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In Guayaquil, anyone who wants to see the city’s emblem parrot just has to go through a busy avenue in the north of the city, Av. Benjamín Carrión, few blocks away from Dreamkapture Hostel. There it is, with a height of 12 meters, the imposing and picturesque monument to the Guayaquil Parrot (Ara ambiguus guayaquilensis), structured with 70,000 pieces of ceramics. This was inaugurated by Mayor Jaime Nebot on November 8, 2006. In addition to attracting tourists, its objective —in the words of the artist who worked it, Juan Marcelo Sánchez— “was also to protect birds”.



Malecón Simón Bolívar

Malecón is a historical pillar of our town since the city grew from it and it played a pivotal role in the city’s development.

Being this, such an important part of Guayaquilean life, the Malecón 2000 project was created and it is our pleasure to be able to share the colors of our Malecón and within it the colors of the river. Malecón 2000 has become our heart again and we want to share it with all of our guests. You can not come to Guayaquil without visiting it, again or for the first time.

It is divided into sections of the city, which show the variety of our greatness, each Section of the City with a different color and theme.

Olmedo Square

Giving it a tone of sobriety and as a great ending of Olmedo Avenue, which ends in Malecón, we find the José Joaquíin de Olmedo Monument, the city’s first mayor and one of the revolutionaries of October 9th, 1820.

It is on an allegoric base with cylindrical pools. Next to it is the Union Club, a private club that has been part of Guayaquil since 1927.
On the north end, there are 13 varied restaurants, with national and international cuisine and an ample food court where you can eat next to the river in a relaxing and refreshing environment.

Children’s playground and exercise areas

This zone was created for the people that live in the area, but it can be enjoyed by anyone. In it, we find entertainment for all, with games for children, exercise areas, rest areas, restaurants, and bars.

The children’s recreation zone has many activities for the smaller ones that visit Malecón 2000 with their parents, like the Wagon Square and rest areas under the trees that have been kept from before remodeling. The games area has toboggans, hanging bridges, hammocks, carousels, slides, and a skating site.

The food area has two buildings; the first one has a fast food court and on the lower floor, restrooms. The second building is Resaca Bar Restaurant. The exercise zone is equipped with aerobic kits and outdoor exercises and people gather from early in the morning to jog inside Malecón 2000.

Malecón Gardens

This part of Malecón is without a doubt the most beautiful and colorful one. Besides the squares and parks that complete its beauty, we can learn about more than 350 native species of plants.

While you enjoy the contrasting view of the trees, plants, and flowers, you can listen to the birds sing in a space privileged with nature. You can also get a cartoon from a sketch artist, or have some coffee next to the lagoon. For animal lovers, you can see fish, ducks, and geese next to the gardens.

Here we have the Donations Pavilion, a monument dedicated to the voluntary donations made to make this project a reality. There are around 48.400 donors both individuals and businesses that you can find by a computerized system that locates the plaque and row number in which the name is located. The pavilion is illuminated to enhance the 32 glass plaques in which the names are carved.

Next to the pavilion is the IMAX theatre Malecón 2000, the first of its kind in South America. A dome with the latest technology in the projection of movies, exclusive of the IMAX Corporation. It has 185 seats for those who are willing to have the IMAX experience. This building will have the Navy and Nautical Museum.

Artisans Market

The Crafts Market is located downtown, and it has more than 170 shops, occupying a whole city block.

Inside, you can find local crafts made out of different materials, pottery, leather, jewelry, paintings among others. Besides Ecuadorian cuisine spots. There are all types of prices and the best crafts. It does not matter what you are looking for, chances are it is here.

The owners of the shops are ready to serve you and answer any questions. It is a must-see place for the variety and uniqueness of the product.

Address: Loja and Juan Montalvo

Opens: Monday to Saturday from 09h00 to 19h00 and Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00

Santa Ana Hill

Is located on the northeast side of town, next to the Guayas River and the traditional neighborhood of Las Peñas.

