When planning a visit to new place, especially a foreign country, it is perfectly normally 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 which 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 directly 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
There are lots of things around Dreamkapture Hostel:
Shopping mall – “City Mall”
Clothing, Shoes, etc
Camera's, Computers, and other electronics
Theaters with movies in English
Large food court
Banks with ATM's
Cell phones, Providers and Services
SuperMarket (Mega Maxi)
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:
You will find a list of the rooms and prices; as above in the “What are the room rates for Dreamkapture?”
Please tell of 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.
$10.00 per bed
$12.00 per bed
$12.00 per bed
$26.00 for two people
$18.00 for one person, $26.00 for two people
$20.00 for one person, $28.00 for two people
$24.00 for one person, $33.00 for two people
$35.00 for two people, $45.00
$35.00 for three people, $45.00 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
We serve a complimentary breakfast from 7:30 am to 10:00 the next morning of your arrival. If you arrive early and want to have breakfast it is $2.00 per person.
There are no early or late breakfast options provided by the hostel.
There is a shared kitchen for guest which you are welcome to make your own meals and there are grocery food stores nearby.
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).
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:
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!
Dreamkapture is a clean, friendly and comfortable place to stay with lots of travel information for people coming to Ecuador. Our patio and soaking pool area is surrounded by palm trees, banana plants and flowers. It is a great place to meet new friends and share travel stories.
Our office staff speaks English and we are more than happy to provide recommendations and advice on what to see and how to make it happen in Ecuador!
We are only 5 minutes walking from restaurants, banks, ATM's, malls, shops, grocery stores, pharmacies and in one of the safest places of Guayaquil.
A complimentary breakfast is served the next morning of your stay at the hostel. It is served upstairs from 7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
We also have a shared kitchen for the guests to use from 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m.
The hostel can arrange taxis to go to downtown, bus station or airport.
Dreamkapture has been accommodating travelers since 2000, so we know how to do it right!
Dreamkapture also has a licensed Travel Agency which can help you secure a Galapagos cruise, Flights, Jungle, Cacao (chocolate) tour, etc.
We hope to meet you soon!