The 15 Best Hostels in Quito, Ecuador

The 15 Best Hostels in Quito, Ecuador

How to find the best hostels in Quito, Ecuador for your trip

The first thing that will probably be on your mind when you think about Quito are the empanadas… But there is so much more to discover in this UNESCO World Heritage and world’s highest capital city. With its beautiful mountains, traditional streets, stunning architecture, an all year round spring-like climate… It definitely has to be on your travel bucket list. To help you make that amazing travel decision, we’ll be showing you some of the best hostels in Quito!

The best hostels in Quito come with beautiful gardens, the coolest bars & restaurants, outdoor terraces, and pools, where you will be able to meet backpackers from around the world. Get ready to book your next trip to Quito straight after reading this blog (or maybe even before) and let’s be honest, it will one of the best decisions you’ll make.

Jump straight to:

  1. Best hostels in Quito for solo travellers
  2. Best hostels in Quito for couples
  3. Best party hostels in Quito
  4. Best hostels in Quito with private rooms
  5. Best hostels in Quito city centre
  6. Best of the rest hostels in Quito

 

Best hostels in Quito for solo travellers

Community Hostel

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - View from Community Hostel's rooftop

If you’re looking to meet as many people as possible during your travels, Community Hostel is the best option for you. When you’re not wandering around the city, you’ll be able to enjoy daily activities, from salsa nights out on the town, movie nights, to pub crawls in Quito… You will have endless options! Not to mention the most beautiful view over the city from the terrace (perfect for sunset lovers). Don’t forget to also try their homemade breakfasts and dinners. What are you waiting for?!

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor terrace
  • Free city maps
  • Board games & pool table
  • Tours/travel desk

🏠 Address: N6-78 Pedro Fermin Cevallos and Olmedo , Quito, Ecuador

🏘 Neighbourhood: San Blas

🚊 Nearest station: Olmedo Y Pichincha

Book your stay at Community Hostel

L’Auberge Inn

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - L'Auberge Inn hostel

L’Auberge Inn is the perfect hostel to meet backpackers from all around the world. Located in between the modern town with the Mariscal Area and the colonial part of Quito, you will be able to walk around easily and explore the city. Once back to the hostel, feel free to grab a beer (or two) at the bar, play games in the common area or relax on the beautiful patio with other travellers. Did we also mention that the hostel offers Spanish lessons?!

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar
  • Café & restaurant
  • 24 hour security
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Board games

🏠 Address: Av.Gran Colombia N15-200

🏘 Neighbourhood: El Belén

🚊 Nearest station: Gran Colombia Y Yahuachi

Book your stay at L'Auberge Inn

 

Best hostels in Quito for couples

What about trying a hostel with your other half? You will get the super cool atmosphere you can only find in hostels, while enjoying the cosiness of a private room and hopefully some romance!

El Patio Hostel Quito

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - El Patio Hostel Quito ready for yoga class

El Patio Hostel is the perfect place for couples that are looking for a cosy relaxing atmosphere while travelling. This beautifully colonial house features really cool common areas, where you’ll be able to meet other travellers, try yoga lessons in front of the garden or enjoy a nice breakfast on the terrace. El Patio Hostel is located a few minutes away from La Mariscal, where you’ll find many bars and restaurants to suit any budget.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free city maps
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Bar & café
  • BBQ

🏠 Address: 2 View Road, Mt Eden

🏘 Neighbourhood:Mount Eden

🚊 Nearest station: Mt Eden

Book your stay at El Patio Hostel Quito

 

Masaya Hostel Quito

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Masaya Hostel Quito

Masaya Hostel Quito is the ultimate place for relaxation. You can chill with your other half by the stunning garden, enjoy a nice cup of coffee at the bar, find a quiet reading spot in the common areas, play pool in the games room or join in the daily cultural activities. You will find the perfect mix between meeting backpackers from around the world and quality time as a couple.

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor terrace
  • Bar & restaurant
  • 24 hour reception
  • Board games

🏠 Address: Calle Rocafuerte OE3 – 85 y Venezuela

🏘Neighbourhood: San Diego

🚊 Nearest station: Quitumbe Bus Station 

Book your stay at Masaya Hostel Quito

 

Hostel Quinta Carlota

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Hostel Quinta Carlota's pool

 

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to escape from the noise (with your other half it’s even better), then this hostel is perfect for you. Located in a quiet area, it’s the ideal mix between urban and rural. You can take a walk around the neighbourhood to discover the beautiful landscapes (or rent a bike for the day to explore a bit more). Back at the hostel, you will be happy to jump in the pool, enjoy one of the BBQs organised by the hostel or chill at the café.

