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Reviewed 24 July 2016

For the most part I liked this hostel, it's affordable and clean. However, the affordability comes at a cost. The hot water is either scalding or freezing, and changes at least 5 times per shower. The rooms on the street are loud and even after we moved rooms it wasn't much better - people were up past 1 talking and...

Thank Phoebe R
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We have stayed 3 nights. Clean rooms, and very polite owner. The hot water is little bit varying Owner helped us after we have been robbed. We liked the inner atrium. totally reccomend! Very good position from center and the rest of small stteets

Thank Honza_K2013
Mezy-sur-Seine, France
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We saw this hostel in the LonelyPlanet guide and we are happy to slept here. Room is enough and clean. The living place is welcome and you can enjoy your reste. Having acces to the kitchen is also nice in this hostel. We recommand it

Thank Fabien D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Stayed here 3 times over a two month period. Big, well equipped communal kitchen. Very large old spanish colonial style rooms with high ceilings. Clean place, although a bit run down in a charming way. Showers alternate hot and cold water, but for the price (I paid $9/nt), it*s a steal. Centrally located and close to several bars and restaurants....

Thank jon h
Lethbridge, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Our first night in Cuenca was spent at the Hostal. I found the Hostal to be in need of face left. Walls were in need of paint, floors need to be replace, water temperature varys greatly. The staff were friendly. It is a good location to socialize with other travelers. We were in a double room with private washroom. The...

Thank 216paul1012
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 21 July 2015

It was by word of mouth that I found out about that hostel existing in Cuenca. I called prior to come to make sure I have a confirmed booking. I occupied a private room with no restroom for $8.00. The staff is very friendly and the location is great. There is communal kitchen where I cooked my meals. I did...

Thank seliyakim
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 July 2015

we check in around 4 in the morning and we thought they were flexible, though we felt bad because they dont provide a key to enter to the hostel so someone has to be knocked at vey early or late to open the door. They have private, big and confy beds! with private rooms! two blocks from great Calle Larga(...

Thank 272may123
Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 7 February 2015

I spent a week in Cuenca at Alvano Hostal in Feb and was treated very good. I arrived from Nicaragua and brought a parasite with me which made my entire trip a waste. The one hotel boss arranged for a doctor to see me and a taxi to pick me up. The room was cheap and worth what I paid...

1Thank drylandr18
Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Spent three nights in Alvanos Hostal which was far too long, I think this place would be fine for an overnight, but nothing more. There are definitely better options in Cuenca for a few more dollars. The best thing about it is the price, $20 for a private double room with shared bathroom, towels and soap also included. The location...

1Thank Lonan P
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We searched quite a bit for a accomendation in Cuenca, as we planed to stay for 3 weeks, taking some spanish clases. As we travel on a budget, prices was important, but also availability of a kitchen, good location and cleaness. Hostel Alvanos was our choice and we didn't regret it during our 3 weeks in Cuenca. The location is...

1Thank GSPhoney

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Alvanos Hostal

Address: Honorato Vasquez 566 | Hermano Miguel, Cuenca 593, Ecuador (Formerly Hostal El Capitolio)
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range: $18 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Get a room without Windows to the street if you want to sleep well, and confirm the price is $9/person/night before you stay”
 of 5 bubbles 11phoeber, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“three rooms have windows that open onto the street and they get great light”
 of 5 bubbles 455jonh, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room #4 has a window, 2 big beeds and is spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles GSPhoney, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Go across the road to Hostel de la Rosario.”
 of 5 bubbles Zeb_76, 7 Mar 2013 | Read review
“We liked our room near the street so we could open the windows. The other rooms in the centre only have windows that open into the centre of the hostal.”
 of 5 bubbles worldtravelersx3, 20 Jan 2013 | Read review
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