The hill, formerly called Cerrito Verde is the place where the city was born when it was founded at its bottom in 1547. Legend has it than Nino de Lecumberri named the Santa Ana hill as a thank you to his patron when he prayed to her for his life as he was about to die. A cross with the words Santa Ana was placed on top of the mountain, and since then, it has kept the name.

Currently, the hill is a tourist spot. In 310 meters you have restaurants, coffee houses, art galleries, and craft shops. It has squares and parks and green areas for recreation and rest. And of course, a majestic view of Guayaquil.

From the top you can see, to the north, the intersection of the Babahoyo and Daule rivers (that form the Guayas river) to the south, the downtown area and Santay Island and Duran to the east. To the west, there’s Mount Carmen and the rest of the city.

Santa Ana hill is Guayaquil’s historic past, its charming present and promising future. There are 456 stairs of restaurants, people, services, history, and many more. Every step is in a secure environment and will put you right in the mood for the magic of the place.

Santa Ana Port

On the facilities of the old National Brewery, which land was donated by the Guayaquil City Hall, with an extension of approximately 10 acres, there will be built the new tourist attraction for the city and called Puerto Santa Ana (Santa Ana Port).

It´s going to be a magical and harmonic place, where it will be mixing the formal and the informal; it will be a center for entertainment, recreation, and sport. It will also be built here, a recreational complex, civic plaza, convention center, and a thematic museum related to the production of the beer.

Also, it will have some spaces dedicated to a museum of important people like the singer Julio Jaramillo, the radio talker Carlos Armando Romero Rodas, and the teams of the city Barcelona and Emelec.

The project will be located at the end of the street Numa Pompilio Llona, in the traditional Neiborhood Las Peñas on the hills of Carmen and Santa Ana, it complements with a hotel, offices, restaurants, small businesses, and small boardwalks that will turn it, without a doubt, in the new gathering center for the citizens of this city, the country and the whole world.

Barrio Las Peñas

Las Peñas neighborhood is the city’s oldest neighborhood, and now it’s being restored to show it as once was. Currently, it is the center of cultural activities and expositions. Located next to the river it lightens the city from its side. We continue next to highlight its beauties.

Historically, Las Peñas is the most important neighborhood in Guayaquil. Even if its houses are only 100 years old, their characteristics are like those of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Every house has its own history. Illustrious characters of our town have lived here: politicians, musician Antonio Neumane, presidents Francisco Robles, José Luis Tamayo, Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola, Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno, Eloy Alfaro, writer Enrique Gil Gilbert, historian Rafael Pino Roca, painter Manuel Rendón Seminario, Alfredo Espinosa Tamayo, Juan Montalvo, educator Rita Lecumberry, and even Ernesto “Che” Guevara have all come through Las Peñas. It has also been the cradle of captains of industry, housewives, fishermen, and sailors, and characters that have nurtured everyday life.

In the late seventies, Luis Hidalgo Baquerizo and Eloy Avilés Alfaro were the pioneers in having art expositions there. They showcased young painters, paintings from Quito school, and Monard, Rembrandt, or Renault replicas every July 24 at night. This is just an example of the cultural life this side of town has always had.

Seminario Park

Located exactly where 300 years ago was the heart of Colonial Guayaquil, it maintains that classical atmosphere that makes it so special. It is currently known as the Park of the iguanas, because of the lizards that live in it. We invite you to learn more about this park and the many names it has been given.

It was born at Arms Square in 1695 and it was in front of the main church until the latter becomes the Cathedral in 1838, the year when some changes were made.

By the mid 19th century, the square held a big eight-point star, and it was known for many years as the “Park of the Star”, the main point for civic concentrations, particularly on independence day.

By 1889 and after the actions that started in 1872 by a committee a monument to Simón Bolívar rose in it, and it became Bolívar Square.

It would be mostly a square until 1895, when, thanks to the donation made by Manuel Suárez Seminario, it had benches and fences. And that is how it got the look of a typical park of the 19th century. Inside, time seems to stand still. At noon, the lizards descend from their ancient trees to eat and get some sunlight.

