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Selina Cuenca, Cuenca

San Blas hostel in historical district

  • Free WiFi
$30 CAD

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8.0.Very Good.
  • Excelente servicio y el hotel es realmente espectacular

    Sep. 23, 2020

  • Great location, walking distance to lots of places. Lovely building, can easily get lost…

    Dec. 28, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 67 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

What’s around

  • In San Blas
  • Sombrero Museum - 3 min walk
  • Inter-American Center of Popular Arts - 4 min walk
  • Museum of the Aboriginal Cultures - 4 min walk
  • Las Conceptas Museum - 5 min walk
  • Calderon Park - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Bed in Small Dorm
  • Family Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Room
  • Small Room Shared Bathroom
  • Bed in Large Dorm
  • Deluxe Room
  • Unique Room
  • Small Twin Room Shared Bathroom
  • Small 4 Twin Room


  • In San Blas
  • Sombrero Museum - 3 min walk
  • Inter-American Center of Popular Arts - 4 min walk

What’s around


  • In San Blas
  • Sombrero Museum - 3 min walk
  • Inter-American Center of Popular Arts - 4 min walk
  • Museum of the Aboriginal Cultures - 4 min walk
  • Las Conceptas Museum - 5 min walk
  • Calderon Park - 5 min walk
  • Museum of the Canari Identity - 6 min walk
  • Puente Roto - 6 min walk
  • San Francisco Plaza Market - 6 min walk
  • Casa de los Arcos Art Museum - 6 min walk
  • Convent of the Assumption - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cuenca (CUE-Mariscal Lamar) - 14 min drive

At a glance


  • 67 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Selina Cuenca Hostel
  • Selina Cuenca Cuenca
  • Selina Cuenca Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Selina Cuenca Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cuenca

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 4 and USD 5 for adults, and USD 4 and USD 5 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per day


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Selina Cuenca does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Selina Cuenca.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per day.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include TRADITIONAL TAFFY (3-min walk), El Mentidero (3-min walk), and Cacao & Canela cafe bar (3-min walk).
8.0.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spectacular architecture, central location

    This is the most spectacular architectural hostel I’ve ever stayed in. It’s a piece of art and if you like beautiful buildings and impressive architecture, this place is a must visit. Our room was facing the street and we stayed over the weekend, so it was a bit loud but a good pair of earplugs would do the job. There were USB plugs near the bed and the mattress was comfortable. There was hot water in the shower. Actually, there was almost no cold water which was strange. There was a hairdryer as well. We spotter two huge cockroaches on the balcony but luckily not on the room. All the staff was very friendly, nice and helpful. Breakfast was fine but definitely not amazing. Unfortunately, only American coffee was included to the prepaid breakfast, so to get a good coffee, we had to pay extra. The only thing I didn’t like was the common kitchen. It looked disgusting. Like REALLY disgusting. Unfortunately, the guests didn’t help keeping the place clean either. To my surprise, there was no kettle to warm some water. There was a nice big terrace too. It might be good to cover the cushions when it rains, so people can actually use the sitting area when it stops raining.

    Tsvetelina, 2 night trip with friends, Nov. 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Cuenca Ecuador

    Good location, carpets look dirty and outdated. Front desk personnel were spotty, sometimes friendly sometimes they didn't want to be bothered. Bar staff unfriendly and dismissive.

    carlos, 2 night trip, Nov. 25, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Unfriendly stuff, poor attention when I had ask for an extra pillow- never got it, and they forgot to supply with shampoo, toilet paper and soap.

    Selina, 7 night family trip, Sep. 25, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    This is a weird "hotel." I don't actually consider it a hotel. I consider it a hostel. But it's not only a hostel, there's a co-working space as well, a movie theater, and a party room/space. I think it's trying to be too much at once. I was disappointed that when I got there, I didn't even have toilet paper in my room! (Very quickly remedied by the staff there though, so that's a good thing.) Bring your own toilet paper, your own soap, your own shampoo, conditioner and don't forget to pack your hair dryer. You will also need towels. It is also *not* accessible to wheelchair users. It doesn't have an elevator and the breakfast area was three floors down from my room. That being said, the staff is excellent, and the location can't be beat. However, I think there needs to be some truth in advertising. This is a hostel, not a hotel.

    6 night trip, Sep. 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cool and handsome guys who were very helpful! Very nice place!

    2 night trip, Sep. 1, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Cool place following the Selina style but horrible WiFi for a place targeting Digital Nomads. It came back and forward all the time, no estable connection. Breakfast options were very poor.

    1 night romance trip, May 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stayed only one night but loved this hostel. It is absolutely huge, but very nicely and cosy set up. Great kitchen area and views from the terrace, perfect location (close to everything). Great value!

    iis, 1 night trip, Nov. 6, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Selina siempre es nuestra primera opción

    El servicio excelente y las instalaciones de primera. Siempre son muy amables y nos encanta llevar a nuestra mascota ya que es per friendly :)

    David, 3 night trip, Oct. 31, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    El día domingo 23-02-20 que llegamos de mañana al hotel el señor que nos atendió fue muy amable y nos guardó las maletas nuestras ya que el check in era recién de tarde. De tarde regresamos al hotel y desafortunadamente el señor que nos atendió de mañana se fue y en vez hubo otro señor. Esta señor que nos atendió fue un grosero que no ayudó en nada. Un total cretino que no quería atender en lo más mínimo a los clientes y en vez estaba con sus groserías. De ahí el baño de nuestra habitación,el cuál era 407, apestaba. Era tan fuerte el olor que pasaba a toda la habitación y olía terrible. No había ni cómo dormir con el olor tan fuerte. El día siguiente limpiaron dos veces y si trataron de ayudar pero estaba terrible el olor. Al final tuve que poner una toalla entre la puerta del baño para tratar de aislar el olor en el baño. Lo bueno del hotel es que si estaba bien centrado y estaba a menos de 5 minutos caminando de la catedral de Cuenca y esta cerca de todos los restaurantes y bares. Ademas de eso también tenía una linda vista, sin embargo no recomendaría este hotel. El mal trato a los clientes y la suciedad no es para nada tolerable.

    LeonMartinez, 2 night romance trip, Feb. 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My stay was wonderful- I loved everything about this hotel!

    1 night romance trip, Nov. 15, 2019

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