Hostel highlights:

  • Swimming pool
  • Café
  • BBQ
  • Games room

🏠 Address:Street Oe-5A N6-432, Jose Guagrilla

🏘Neighbourhood: San Carlos

🚊 Nearest station: San Vicente de Yaruqui

Book your stay at Hostel Quinta Carlota

 

Best party hostels in Quito

If you’re looking for a safe place to leave your backpack while partying the whole night, we’ve got you covered. Have a look at these hostels and let’s go party!

Rebel Hostel

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Wall mural in Rebel Hostel Quito

Rebel Hostel is a small luxury pod hostel located in the heart of the historic centre of Quito. This ancient colonial home has cosy social areas, including a super cool dining area and two lounges on the patios, where you’ll be able to relax after a long day exploring the city. Not to mention the bar with happy hour prices all day and every day. The staff happy staff bring a good vibe to the hostel and will share their best tips to explore the city like a local. Did we also mention that the breakfast is free?!

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Board games
  • 24 hour reception & security

🏠 Address: Garcia Moreno S3-91 y Ambato, Quito, Ecuador

🏘 Neighbourhood: San Blas

🚊 Nearest station: Venezuela Y Chile

Book your stay at Rebel Hostel

 

The Secret Garden Quito

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Bunk bed in The Secret Garden Hostel Quito

The Secret Garden hostel is a friendly Australian/Ecuadorian run hostel, conveniently located in a quiet, authentic cobble-stone street in the central colonial neighbourhood of Quito. You can enjoy a stunning view of the city on the rooftop terrace, have a few drinks at the cool bar or chill with a book in the common rooms after a long day exploring the city.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar & café
  • Board games
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle hire

🏠 Address: Calle Antepara E4-60 y Los Rios, Sector San Blas

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eugenio Espejo

🚊 Nearest station: Venezuela Y Chile

Book your stay at The Secret Garden Quito Hostel

Best hostels in Quito city centre

You couldn’t be more central with these hostels – bars, clubs, restaurants, shops and sites – you will find everything just a few minutes from the hostels.

Minka Hostel

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Pool table and hammocks in Minka Hostel

This is one of the best hostels to meet travellers from around the world while staying in the heart of the historic centre of Quito. But, let’s be honest, between the amazing common areas, pool tables, cafe, restaurant and hammocks… It will be hard to leave the hostel.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city maps
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Board games
  • Café & restaurant

🏠 Address: Matovelle 219 y Vargas, Quito, Ecuador

🏘 Neighbourhood: San Juan

🚊 Nearest station: Venezuela y Julio Matovelle

Book your stay at Minka Hostel

 

El Hostelito

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - El Hostelito

Not only will you be in the heart of the city, but this hostel will make you feel like you’re in a home away from home. The hostel is located just a few minutes away from the main sites, bars with some of the best craft beers in town and cool restaurants (you’ll be able to save on public transport or taxi rides). Head back to the hostel to chill in the garden, have a beer at the bar or play Foosball in the common area. Did we also mention that the breakfast is FREE?!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Bar, café & restaurant
  • Games room

🏠 Address: Av. Coruña y Ernesto Noboa Caamaño N29-22

🏘 Neighbourhood: La Paz

🚊 Nearest station: La Paz

Book your stay at El Hostelito

Best hostels in Quito with private rooms

If you’re a born traveller but you’d like to keep some privacy while exploring the world, don’t worry. These hostels have super cosy private rooms, just perfect for you.

Selina Quito Hostel

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Private room in Selina Quito hostel

This hostel is the perfect place for romantic couples who want to relax but also meet other travellers. Selina Quito has a mix of nomads, travellers and explorers – redefining what it means to travel, work, and explore. You’ll find the perfect work/life balance with the co-working spaces at the hostel and fuel your creativity thanks to the atmosphere. Located high in the Andes Mountains, you’ll be able to explore Quito’s mix of old colonial Spain and modern city. Perfect to explore the Ecuadorian Sierra, wander through markets, enjoy traditional food and drink while taking in this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar & café
  • Restaurant
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool

🏠 Address: Diego de Almagro, Quito, Ecuador

🏘 Neighbourhood: La Pradera

🚊 Nearest station: Francisco de Orellana Y Reina Victoria

Book your stay at Selina Quito Hostel

 

Huasi Lodge Hostel

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Huasi Lodge Hostel

“Huasi” in Quitchua means house, and the hostel staff will do anything to make you feel at home. Whether you’re travelling on your own or with friends, this will be the perfect place to relax in your private room, at the bar, or in the cosy common areas after a day travelling around. Make sure to try the delicious breakfast (only £3 p/p!). This cool hostel is also located in the heart of Quito, perfect to visit the city by foot. What else do you need?

