This is the second time I’ve stayed at Hostal Fenix since 2013. There are very few decent accommodations for travelers in Ibarra. Fortunately, this hostal is centrally located, clean, safe and economical. The owners take pride in this establishment. The housekeeping staff is very efficient and accommodating. My single room had ample space, a comfortable bed, clean and bright bathroom. Towels and bedding were changed daily. As with most places in Ecuador, external noise is a factor in part thanks to thin walls. Try to get a room in the rear, away from the street (noise). I paid $12/night. No breakfast is included, but there are several restaurants nearby that serve both local as well as international breakfasts/cuisine.
We stayed in hostal fénix for a night, and it was perfect for what we need. WiFi was a little spotty at first but later on it was fine and worked perfectly. There was hot water and the beds were very comfortable. Good location, right in the center and close to many restaurants. The only negative was that it was a little loud in the morning.