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A very social hostel in Guayaquil…

… Come and meet new friends!

 

 

ROOM SELECTION

SINGLE ROOM

SINGLE ROOMS

$24     Superior single room

$21     Standard single room

$19     Basic single room

TRIPLE ROOM

TRIPLE ROOM

$43.50     Superior triple room

$35     Basic triple room

*These rooms might have a fourth bed in the room.

DOUBLE TWIN ROOM

TWIN ROOMS

$35     Superior double room

$27     Basic double room

*These rooms might have a third bed in the room.

QUADRUPLE ROOM

QUADRUPLE ROOM

 

$44     Basic quadruple room

 

 

DOUBLE MATRIMONIAL ROOM

DOUBLE ROOMS

$35     Superior matrimonial room

$29     Standard matrimonial room

$27     Basic matrimonial room

SHARED ROOM

SHARED ROOMS

$14.50   Superior mixed dorm bed (3 beds)

$12.50    Standard mixed dorm bed (7 beds)

 

 

WE TRAVEL

not to escape life,

BUT FOR LIFE

not to scape us

 

SERVICES

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Free WIFI in our public areas

Complimentary Breakfast*

General Safety box

Board Games

Book Exchange

City curfew from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.

FACILITIES

Our facilities are designed to offer a friendly atmosphere to create a community among travelers. It is common to see our guests enjoying a sunny day in our pool while having a drink, sharing a meal with other travelers while talking about their travel adventures, playing a board game, or watching a movie in the TV room.

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RECEPTION

We offer 24-hour reception, but we do not have a fixed schedule for our receptionists. Therefore, we arrange our staff schedule based on our reservations. Please, let us know your check-in time in advance here. When you make your reservation, you will receive a message with the online check-in form.

Pool
POOL

Ideal to cool off on hot days together with a cold beer… It is a good opportunity to meet new friends. Available till 10:00 pm.

TV Room
TV ROOM

Dreamkapture offers a shared room to enjoy Netflix. There are no TV sets in our rooms.

Dining Room
DINING ROOM

A complimentary light continental breakfast buffet is served in the dining room every day from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.

Shared Kitchen
SHARED KITCHEN

Located on the second floor next to the dining room. Available from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm for those who prefer to eat homemade.

Dreamkapture has been the best hostel in Guayaquil for world travelers since 2001. We provide affordable accommodation for backpackers and travelers who enjoy a peaceful and cozy place to stay while they meet new and interested people.

Live the experience!

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GALLERY

 

 

A TRAVELER

WITHOUT OBSERVATION

IS A BIRD

WITHOUT WINGS

 

VOLUNTEER

GET INVOLVE: HAVE FUN & LIVE THE EXPERIENCE

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Join a volunteering project and connect with new people through commitment and empathy. Contribute in your own way and bring your uniqueness to enrich the lives of others. Go home with a different story to tell.

 

 

BUY LOCAL

OR

BYE LOCAL

Thank you for staying with us

Thank you for supporting our little business

 

Directions in Spanish for the driver:
Ingresando por la calle de las “Hamburguesas del Colorado”, ubicada frente al Café de Tere de la Alborada, avance 200mts. Pasando el primer parque nos encontrará del lado izquierdo de la calle.

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¡Hola! ¿Buscas hospedaje? Indícanos la fecha, por cuántas noches y el número de personas.  Visita nuestro catálogo de habitaciones.

Hello! Are you looking for accommodation? Tell us the date, for how many nights and the number of people. Visit our room catalog.

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FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY

The safety of our guests and our staff has always been a priority. Due to recent events in Ecuador, we have strengthened our policies. What you need to know:

☑️ We work with confirmed and paid reservations. You can make your reservation here.
☑️ We are only offering a Non-Contact check-in process. When you make your reservation, you will receive an email with the online check-in link
☑️ Payment methods. After the check-in, you will receive a second link to make your payment by credit/debit card. 
☑️ Dreamkapture can arrange a private, secure pick-up service from the airport or bus terminal and back. You can read more about this service, the cost, and how to request the service here.
☑️ For everyone's safety only the manager is authorized to open the door to new reservations. Be certain there is no one close by before opening the door to get in and out. 
☑️ City curfew from 1:00 am to 5:00 am till December 16th.

We thank you for your cooperation in maintaining the safety of you and others at Dreamkapture Hostel.

And to chill out...

... the beer is on us. Do you want to know how? Click here.

Private Policy

  • Following the new protocols due to COVID-19, the best way to communicate with the office, even if you are already in the hostel is by WhatsApp. Number +593(0)999483953.
  • The green door next to the soaking pool is the access in and out of the hostel. When you check in you will receive your room key.
  • We have free WIFI service in the public areas of the hostel. After check-in is finished, the receptionist will provide the password.
  • We would be happy to arrange a taxi for you if you need a taxi. If you are leaving early to go to the airport, it is best to arrange a taxi the night before. To organize this service contact us on our WhatsApp number +593(0)99483953.
  • If you are staying more than one night and would like to have your room cleaned, please let us know before 12:00 noon to clean your room, change the bedsheets, new towels, etc.
  • If you are a client of the hostel and want to leave your bags for some days after checking out, you can store them in our Luggage Storage. Luggage storage is $1,00 per day per bag. This amount is to be paid in advance. Please make sure you lock your luggage.
  • If you are a non-client of the hostel and want to leave your bags for some days at Dreamkapture, you can store them in our Luggage Storage. Luggage storage will be $5,00 the first day and $2,00 from the second day on for each item being stored. This amount is to be paid in advance Please make sure you lock your luggage.
  • If something is not working properly in your room, please inform us in the office. We will do our best to address any issue you may have with your room as soon as possible.
  • Dreamkapture Hostel does not offer 24 hours reception service.
  • Dreamkapture Travel, your online Travel Agency. Contact us: travel@dreamkapture.com  www.dreamkapturetravel.com
  • The check-out time of the rooms is 12:00 noon. Check-out time from the hostel is at 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m. an extended stay in the hostel until 11:00 p.m. is available for $3 per person. If you have not checked out of the room by noon and you do not have a reservation for the next night, Dreamkapture staff may have to pack your belongings to be placed in the storage room so that the room can be cleaned for new arrivals.
  • If you would like to stay another night or purchase the extended-stay option, talk to the receptionist before 12:00 noon in the office to see if your room is available or to pay the $3.00.
  • As a matter of respect for all the guests at the hostel: Please keep the noise down after 11:00 p.m. and early in the morning in the hostel.
  • We kindly ask you not to throw any bulky objects in the toilet; not even toilet paper. Use the trash bins for these items.
  • We do not have a laundry service. You will find a laundry place on the same street as Dreamkapture. As a matter of respect for the other guests, please, do not dry your clothes in public areas. Clothes in public areas will be removed.
  • If you are in the dorm, you are entitled to one bed. If you are staying several nights and would like to change beds, please let us know in the office by 12:00 noon. This way we can have your previous bed cleaned and ready for another person.
  • Dreamkapture Hostel is environmentally conscious. For conservation reasons, please turn off lights, A/C, and fans before leaving your room, and please make sure the water tap is closed. Clean plastic bottles go in the special blues bins in the public areas.
  • There is a $5.00 charge for lost room keys, $10 for missing or damaged towels, and $15 for missing or damaged sheets. Please do not mistreat towels and sheets, if you need any cleaning material; ask for it in the office.
  • DO NOT LET PEOPLE IN THE HOSTEL! For everyone’s safety ONLY the manager is authorized to do this.
  • People visiting you at Dreamkapture need to come through the office door and be registered as a visitor. Visitors of guests at the hostel are allowed in the pool patio area and Tv room or public areas. They are not allowed in the rooms. The main green door must remain closed at all times.
  • We have a safe in the office where we will gladly secure your valuables. Please keep your room locked at all times. Dreamkapture is not responsible for any lost or missing items in the hostel. The dormitories Do Not have lockers.
  • In case of a fire, natural disaster, or another emergency you will hear an alarm sounding. Please remain calm and make your way to the patio area between the soaking pool and the office, by the green door.
 
  • We do not sell alcoholic drinks to people under 18 years old.
  • Use of any drugs, including marijuana, is not allowed and will not be tolerated in Dreamkapture Hostel. If it is discovered or even suspected that you have violated this rule you will be removed from the hostel immediately and if necessary, the police will be called. There will be no refunds for lodging when you removed from the hostel.
  • All our rooms are Non-smoking rooms. Smoking is permitted only in open outside open areas. Please, always use ashtrays.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

When planning a visit to a new place, especially a foreign country, it is perfectly normal to have many questions. This is why Dreamkapture Travel and Hostel provides you with this easy guide to the often-asked questions about our hostel and the city of Guayaquil.

