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Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

his is my honest opinion of the place. location: 15 min walk from the bus station or airport. Catch a taxi to the city - $4 USD customer service: Spoke little and no English from staff. Not very helpful cleanness: place was clean and tidy. bathrooms: Dorm had own showers and toilet. Bedroom:Quite small with small lockers for personal items.... More 

1 Thank MrOzboy
Atlanta, GA
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I had booked on line, paying the 25%, and had asked them to pick me up at the airport. The arrival was in the wee hours of the morning. Everything on line said that it was close to the airport. No one spoke English, I was brought to a horrible part of town to an apartment. The sheets did not... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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172 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

For travelers enroute or connecting it is very close to both the bus station and airport. Otherwise the area is somewhat industrial, not good for walking, and some distance away from central Guayaquil. Spacious comfortable rooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms with hot water. The older home conversion features some beautiful wood carved doors and stair railings. The simple... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I arrived from Bogotá at 1 am. I was glad to have made arrangement to be picked up. It is my second time at the hostal, and the service is excellent. The breakfast was simple but delicious (and free). Fermin welcomed me, showed me the room, started the A/C. The staff is wonderful and very accommodating. The room are clean,... More 

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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2013

We stayed in Hostel Murali for one night, we chose this hostel as we were arriving in Guayaquil Airport in the early evening and we had an early bus to catch the next morning, Murali is close to both the bus station and airport so it suited us The hostel itself is good, rooms were spacious and clean, the staff... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2013

I was recommended Murali by a good friend of mine who had stayed there before and so I made a reservation through booking.com and received an email of confirmation by the hotel. When we arrived at Guayaquil we got a taxi and arrived at Murali's. We told them we had a reservation but they said they were full and unceremoniously... More 

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Perth, Australia
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45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

This is a no frills hostel at a no frills price. We were met at the airport by a driver arrranged through the hostel and it took about five minutes to get to Murali. It was about 11pm and we were quickly ushered to our room which was air-conditioned and had a good bathroom. Breakfast was served in the dining... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Got hotel confirmation from Steve Alvarado, the General Manager on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:32PM for the nights of May 16th and 17th 2013 but when I showed up at their door on the night of May 16th I was treated as if a criminal trying to invade an exclusive resort. According to the night manager Steve was out... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We had a 12 hour layover overnight in Guayaquil on our way home, and decided to get a hotel. Contacted the hotel from the kiosk in the baggage claim at the airport, Very friendly and helpful. They sent over a van for us right away. Clean rooms, and an air-conditioner which is one of the coldest I have ever encounter.... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Hostal Murali told us a driver would meet us at the airport and would charge us $15. for the trip to the Hostal. The driver (Jorge) was waiting for us but charged us $30. This is a 3 to 5 minute ride which a taxi would charge $3 to $5 for. Upon arriving at hotel he tipped the night hotel... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in front of the Airport and Bus terminal in a safe, quiet, upper-class area of Guayaquil, this Hotel-B&B offers 24 hour reception and security, free WIFI in room, patio, Direct TV, A/C, hot water, breakfast, airport pick up, business center and free Ecuador information. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Murali Hostal

Address: Garzota 2 | La Salle y 3 Callejon 15 N-E Esquina, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Guayas Province > Guayaquil
Price Range: $63 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Murali Hostal 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Dorm rooms very cheap available”
 of 5 bubbles josephvilla, 23 May 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor. Less stairs to lug your luggage!”
 of 5 bubbles SherylBensonP, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms have varying bed counts. We had 2 doubles and a single. It was very spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles catwmn2xVT, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“there are private rooms that expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles MrOzboy, 7 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Bring your ear plugs. I suspect Guayaquil is a noisy place regardless of where you stay.”
 of 5 bubbles cogduo, 10 Jun 2013 | Read review
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