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Minka Hostel Reviews

Matovelle 219 y Vargas, Quito, Ecuador

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68 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Loved it! Perfect place to hang out and chill. The cakes are really yummie!


I have now stayed at Minka Hostel 4 times. The hostels facilities are good and they are building a lot of new things. But there is NO atmosphere at all! It's only staff and Spanish speaking guests staying there. On Hostelworld it says that the reception is open 24 hours. That's not true! I arrived at 5 am, and wasn't able to get in. The water pressure in the showers is really bad. There is a lot of other hostels with great atmosphere around!


I really loved this hostel! It's in a great location between the old and new town. A lot of effort has been put into the public areas, they're so colourful and bright with plenty of seating and plug sockets! The bed, pillow and cover was probably the comfiest I have experienced in South America and the staff were great, so helpful and friendly! Really good choice!


some staff was helpful but not very knowledgeable. also hot water may run out unexpectably


Great place. Clean, friendly staff and residents. Would definitely recommend.

  • 26th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


best hostel i ever been!it has a great location in the old town,near city attractions such histórical center,teleférico,etc.Staff is very very friendly and the hostel facilities are awesome,ver y clean,safe and friendly atsmotphere.i will sure come back again


The staff was very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was great and they have a nice common area as well as a good kitchen and good breakfast. The rooms were clean and had a lot of space. All in all I really enjoyed my stay in the hostel.


The bathroom had a mold issue. And guests were really loud, slamming doors all the time. Other than that the staff was AWESOME and the place was very bright and attractive. Thanks!!!!!!!!




Great little hostel close to Quito's Old Town, 200m from the Trelo (metro rail). The managers are very, very helpful and the place is kept clean at all times. The beds are comfortable and made every day. The simple free breakfast usually included to pieces of bread, coffee, eggs and a piece of fruit. We are traveling around Ecuador for an extended period of time and will keep coming back to this place!


Really chilled and good hostel in Quito, I stayed there a few times. One tip they need to update the directions. You don't at all need to get a taxi from Almeda bus station. It's about 3 blocks away!!


Amazing Social Hostel with so much space, great wifi and the cosiest beds. Amazing spanish teacher available too. Likely my favourite hostel in South America.

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