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Colonial House Quito Reviews

Olmedo E 432, Vicente Le�n, Quito, Ecuador

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80%

Rating
210 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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69%

Struggling to think if anything really positive to say. American girl on reception was helpful but that's about it. Shared bathroom was awful. Smelt vile. Kitchen was small, with just two hobs and looked dirty. Wifi connection poor. Only curtain in room was a net curtain. Oh and during a thunderstorm it rained in our room! Not just a tiny leak but proper catch the water in pots. Room had not been cleaned properly since last guests as old rubbish was under the chair.


57%

We didn't have a window to outside, but the Most annoing Thing is, that the door of the Rom is not really closable, you hear everything from the reception and the other guests, especially the doorbell, that also rang through the night.When we turned on the shower, there were Sparks, because the electricitycable was just hanging arround!and they charged us for the Taxi from the airport 30 Dollar, which is normally 25. not nice!

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

Could be cleaner,

  • 23rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Good stay but just for a night. the staff is really helpful and nice. the room is tiny but clean, without windows tough. the atmosphere is really good with a lot of foreigners, all langagues are speaked all the time. free access to a computer, free wifi et and free pool. we ll definitely come back there.

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

A good location and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Street can be noisy at times.


54%

Okay hostel, the location was okay, the staff didn't really seem to know anything about the local area, buses, atms, food etc. The outside kitchen is poorly equipped, and wild animals come in at night and roam. It's really hard to get hot water. Not the worst but could try harder.


86%

Great helpful staff (who are travelers themself). Our room was a bit on the cold side and taking a shower is a pretty cold experience even though you can get hot water most of the time. The staff helped us with travelling suggestions, booking trips, and calling taxis. Perfect place if you want to meet other travellers in the same situation.


94%

Spent three nights here. We had our own bedroom and bathroom, as well as access to the rest of the facilities , including the kitchen. The staff was incredibly helpful with recommendations and directions, and they arranged a taxi pickup at the airport for us. The hostel is in the center of the colonial center of quito within walking distance to most of the important sites. Strong wifi signal. Only problem was lack of hot water, but this didn't really affect our stay. Highly recommend it!


100%

In total it was an amazing experience. The staff is really nice and everyone tries to help you with whatever you need. I met the owner and she is super nice. One staff member seemed a bit iffy on being able to speak Spanish or English which was difficult but someone else was always there to help. Also the rooms do get a bit cold and night. A heater might be a great thing to offer.


66%

It's a very interesting property. The breakfast for $3.50 was fantastic! It would be of note that the "twin shared private" is a room with one double bed (we were expecting a room with two twins). The staff were very friendly but most of the regular staff spoke very little English and the staff casual staff who spoke English well were actually volunteers staying at the hostel for free so didn't know much about Quito or the hostel. The washrooms could be cleaned more often, had a bit of an odour.


91%

Our room had a view of the basilica, amazing!


91%

Huge old building in a great spot in the old town of quito. We had a private room out in the garden which was big (two double beds) and quiet. The hostel is quite big - there are lots of different rooms, its a bit of a maze, but it never felt crowded and had quite a relaxed vibe. I think there were three kitchens and also lots of sitting areas. Bathroom was ok - not possible to have water pressure and hot water, but that's not unusual! Wifi worked well and staff were friendly and helpful.


71%

The staff are excellent they organised tours for us, it's a quiet hostel about 15 min wall from the main plaza, breakfast is well worth the $3, the only drawback is the cold showers


77%

overall good hostel with good location. The draw back is lack of enough glasses and cups for hot drinks.


77%

Its great to stay so close to Old Town in Quito and this hostel is all great value for money. I rated staff as average as if you get one of the full time members of staff they are really great and can help you with everything. They also have lots of volunteers who just have the information from a book so it can be a bit more hit and miss getting help from them. But overall this was a great hostel and base for Quito.


83%

worth to stay, breakfast is the best and everzything was really clean. You just have to hike a little mountain and on sundays its kind of hart to find food around the hostel - BUT DEFINTELY WORTH TO STAY THERE

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

great atmosphere, loved this colorful place! We felt at home, so ended up staying 5 nights. The hostel is next to the market, so you can buy fresh products and cook them in their kitchen. Also, the laundry service is a big plus!


83%

Nice big dorm room and a decent hot shower. One of the quietest sleeps that I've had in a while. Breakfast was definitely worth paying for. No real atmosphere as the common spaces were kind of spaced out. Would stay again if I wanted a relaxed, quiet place.


77%

Stayed in a double room, lots of space. Bed was very comfortable.


63%

The staff was friendly and helpful. Room large and clean. Downside is the breakfast was not great. The location was a little unsafe at night but quiet.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


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