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Flying Donkey Hostal, Otavalo

8.5
29 Reviews
Family-Friendly Hostel Party Hostel Solo Traveller
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85%
Overall
84%
Cleanliness
84%
Staff
96%
Location
80%
Atmosphere
80%
Security

Flying Donkey Hostal Reviews

Flying Donkey is a warm hostel with an excellent vibe. The hostel is personally attended by the owner, a young local who is outgoing, friendly, and full of tips on how to enjoy the city and travel the country.

The Location

Otavalo is a beautiful, small city, nestled in the North Ecuadorian Andes, three hours from the Colombian border. Its Indigenous and Hispanic mix has made it very popular with travelers. The Saturday market is spectacularly colorful and attracts bus-loads of visitors during the weekends. To avoid problems, booking ahead is highly recommended.

The hostel has a superb location, only a block from Central Park and in the heart of the city. The building is large and has four floors; the bottom level is a hardware store. Stairs lead to the first floor where a welcoming reception and a lounge are found. The second floor has four rooms (one is a dorm), a bathroom, the kitchen, and a cheery dining/lounge area. The third floor has eight rooms, consisting of at least one dorm and a bathroom. Both floors feel a bit like hotels, with the long corridors and doors on both sides. Above is the highlight of the hostel, the roof garden with amazing views of the city and surroundings.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are two dorms -- one for four people and the other for five; both have double-bed bunks and the second also has a single bed. Only the four-bed dorm has an external, shared bathroom. The other dorm and the ten private rooms all include their own bathroom. Consequently, waiting for your turn is minimal. Bathrooms are spotlessly clean. Showers have very hot water, but low pressure. Hooks to hang your things are included.

Common Spaces

Next to the reception is a nice lounge for up to eight people. The kitchen and the adjoining dining/lounge area are on the second floor. Wall-to-wall windows in this area make for an excellent illumination. A spacious and very well-equipped kitchen allows two or perhaps three meals to be prepared at the same time.

The dining table accommodates eight people while the lounge can accommodate another five people or more. There are table games and a vintage eighties video game machine (with a nominal per-game charge), which is in mint condition and offers more than four hundred games. Fruit and coffee are included in the mornings.

The hostel’s walls are covered with all sorts of relics, masks, and pictures. They give the hostel a good, lively feeling. The premises are kept in mint condition and common spaces and bathrooms are maintained impeccably clean.

Summary

During the day, the views from the roof-garden offer great photographic possibilities. During the evening, when the city lights up, it is breathtaking. Otavalo also has many things to do and see in the surroundings and a stay can last for many enjoyable days.
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Reception
The kitchen
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View from the roof
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Published on 2016-11-17

Description

Location and Contact

Location

Map

Map

Address: Calle Abbdón Calderón 510, esquina con Simón Bolívar, Otavalo, Ecuador

Flying Donkey Hostal is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Flying Donkey Hostal Otavalo (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: 00593 62 928 122 / 00593984204690
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup (65.00)

Breakfast (3.00)

Luggage Storage (1.50)

Parking (3.00)

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Credit Card Payments

Darts

Entirely Non-Smoking

Gameroom

Hot Showers

Jobs/Work Available

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

TV

Videogames

Lockers in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Pet-Friendly

Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: All Ages

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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