As a token of gratitude, the park was recognized as Seminario Park. At the entrance it reads: “This Park was built in 1895 thanks to the legacy of Miguel S. Seminario. The park, one of the few that has not changed”.

Also, here is the monument to the wild hog, which was placed after the inauguration of the Bolívar Statue in 1889. It was a donation from the Chinese Community.

Address: Chile y 10 de Agosto.

Historical Park

Duplicating old Guayaquil, the historical park is a must-see spot for those who visit Guayaquil. It is a place where you can go through a forest and walk through a wooden path that goes through it.

Located in Entre Ríos, on the Guayaquil-Samborondón road, it looks to recreate the way of life of yesteryear with three zones: wildlife, urban – architectural, and traditions and expositions.
This area of 8 hectares is surrounded by all sorts of trees, like the “platanillo” that grows naturally from the Daule River.

There are 28 species of animals living at the Parque Historical in a friendly zoo-like environment. Among the animals are the whitetail deer, raccoons, “lavador” bears, and crocodiles. There are 90 kinds of birds, like the parakeet and the “arpía” eagle.

At the park, you can also appreciate structures that represent the traditions of the coast and it recreates two blocks from early 20th century Guayaquil that represent the old town and have been declared of cultural patrimony.

Tourist information: other points of interest, maps, brochures, city transports, and others.

Admission: FREE

Open: Monday – Sunday 9:00 – 16:30
Phones:238-2958 / 283-3807
Located: Km 1.5 Via Samborondon y Av. Esmeraldas

Transportation: Taxi or take the Green and White bus #121 from the Terminal Terrestre.

Malecón El Salado

Like its better known-brother Malecón 2000, Malecón El Salado is another attractive waterfront renewal project that’s popular with residents. There are several eateries and cafes in a streamlined modern building along the estuary, plus a micro theater named Sala La Bota (tickets $5 to $25) with a funky adjacent coffee shop.

Rowboats can also be rented (one to five people per boat). Locals with kids in tow head to Malecón El Salado on weekend nights to see the ‘dancing fountains’, a choreographed waterworks display at 7 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8 pm. The large square just south of the malecón, called the Plaza Rodolfo Baquerizo Moreno, is dominated by a large modernist structure. Expositions and events are held here periodically.

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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.



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.

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

Bookings cannot be accepted by any person under the age of 18 unless they are accompanied by an adult (18 or over) that proves the legal relationship, such as parents or legal representative. In the case of sports teams, religious groups, etc. the representative will check-in with a letter issued by the institution organizing the activity besides the legal document of each member of the group.

Dreamkapture Hostel works together with the authorities to eradicate the sexual exploitation of minors.

Convenience Store

Help us to help our community!

Dreamkapture Hostel has a little convenience store in the reception selling not just basic essential products for your personal care, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and feminine products,  but also we help our community by selling handicraft products from our local artisans, like candles, soaps, jewelry, and more.

Massage Service

Wellness at Dreamkapture!

After your long day, enjoy a relaxing massage in the hostel

Half body massage $25 (45 minutes)

Full massage $35 (60 minutes)


We're currently offering a special promotion of 20% off on advance massage bookings. Don't miss out on this great deal! Book your massage today and enjoy some relaxation and pampering.



Pet Friendly

Dreamkapture happily welcomes you with your pet.

As a matter of respect for the rest of our guests, you may bring cats or small dogs under certain conditions.

For more information here.


Transfer Service

Transfers are available by a private service which Dreamkapture can arrange for you.

A driver will be at the airport or bus terminal to meet you with a sign with your name on it.

Transfer IN $15

Transfer OUT $7

Round service $20

For more information and to reserve this service here.

Laundry Service

Same-day service 

Laundry service includes washing, drying, and folding.

Leave your clothes in the reception till 10:00 am and get them back at 6:00 pm. The price for the bag is $5.00.

You just need to dry your clothes! We can also do it, just for $3 per bag.

Free Walking Tour


This is a service provided under request and in advance to check availability.

Time: 8:30

Meeting Point: Reception

Price: Free. It is a tip-based service.

Reserve the service here.


