The Best Affordable Hostels and Hotels in the Galapagos Islands

The Best Affordable Hostels and Hotels in the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of islands belonging to Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Galapagos archipelago is world-renowned for its unique and fearless wildlife, much of which was inspiration for Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Thanks to a lack of natural predators, friendly wildlife such as sea lions and gigantic sea tortoises let visitors get up close. This archipelago of about 19 islands and many smaller islets found over 620 miles off Ecuador's coast in the Pacific Ocean is a double World Heritage site, where both land and sea are protected. Each island boasts its own unique landscape, ranging from black, volcanic rocks to white sand beaches and gemstone-blue waters. It used to be that those travelers who wanted to see the Galapagos Islands in comfort and style had to book a cruise on a cruise ship or yacht, as Galapagos hotels were overpriced and unimpressive, but this this is no longer the case, and there are now a variety of hotels and hostels to choose from for your Galapagos vacation.There is no bad time to visit the Galapagos Islands but the busiest months for tourism tend to be June, July and August, as well as mid-December to mid-January. This is when prices are at their highest. With tourism services improving in the Galapagos, there are now many fine hotels and hostels to choose from on four different islands, and many visitors are choosing to sleep on land and take day trips to the visitor sites.
How much do hostels in Galapagos Islands cost?
Average Dorm Price $20 ($20 to $20)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $34 ($34 to $34)
Private Room: $21.67
Overall Rating: 76%
Hostal Gosen is located on the island of San Cristobal, only a 5 minutes walk from Punta Carola Beach, an ideal spot for surfing. The hotel is 1 km from the restaurant area and 1.5 km from San Cristobal Airport. It offers free Wi-Fi through the whole property, towels included in all rooms, air conditioning, hot showers, self-catering facilities, a cable TV, safe deposit boxes, 24 hour reception and security and a tours and travel desk. The rooms have a private bathroom and are double or triple. Hostal Gosen has a garden, a terrace and a shared lounge.

Avenida Alsacio Northia Carlos Mora , Galapagos Islands, Ecuador,
Overall Rating: 97%
Hotel Katarma Galapagos, also located on the island of San Cristobal, is an eco-friendly place with great character and beauty. It has been built with ceramic and tile work and has been influenced by Antonio Gaudi, the well-known Barcelonian architect. You can find all around the hostel sculptures, mosaics and painted galleries that make this place an unique pearl in the Galapagos Islands. Katarma is very suitable for couples and single people who want a relaxed stay. The property offers free breakfast, free parking, towels included, free WiFi and Internet access. The wheelchair friendly establishment also has a book exchange, self catering facilities, an outdoor terrace, hair dryers for hire, a washing machine and ironing board, luggage storage and board games. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a bar and cafe.

Alsacio Northia and Esmeraldas Street , Galapagos Islands, Ecuador,
Dorm Bed: $100.00
Overall Rating: 79%
The Galapagos Best Home Stay is a warm and friendly property that welcomes people from all over the world on Isla Santa Cruz. Galapagos Best Home Stay wants to provide a nice clean comfortable place for you to stay while you are exploring the Galapagos. All the private rooms at Galapagos Best Home Stay come with a full kitchenette, with a microwave and small refrigerator. The new air conditioning is quiet and there is unlimited fresh water supplies for guests to drink during their stay. The single and twin private rooms have private bathrooms with hot shower 24/7 and the 4 bed mixed dorms share a bathroom in the dorms. All bedding and linen are provided. The owner is always very happy to give you all his advice and tips for your travel in the Galapagos. Towels are included for every guest, as well as the use of free WiFi, self-catering facilities, the outdoor terrace, luggage storage and tea and coffee making facilities.

Piqueros Ave Escalesia Puerto Ayora Santa Cruz Isla , Galapagos Islands, Ecuador,
Overall Rating: 83%
La Posada del Caminante invites you to rest in its quiet surroundings on Isla Isabela. Relax on a hammock, enjoy seasonal fruits and a cool drink under the gazebo. Their spacious rooms have private kitchens and bathrooms, a refrigerator, television and free WiFi. They also offer free laundry services, bicycle parking, self-catering facilities, DVD's and 24 hour reception. From La Posada del Caminante, you may walk to various sites such as the beach, tortoise breeding center, wetlands and flamingos, and the wall of tears. If you don't want to walk, you can travel to these places by taxis for only USD$1. The hostel also organizes tours to the volcanoes and special snorkeling sites. The bedrooms are twin, triple, quadruple private ensuite rooms or 4 beds either female or male ensuite dorms.

Isabela-Galapagos , Galapagos Islands, Ecuador,
Casa Hospedaje Germania is the ideal place to stay during your trip to the Galapagos. It is a quiet family-friendly environment, just a few blocks away from downtown on Isla Santa Cruz, where you will find banks, pharmacies, restaurants, laundries, shops, and the wonderful waterfront, all in a short walking distance from the property. Their services include economic-tour information about Galapagos wildlife and visitor-sites for 3-days/2-nights, 4-days/3-nights, 5-days/4 nights, 7-days/6-nights and local transport. They also provide restaurant-service for groups and/or small parties and a guide for the visits. Airport-hotel transfer can be organised with the hostel for USD$30 per trip. Bedrooms are private, double and ensuite. Free parking, towels included, free WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV, safe deposit box and 24 hour reception are also offered at Casa Hospedaje Germania.

Calle Juan Montalvo y Moises Brito Street Isla Santa Cruz / Puerto Ayora , Galapagos Islands, Ecuador,
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