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1 room, 2 adults

Hostal Sir Francis Drake

2.5-star2.5 stars
Av. Baltra y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, 200102, Ecuador

Central hostal connected to a shopping center, within easy reach of Galapagos National Park
  • Free WiFi
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  • Check in went smooth, however the receptionist didn't provide me with the wifi upon check…Mar 2, 2020
  • Ok for the price. Only room in Galapagos that had a tv (not that we used it). Good…Feb 20, 2020

Hostal Sir Francis Drake

from NZ$83
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Premium Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Triple Room
  • Classic Quadruple Room
  • Classic Triple Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Family Room, Balcony
  • Deluxe Double Room, Balcony
  • Classic Double Room, Sea View
  • Apartment (2 camas)

What’s around Hostal Sir Francis Drake


  • In a national park
  • Galapagos National Park - 1 min walk
  • Tortuga Bay Beach - 33 min walk
  • Malecon - 3 min walk
  • Las Grietas - 4 min walk
  • Playa de los Alemanes - 4 min walk
  • Charles Darwin Research Station - 19 min walk
  • El Garrapatero Beach - 13.1 mi / 21 km

Getting around

  • Isla Baltra (GPS-Seymour) - 126 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Ecuador may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 38-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hostal Sir Francis Drake’s small print

Also known as

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Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the health club without adult supervision.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 Hostal Sir Francis Drake

  • Does Hostal Sir Francis Drake offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hostal Sir Francis Drake 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 Hostal Sir Francis Drake?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hostal Sir Francis Drake.
  • Are pets allowed at Hostal Sir Francis Drake?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostal Sir Francis Drake?
    You can check in from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hostal Sir Francis Drake?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include La Casita Green&seafood (3-min walk), I Go Gringo (3-min walk), and Proinsular (3-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hostal Sir Francis Drake?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 41 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Staff very, very friendly . Excellent location....
Sue, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Short walk to the port and close to many restaurants and cafes! The owner is most helpful. It was a good base from which to explore the neighbouring islands!!
Um, au1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Staff is very friendly. Room was clean. AC was good. WIFI non existent in rooms- should be working for the price.
Rhonda, us1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
My room had a lot of ants all around the room everywhere it was bad and the front desk said that they will send the fumigador and i said no that i want another room.
MargaritSanchez, us2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Rude and unhelpful place. Really noisy. But, it was a place to get my head down
Selina, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Very good location and friendly staff. Melanie (young woman at reception) went out of her way to help and make sure everything was good. Rooms are quite different so check around. It seems a bit cheaper if you just book when you get there. WiFi is ok but not great, hot water is available but often takes a while to get hot. I didn't have breakfast included in my rate ($42 a night, more or less in early Dec 2018), so the value was not the best. With breakfast included and hot water for coffee and tea, it would be better value. But a very good value location and very good location.
David, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
Good location with average room quality
The location is very convenient. But the room is just in average quality.
sg3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
When I go to Galapagos I look for a clean, safe place, close to everything, at a good price. This is what I found in Sir Francis Drake Hostal. It is an unpretentious place offering all that I need, so that I can have a good night of sleep with air conditioner, a good shower with hot water, closeness to all the action of the island and access to all the other islands.
us5 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great simple hostel. Perfect location and nice and clean.
Michael B, us5 night family trip
Fair 4.0
The wifi and air conditioner didnt work. Breakfast is not included.
us4 night trip

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