We are a hostel rebuilt with an Andean touch, with an ecological bar serving traditional drinks as well as beers, good music and a warm fireplace. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind after exploring the Ecuadorian countryside and the famous Imbabura volcano. We have a well equipped kitchen, wifi throughout and plenty of communal areas for you to enjoy.
La Esperanza de Ibarra '' THE STREET OF JOY ''
We are at the gateway to the Ibarra countryside. It is situated in a relaxing, quiet area just outside of the main city of Ibarra. It is the perfect base to explore the surrounding countryside and we are a wealth of local knowledge. You can meet fellow travellers and enjoy your time here as you wish whether it is joining in with the daily activities or relaxing near the open fire. There is a bar onsite serving traditional Andean drinks as well as the more known ones and there are daily activities if you prefer to relax away from the hiking.
You will have full access to the hostel. You can enjoy a drink or two at the traditional Andean bar, you can cook in the well equipped kitchen. There is a shared bathroom and a communal TV room where you can relax after a day of hiking or you can choose to join in with the daily hostel activities which include community dinners and a weekly BBQ. There is a real family and community atmosphere here and all are welcome.
Other things to note
The hostel is situated in a quiet village 3km outside of Ibarra. It is easy to find by bus from Parque German Grijalva and even easier in a taxi that costs no more than $5.
If you use the kitchen, please keep it clean.
Only use electricity and water that is necessary.
I am available every day for questions and information on the area. As a professional tour guide I know lots about the area so don´t be afraid to ask.
I can arrange your tour to the volcano, the waterfalls, the lakes and hot springs. Ask me for information on my special tours..
Hola! My name is Emerson, I'm a guide for the Imbabura region and a Artisan artist making souvenirs with leather. I like to live a simple life, living ecologically. I love adventure sports and cultural events. I look forward to welcoming you into my hostel and showing you the most beautiful places close to where I live in La Esperanza.