Just a five-minute walk from the center of Mindo, El Rocio is a welcoming, creaky wooden hostel set among hummingbird-filled trees. The bedrooms on the first floor and the seven-bed dorm on the second floor smell musty, but they are clean, as are the shared bathrooms. However charming an all-wood house may be, the walls are very thin and it gets awfully noisy when people walk around with hiking shoes or even just talk loudly, so this hostel is a better bet on a quiet weekday than on a busy weekend. Owner Claudia speaks excellent English and can set up canopy tours, tubing and other activities for you. Claudia also features what she proudly calls "super breakfasts" for an additional $2.50.
Bed & Breakfast, Hostel
This Hotel is: Budget
Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities , 24-Hour Hot Water, Common Room, Linens Included, Parking - Free, Taxes Included in Price, Towels Included
From Mindo's main street, follow the unpaved road opposite the church for five minutes. The hostel is about 300 meters/984 feet past the football field.
Lower:$8 per person (shared bathroom)
Higher:$10 per person (private bathroom)
Phone: 02-217-0141, Cel: 09-9822-7359
E-mail: elrociomindohostal(at) hotmail.com