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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Minka Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Whether you are passing through or planning an extension, at Minka Smart Hostel you will feel like family.
We are a comfortable hostel located in the heart of Quito in the historic center of the city, just 600 meters from the government palace. We have a high-speed 5G WIFI connection (100 Mbps), three lounge areas, a rooftop and a terrace. All spacious and automated making us the first Smart Hostel in the city.

If you need help with your trip in Quito or Ecuador. We are happy to help you and recommend depending on your time and budget. You can also download our application where you will find all the tourist places inside and outside the city. How to get there, what to do, nearby places, recommendations and more.

Our classic 3-story building features:

1. A fully equipped kitchen for guest use.
2. Bedroom beds have wraparound reading curtains to ensure privacy and a good night's sleep.
3. Breakfast is included in all reservations.
4. And the reception works 24 hours. Contact us to find out about our express check-in and how it works for our overnight travelers.
5. We offer Pick Up service from the airport. Click Here:

Among the many services that we can offer you are: Pickup service from the airport, Spanish classes, Car rental, Laundry, Tours, etc.

Policies and conditions:

1. Payment upon arrival in cash or by credit card
2. Arrival from: 13:00 PM
3. Check out before 12:00 PM.
4. Cancellation policy: Please inform us 24 hours before you can modify or cancel the reservation in order to rent to someone else. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2022
    Great location, cool amenities, best part is the staff! Danilo and team were amazing. Would stay again!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2021
    The folks who run Minka hostel were SOOOOO nice. There was a small group of us and the owners really made it feel like home. We had new years eve dinner together as a hostel (owners prepared the meals) and I had zero problems at all. The owner's hospitality and desire to make it a great experience were completely felt by me. It was the little things. e.g., 5 of us went on the Cotopaxi tour before breakfast hours, but the owners made us a bagged breakfast so that we'd have something to eat.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2021
    Hostel owner was incredibly helpful. He made us feel welcomed, organize events, call taxis, and cooked us dinner for New Years Eve.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Dec 2021
    Fantastic experience, accommodating staff, will definitely go back.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Nov 2021
    The owners are the most accommodating I have ever experience. The location is close to the heart of Quito where a lot happen. You may hear a lot of city noises, but the hostel staffing and atmosphere more than makes up for it. The owners also can set you up tours, food and taxi services. The breakfast in the morning is wonderful and everything is priced well. The hostel does host events such as karaoke and dancing but due to covid it is understandably difficult. I would recommend.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2021
    Danilo and Alex are fantastic hosts. I really felt at home here. Danilo helped me plan out my whole trip in Ecuador and even helped me with getting Covid tests for my flight home, etc. after I had already checked out. One day I had to work virtually for my job here and the wifi was very reliable and fast. The empanada and eggs for breakfast were very tasty too. Thanks for everything!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Nov 2021
    This was my first time staying in a hostel and I sure am glad that I chose Minka! The owners were beyond helpful- they helped me schedule tours, set up transportation, and so much more. The location was very convenient to many of the tourist attractions, bus stations, banks, restaurants, etc. I highly recommend Minka if you are trying to stay near the Old Town in Quito!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Jan 2022
    Owner was super helpful and available. Hostel is very well set up and in a great location (near the city center). Hostel automation system makes it convenient for both you and staff even though it kinda looks like the Big Brother. Great atmosphere in general and great spaces for meeting new friends
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Dec 2021
    If you need info or connections on anything in or around Quito (Amazon tours included), the owner here is exceptionally helpful. He tirelessly works in the hostel to give guests an excellent experience. The rooms, facilities, and location were all good, through the hot water didn't work even after 5 mins, everything else was great. I came during a weekday as the Omicron scare set in, so there wasn't a big party vibe anywhere in Quito, but the few people I met at this really awesome.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 Nov 2021
    Shower in private room hot water was inconsistent. Had to go to community showers for hot water
    USA, Couple, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi