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Pululahua Hostal

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Reviewed 19 October 2014

Spent two nights here. Renato picked us up from Quito and then dropped us off at the observation area where we could hike down to the hostal. Renato and the staff were very nice and helpful during our stay and couldn't ask for anymore. The dogs were an added bonus. This is a great place to relax or do outdoor...

1Thank drtravels
Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I loved this place with the hummingbirds flying around so close! Sitting in a very hot jacuzzi with a view on the mountains, you feel like you are in paradise! The staff is very friendly and helpfull and there are very nice dogs walking around too :). The food was fantastic! No choosing difficulties, no decisions to make, just sit...

Thank Florence1987
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Pululahua Hostel was definitely at the top end of our backpacker budget but it was money well spent for a few days relaxing. Nice hostel well off the beaten track in the small community at the bottom of Pululahua Crater. If you are travelling super light you could keep the costs down by walking to the hostel from the mirador...

1Thank CarleeBrisbane
Rowlett, Texas
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Renato together with his wife Paola were terrific hosts! It was an adventure to reach the Hostal and would never have found it if Renato had not graciously picked us up from our hostal in Quito. When we left, we were going to Otavalo and he took us all the way to our hostal there - over 2 hours away!...

1Thank Sandy K
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Getting there is an adventure in itself, 13 km down a bumpy dirt road, single lane, to reach the hostal at the bottom of the caldera of a dormant volcano.... but is actually is worth it.....peaceful, quiet, meant for hikes, horserides, and communing with nature, just as they advertise...Rooms are not elegant, they are not meant to be and they...

1Thank GinoDaGusta
Cherokee, North Carolina
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Pululahua Hostel may be one of the finest "off the beaten path" venues I've stayed at in many many years of traveling. The facilities are very well kept, the staff very helpful, and the setting is incomparable. The lodge is at the bottom of an ancient caldera which gives constant views of the valley and the surrounding ridges. Hiking, biking,...

1Thank Earl D
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We extended our stay with Paola and Renato from 2 to 4 days, since the caldera as such is a unique and beautiful place and we got good contact (had nice discussions) with the owners/staff and other - domestic - guests, but also some nice talks with other people living in the valley. They have/are about to increase the sustainability...

1Thank David P
Sheringham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Stayed for one night, as I arrived after dark didn't see much of the outside. The quality of my room was superb, the food delicious, and people friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Spent the next day with Renato birding and saw a wide range of species, including Oilbird. Renato is an excellent birder and has a "nothing is too much trouble"...

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Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Beautiful property with exceptional hospitality. We wanted a low-key honeymoon that focused on visiting less tourist driven spots. Renato coordinated with us to visit spots that were important for us: a chocolate producer in Mindo and traditional food markets. Our stay exceeded our expectations by at least 1,000 times! We loved the organic breakfasts available each morning and enjoyed time...

2Thank PicaJ
Atlanta, GA USA
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Back again for the fifth time and the place keeps my positive recommendation. Remember, this Hostal is small and fairly remote...[you'll know why after you arrive to rest after the ride or hike down into the crater]...and so I don't expect or want 'The Ritz'...you shouldn't either. It is a great place to 'get away'. Hike, bird watch, horse ride,...

3Thank IntentionalTraveler

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Welcome to the only ecological resort using renewable energy inside a 2500 year old caldera (crater of an extinct volcano).  It is a quiet and mystical place near Quito where you can find many things to do, including a visit to La Mitad del Mundo which is only 3 km away.  Come here to relax and explore the many trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.  We will make every effort to give you a pleasant stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pululahua Hostal

Address: Pululahua, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $25 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Take the cabana with a view on the garden and the surrounding mountains”
 of 5 bubbles Tis07, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“different options depending on price.”
 of 5 bubbles Becca_G8, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The upper of the 2 heated cabanas for good views of the caldera wall.”
 of 5 bubbles NormanP461, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Face the edge of the crater”
 of 5 bubbles Y1887SPkathleens, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“It can be chilly here, so you may want the room with fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles kelehb, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
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