Hostels in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Get to know Guayaquil (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 Guayaquil. To help you make friends with Guayaquil before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador, comprises a mix of the people and traditions that make this country. It is a city port, with a large and entertaining "Malecon," a beautifully made walkway by the water that gets incredibly busy, especially during weekends, with families, young people, and kids playing around. Streets vendors are all over, selling anything from chewing gum to balloons or flowers. During the warmer season, the city gets extremely hot and walking around outdoors can be tiring for the faint-hearted.


One of the most typical things to do while in Guayaquil is a boat ride through the river Guayas, a water channel that extends massively. Apart from this, there are plenty of entertaining things to do while in the city -- including decent cultural offerings, shopping options, nightlife, and happening streets full of outdoorsy and outgoing people.

It is almost impossible not to come across ceviche while in Guayaquil; this typical dish, common all across the coastal region of Ecuador and some other Latin American countries, is made of raw fish marinated in citrus juices, served with popcorn and plantain chips. Enjoy the intense flavors!

Hostels in Guayaquil, especially in the city centre, are plentiful; it shouldn't be a problem at all finding accommodation according to your budget. Do keep an eye when going out at night, as the city can get dangerous in less busy areas. Robbery and some cases of violent assault have been reported against tourists or locals, but you will be fine as long as you use some general common sense. Don't let it stop you from enjoying this happening city!

Written by local enthusiast for Guayaquil hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Guayaquil hostels zararock

FAQ about Guayaquil Hostels

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A hostel in Guayaquil costs on average $12 for a dorm. A hostel in Guayaquil with private rooms costs on average $34. shows all 11 Hostels in Guayaquil. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Guayaquil Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Guayaquil, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
11 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$34 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Guayaquil
Casa Michael is the cheapest
4.2 Average rating of all hostels

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