Air Conditioner

Dreamkapture is proudly a hostel, not a hotel!

Our private rooms and shared dormitories are equipped either with air conditioners or ventilators; please, check the details of the reserved room carefully before confirming it.


Lost & Found (missing items)



Fill out a lost item form and we’ll begin our search.

  • Visit
  • Scroll down to the footer and click on the Lost & Found Form to provide information about your item.
  • We’ll send you regular updates via WhatsApp or email on the status of your lost item.
  • If we find your item, we’ll let you know in that way you can arrange shipping or pick-up. If you find your item, please let us know to stop searching.

Luggage Storage

For our distinguished guests, Dreamkapture Hostel offers storage service for free on the day of your arrival and the day of your departure.

If you need to store your luggage for more days,  we offer this service for $1 per bag per day.

What to do?

1. Please read, fill out, and sign the release form and luggage storage form.

2. Bring your luggage down to the storage (first floor).

3. Enjoy the rest of your trip luggage free.

For non-guests, we offer this service for $5 per luggage per day.


Shared Kitchen


If you empty it, FILL IT ✅

If you dirty it, CLEAN IT ✅

If you open it, CLOSE IT ✅

If you spill it, WIPE IT ✅

If you cook it, SHARE IT 😃👍

Why do we share our kitchen?

Cooking in a different country is fun and a way to explore cultural differences.

You can meet and socialize with other travelers.

It gives you a good excuse for downtime.

Kitchen Etiquette: 

1. Don’t eat other people’s food.

2. Don’t take up all the space in the fridge.

3. Clean your pots, pans, and dishes as soon as you can.

4. Don’t take up every burner on the stove.

5. Wipe the counter down when you’re done with the space.

6. Don’t use the kitchen after 10:00 p.m.

7. Be mindful of people who may have serious allergies.

8. When you finish using the kitchen, leave it closed.

How to have access to the kitchen?

Just contact us to provide you with the electronic key or password. You can either send us a message on WhatsApp or you can talk directly with the receptionist.

Extended Stay

Stay with us and relax!

Room check-out time 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 are a non-client and you would like to spend the day at Dreamkapture before taking your late plane or bus, for $5 you can stay at the hostel until 11:00 pm using the soaking pool, TV room, shared kitchen, and public bathrooms. We will provide towels, soap, and shampoo.

If you would like to stay in your room after the check-out, there is a charge of $1 per hour up to 4:00 pm. After this time, we will charge for an overnight stay.

How to pay? Please, click here to see the different payment options.


Complimentary Breakfast

A complimentary light continental breakfast buffet is served in the dining room every day from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. 

We offer two kinds of bread (white and brown) and a third option that changes from day to day (onion bread, muffins, cheddar bread, garlic bread, etc). We also offer coffee, tea, aromatic water, powder creamer, toast, butter, jam, and seasonal fruits. 

Our dining room is located on the second floor. 


A lot of hostels have a curfew for safety and to make sure travelers aren’t interrupting others’ sleep by coming and going at all hours.

Dreamkapture curfew is from 11:00 pm to 6:00 a.m. That means that we will lock the main door during this time. If you’re planning to stay out later than 11:00 p.m. and want access to the hostel late at night, please let us know so that a receptionist can open the door for you. 

All reservations are welcome at any time, we kindly ask you to let us know the time of your arrival. 


Securing Valuables in the Hostel

You will find a good sense of community in a hostel, but it is always wise to secure your valuable items, especially if you are using a shared room.

We can provide security for your valuable items in our office. If you have something you want to keep safe, contact a receptionist in person or by using WhatsApp and someone in the office will gladly help secure your valuables. We will ask you to fill out a form, that you will sign when you leave your valuables. Whenever you add or take items from our care we will make adjustments to the itemized form.

Please keep your room locked at all times. Dreamkapture Hostel is not responsible for any lost or missing items in your room or any public area in the hostel.

The dormitories do not have lockers, so please ask our office staff to secure your items.


