Hotel Norte, Cuenca, Ecuador (July 2015 - 4 nights). This hotel is like a big crash house full of rooms. They are not fancy but have a tv, bathroom with good hot water, wifi and it's close to the historical center. You can pretty much do what you want here, ie. smoke. The bed was not overly comfortable but I stuck it out for 4 nights without wanting to leave. $10USD is a good price for central Cuenca. Recommended if you are on a tight budget. Take it or leave it, it's up to you!