El Castillo Galapagos

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Select Comfort beds, in-room safe, free WiFi
Select Comfort beds, in-room safe, free WiFi
Select Comfort beds, in-room safe, free WiFi
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Overview of El Castillo Galapagos

El Castillo Galapagos

2.5 star property
Historic inn with restaurant, near Galapagos National Park

7.8/10 Good

36 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
Barrio Pampas Coloradas, Calle Albatros e Isabela, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, 200350
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Galapagos National Park - 1 min walk
  • Tortuga Bay Beach - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Isla Baltra (GPS-Seymour) - 51 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

El Castillo Galapagos

El Castillo Galapagos puts you within a 10-minute drive of Galapagos National Park and offers an airport shuttle during limited hours for USD 60 per room. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and scuba diving. Other highlights at this historic inn include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the restaurant and breakfast.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 9:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle during limited hours*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Select Comfort mattress

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • All citizens of Ecuador will be charged the national value-added tax (12%) upon checkout. Non-residents on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 9 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60 per room (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Castillo Galapagos
El Castillo Galapagos
El Castillo Galapagos Inn
El Castillo Galapagos Inn Puerto Ayora
El Castillo Galapagos Puerto Ayora
El Castillo Galapagos Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
El Castillo Galapagos Inn
El Castillo Galapagos Puerto Ayora
El Castillo Galapagos Inn Puerto Ayora

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Quirky architecture - helpful friendly staff
Slight problem with the room on arrival, having booked a family room, but we compromised since it was only for a night, and a sofa was made up to suit. Owners couldn’t have been more apologetic or indeed more helpful during our stay. The hotel is a little unusual in that it is made somewhat castle like, with quirky architecture - which incidentally was the reason we booked for the night. Located away from the harbour area and the main restaurants so a taxi to & from that area is required, although only a $2.00 fare. hotel happy to arrange taxis, which arrive within minutes.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff is exceptional! We stayed in a really large room upstairs. It was great. Just the shower might need remodeling. There is no air conditioner so if you are prone to mosquito bites... you'll definitely be bitten. I would recommend they add a mosquito net around the bed. This location is about a 15 minute walk to downtown, which if you like walking and great weather this should be totally fine. since we did the walk every day we actually ate at local restaurants were so good!! The bed and the breeze coming through the room was amazing and I slept like a baby! I just got bit by mosquitos however my fiance did not get bit once! Also the wi-fi is terrible...but the wifi on the whole island is not that good. I would recommend if you need internet go to an internet cafe.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Familymoon at El Castillo
Family run hotel and they couldn't have been more welcoming to us. The rooms were really clean and comfortable and well serviced each day. The breakfast each morning was great, limited choice but all you needed to set you up for the day. They have also recently started a courtyard restaurant on the weekends. The food was really delicious and the atmosphere was top notch. We loved or stay here.
Elizabeth, 7-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Made to feel welcome.
Highly recommend staying at El Castillo while in Puerto Ayora. The owner and her two sons, as well as the rest of her staff, go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The hotel is set back from the center of town, but within an easy walk. It was actually cool to be in a neighborhood. You can plan all your tours at the front desk and they are knowledgeable and dependent. The restaurant serves mouth-watering grilled dishes prepared by Alejandro. And don't miss the desserts made by pastry-chef girlfriend. Absolutely awesome. Also enjoyed the wonderful jazz music being played by the sound system on the patio.
Alberto , 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The staff are really helpful and friendly. The rooms were a little dirty, and the showers had hot water sometimes.
Therese, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Alejandro and his wife were absolutly wonderful. They helped us with planning everything for our trip and making sure we saw everything on the island in the short time we were there. The hostel is clean and beautiful. Everythhing downtown is withing a 10 minute or less walk and if you dont feel like walking you can get a taxi for $1-2. We had a great time!
Molly, 4-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the LOCATION!
This place LITERALLY is a castle from inside out. Loved the location - it was 10-12 mins walk from the center. Enough to be away from the crowd/noise to come back to a peaceful place to sleep just mins away from the center. The staff was very friendly and extremely nice. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to have an authentic experience in Galapagos and is budget friendly.
Rajvi, 3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very unique! Worth checking out
Really cool/unique place! Owner is extremely nice and makes you feel at home
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very helpful staff
We had a very enjoyable stay in the hotel. They helped arrange transport from the airport, which is a big benefit after a tiring journey and were able to check-in early and rest. Any problem or question we had with tour operators or generally about the islands were answered for us, making everything much easier.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Wonderful place!
Wonderful family run hotel with spacious rooms and great breakfast. Only a $1 cab ride or 10 minute walk into the main strip. This place was very nice to stay at.
Verified Hotels.com guest review