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Puerto Quito, Ecuador
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa Aida is quite a unique place due to the exceptional warmth, intelligence, and humor of the proprietor, Senora Aida. A rich history is available to anyone who takes the time to listen to the abundant and humorous stories surrounding the place. The hostel also offers an excellent starting point to explore the surrounding mountains, including Imbabura. Highly recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

My partner and I had the good fortune to stay here last year. Apart from being in a beautiful location with access to some amazing walks, Aida showed us the warmest hospitality, She has so many wonderful stories to tell, and her cooking is out of this world! Like visiting your favourite abuelita! Highly recommend this place.

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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying we didn't stay at Casa Aida but we regret it and hope to stay there in future. We stopped at Casa Aida on our way to hike the volcano as we were unsure of where to start. Although we were not guests there, Aida was so helpful! She suggested a guide - her grandson -... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

They received us with warm soup, homemade bread and fantastic stories about the visitors. We had a blast, found what we were looking for.. The energy in the place is amazing and there are hot springs near by. Take your time and talk to Aida it's worth it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Aida is a very nice old lady who goes out of her way to make you feel at home. For $18 dollars per person you can stay a night, and she'll make you breakfast (so good!) and dinner. For $2.50, she'll throw in lunch as well. Alternatively, a room only is $8 per person. The rooms on the second floor... More 

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Thank Anne K
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

A very nice hostel with great pancakes for breakfast. Also dinner was very delicious with 3 courses. Aida herself is taking care of her guests personally and she speaks english. Aidas grandson jose offers guided tours to Imbambura for 25 $ per person (transport not included). The tour with him was very good, he knows a lot about flora and... More 

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Thank Werner G
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Aida is quite possibly the sweetest Ecuadorian woman I've ever met. She cooks every meal from scratch for you and welcomes you to help in the kitchen. The rooms are simple but comfortable. So are the beds. It's in a very quiet neighborhood. She speaks English fluently but is also a great person to practice your Spanish with. Her grandson... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Casa Aida was a friendly, quiet, and simple place to base out of to climb Imbabura. My friend and I camped in the yard for $4 apiece, and there was running water, bathroom, shower, and a kitchenette we could cook in. Also, Aida has a comida where she serves breakfast and dinner for $5. Other than Casa Aida, there is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Read about this place in a walking guide book and thought we would give it a try, Aida the owner is lovely and very welcoming, she speaks good english and will always do her best to help you out. The room is basic but adequate and the rate of $18 pp includes a home made breakfast and dinner (she will... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

The place is located about 3 km outside of Ibarra, towards the Imbabura vulcano and is a very good hub for hiking tours. The owner, Aida, is a very nice and friendly person, very helpfull for organizing daytours and cooks extraordinary tasty pancakes for breakfast! On the not so positive side is that working showers and cleaner bathrooms (not in... More 

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Address: La Esperanza, Ibarra 100150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Ibarra
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“Try to get a room near the rear to be away from the noise of the street.”
 of 5 bubbles BruceY966, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Try the rooms on the 2nd floor in winter. They probably get warmer because they receive more sunlight!”
 of 5 bubbles MontrealtoMexico, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We were on the 2nd floor, which I liked because it has a bit of a view over the treetops and is quieter when the few guests are up drinking in the lawn :)”
 of 5 bubbles Namastekelly, 13 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Aida's is a hippie haven. Hippies seem to forget to return keys. Aida has a stack of useless locks without keys. Bring Aida a large, heavy keychain. The karma will go a long way.”
 of 5 bubbles lil_fluffy_bunny, 9 Jul 2013 | Read review
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