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.

Hotel PichinchaHotel 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.

Hotel Pichincha
Triple room

Services:

WiFi

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

E-mail: hpinchincha@etapanet.net

Price: $6 per person

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