This document simply helps us to remind our more clueless or mischievous guests (don’t worry, we know that you are not one of them), to be careful with the facilities that they will have at their disposal. At the end of the day, we think it’s fair, and it will make everyone feel at home. The proper use of the room and its elements will never lead to the damages that are cited.

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)99-948-3953.
  • The 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.
  • If you need a taxi, we would be happy to arrange a taxi for you. 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 at +593(0)99-948-3953.
  • 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 $2,00 per day per piece. 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.
  • We offer 24-hour reception service, 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.
  • We have a shared kitchen for drinking and eating, so it is not allowed to store or consume food or drinks in the rooms for reasons of hygiene and coexistence. Users must clean the utensils and leave the facilities in good condition.
  • The establishment is not responsible for lost objects. We have a general safety box in the reception.
  • We offer laundry service for $4 for the bag and a drying service for $2. 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. 
  • We kindly ask you to register online before your arrival and provide all the information requested therein.
  • If you arrive early with prior notice, the bags can be stored until your room is ready at the usual check-in time.
  • 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 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. Also, the guest’s kitchen is only available from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. so as not to disturb other guests.
  • 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.
  • Please do not mistreat towels, sheets, furniture, etc. If you need any cleaning material; ask for it in the office. Guests who cause damage to the hostel will be charged in their final account the amount equivalent to the repair of the damage caused to the facilities and other property of the hostel (bedding, decoration, etc.).
  • Dreamkapture Hostel sells beers until 11:00 pm. There is a $ 2 corkage fee per bottle for any alcoholic beverage you bring to the hostel. 
  • The hostel will not be responsible in case of loss, damage, or theft of the guests' belongings, being the only ones responsible for them.
  • DO NOT LET PEOPLE IN THE HOSTEL! For everyone’s safety, ONLY the manager is authorized to do this.
  • For everyone's security, people visiting you at Dreamkapture need to come through the office door and be registered as a visitor with an official identity card. Visitors of guests at the hostel are allowed in the pool patio area and office. They are not allowed in the rooms or any other public area not specified above. The main 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. 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 main door, this is our MEETING POINT.
  • 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. No refund will be issued.
  • All our rooms are Non-smoking rooms. Smoking is permitted only in open outside open areas. Please, always use ashtrays.

We have made a reservation in your name blocking this space in the reservation system in that way nobody else can make a reservation on your room or bed. If your plans have changed and you need to make a cancelation, please be aware of our cancelation policy that will be applied.

72 hours or more before your arrival date - Fee charged 0%

24 to 72 hours before your arrival date - Fee charged 50%

Less than 24 hours before your arrival date - Fee charged 100%

Note: The base amount for the percentage charged will be the full amount of the reservation. This policy also includes changes in the number of people and rooms per reservation.

The following damages for improper use of the furniture will be charged:

  • Turning off the smoke detector - $50
  • Missing or damaged sheets* - $15 per garment.
  • Missing or damaged towel* - $10
  • Loss of room key - $5
  • Furniture burns - $50
  • Loss of air conditioning control or TV control - $35
  • Breakage or destruction of furniture (chairs, lamps, sofas, TV, air conditioning...) according to price.

*Please do not mistreat towels and sheets, if you need any cleaning material; ask for it in the office.


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 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 into 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.

Most Commonly Asked Questions:

In Guayaquil, the rainy season is hot, and the dry season is rather fresh. During the course of the year, the temperature generally ranges from 21°C to 31°C and rarely drops below 19°C or rises above 33°C.

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 famous and touristic Papagayo Monument, La Rotonda Mall, and City 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 to Dreamkapture Hostel is by taxi. Dreamkapture is only about 10 minutes from the bus station and the airport by taxi.

Dreamkapture also offers you a secure pick-up service.

  • One-way pick-up service: From the Airport José Joaquín de Olmedo or bus terminal to Dreamkapture Hostel.

There is a base cost for this service of $12 per vehicle. One vehicle can usually take only 3 adults with luggage.

  • Round pick-up service: From the Airport José Joaquín de Olmedo or bus terminal to Dreamkapture Hostel and back.

