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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We stayed at Itapoa for 4 nights over new year. We loved this hostel - it's just across the road from the beach but at the north end of the promenade, so a bit away from the noise of the beach bars.The setting is very picturesque - cabins with their own hammocks and seating areas set in a lush garden.... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We stayed in the largest of the cabins toward the front of the property and it was great! The staff was always helpful and the decor of the cabin was delightful. I don't know how the rest of them were. Breakfast was good, but always the same. If we stayed longer than just the 4 days we probably would have... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2014

We stayed longer here than initially planned. It was so nice! The last morning the owner got up earlier for us to prepare breakfast because we had to leave so early! What a great service! The cabanas are very comfy and nice! Breakfast is egg, coffee, bread, butter and jam, fruits and juice! Good Wifi!

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Auroville, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Maria and Raul are extremely helpful ,we were there with kids, and the typical customer is young couples travelling, or young woman or families local and foreigners. It is situated in the male con, not fancy , but basic needs covered, clean, and you can have access to the kitchen, i felt very safe there

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

After 14 hours of bus travel I arrived in Puerto Lopez at 10pm on a Monday night. Everything was closed, but Hosteria Itapoa had a place for me. It's a beautiful cabana with a porch (hammocks included!) and one of the nicest bathrooms I've seen in Ecuador (I've been here for the last 3 months). The breakfast (included in the... More 

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Margate, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We just returned from our fourth year in a row watching the humpback whale migration in Puerto Lopez. We once again stayed at Hosteria Itapoa, where we stay every year. The owners, Raul and Maria, continually work hard to improve the property. This year we had a new mattress on our bed (cabana 6), new ceiling in the loft, and... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

The hostel is located over the road from the beach and breakfast is served on a balcony looking over the beach. Breakfast was good - eggs, juice, tea/coffee, bread, jam, fruit - pretty standard for Ecuador! Watch out for the cat who tries to steal your eggs though. I stayed in a dorm with a private bathroom which was great,... More 

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San Fernando, Buenos aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

$30 for a double room (with breakfast) with private bathroom The place it's nice, the common areas are big, there's a kitchen that it's closed at 20hs!!!! (this has no sense! I hated that!). Breakfast: eggs/ croissants (2 big ones), butter, etc, really big. You will have it in the cabin overlooking the ocean :) Rooms: hot water, fan, mosquito... More 

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Santiago
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We were there in Feb 2013. The hostal is basically a botanic garden with plants and flowers from the different regions of South America, the owner herself is a biologist. It has small huts each with private bathrooms and mosquito nets. No air conditioner as far as I remember but not necessary since it does not really get that warm!... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We have stayed here for 5 nights and have been very pleased with the cabin (cleaned daily but sheets and towels not changed), the breakfast, and the location. The cafe seems to be closed and the jacuzi not in use, but maybe because this is not high season? Be warned, wifi signal is weak away from communal areas.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hosteria Itapoa in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador is in the center of Machalilla National Park, and only lies 20 meters (65 feet) from the beach. The hostel set in a charming area surrounded by lush grounds. Our hotel is family run and much of the proceeds fund the Itapoa Reserve Rainforest Project, paying for conservation efforts and programs to protect the rainforest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hosteria Itapoa

Address: Malecon Julio Izurieta y Abdon Calderon, Puerto Lopez 131950, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Lopez
Price Range: $54 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Get a cabin near the common space if you want wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles pamilaf2016, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“we liked 16”
 of 5 bubbles judyaa2015, 18 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Ask for one of the front cabins if you are a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles DortyE, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I'm in cabana #16 and it looks like one of the newer, larger ones.”
 of 5 bubbles hal2711, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“maybe bring ear plugs, especially if you want to leave windows open at night. The neighbourhood dogs just don't stop barking.”
 of 5 bubbles Nat2001, 7 Feb 2014 | Read review
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