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Av. Huayna Capac y Casique Duma Esq., Cuenca, Ecuador


AlterNative house & lodgingIs a warm and friendly place, that welcome travelers from all over the world. We have a wealth of experince in the industry and know what travelers value and need during their stay.24 hr hot showerslaundry kitchen tv roomliving roomwifi zoneluggage storageterrace


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“It’s indeed ALTER-Native and indie style”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 20, 2018

It’s a great spot to stay why? - very clean - secure - location is great. Not super busy part of the city but literally across intersection from the Main Street (Calle Lagra) where all the best...

“Good value”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on February 04, 2018

Twin room at top of building. Clean and comfortable beds. Spotless bathroom facilities with excellent hot shower. Lovely light communal areas. Helpful staff. Only reason it’s not five stars is the...

“Friendly, affordable hostel”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on September 29, 2017

I can confirm that the hot showers are one of the best we had in Latin America. The kitchen is well-equipes as well and the staff speaks a word or two English and is friendly. Our double-room was a...


Cuenca - EcuadorDir: Av. Huayna Capac y Casique Duma Esq.Getting to the hostel.....From Bus terminal: 15 blocks from bus station, walking distance exit the bus terminal turn right on Espana av follow it until yo hit Huayna Capac av, then turn left and follow it 10 blocks down until you hit the corner of Cacique Duma st and youve arrived. Alternatively you can take a taxi from there for $1.50. Arriving in the night it would be safer to take a taxi! In the night its $2.You can choose to discover Cuenca walking or to move around by bus. You will find bus stops on the streets but most of the time you can also flag down the bus. The city bus cost about 0.25 USD per ride (exact change needed). If your flight is scheduled to arrive to Guayaquil instead of Quito, procedure will be similar. There are daily flights from Guayaquil to Cuenca as well. The flight to Cuenca takes about 20 minutes.Besides, if you want to travel around Ecuador by bus, you will find the bus station on Avenida España, in the northeast of the city, about 20 minutes walking from the historic centre. It has platforms for each transport company serving Cuenca. Bus lines serving Cuenca operate services to Quito (10 hours), Guayaquil (04 hours), Loja, Riobamba and Machala.


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