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about Dreamkapture and Guayaquil. We have separated the questions in two groups: Most Commonly Asked Questions and More Specific Questions.

If you have a question that is not addressed here you can always contact us, and we will happy to answer your question.

Most Commonly Asked Questions:

Dreamkapture is in Guayaquil - Ecuador, located in the north of city center near the intersection of Francisco de Orellana and Benjamin Carrion which is close to the La Rotonda Mall.

There are many good restaurants nearby where you can enjoy our local crab dishes, ceviches, and other typical foods. Our neighborhood is friendly, and the people are nice and helpful.

If you are coming to Guayaquil by plane or by bus:

The best way to get here is by Taxi

Dreamkapture is only about 10 minutes from the Bus Station and the Airport by Taxi.

We are on Juan Sixto Bernal, which is the same street that “Hamburguesa El Colorado” is on. This street is direct across from where the restaurant Cafe de Tere is located on Benjamin Carrion. This is only a few city blocks away from the La Rotonda Mall and City Mall.

NEVER TAKE A TAXI WITHOUT A LICENSE PLATES!

Taxis are the best way to get around in Guayaquil. Here are some approximate prices for destinations in Guayaquil.

To and from the airport and Bus Station (Terminal Terrestre) to Dreamkapture Hostel: $5.00

City Center: Malecon 2000 / Las Peñas: $4.00 - $5.00

Mall de Sol: $3.00

Urdesa $4.00

There are lots of things around Dreamkapture Hostel:

Shopping mall – “City Mall”

Clothing, Shoes, etc                                     ATM’s

Optometrist                                                  Camera's, Computers, and other electronics

Theaters with movies in English                Large food court

Banks with ATM's                                         Pharmacy

Cell phones, Providers, and Services         SuperMarket (Mega Maxi)

Restaurants

    • Cajape 2: Typical Ecuadorian Food
    • Chifa Amistoso: Chinese food
    • El Cafe de Tere: Typical Ecuadorian Breakfast
    • Hamburguesa de Colorado: Local Hamburger Stand
    • Many Sea Food, Fish, Crabs, Ceviche places (Encocao de Mitya is recommended)
    • Shawarma

The best way to make a reservation is by using our “Contact” or “Book Now” link.

You will find a list of the rooms and prices; as above in “What are the room rates for Dreamkapture?

Yes, Dreamkapture often is the lodging for various groups; youth groups, religious groups, families, numerous people traveling together, etc.

When making a reservation for a group there are some different issues that need to be determined and understood.

We will need to know the normal details:

  • Which dates do you need lodging?
  • How many people are in the group?
  • Is the group made up of Adults? Children? Are there pets?
  • Which rooms (or types of rooms) you will need for the group?
  • When will the group be arriving?
    1. Group reservations require a 50% deposit of the entire cost prior to arrival.
    2. There needs to be a representative for the entire group.
    3. Each member of the group is responsible for the entire group's financial obligation.(If members of the groups no not show, the total price still needs to be paid.)
    4. Our cancellation policy applies to the entire group; NOT just to individuals who do not show up without notice. “Cancellation policy”

You will find a list of the rooms and prices; as above in the “What are the room rates for Dreamkapture?”

Please tell us which of the rooms listed on the “Contact” link page you are interested in, and if the room is available, we will confirm your reservation request or make another room suggestion.

It is best if you make your group's reservation in as much time as possible in advance.

If one of the next options will be acceptable to you, you can make your reservation directly on our website clicking the reservation button BOOK NOW, note that for reservations with multiple days or multiple rooms a deposit is required to guarantee the reservation.

