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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This hostel was economical, gave out free coffee and great advice about the surrounding area. They sent us to the Cuicocha cater lake and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Overall a good little stop over for us. We were super happy that we left Hostal Otavalos Inn for this place.

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Maasmechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This hostal is just perfect! Perfect location Perfect bedrooms Perfect bathroom Perfect host We had 3 perfect days at Pauls Flying Donkey Hostal! Love it ! Visit the Otavalo Market on Plaza Poncho, animal market on saturday ! Nice bakery's there !

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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Can't find better words for this hostel then excellent! Veery friendly people, positive energy and perfect place, clean, have kitchen and pleasant rooms. It is directed in the center, everything is around, you don't need to walk a lot to any place and also terminal is few minutes away.Very reccomendiable!

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Arizona
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We were booked into another place, weren't happy, went out searching for a better place to lay our heads the next night and found The Flying Donkey - that night we met Jefferson and made arrangements to check in the next day - he said to come by anytime - they could store our bags in their closet area -...

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1Thank Jean L
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights and everything was perfect. Paul was incredibly helpful and gave a lot of information on the town and surrounding area. Rooms are perfect and the kitchen is also very good. No negatives.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We spent 2 nights at flying donkey- a great hostel. Well located a few blocks from the central market. Cute decor. Kitchen for use, with board games in common room. Due to a mix up, the room we had booked was already occupied when we arrived, so were upgraded without question to a twin room with private bath for no...

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1Thank Bron C
Otavalo
Reviewed 29 April 2015

This was my second time in Otavalo, Ecuador and just like the first time I stayed at the Flying Donkey. My room was as clean, the shower as hot, and owner Paul as friendly as I remembered them. It felt even cozier than the first time, with lots of lovely and artsy decorations, a communal kitchen with board games and...

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1Thank Gary R
Reviewed 26 April 2015

By accident I got to stay at the Flying Donkey, and it was the best accident that ever happened to me! The hostel is located in the center of Otavalo, has amazing hot showers and a nice industrial kitchen. The rooms are spacious, open, light and clean and you just feel good coming "home". They have a strong wifi-connection and...

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Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here for the markets on the weekend and would definitely stay again. We were checked into our room quite early, as we had caught an overnight bus from Colombia and were wrecked. Staff were very helpful. You are right next to the markets on the weekend, which makes it easy if you need to duck...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Beds: Excellent (firm) Space: Stylish and clean Location: perfect (1-3 blocks from everything) Staff: very nice (thanks Paul & Jefferson) Rates: good. You might get a free upgrade if it's slow Highly recommended

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Flying Donkey

Address: C/ Abdon Calderon y Simon Bolivar (Esquina) | Otavalo Central, Otavalo 100201, Ecuador (Formerly Samay Inn)
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Price Range: $27 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Right in the middle of town. Near all the sights”
 of 5 bubbles 554AliceV, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“3rd floor is quieter, I think.”
 of 5 bubbles 418jeanl, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Dorm #4 has a locker that you can transform into a desk!”
 of 5 bubbles Farwayland, 25 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Interior room to avoid street noise - particularly at the weekend”
 of 5 bubbles carlyf323, 10 Sep 2013 | Read review
“If you want any sleep, get an internal room. Employees were nice, but sure glad we didn't pay ahead on this one.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolandRichard, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
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