Hospedaje el Rocíó
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A cozy, cheap forest hideout in Mindo with amazing breakfasts. Sep 10, 2010
A short walk from the main strip of Mindo, Ecuador will take you to this fascinating old summer house turned Hostal. It's on the edge of the forest so it's definately not for the easily-freaked-out-by-bugs type. Rooms start at 9$ for one night but prices go down for multiple nights. I stayed 2 nights and coughed up 8$ for the night (breakfast inc.). Dorm or camping is cheaper. The accommodations are pretty good compared to other Hostals in Ecuador in this price range. But the real killer is the amazing hospitality of the owner Claudia who cooks up amazing & huge breakfasts consisting of heaps of fruit or a yogurt/fruit combo with toast, eggs and coffee/tea/hot chocolate.
The dark forest setting also sets the mood for relaxing in the hammocks on the 2nd and 3rd floors listening to the chirping sounds of the forest around you.
Claudia will also be happy to set you up with some of the activites in Mindo such as checking out the amazing waterfalls or ziplining at 70km/h on the canopy's. And she'll gladly give you a discount. She will also have answers to almost all questions about the locale and speaks german, english and spanish perfectly.
If you are looking for a sterilized room with cable tv you are out of luck. But if you want a cozy forest experience that you can't really get anywhere else at that price you've struck gold. Highly recommended for backpackers.
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