Jaza's World Trip

Cloud Forest Hostel, Chugchilán

One of about three very nice, and very good value, lodgings in the tiny village of Chugchilán, on the Quilotoa Loop. The Cloud Forest Hostel is a place with a lot of character, with a lot of warmth, and with very nice rooms and facilities. The large amount of food that they give you is great — and it's also necessary, since there's virtually nowhere to go and eat in the village. I stayed here two nights, and I was very pleased that it was time well spent.

Buildings of the Cloud Forest Hostel.

Rooms: quite warm, and extremely comfortable.

People: friendly bunch of hikers and backpackers, as well as the odd tour group.

Staff: the shining example of true country village hospitality.

Location: On the edge of the village — which is all of one street.

Food / Internet: breakfast and dinner are included with your stay, 7 days a week. Both are good, in terms of taste and quantity. No Internet (not sure if there's any in the village?).

Hot water: considering the size of the village, the showers are amazingly good and reliable.

Filed in: QuilotoaAccommodation