Hotel Pichincha in Cuenca, Ecuador

Hotel Pichincha is literally the cheapest place to stay in central Cuenca, the most expensive city in Ecuador.  It’s a godsend in a city full of accommodations calling themselves “hostels” but charging $20 per person per night, minimum.  If you can deal with chipped paint, slightly saggy mattresses, and shared bathrooms, Hotel Pichincha is a great value.  The hotel is huge and sprawling, the fourth floor windows offer great views over the Cathedral, and the rooms are clean and spacious.  Singles, doubles, triples, and quads are available.  Shared bathrooms occasionally run out of hot water, but are clean and modern.  The highlights to this place are definitely the fast building-wide WiFi, and the friendly owners who offer all the information you’ll need on Cuenca and surrounds.  It’s proximity to the main plaza and the fact that it doesn’t break the bank put Hotel Pichincha in first place for budget accommodations in Cuenca.

Triple room



Internet cafe in building

Laundry service available

Maps, brochures, and travel information

Sinks in rooms

Address: General Torress 8.82 (on the corner with Calle Simon Bolivar)

Phone: 593-7-2823-868


Price: $6 per person


About Carrie

Carrie's got the traveling bug and thinks "settling down" is overrated. Too many people to meet, places to see, and languages to learn!

Posted on March 27, 2012, in Ecuador, Hostels, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Yo estuve en este hotel y es una excelente alternativa para conocer la bella Cuenca con mucha facillidad, sobre todo el centro histórico. Tiene todo lo necesario para estar cómodo y seguro.

  2. Thanks for the good writeup. It in reality was a leisure account
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  3. la atencion de su dueña la sra. carolina excelente, economico, amables siempre dispuestos a ayudarte y todo queda cerca los comercios, mercados, bella ciudad, volveria mil veces saludos desde Venezuela

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