    • Mixed-sex dorm (men & women) bunk beds and fan

$10.00 per bed

    • Women’s shared dormitory with bunk beds and fans

$12.00 per bed

    • Men’s shared dormitory with bunk beds and fans

$12.00 per bed

    • Private room with 2 single beds, shared bath, and fan

$26.00 for two people

    • Private room with 1 matrimonial bed, shared bath, and fan

$19.00 for one person, $27.00 for two people

    • Private room with 1 matrimonial bed, private bath, and fan

$21.00 for one person, $29.00 for two people

    • Private room with Air Conditioning, 1 matrimonial bed, and private bath

$24.00 for one person, $35.00 for two people

    • Private room with 3 single bunk beds, private bath, and Air Conditioning

$35.00 for two people, $43.50

    • Private room with 4 single bunk beds, shared bath, and fan

$33.00 for three people, $44.00 for four people

More Specific Questions:

Airport pick-up is available by a private service which Dreamkapture can arrange for you. There is a base cost for this of $10 per vehicle. A driver will be in the airport to meet you with a sign with your name on it. He will wait 20 minutes. After 20 minutes there will be an additional hourly charge.

In order for us to arrange this service for you.

You need to confirm with Dreamkapture that you want this service.

We usually set the time of the pick at one hour past your arrival time to allow for customs, luggage claim and inspection. You can always request a specific time for the Pick-up.

It is your responsibility to notify Dreamkapture Travel of delays or missed flight. This way we can reschedule your pick-up.

You can complete a simple online request form for this service by clicking here: Private Taxi Pick-up

  • More than 72 hours prior to the date of your arrival: 0% fee.
  • Less than 72 hours prior to the date of your arrival: 50% of the room will be charged.
  • Less than 24 hours prior to the date of your arrival: 100% of the cost of the room will be charged.
  • This also includes changes in the number of people per reservation.
  • The Cancellation policy also includes No Show reservations. You are still responsible for the payment of a room that was blocked and reserved for you.
  • It is the client’s responsibility to contact us if they are unable to keep their reservation.

Check In time starting at 1:00 p.m. This is after rooms have been vacated and cleaned. If the room is ready before 1:00 p.m. you will be allowed to check in sooner.

Check-Out time for your room is 12:00 p.m. noon.

Check Out time from the hostel is 5:00 p.m.

If you are leaving on a late bus or flight, we offer an extended stay option for $3.00 per person until 11:00 p.m. With the extended stay option, you will not have a room and are only allowed in the public areas (kitchen, Internet, TV, bathrooms, soaking pool).

    • The accommodations are limited to the rooms we have available and the capacity of the rooms.
    • Children under 5 years old stay for Free.
    • Children, There is a charge of $6.00 in addition to the price of the room for children older than 5 years old.

Children occupying a single bed will be charged the same price as an adult.

  • In rooms with only one matrimonial bed, a child can share the bed with one or both parents.
  • Children always need to be monitored by their parents.
  • In addition, children and parents need to keep noise levels at a minimum, especially during early morning hours, and be respectful of other guests staying at the hostel.

Guayaquil is HOT year-round. If you are not used to the heat it is best to be prepared by having light clothing, for example: t-shirts, shorts, skirts, light blouses.

Footwear: running/tennis shoes are always good, sandals, flip-flops (usually on tourist wear theses) are good options.

At night it can get cool and during the rainy season there can be mosquitoes. Pants and a long sleeve shirt or light jacket will often be enough to keep you comfortable.

At Dreamkapture, Clients are allowed to bring small dogs or cats, under next conditions:

  • There will be an additional charge of $10 per night for the dog, cat, etc.
  • Pets are only allowed in Private Rooms... NO PETS ARE ALLOWED IN THE DORMITORIES.
  • The pet must have a travel carrier (kennel cage).
  • The pet is not allowed to be on the bed or to sleep on the bed at any time.
  • The pet must be quiet and pose no threat or disturbance to any of clients at the hostel.
  • You will be responsible for ANY damages caused by the pet.
  • You will be responsible for cleaning up any accidents your pet has in the room or in the hostel immediately.
  • You are NOT to use the hostel towels for this clean-up.
  • While the pet is outside your room it must be on a leash or its travel carrier.
  • There are some parks and open spaces very close to our hostel where you can take your pet for a walk, and for it to go to the bathroom.

If you agree with these conditions, let us know and we will send you a room confirmation.

Here at Dreamkapture we have 110v electricity as does the rest of Ecuador. The plug-ins are north American standard. If necessary, you should bring your own adapter.

There is a laundry on the same side of the street of the Hostel, just before arriving at the main avenue where you can wash your clothes at an affordable price.

It opens from Monday to Saturday starting at 8:00 a.m.

Sunday is closed!