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Galapagos Dreams

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Standard Triple Room | View from room
Snack bar

Overview of Galapagos Dreams

Galapagos Dreams

2.5 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
Av. Cucuve y Floreana, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Guests rated this location 9.5/10 - Exceptional

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFishing Piers4 min walk
  • Popular LocationCharles Darwin Research Station11 min walk
  • Popular LocationTortuga Bay Beach14 min walk
  • AirportIsla Baltra (GPS-Seymour)67 min drive

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About this area

Puerto Ayora

Located in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Dreams is in the city center and near the beach. Galápagos National Park is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Academy Bay and Las Grietas. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Fishing Piers - 4 min walk
  • Malecon - 11 min walk
  • Charles Darwin Research Station - 11 min walk
  • Las Ninfas Lagoon - 12 min walk
  • Tortuga Bay Beach - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Isla Baltra (GPS-Seymour) - 62 min drive


  • Santa Cruz Brewery - 7 min walk
  • Il Giardino - 5 min walk
  • 1835 Coffee Lab - 3 min walk
  • Golden Prague Galapagos - 7 min walk
  • El Muelle De Darwin - 3 min walk

About this property

Galapagos Dreams

Hostal by the ocean, revitalized in 2020
A terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and laundry facilities are just a few of the amenities provided at Galapagos Dreams. Adventurous travelers may like the cycling at this hostal. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a bar and a restaurant.
Additional perks include:
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and express check-out
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, a water dispenser, and a front-desk safe
  • Water sports equipment, luggage storage, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 15 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • 32-inch Smart TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Daily continental breakfast available 6:30 AM–9:00 AM for a fee: USD 7 for adults and USD 5 for children
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • TV in common areas
  • Water sports equipment

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • Terrace


  • No elevator


  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property - June 2020

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Down comforter


  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • 32-inch Smart TV with premium satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Limited room service


  • Air conditioning

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Check-in from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 20
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • All citizens of Ecuador will be charged the national value-added tax (12%) upon checkout. Non-residents on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: approximately USD 7 for adults and USD 5 for children
  • Early check-in fee: USD 20 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

GALAPAGOS DREAMS Hostel Puerto Ayora
GALAPAGOS DREAMS Hostal Puerto Ayora
GALAPAGOS DREAMS Hostal Puerto Ayora

Frequently asked questions

Is Galapagos Dreams pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Galapagos Dreams?

This hostal doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Galapagos Dreams?

Check-in is from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 20 (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Galapagos Dreams?

Check-out is at 10:30 AM.

Where is Galapagos Dreams located?

Located in the heart of Puerto Ayora, this hostal is within a 5-minute walk of Galápagos National Park, Academy Bay, and Fishing Piers. Las Grietas and Malecon are also within 15 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Galapagos Dreams and receive a full refund?

Yes, Galapagos Dreams offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Galapagos Dreams cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property was awesome for a stay and we wish we would have been able to stay longer. The room was spacious, clean, comfortable. The little kitchen area was a wonderful amenity in the room and the 2nd sink was so handy to have for 3 adults sharing a room. The staff was super friendly and even made us to go breakfasts the minute they arrived since our ferry was leaving at the exact time breakfast officially started. It was a perfect stay! My only complaint was that we were not there longer!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great hospitality. The best service.

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice hostel within walking distance of the Main Street. Super tour coordinator- Jonathan.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Lovely little spot with lovely staff. I will say: between rain on the various metal and plexiglass surfaces, guests getting up at 6am, and in general lots of activity in the dining area early in the morning and into the evening, I didn't sleep great. It's noisy.
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice place
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Belle chambre propre et confortable. Grand coffre de sécurité et télévision.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 6 nights in Apr 2022

8/10 Good

Annette, Malone

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good value for the price. Food was great, staff were awesome and helpful. There are different parts to the hotel/hostal. My room was above lobby and next to patio. Heard later night and early morning noises as thin walls to those rooms. When booking their $30 pickup fee from the airport - be aware you also need to buy a $5 ticket from the airport to south wnd of Baltra and a $1 fee to cross on the ferry.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

2/10 Terrible

Rich, New York

Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Galapagos Dreams is a total scam. The hotel is filthy and disgusting. The rooms have bugs crawling around and the beds are hard as rocks and only twin mattresses pushed together. There is NO POOL and the WIFI is unusable!
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020