Hostel highlights:

  • Washing machines
  • Airport transfers
  • Linen included
  • Housekeeping

🏠 Address:Olmedo E4-74 y Los Rios

🏘 Neighbourhood: San Blas

🚊 Nearest station: Los Rios Y n6

Book your stay at Huasi Lodge Hostel

 

Posada Del Maple Hostel

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Posada del Maple

Posada Del Maple Hostel is the perfect place to begin your adventure, whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple or in a group. Located in the most beautiful and quiet street of La Mariscal, which is in the heart of Quito, you will find the main sites just a few minutes away. Make sure to chill on the terraces, meet other travellers in the patios, watch a movie in the communal area or head back to your cosy private room. Did we also mention the free breakfast?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Patios
  • Bicycle hire

🏠 Address:Juan Rodriguez E8/49

🏘Neighbourhood: Mariscal Sucre

🚊 Nearest station: Colon Y 6 de Diciembre

Book your stay at Posada Del Maple Hostel

 

Best of the rest hostels in Quito

If you are still hesitating, you will be happy to know that there are more options… you’re welcome.

Hostal Quito Backpacker

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Hostal Quito Backpacker

Hostal Quito Backpacker is located in the heart of the historic centre, perfect to explore Quito’s main sites such as the colonial architecture of churches, main museums and beautiful parks. After a long day visiting the city, you will be happy to chill on the terrace and enjoy a beautiful sunset. You will also be able to meet travellers from around the world at the hostel bar, around the pool table or during a BBQ organised by the staff.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar & café
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor terrace
  • BBQ

🏠 Address: Esquina Oriente y Vincente Leon

🏘Neighbourhood: San Blas

🚊 Nearest station: Hermano Miguel Trolle

Book your stay at Hostal Quito Backpacker

 

Hump Day Hostel

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Hump Day Hostel

Hump Day Hostel is the place to be if you want to meet travellers from all around the world. Not to mention the amazing staff that will give you their best tips and things to do in the city to have the best experience! After a long day exploring the surroundings, make sure to check the rooftop (the hammocks are a good place to start), the hostel bar… And don’t miss out on the FREE breakfast when you wake up.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Bar
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Board games

🏠 Address: Calle Venezuela S1-28 y Rocafuerte

🏘Neighbourhood: San Diego

🚊 Nearest station: La Marin 

Book your stay at Hump day hostel

Color House Petite Hostel

Best hostels in Quito, Ecuador - Color House Petite Hostel

Color House Petite is a cosy hostel located in the heart of Quito, in Mariscal area. you will find many cool bars, clubs, main shopping streets, nice restaurants and main attractions (such as the cathedral, Plaza Grande o de la Independencia, Calle de la Ronda) just a few steps away. The hostel also has a very cool bar where you’ll be able to meet many travellers. Did we also mention that the breakfast is FREE?!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Bar
  • Travel desk

🏠 Address: Calama e8 con 6 de diciembre, la Mariscal., Quito, Pichincha

🏘Neighbourhood: Mariscal

🚊 Nearest station: Manuela Canizares

Book your stay at Color House Petite Hostel

 

We hope the hostels we’ve chosen help you to discover this beautiful country. Let us know in the comments if you’ve stayed in one of our recommended hostels, or if you’d like to share a hostel that you think other backpackers shouldn’t miss in Quito.

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Dorothée Gomez

I'm Dorothée, French, German, Spanish & Polish (yess crazy family round 1). Senior Social Media & Content Executive and #HostelworldInsider at Hostelworld. I grew up in Germany before moving to France. My parents are both multicultural, so we are speaking different languages at home. I guess that's also why I'm obsessed with travel, foreign languages and other cultures. ✈ Favourite place on earth: New York City. 🏠 Favourite hostel: LemonRock Hostel, Granada, Spain. Follow my adventures on Instagram @dorotheegmz

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