5 dollar hotel in Otavalo Ecuador5 dollar hotel makes travel in Ecuador easy for the budget traveler. Maybe you are asking yourself why would I stay in a 5 dollar hotel? When I can stay in a 50 dollar hotel! Because the 5 dollar hotel is equal to a 50 dollar hotel in the USA. That is the secret of traveling in a budget travel friendly country such as Ecuador, South America. Nothing wrong with staying in a 50 dollar hotel. But the budget long term traveler realizes that they can extend their stay longer by watching their money and taking advantage of a 5 dollar hotel. More money to spend on seeing the sights.