We had a very nice stay. The hostal is very close to the beach, a calm and open place with space to cook (stove, big fridge, some spices, plates etc.) and sit together. Dennis is a friendly, open person. Cheap place for good value!
Todo fue muy, muy bien. Gracias por sus consejos sobre las visitas, los tours, los restaurantes y las otras cosas que necesitavamos. We were very well received and we got good advices on everything we needed to make our stay in Puerto Lopez very pleasent: tours, restaurants, how to find a laundry service etc. We also got the best price for a tour to Isla de la Plata and have been helped on everything we asked. Good accomodation and the location is fine, near the malencon.
We came to Puerto Lopez looking to relax and Hostal Machalilla was perfect for that. The private room was cleaned daily and fresh towels provided regularly. The rooms are set around a well-maintained courtyard with multiple hammocks. It is also in an ideal spot, 1 block from the beach and 1 block from the supermarket. Although not well stocked the kitchen has what is needed and is nice and open. The hostel is connected with an excellent your company and all arrangements and pick-ups can be done at the hostel. We came during low season and never had more than one other guest around during our stay. The manager and staff are extremely friendly and thoughtful. We would recommend staying here to anyone going to Puerto Lopez.