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Hostal La Gran Tortuga

2.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPuerto Villamil Beach4 min walk
    Popular LocationEl Embarcadero Pier16 min walk
    Popular LocationConcha de Perla Nature Park17 min walk

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Single Room

  • 129 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Triple Room

  • 194 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Quadruple Room

  • 215 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

Double Room

  • 172 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Triple Room Standard

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Single Room Standard

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Twin Bed

Double Room Standard

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Quadruple Room Standard

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Full Bed(s) OR 1 Full Bed(s) and 2 Twin Bed(s) OR 4 Twin Bed(s)

About this area

Puerto Villamil

Hostal La Gran Tortuga is located in Puerto Villamil. El Embarcadero Pier and Posada De Flamengos are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Galapagos National Park and Puerto Villamil Beach.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Puerto Villamil Beach - 4 min walk
  • El Embarcadero Pier - 16 min walk
  • Concha de Perla Nature Park - 17 min walk
  • Posada de Flamengos - 11 min drive
  • Wall of Tears Historical Site - 21 min drive


  • Tres Hermanos — 3 min walk
  • Cesar's — 3 min walk
  • Fuente de Soda El Sorbete — 3 min walk
  • Maestro de Casa — 4 min walk
  • Coco Surf — 4 min walk

About this property

Hostal La Gran Tortuga

Hostal with free breakfast, walk to Galapagos National Park
A restaurant, 24-hour room service, and dry cleaning are available at this hostal. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. All 12 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and refrigerators.
Hostal La Gran Tortuga offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. This Puerto Villamil hostal provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–9 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

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Check-in from 2 PM - 6 PM


Check-out before 10 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 1 per person (one way)

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
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hostal Gran Tortuga
Hostal Gran Tortuga Hostel
Hostal Gran Tortuga Hostel Puerto Villamil
Hostal Gran Tortuga Puerto Villamil
Gran Tortuga Puerto Villamil
Hostal La Gran Tortuga Hostal
Hostal La Gran Tortuga Puerto Villamil
Hostal La Gran Tortuga Hostal Puerto Villamil

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hostal La Gran Tortuga and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hostal La Gran Tortuga offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hostal La Gran Tortuga cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Hostal La Gran Tortuga pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Hostal La Gran Tortuga?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 6 PM.
What time is check-out at Hostal La Gran Tortuga?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does Hostal La Gran Tortuga provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 1 per person applies.
Where is Hostal La Gran Tortuga located?
Situated in Puerto Villamil, this hostal is within 1 mi (2 km) of Puerto Villamil Beach and Galapagos National Park. El Embarcadero Pier and Concha de Perla Nature Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 45 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 45 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 45 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 45 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 45 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely family run hotel
The family running this hotel are lovely. They helped us with everything; from booking tours to doing our laundry! The room was very spacious and clean and the water was hot. The breakfasts are nice and substantial. We would definitely stay here again.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A perfect family run hostal
The rooms are comfortable and clean, the breakfast is great, and the family who runs La Gran Tortuga takes care of their guests.

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Jose and Juanita Helpful Hosts
We were met at ferry when boat arrived. Jose very helpful with luggage--from dock to room. Relaxed and easy-going hosts. Room clean and staff kept it so. No chairs TV very poor quality.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to stay on Isabela Island!
My husband, 17 and 15 year old sons and I stayed at La Gran Tortuga for 4 nights last week. We were touring Isabela island. We were so impressed with the owner, Juana Valladares! Before our trip, she set up several tours for us and even answered our questions about what shoes to bring via e-mail! She was incredibly friendly and helpful for our entire stay, treating us to fresh watermelon grown on her organic farm one afternoon, going out of her way to buy us a special breakfast of "balones," a local dish made of plaintains, and even letting us use our room to shower and change after check out. The 4 of us were very comfortable in the one large room; the beds were comfortable and the room was very clean. The breakfasts were generous and delicious - lots of fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, omelettes, etc. It helped that we spoke Spanish so could easily communicate with her.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Enjoyable stay on Isla Isabela
Close to beach and restaurants. Room was comfortable. Hostel caters to many young adult groups. Breakfast was ample with delicious fresh juices. Not a five star hotel but was fine considering the price.

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