My 3 week stay at Hostal Kimbala in Cotacachi Ecuador
I want to give Hostal Kimbala a 5 star rating. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay at the Hostal Kimbala for 3 weeks, Nov. 20-Dec. 9, 2014. Hostal Kimbala is a very clean, pleasant environment to make your stay feel comfortable and like home. Hostal Kimbala is in the heart of Cotacachi surrounded by shops and 1/2 block off the famous "Leather Street". My private room with a new bath was very comfortable and affordable ($10 a night) Rates vary depending on your needs, number of people, and length of stay. The Hostal Kimbala management made me feel safe and very welcome. Maura, manages the Hostal, along with other family members. They speak enough English to manage good communication and are taking English classes. You will make individual arrangements with the management for meals, and/or using their large wonderful kitchen. There are other services available- laundry, an in house masseuse, markets near by, bakeries, restaurants close and more shopping than you could ever imagine!
Hostal Kimbala is in the heart of Cotacachi, so bring a comfortable pair of earplugs so all the new sounds won't disturb your rest. There was music downtown on a regular basis, and guests coming and going. The wifi is good at Hostal Kimbala. I retired after an evening walk down to the park and back with friends, then cuddled up in my warm bed for youtube movies. I was up early for coffee (I bought coffee at the market and made my own in the kitchen) then a hot shower to start my day off.
p.s. be sure and catch the roof top view of Cotacachi from the Hostal Kimbala.....magnificent! I loved my stay at Hostal Kimbala. Sheila S.