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Hostal Macondo

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#23 of 58 Hotels in Cuenca
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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We spent a couple of nights in this place. It is clean, cheap (we paid 40$ for a double room, private bathroom, breakfast included) and walking distance from the centre. There are also rooms with shared bathroom. We stayed in a room in the patio, no noise at all. Rooms near reception can be noisy, try to avoid them. Breakfast...

1Thank Lenka P
Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I stayed in the Macondo for one night and it was a very pleasant stay. The bed was very comfortable and the room had a nice décor. The bathroom however was a little bit tired and in need of refreshing - there was also a bit of a musty smell. My bedroom window was directly opposite the reception and seating...

2Thank bkerr1980
Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights, in 2 different rooms. The first room was located around the beautiful garden. The room and bathroom were small, but clean and neat. The second room was located near the reception. It was very large, but did not have an outside window. The second room also was much more noisy, with people...

1Thank AM02
Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Booked for one night at the front desk. I went with my little sis and were staying just for the weekend in Cuenca. Rooms are pretty comfortable but could be cleaner, although we checked up restroom and linen, the price was worth it. Breakfast was very simple. The house is actually very nice, colonial style. We were given this room...

1Thank Mari_Arcos
Reviewed 10 June 2013

The rooms are small but very comfortable, clean and quiet (except for the 4 AM rooster nearby). Breakfast is basic or you can order a breakfast at a small charge. It is not far from the centre of Cuenca. The gardens are beautiful and the staff is extremely helpful. I was ill when I arrived and they helped summon a...

1Thank Peruvian_Traveller
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Very nice room, although my traveling companion ended up with a room with bath which could only be accessed from the balcony. Beautiful patios, however, the noise from those using them echoed throughout the facility. My room was large and spacious. A very good value. Very simple breakfasts were pleasant. Cuenca is quite small and walking around is easy.

1Thank QuincyJackson
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Arrived at Macondo Hostel at 6.30pm.after a 4hr.bus journey from Aluasi. Chose bedroom with ensuite,clean and tidy,small room,hotwater but no tv. Breakfast is included. Found the staff to be very helpful,as the lock on my rucksack,jammed,(don't buy a cheap lock) I don't know her name, but the young lady on reception,wouldn't rest until she had sawn through it with a...

2Thank youngandsixty
Reviewed 29 March 2013

I stayed in Hostal Macondo for two nights, in the smallest but really cute room next to the patio garden. The shared facilities were clean, the breakfast was basic but good and the garden is very peaceful. But I also recommend this hostal for its friendly and helpful poeple who work here. I happend to forget some clothes and I...

3Thank KariIngeborg
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Room large and clean. Three blocks away from the cathedral, so it is not in the middle of the center. They provide free tea in the kitchen,and you can use the shared refrigerator for keeping some food. There is no inetrnet in this hostel although they say there is. There is one very old laptop which they permit limited 30...

2Thank Rehber
Regina, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2012 via mobile

Very nice hostal. Huge room for thé 3 of us. Only reason I gave 4 is because they did not warn us thé bathroom was shared before we arrived. Very quiet from 10 pm to 7 am. Nice location, 10 minutes walk from thé cathedral nueva. Safe to walk at night.

2Thank Nenette5

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lovely downtown hotel built around a beautiful garden. A very peaceful place in the heart of colonial Cuenca offering --travel and tour assistance --free breakfast --luggage storage --free maps --lending library --wheel chair rooms --24 hour check-in --plenty of hot water --kitchen use after 1PM ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Macondo

Address: Tarqui 11-64 Y Lamar, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range: $23 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Hostal Macondo Cuenca
Hostal Macondo Hotel Cuenca
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Cuenca
#10 Business Hotel in Cuenca
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cuenca
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“The hostal has a variety of room types--single, double, shared bath, private bath, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles linnosav3, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would try to get a room on the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles magisterriggs, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“around the garden”
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 of 5 bubbles Gigi_Il_Bresciano, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose the room in the back of the hotel; do not go for the cheapest room.”
 of 5 bubbles avtarw2013, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I had a room around the garden and it was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 30chriso, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
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