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Hotel España - Hotel Puerto Ayora - Ecuador

Hotel España, one of the best budget options in Puerto Ayora, is clean, friendly and has been recently been renovated. The hotel is in a good location, plus the rooms are neat and tidy and the mattresses have all been recently replaced. There is a new, attractive downstairs common area and even some hammocks for hanging out. Most of the rooms have a/c (costs a little more if you want to use it) and the showers are heated by gas heaters, not the lethal little "electric showers" most other hotels in the same price range have.

The owner, Genoveva, is a friendly local lady who likes helping travelers find the right tours for them, and her daughter Esther is a former SCUBA guide who can also answer any questions about the islands or about what you should see and do there. Esther will help you book day trips, tours and even last-minute cruises. The hotel tends to fill up, so you should either make reservations or call ahead before going to Puerto Ayora.

Hotel España is priced comparably with the Hotel Gardner next door (although the hotels are not affiliated). The two hotels are probably the best value for budget lodging in town, so if one is full, your first stop should be the other.


Tomas de Berlanga and Islas Plazas

Galápagos Island Visitor Sites, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador


This Hotel is: Budget

Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities , 24-Hour Hot Water, Airport Pickup - Extra Charge, Book Exchange - Free, Community Kitchen, Luggage Storage, Non-Smoking Rooms, Travel Info Desk, Wake-Up Call, Wifi

Currencies accepted
US dollar

Room Prices:
Lower:$15 per person + tax
Higher:$30 +tax
Price Description:

Price will go up slightly if you want air conditioning. Breakfast is not included, but it can be if you want.

Contact Information:
Phone: 05-252-6108 / 05-301-5006 / 0999422572
E-mail: info(at)

Other Hotels in Puerto Ayora that may be of interest: Casa del Lago, Hotel Castro, Casa Natura, Hotel Lirio del Mar, Angermeyer Waterfront Inn, Galápagos Safari Camp, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, Hotel Salinas, Grand Hotel Lobo del Mar and Hostal Mainao.

By Christopher Minster
I am a writer and editor at V!VA Travel guides here in Quito, where I specialize in adding quality content to the site and also in spooky things like...
28 Dec 2012

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