About us

Welcome to AlterNative Hostel, the coolest hostel in Cuenca, Ecuador. Our modern designed Hostel is the perfect place to relax and explore all that Cuenca has to offer. Ideally located in the heart of the Historic District, AlterNative Hostel is located across the street from the Pumapungo Museum and a 10 minutes walk from the historic “El Centro” area.


Welcome to Cuenca. Do not miss the free walking tour of the city that allows to know through a professional, the history and tradition that keep this World Heritage Site.

Departure times: Tuesday to Saturday.
Meeting time: 10 am Itur office and San Luis Seminar.
Check out time: 10:15 am.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

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Please click on the days you want to reserve (the last day is the departure day), leave us your contact details and select the type of room you want and the number of people. We will respond soon to confirm your reservation. You can also contact us directly at (+593) 7-4084101 // (+593) 0995674347 or email: anhostels@gmail.com.

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* On holidays or special dates the price changes.

Depending on seasonality and / or demand, an advance payment of 50% to 100% of the total amount of the reservation may be required. The hotel will try to contact the guest and, if a response is not received with the payment, the reservation could be canceled.

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El Macario Café, a spectacular place to taste quality coffee, have a drink or have some light snacks with friends. El Macario Café is part of AlterNative Hostel, so here you can meet people from different parts of the world and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

The idea to start El Macario was born of our taste for coffee and, we recognize, we are a beverage enthusiast. We would like you to try the best artisan coffees in the area and the world, along with a menu of small plates and delicious juices.


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The hostel

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Our users qualify us among the best accommodations of our category in Cuenca. Do you want to know what our customers say about us? TripAdvisor provides traveler reviews of AlterNative Hostel. Enjoy us. Try an experience that will convince you.


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