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Vibes Hostel Reviews

Joaquin Pinto 132 and 6 de Diciembre, Quito, Ecuador

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81%

Rating
680 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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97%

The staff was very friendly. Nice hot showers, and I liked the bar, a good place to relax with other travellers.


97%

Vibes was great. Very well located. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bar in the hostel was great to have (especially when all the bars are empty). I'd definitely consider staying there again.

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice hostel and the location was perfect. The staff were friendly. Showers were warm but the floor got really wet and only got cleaned once a day. The kitchen was okay but wasn't the cleanest.


97%

Really fun place to meet fellow travelers! Many lounge areas!


80%

Great location near restaurants and bars. Staff were really helpful as well.


100%

great staff, extremely well equipt kitchen complete with herbs, spices and various condements!! great outdoor couch area to chill and great party area with a bar, lots of picnic tables and benches, pool table & fooseball. Connected is a lounge area with couches, beanbags and a giant TV with a large selection of movies. FREE WATER tea and coffee! and another small cozy loungeroom inside with a flatscreen tv and computers. Nice rooms with really comfy beds, hot showers! fab mix of party & relaxed


100%

Great stay, a lot of good facilities, helpfull staff, clean, good beds.

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Quito airport is 1.2 hours away but the hostel has a taxi service, use it as if is cheaper than the local alternatives. Thanks for letting us in at 2am!


83%

Comfortable rooms although difficult to get onto the top bunk, good atmosphere, free coffee all day, helpful staff. Bathrooms could be better.


49%

Please note, this is not a particulary good hostel, but the owner has put up signs saying if you give the hostel a good review then you get a free tour or reduced taxi ride when you leave.


94%

Hot water, strong wifi, great movie room and 2 minutes walk from the bar and party area. Nice and cozy atmosphere. Not a party hostel, but that's perfect since it's located at the bars area.

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I was their twice and its always had a good people and nice atmosphere, its on the best place you can ask for hostel in quito , near to the main square which have a lot of resturants and bars. have fun!

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Stayed at Vibes on two separate occasions over the last week or so and both stays have been brilliant. The rooms are a great size and not crammed with beds like some hostels. The beds are comfy, bathroom facilities great. Staff are really helpful and Santiago the owner is top.


69%

Hostel is a bit run down. There was never coffee ready in the morning. Hostelworld messed up my reservation but the hostel staff handled it well. Id give it an average. Not bad but i didn't think much of it. Not worth the reviews it has but that's probably because they offer free trips to people who leave good reviews.

Owner Comment (Hide)
hello ! thank you, probably we get some good reviews because we can handle well problems like your messed up reservation but above all because we have a great place, I dont know your standards but if you couldnt have fun here I hardly think you can have a good time anywhere else, also please read more, there are a few reviews like yours that are not nice at all, the websites online encourage us to encourage people to leave reviews and that is what we do, thank you

71%

Minimalist dorm room, lot of common areas, but the place feel a bit depressing., dark regarless of the weather. Main interest is the location, 2 min walk of frosch square.


100%

Vibes Hostel was the perfect place to stay for me. It's nice located in the middle of the zona rosa of Quito. A lot of good and different restaurants, bars and discotecas are all within walking distance of just some minutes. I really liked the helpful staff, the two nice rooms to hang around with huge flat-tv's, pool&soccer table, bar with fair prices (ladies night on wed: drinks for free -> nice atmosphere ;) ), the very clean 4 people dorms with nice matresses etc. i stayed eight nights.


100%

Loved my stay at this hostel. The staff are really friendly and helpful and there is a great atmosphere in the hostel with really good communal areas. The location is also great, right in the middle of lots of bars, nightclubs and restaurants and within walking distance of the old town. Whether you want a chilled few nights with DVDs or a place to party, vibes is the place to go to, I really recommend it!


94%

I definitely had a great time in vibes. it is the best hostel i have stayed so far in ecuador. Vibes is very well located, closed to all the bars and restaurants! Excellent, clean bathrooms and warm showers. The beds are comfy. staff was very nice and helpful. Santiago, the owner of the place will make sure that you have a great stay! I defenitely recommend vibes if you're passing by quito !

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Good hostel for what it is. Staff was great. Great location if you want a place in La Marissa. It's definitely a party hostel, so if that's you, its prefect.


89%

Had a great time here and met some great people. The area is situated right at the edge of great areas to have a drink and grab a bite for any price range. I had dinner one night that cost 2.70 (double burger, fries and coke) and another dinner that cost $27 (half' guinea pig and another full entree). Quito itself isnt the safest place on earth, so just be vigilant after 6pm, but I didnt have any problems myself. All in all Vibes is highly recommended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello ! Thanks a lot man, Quito and thousands of other cities of the western world are not the safest places on earth, Quito is just one of them, even so we have private security not only for the hostel but for the entire street and police forces around La Mariscal(our area) 24 hours a day for your security so nothing happens, thanks a lot

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