The Best Affordable Hostels in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil is Ecuador's largest city and seaport. From a tourist perspective, the city acts primarily as a transportation gateway to the country and the Galapagos Islands. While the city can be skipped altogether, should you have a free day to spend here, there are a few noteworthy things to do, as well as some terrific dining and nightlife options. Guayaquil's main tourist attraction is Las Penas, a hill with old, colorfully painted buildings at the north end of the Malecon, where you can walk the 400 steps to the lighthouse at the top for good views of the city. The neighborhood is filled with cafes, bars, restaurants, and art galleries and is relatively safe. Other important sights include the Malecon 2000, a massive urban development project that has brought new life to the riverside in the city center and the Parque Seminario, filled with fountains, trees and iguanas, located at 10 de Agosto Ave and Chile Ave.
How much do hostels in Guayaquil cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Guayaquil here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



Dorm Bed from $12.34
Private Room from $15.65
Overall Rating: 80%
Balsamos Sur 308 Urdesa Central., Guayaquil
As one of the travellers' favorite place to stay in Guayaquil, Hostel Nucapacha offers great accommodation for travellers on a budget who want to spend a relaxing, cozy and fun time in this dynamic city. Enjoy an afternoon at the swimming pool on the hostel's outdoor terrace and meet fellow travellers in the lovely common room. Hostel Nucapacha also has a shared kitchen where you can cook your own meals and exchange with other guests. They have mixed dorms of 7 beds and single, twin, double, 3, 4 and 5 beds private rooms ensuite or with shared bathrooms ideal for couples, families or groups of friends. The rooms are basic, clean and comfortable and all are equipped with fans. Hostel Nucapacha also has free breakfasts, free WiFi, BBQ, books for exchange, luggage storage, 24 hour reception and DVD's.


Dorm Bed from $10.80
Private Room from $13.50
Overall Rating: 83%
Alborada Doceava Etapa Calle Juan Sixto Bernal; MZ 02, Villa 21, Guayaquil
Dreamkapture is a clean, friendly, and comfortable place to stay with lots of travel information for people coming to Ecuador. The patio and the swimming pool is surrounded by palm trees, banana plants, flowers and all kinds of trees. It is a great hostel to meet new friends and share travel stories. Their office staff speaks English and are more than happy to provide recommendations and advice on what to see and how to make it happen in Ecuador! Dreamkapture is only a 5 minutes walk from restaurants, banks, atms, malls, shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, and is located in one of the safest places of Guayaquil. A free breakfast for all guests is served the next morning from 7h30 to 10h00 am and a fully-equipped shared kitchen for the guests to use remains opened from 7h00 am to 10h30 pm. Dreamkapture also has a licensed travel agency which can help you secure a Galapagos cruise, flights, Jungle, Cacao (chocolate) tour, City tour etc. They offer private double, triple private rooms as walls as family rooms for 4 people, with ensuite or shared bathrooms. Mixed, male and female dorms of 4 and 7 beds are also available. All rooms have towels included.


Dorm Bed from $8.99
Private Room from $12.00
Overall Rating: 73%
José María Egas Alborada cuarta etapa, Guayaquil
Casa Michael is more of a guesthouse than a hostel, so it feels like home. On top of the owners' undivided attention, you will find a fully-equipped kitchen, an air-conditioned living room with a 50" LCD, super-fast internet, a washing machine and even a piano. They will make you feel at home! The owners love to share their vast knowledge regarding Ecuador, especially the Galapagos but also South America in general. They are very flexible, and will be happy to assist in any problem and answer any question. The hostel is located very close to the airport and bus terminal in the safe neighborhood of Alborada. You can find all you need within a short walking distance: banks, supermarkets, food (McDonalds, Dominos, KFC, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, Papa Johns, and a lot of local food). Three malls (Mall del Sol, CityMall, RioCentro Norte) are within a 5 minute taxi or bus ride. Casa Michael has a variety of rooms, ranging from basic dormitories through the A/C dormitories, to family rooms. All the rooms have free high-speed WIFI, and the guests in the more expensive rooms have also free access to the kitchen. In addition, enjoy free parking, towels included, security lockers, books for exchange, an outdoor terrace, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, tours and travel desk and a games room with a PlayStation and board games at Casa Michael.


Dorm Bed from $17.85
Private Room from $14.96
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 91%
Tomás Martínez 102 y Malecón Simón Bolívar P., Guayaquil
Pepe's House Guayaquil | Self-Check-In MicroH is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, board games, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, key card access, towels included, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $5.07
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 88%
Ciudadela Ferroviaria av principal y calle primera, Guayaquil
This terrific guesthouse offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, security lockers, 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, internet access, housekeeping, and a mini-supermarket are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $8.75
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 87%
Alborada 4ta etapa mz dj villa 7, Guayaquil
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a common room, board games, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $15.30
Private Room from $24.65
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 84%
Malecon 1406 y Aguirre, Guayaquil
Manso Boutique Guesthouse is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service and a bar. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $9.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 83%
Vernaza Norte Manzana 5, Solar 11, Guayaquil
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant and self-catering facilities. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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