There is a base cost for this service of $20. One vehicle can usually take only 3 adults with luggage.

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

If you like to take a bus from the bus terminal to Dremkapture Hostel, click here.

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

Find us on Google Maps.


Yes, it is. Our prices go from $10 to $20 per person. You can make your reservation directly on our website by clicking the reservation button BOOK NOW.

Three days before your arrival day, we will send you a link to make the payment for your reservation.

The best way to make a reservation is by using our “Book Now” button or clicking here.

Dreamkapture is proudly a hostel, not a hotel, which means:

    • We offer a shared kitchen located on the second floor.
    • We have a shared TV Room with Netflix available for all our guests. We do not have a television or telephone in the rooms.
    • Remember that as a hostel we have private rooms and shared rooms, as well as private bathrooms and shared bathrooms. Some rooms are equipped with an air conditioner other ones with a ventilator. Please, check the details of the reserved room carefully before confirming it.

Yes, you can. Groups are very welcome.

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

The best way to make a reservation is by using our “Book Now” button or clicking here.

If you need help making a reservation for a group, due to different group considerations, contact us. Please check the questions below to determine and understand the group's needs:

We will need to know the normal details:

  • Which dates do you need lodging: check-in and check-out dates?
  • Arrival time?
  • How many people are in the group?


Also, we will need additional information to be able to allocate your group in the rooms:

  • Is the group made up of Adults? Children? Teenagers?
  • Is at least one adult sleeping in the same room as the group of kids?
  • Do you want Girls and Boys in different rooms? Can they mix?
  • Which rooms (or types of rooms) you will need for the group: Matrimonial beds, single beds (bunk beds)?
  • Are there pets? Your pet is very welcome at Dreamkapture, please read our pet policy and conditions here.


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

There are lots of things around Dreamkapture Hostel:

Shopping mall – “City Mall” & "Rotonda Shopping Center"

  • Clothing, Shoes, etc
  • SuperMarket (Mega Maxi)
  • Banks with ATM's
  • Theaters with movies in English
  • Large food court
  • Optometrist
  • Cameras, Computers, and other electronics
  • Pharmacy
  • Cell phones, Providers, and Services



  • Guayammy: Meats
  • Pepe Crabs: Seafood.
  • El Cafe de Tere: Typical Ecuadorian Breakfast. Online order here
  • Cajape 2: Typical Ecuadorian Food
  • Chifa Amistoso: Chinese food
  • Local Hamburger Stand: El Colorado
  • Many Sea Food, Fish, Crabs, Ceviche places

We highly recommend the app Moovit. if you do not like to download the app, just click here. We also recommend you visit our page with all the tourist recommendations in Guayaquil.

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: $5.00

Urdesa $4.00

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 $12 per vehicle. A driver will be at the airport to meet you with a sign with your name on it. He will wait 20 minutes. After 20 minutes there will be a $3 additional charge.

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

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 for 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.

Room check-in: 1:00 p.m.

Room check-out: 12:00 p.m. noon

Hostel check-out: 5:00 p.m.

If the room is ready before 1:00 p.m. you will be allowed to check in sooner, not before 8:00 am.

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 can stay 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 sleeping in the same bed with their parents.
    • Children occupying a single bed will be charged the same price as adults.
    • In rooms with only one matrimonial bed, a child can share the bed with one or both parents.

As a matter of respect to the rest of our guests:

  • Children always need to be monitored by their parents.
  • Children and parents need to keep noise levels at a minimum, especially during early morning hours and late at night.

For little kids, we have a playpen crib for $5 a night.

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, and light blouses.

Footwear: running/tennis shoes are always good, sandals and flip-flops (usually tourists wear these) 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.

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.

We offer laundry service to our guests. Laundry service includes washing, drying, and folding. Leave your clothes in the reception till 10:00 am and get them back at 6:00 pm. The price for the bag is $5.00.

You just need to dry your clothes! We can also do it, just for $3 per bag.

At Dreamkapture, our guests are welcome to bring small dogs or cats for $10 per night per pet, and under certain *conditions. For more information and to request this service, click here.

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