Hostels in Tena, Ecuador

4 hostels available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Tena

Hostal Pakay

Barrio 30 de
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…But, the main common space is the grounds, with paths to follow and explore, full of native plants and bird-watching possibilities. Summary Shut off from the world, the hostel has a self- … More
from $7.50
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Breakfast included. No curfew. Reception time 06:30 to 23:30. Pet friendly. Non smoking. Dorms are adult only unless the group books the entire dormitory. The maximum period of stay is of … More
from $12.00
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…All rooms -- dorms and privates -- include their own bathroom. Bathrooms are clean and quite basic, with cold-water, low-pressure showers. Common Spaces The common spaces are found in three … More
from $3.50
"…Perfect place to relax - The atmosphere was incredible! We got so relaxed out there! That's one the best of our impression of the trip to Ecuador. The Magic Roundabout is a great place to kick … More

Hotels in Tena

"…Breakfast can be served daily upon request, extra-fee may be applied. Hostal Limoncocha is well-located in the town of Tena. Archidona is 10 minutes’ drive from the bed and breakfast. Santa … More
from $3.50
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Guest Houses in Tena

"…We enjoyed our stay with a nice view over the city. The owner is really nice and takes care of you. We got some really nice suggestions for low budget trips in the area. We liked to be a bit out … More
"…It is a comfortable stay in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Our lodge represents a tropical style. The lodge itself consists of ten private cabana, thatch-roofed and wood, each with a private … More

Campsites in Tena

"…Trails Camping, Traditional Fishing, Tubing, Canoeing, rafting and more. General: Breakfast included. No curfew. Child friendly. fully accessible by wheelchair" …"…Ask to stop in the … More
"…Jungle Roots Glamping Conditions & Policies: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Check in from 13:00 to 00:00 . Check out from 00:00 to 12:00 … More

Hostels in Tena, Ecuador

4 hostels available. Prices start from $8.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Tena (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 can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

 Napo River

Tena is a city in the Ecuadorian rainforest; it is the capital of the Napo province. It was founded by missionaries in the mid 16th century and was the site of many uprisings by indigenous tribes. The entry to the city is marked by a statue of one uprising leader, the famous Jumandy, who led his tribe against the Spanish just after the city was settled. Tena is the jungle hub - the place where most Amazonian hikes kick off and end. As a result, you’ll find a lot of hostels, cheap bars, cafe, and shopping for the South American backpacker crowd. You may also come across some Peace Corps members here, as Tena is home to several different sectors of volunteer organisations.

The only way to get to Tena is by bus from Quito, since both airports no longer take passenger flights (2017) - this may change in the future. Luckily, the bus from Quito goes through the jaw-dropping Papallacta Pass in the Andes Mountains. The ride takes around four to five hours by bus.

Most hostel accommodation in Tena is near the bus station and grocery stores, but since Tena is quite small, you won’t have too much trouble getting around town. Hostels here cater to the hiking and backpacking set, so they’re efficient and well-equipped but not flashpackery. If you want a party crowd when you get back from the jungle, choose a hostel on the main drag, otherwise choose one that’s a few streets away.

One of the most popular activities in Tena - beyond setting off into the jungle - is kayaking. The town is home to numerous kayak guides and tour operators. Some operate whitewater kayaking, so if you don’t want to risk your life on the rapids, consider a more sedate paddle. Whitewater rafting is another exciting activity. Tena is definitely the base for your pre- or post-jungle trek relaxation.

Written by local expertz for Tena

Written by local expertz for Tena Jakob Lombardi

Tena 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 Tena, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 4
Average dorm price $8
Cheapest hostel in Tena Zumag Sisa with $8
Party hostels in Tena Hostal Pakay (2 in total)
Most Tena hostels are located in Barrio 30 de
Average rating of all hostels 8.3

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