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It's not really a homestay, but this American-owned hostel is very likely Puerto Ayora's best budget offering. It's a bit of an uphill walk from the pier, but taxis charge just $1 for the trip, so the distance shouldn't be too much of an obstacle. Kevin, the owner of this clean and quiet place, gives a helpful orientation tour of the town and will store luggage for you between trips. Single and dorm rooms are comparatively sizeable for a hostel and all have kitchenettes, complimentary coffee, small refrigerators, and one bathroom per room. Guests wanting to cook will find stock kitchen utensils—basic pots and pans, plates, cutlery, glasses, and mugs. Dorms also have lockers for security. The rooftop terrace is fitted with a barbecue grill and offers fine views of the town and bay, and is one of several spots on the property where guests can mingle with other backpackers.