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Joaquin Pinto 132 and 6 de Diciembre, Quito, Ecuador

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770 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Great location - close to the bars but not too loud! Very easy going staff and helpful regarding how to get around!

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


really nice place to stay! I enjoined a lot.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel - met some amazing people. Atmosphere was top notch and location is way better than some of the hostels in the old town. This is where the action is - great food and bars.


Definitely not a party hostel. The drinks are hard to come by as there is no bar tender. There is a pool table though and a little chill lounge section. The hostel is ok for a night or two. Showers are hard to get warm.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi ! Thanks, well there is no bartender on sundays as the nationalwide alcohol ban doesnt allow us to do it, on mondays most of the bars are closed in Quito. Sad you were here on those days to not experience the party atmospher that by the way also depends on the people who stay here, as for the showers it would have been our pleasure as usual to help you with just a little call from yourself . thanks again


Excellent place, the most friendly staff we've met. The owner even gave us a lift to the bus station one day as he was going that way which saved us hassle. A lot of knowledge, very equipped kitchen. Bathrooms a bit pokey but there's a bigger one round the back. Fun friendly people staying there and the best location we've had in S.A. Close enough to the mayhem but far enough to get a decent nights kip in their mega comfy beds. Would definitely recommend:)


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This hostel felt like home!!! It seemed to only attract down to earth travellers that didn't mind a good Fiesta :) showers were hot which was quite a lovely difference to what I've been used to in my journey!!! The owner Santiago is a generous beauty... He gives out free drinks like no one I've ever met. I miss it there already !

  • 23rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This place was gross. Only pro was that the dorms were spacious. But absolutely no atmosphere.. Don't understand why this place is so popular

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks very much for your refined comment, it is highly appreciated. This place is so popular because the people who stay here are cool and awesome looking ofr a party hostel atmosphere unlike the ones looking for a luxury palace, we will be happy to recommend that kind of places for your next stays, thanks


Train the staff properly, none of them know anything about the city.

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
well thanks the next time try to ask all the local staff we have instead of the person who is bartending and working as a volunteer and is a travelerjust like you.


What a lovely, cosy and colourful little hostel and right in the perfect location. The shower was a bit erratic (boiling hot to freezing cold in a second) but the hostel was lovely. The lady on the reception desk was very helpful!


Only one toilet per floor, staff is very strict about guests even of They're just chilling outside Good value for money though

Owner Comment (Hide)
there are in total more than 8 showers and 5 toiletes , walking down a few stairs wouldnt hurt I am sure, all common areas are closed at midnight as some people need to sleep, even so we have a common area at the back for late nights, thank yopu


Fun staff that want you to have a good time and are laid back and easy going!

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Cheap place, beds were really good, was actualy a bit boring, has a good location although.


Only had a quick 1 night stop before heading north, however, room was nice, clean and comfortable. No problems.

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