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Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of three stayed here for one night as we tour around Ecuador. Big Ralph's place is lovely. The room was not huge but spacious enough and the bathroom had plenty of hot water. When we first drove up to the hostel we were a bit nervous because there was a pretty rough looking storefront next door. Don't let...

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stayed there 1 night with my girlfriend while setting up my business in Ecuador. Saw Ralph on TV and wanted to visit him and chat further about his experience in Ecuador. I am an Executive Chef from Germany living currently in Canada, so cooking for me can be a little pain in the butt! I wanted to try his food...

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Andrea J, Propietario at Big Ralph's Hostal, responded to this review

Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you. Regards

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Good value rooms at the expensive end of town! Our room was large and comfortable, the air-con was great and the bathroom was clean with good water pressure (not always the case in Salinas). There are loads of restaurants in the area, though we mostly ate at the attached restaurant. Staff were super friendly and helpful, as was the resident...

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Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We were most pleased with our stay here. Everything was super clean and comfortable, the food was amazing!!, and we throughly enjoyed ourselves. Even if you are not going to stay here, drop in for dinner, it's far from just fish and chips!!! Thanks guys!!

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Arizona
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We had the room on the end it was a basic room but what else do you need. It had a/c which worked well. Also had hot water. The family stays right there too, there are just a few units which is nice. We met the dog and kids and the owners were just wonderful hosts and so full of...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Room was very clean and also it is a safe place. Hot shower and air conditon and a small TV. Food was very good. Walk distance to beach and Malecon. Salinas looks more a place for Ecuadorian people and les for foreign people.

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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Dear fellow travelers, I can really recommend this place! It has a very cosy atmosphere! The facilities are all properly done and the food is great. excellent Wifi in public as well as in the room! A hot shower with loads of water! Great beds! Nice public area to meet other people. It is also packed with locals. That's a...

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Cornelius NC
Reviewed 29 April 2015

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Ralph Hostel while visiting Salinas. The accommodations were small but adequate and exceptionally clean. Ralph and his wife Adrian built this Hostel from scratch, they are wonderful host and a wealth of information. HERE'S YOUR BONUS, Ralph is a trained chef and has worked in some of the finest establishments in England....

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South Chailey
Reviewed 15 February 2015

A had a really enjoyable stay at big Ralph's . The rooms are simple, clean and secure. The wi-fi is good too Andrea and Ralph are genuinely lovely people, and you are made very welcome.......and then the best bit is Ralph's food!!! Cooked breakfast or what ever you fancy is a work of art. You will not be disappointed by...

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Comox, Canada
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We stayed at Big Ralph's for 2 days in October 2014 and found it to be a very relaxing stay with excellent food. Hostel security is top notch. We decided that most of the other reviews were quite accurate. The room was clean, and we found the bed very comfortable. It was fairly quiet at night. Although we didn't need...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Big Ralph's Hostal is a small English - Ecuadorian business in Salinas a few steps from the beach. Services and facilities available at Big Ralph's Hostal include a Restaurant, bar and private parking. Our bedrooms are supplied with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water and national TV. Spoken languages: English & Spanish. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Ralph's Hostal

Address: Av. San Lorenzo S/N | Calle 53, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Price Range: $40 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Our room was right outside the restaurant. It was an excellent location.”
 of 5 bubbles Audrey925, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“One note about room selection. My in-laws were in the first room next to the restaurant and they said the restaurant guests are a little loud in the early evening. But once the dinner hour passes everything quiets down. I'm sure younger troops would have been out partying and never noticed the restaurant sounds but if you're planning on turning in early, ask for a room away from the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnF65, 9 Jan 2014 | Read review
“There are only 7 rooms available so book early to ensure your reservation.”
 of 5 bubbles kend153, 9 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles johndS8421NG, 16 Aug 2013 | Read review
“There is no bad room.”
 of 5 bubbles mikecF3736MG, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
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