establishment you... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Staff and guest very friendly. Good location and the food was really tasty. The only thing is that you have to wait until restaurant closed to go to bed because is noisy but you can always enjoy a beer meeting people

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This is a hostel with clean and nice rooms, comfortable beds, tasty food in the restaurant and friendly staff! And the breakfast is included to the price. It has a good location, close to restaurants, markets and museums. Stay here if you ever go to Cuenca.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Private and shared rooms that includes a good breakfast, private bathroom with constant hot water, good mattresses... It also includes wireless internet which stretches from our café, in which you can buy delicious and cheap food, from hummus and pita to savoury crepes to steak to nachos with guacamole. It turns into a bar at night, complete with happy hour, good music and a great atmosphere. This might have been a problem for sleeping, but no – the music gets shut off and everyone gets kicked out at somewhere at midnight. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Cigale

Address: Honorato Vasquez 7-80 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 00593, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range: $19 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“We stayed in a private room. I can't speak to the quality of the dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles 910joshc, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“While located on a street it is not a busy one but light sleepers try for room at rear”
 of 5 bubbles Jnanayog, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“book a room upstairs and away from the reception area to avoid late night hilarities in the bar”
 of 5 bubbles Tacklow, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All their private rooms are great, dorms I do not know”
 of 5 bubbles Veillard, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Room at the back are not as noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles GerrySauve, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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