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1 room, 2 adults

Galapagos Native

2.5-star2.5 stars
Tomas de Berlanga 368 y 12 de Febrero, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, 200350, Ecuador

Guesthouse with restaurant, near Galapagos National Park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • The property was ok. Very clean but it had a hostel vibe to it. It was for one night and…Jan 31, 2020
  • The location was excellent. Interesting places in walking distance. The staff could not…Oct 19, 2019

Galapagos Native

from NZ$147
  • Double Room
  • Double Room, Balcony
  • Quadruple Room
  • Triple Room
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Galapagos Native


  • Heart of Puerto Ayora
  • Galapagos National Park - 1 min walk
  • Tortuga Bay Beach - 37 min walk
  • Malecon - 5 min walk
  • Playa de los Alemanes - 5 min walk
  • Las Grietas - 7 min walk
  • Charles Darwin Research Station - 17 min walk
  • El Garrapatero Beach - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km

Getting around

  • Isla Baltra (GPS-Seymour) - 127 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time noon-7:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Ecuador may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
There is no front desk at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM *


  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Galapagos Native’s small print

Also known as

  • Galapagos Native House Puerto Ayora
  • Galapagos Native Guesthouse
  • Galapagos Native Puerto Ayora
  • Galapagos Native Guesthouse Puerto Ayora
  • Galapagos Native House
  • Galapagos Native Puerto Ayora
  • Galapagos Native
  • Galapagos Native Guesthouse Puerto Ayora
  • Galapagos Native Guesthouse


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Galapagos Native

  • Does Galapagos Native offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Galapagos Native does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Galapagos Native?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Galapagos Native.
  • Are pets allowed at Galapagos Native?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Galapagos Native?
    You can check in from noon to 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Galapagos Native?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Café Hernán (3-min walk), Los Kioskos (3-min walk), and Sol y Luna (3-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Galapagos Native?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM at scheduled times. The charge is USD 50 per person one-way.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 27 reviews

Very good 8.0
The woman who works the reception and room cleaning (she has adorable small children with her) is extremely nice. I inquired about a laundry mat nearby and she let me know they’d do it for me for $2 per kg (great price!!) The property is highly suitable for its location and price point, the included breakfast is great — the woman in the restaurant didn’t speak much English and my Spanish is rough, a printed translated breakfast menu would probably make it much easier on both parties. Our room was large, sunny, and clean with a balcony the only thing was the bathroom smelled like a plumbing/sewage issue.. maybe the drain was backed up but we kept the door shut. Oh also the wifi doesn’t work but that’s common in the islands. I would stay here again!!! 7.5/10
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Good location. Free breaky was good. Needs better in room internet
ca1 night family trip
Good 6.0
The property had a good location and purified water always available in the lobby. WiFi doesn't work at all, they shouldn't even advertise as having it! Made my reservations about a month in advance, when I arrived I was told my room was getting maintenance and that they had arranged for me to stay in a hostel down the road. When I arrived at 10am when they said the room would be ready it still wasn't - I asked to put my stuff down at least so I could start my day and when I got to the room it was a complete mess. In other words, it wasn't getting maintenance, someone had been living in it. I don't like liars!
us8 night trip
Very good 8.0
I arrived to the hotel before the check-in time and had to wait about 10 minutes for someone to show up at the front desk. Then they were pretty confused at my question of wanting to store my luggage at the front desk until after check-in. I liked that they had a water cooler to fill up reusable water bottles. I was given the room that I booked on Expedia but then the next day was asked if I could switch rooms because they needed that room for a larger family reservation. They were begging me and I agreed. The second room was okay but the view was not as good as the first room. Breakfast was included but I had made arrangements the day before check-out to ensure that my breakfast would be ready at 6:30AM (the time that breakfast began) and they assured me that it would be ready. I went to the breakfast area at 6:30AM and they did not open the breakfast area for seating until 7:10AM. At that point I had to leave to the airport due to the fact that t takes about 2 hours to get to. Although the rooms were clean and spacious, I would not stay there again.
us2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Marginally clean. Rooster next door. See through curtains
us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The hotels in Galapagos are not the big all inclusive complexes you get in some other places. Bearing that in mind, the Galapagos Native is ideally placed just a couple of streets from the main street, it's staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Not all of them speak brilliant English yet but they all try exceptionally hard and do everything they can to make your stay wonderful. There is a choice of two types of breakfast - cereal or eggs (fried or scrambled). I'm not sure about the cereal but the eggs come with a slice of toast, ham and cheese, in addition there is jam, fruit, fruit juice and a hot drink. The breakfast isn't massive but it is good and served by very pleasant, welcoming staff. The dining room also doubles as a coffee house and serves food throughout the day. Our room was a good size with a tv but only two English speaking channels were available. The shower was hot but not very powerful. Wifi is available in reception and in the dining room. We have not tried other hotels in the area but were happy with our choice of that one.
gb6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The property location is excellent and the stay was a pleasant one.
us3 night trip
Good 6.0
Noisy good local
Very loud all night long.
Patricia, us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
HOTEL CURRENTLY UNDERGOING CONSTRUCTION OF UPPER LEVEL ADDITIONAL ROOMS SO IF YOU WANT QUIET ENJOYMENT THEN GO ELSEWHERE. Room had no bedside lamps despite being pictured. The hotel is building an additional level & the noise (banging & crashing, breaking bricks, etc) from the construction started each day at 6.30am with constant construction noise until about 5pm each day. The hotel should have been closed during the construction. Found a woman’s shoe under the bed; one day only left one bath towel in room; breakfast first day was appalling service (over 25 minutes to receive a cup of hot water for tea) & breakfast definitely was not worth the wait. Overcharged for “complimentary” breakfast. We skipped the poor quality breakfast at the hotel most days and had a proper breakfast at a nearby restaurant. The water pressure for the shower was at times non-existent as was the hot water to have a shower. This amenity needs serious upgrade as they are constructing more rooms. The hotel is centrally located within a short walk to Darwin Scientific Station, marina, shops & restaurants. Staff were pleasant except for woman Cafe Manager of an evening when we were short of bath towels left in the room. She was snarly, unhelpful & lacked a customer service bone in her body! For people arriving on a flight to Baltra AP it’s a 10 minutes bus, short ferry trip (though if you just miss the ferry you wait another 30 mins) then a 25 km taxi ride. Best beach: El Garrapatero $25 taxi each way
us9 night trip
Good 6.0
This is one of the hundreds (it seems) or so hostels and small hotels that seems to have mushroomed in Puerto Ayora in the past years. It is located in a small side street, very close to where the action is in town, meaning the port, Av Charles Darwin with shops, restaurants and bars, and Charles Binford St with a number of extremely recommendable local eateries. The hostel is a good place for sleeping and very basic comfort: My room was clean and the shower worked well. A small coffee shop is attached which is where breakfast is served. Other than that, there is no facility to spend time in the hostel, like f.e. resting in a hammock after the daily activity. (In my observation during my trip across the islands, a space with a few hammocks has been a standard amenity in other ho(s)tels). The receptionist was friendly when I arrived, but with limited English-proficiency - and mostly absent afterwards. Kitchen and cleaning staff were available when needed, but do not speak English. To me, this is good, with lots of room for improvement. There are probably better places to stay in town in the same price category.
Barbara, us2 night trip

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