Sleeping in Airports

Guayaquil Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or are just quickly passing through, our Guayaquil Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Guayaquil’s new airport is a model of cleanliness and spacious modernity. However, spacious modernity means hard metal benches, shiny marble floors and sleek, but hard surfaces, everywhere. – the Dynamo

GYE Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Guayaquil José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport.

What to Expect

The facilities at Guayaquil Airport (code: GYE) are housed in a single-terminal building with domestic and international departures. The airport features a selection of airside and landside shops, restaurants, and services and the staff are described as warm and welcoming. Several eateries remain open 24 hours a day, and free WiFi is available. For additional comfort, while you wait, passengers can purchase entry into one of the airport lounges, with one of them featuring showers. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and hours.

Sleeping in Guayaquil Airport

guayaquil airport guideAirport staff are generally tolerant of overnight sleepers, and there are reports that travellers may be able to borrow pillows. The airport is described as safe, clean, and relatively quiet, with lots of seating, including armrest-free furniture conducive to stretching out and reports of comfortable couches in the arrivals area. The terminal can get chilly, so bring extra clothes, layers or a travel blanket. For uninterrupted sleep, several hotels (some with shuttle service) are nearby. See locations in the Airport Hotels section below or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Guayaquil Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Guayaquil Airport:

  • Hotel Air Suites –  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport – Free airport shuttle is available upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Tryp by Wyndham Guayaquil – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Hilton Colon Guayaquil – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Guayaquil Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Aeropuertos VIP Club (National) – Location: Domestic Area, Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Aeropuertos VIP Club (International) – Location: International Area, Airside, Gate 8. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Aeropuertos VIP Club (International) – Location: International Arrivals. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Anexo Salida Nacional– Location: Domestic Area, Airside, near Gate 4 & 5. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller, you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

  • Aerogal VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours
  • Icaro VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours.
  • Tame VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours.

Related Pages: Guayaquil Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

There are food and beverage concessions that are open 24 hours:
» Arrival Hall: Cafe de Port.
» Departure Hall: Restaurante Arrecife • Cafe Astoria • Britt Shop Ecuador.
» International Pre-boarding: Cafe Astoria • City Bistro • República del Cacao • Britt Shop.

Luggage Storage

Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: 07:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Mon and Tue) • 07:00 AM – 6:00PM (Wed-Sun)

Mobile Charging

A reader mentioned that you can charge your devices at Astoria Restaurant (Landside). If you know more locations, click here to update this guide.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Showers are available in the Aeropuertos VIP Club in the International Terminal. [ see Airport Lounges above ]


Free WiFi is available at Guayaquil Airport. Connect to the ”Movistar WIFI” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Departure and Arrival Halls.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in the Domestic Terminal. There is a $2 fee to use them in the International Arrivals and parking lot areas.

Banking – Banco Bolivariano. Location: Departure Hall. Hours: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Mon-Fri).

Chapel -At one point, a chapel was available in the International Arrival Hall. We could not confirm this at the time of our September 2023 update. If you know whether they are still there, click here to update this guide.

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange offers exchange services for up to 16 currencies. Locations: Departures Hall (Hours: 24 hours) • Ground Floor, Arrivals Hall (Hours: 24 hours).

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available in two locations, both open 24 hours. Additionally, you will find souvenir shops and 4 Britt Shop locations, which sell snacks. Ecuadorian Sweets (Arrival Hall) is available 24 hours daily.

Luggage Wrapping – Secure Wrap offers luggage wrapping in the Departures and Arrival Halls.

Massage – Calma Massage Bar – Location: International Area, Airside. Hours: 9:00 AM – 01:00 AM.

Pharmacy – Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: 24 hours.

SIM Cards – SIM cards can be purchased in the airport’s SIM Store. Location: Unknown. Hours: 24 hours.

Smoking – At one point, there were two smoker lounges in the International and Domestic Departures. We could not confirm this at the time of our September 2023 update. If you know whether they are still there, click here to update this guide.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Guayaquil and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance: Tecnoviajes (Departure Hall) and Speed Travel (Departure Hall).

Guayaquil Airport is served by the following airlines: Air Europa • American Airlines • AraJet • Avianca • Copa Airlines • EquAir • Iberia • JetBlue • KLM • LATAM • Spirit Airlines • Tame.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available in the Arrivals Hall on the ground floor: Alamo/Enterprise/National • Budget • Europcar/FOX • Localiza • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

A few area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Hilton Colon Guayaquil   •  Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport   •  Sheraton Guayaquil Hotel.

See also Airport Hotels above.


Licensed taxis are available 24 hours outside the Domestic and International Arrivals Halls. For safety reasons, the airport recommends that passengers only use the services of approved and licensed airport taxis.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.