Within Parque Nacional Galápagos, this low-key hotel occupies a kitschy, stone-built castle on the edge of Puerto Ayora. It’s a 14-minute walk from the beach and 4 km on foot from wildlife spotting at Tortuga Bay.
Featuring bright, quirky furnishings and colorfully painted stone walls, the rustic rooms include minifridges and fans. Some have hammocks and/or balconies, while family rooms sleep up to 4 people.
Freebies include a breakfast buffet and use of loaner bikes. The hotel also offers a communal kitchen, a guest lounge and organizes tours of the Galápagos Islands