2 Hostels in Alausi, Ecuador

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Get to know Alausi (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Alausi. To help you make friends with Alausi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Alausi, Ecuador, is a small town nestled among the hills in Ecuador. It is two hours south of Riobamba and several hours north of Cuenca. While this town isn't hugely popular on the tourist trail, the biggest drawcard for visiting Alausi is the famous Devil's Nose train ride, renowned as being one of the most dangerous train passages in the world, but also a famous tourist attraction. The scenery from the train is nothing short of stunning. Tickets for this sell out quite quickly, so it is advisable to book online on the website for reservations before you arrive.

Otherwise, there are a few nice hikes around the town, but not much else to do. The hike to the Devil's Nose gives better views of the pass than you get from the train and takes about three hours' return. Staff at your Alausi, Ecuador hostel should be able to help you navigate your way to finding some of these routes. If you are about for sunset, it is nice to watch it from the statue of San Pedro, which sits on a hill overlooking the town. Many of the local kids hang about here and play games and it is interesting to watch. It also has a map of all of the points of interest, including the town clock, the market square, and the train station.

Buses most frequently depart for Riobamba, pretty much every thirty minutes and there are four buses a day toward Guayaquil from the main bus terminal on the Main Street. Majority of the hostels in Alausi, Ecuador, are in the downtown area but there aren't many Alausi, Ecuador hostels to choose from, given how small the town is. They are all within walking distance of the bus and train stations and also the Tia supermarket where you can buy cheap groceries during your stay. Cheap fruit and vegetables can also be found in small tiendas along the Main Street, but they aren't of high quality.

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Other Nearby Cities
Pallatanga Pallatanga (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Riobamba Riobamba (63 Km / 39 mi.)
San cristobal San cristobal (70 Km / 43 mi.)
Cuenca Cuenca (79 Km / 49 mi.)
Canoa Canoa (95 Km / 59 mi.)
San Clemente San Clemente (102 Km / 63 mi.)
Baños Baños (101 Km / 63 mi.)

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Your Packing List for Alausi

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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