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Minka Hostel

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  • 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 (170 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.

Important: Parking is limited! Contact us to coordinate a place.

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 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2022
    We had a wonderful stay at Minka! From the beginning Danilo and Alex were super happy to help and provide with comprehensive information about Quito and Ecuador. We were traveling as a family and we felt home. The beds were v comfy and we enjoyed spending a lot of time in common areas - there was always something interesting to do! We only missed better windows isolation, it could get really cold inside - plenty of blankets were provided though. We recommend Minka highly, we'd love to repeat!
    Spain, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 May 2022
    My stay at Minka was perfect: quiet & restful. I booked a private room with a bathroom en-suite for 4 nights & I slept 10 hours a night. At night, the neighborhood is quiet save for the sound of an occasional passing car. The hostel is located off a small one way street & near a school. Alexandra and Danillo (married couple) were great hosts - even though I woke up late, Alex always made me breakfast. They both directed me on activities to do. Central yet safe location and laundry on site!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 May 2022
    The staff was incredible with tons of recommendations . We stayed at other hostels and wish we stayed here the entire time. Very informative and welcoming . Lots of activities within the hostel such as movie nights and karaoke nights. Showers and bathrooms were clean and the area was walking distance to lots of things. Highly recommend !
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Apr 2022
    We loved staying here! The staff is so nice and friendly. They also recommend a lot of places and activities around the area, and even offered tours. The included breakfast was also yummy! A great vibe!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Mar 2022
    Loved it! Would 10/10 come back.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Jun 2022
    It is family run hostel. I think the host ix extremely accommodating. He really embrace the concept of putting his guests first; he adjusts our schedule according to our needs. Although there was a miscommunication, he immediately rectify the situation to make sure we are satisfy with the results. I cannot emphasize enough how good he was to us. I really like the other employees too, they definitely knew how to welcome their guests even with a language barrier. Muchas gracias!!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    26 May 2022
    We stayed here for two nights and the staff was over the top accommodating to us. Provided airport pick up, location was great, included breakfast. Would definitely stay here again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Apr 2022
    This is a really nice hostel. A lot of work has been put in by the family owners, by creating an interactive website with all the tourist info you could need for Quito, with maps, recommendations for restaurants, day trips etc. The hosts are also very responsive to communication,are personable, happy to provide recommendations The included breakfast is great It was a bit quiet while we were here so socially it was quiet. And our room was loud at night and in the morning due to the adjacent road.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    21 Apr 2022
    A lovely hostel in Quito. The common areas are a little dark and chilly, so they're are not too inviting to hang out at the hostel. The owner speaks English (which, in my opinion, is a huge plus) and he also helps you to organise trips and is reliable. His website with tour and activity overviews helps you to plan your time in and around Quito. Overall, a nice stay at this hostel.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 May 2022
    Theoretically a good hostel, BUT: close to a busy road and very noisy at night, kitchen could be better equipped and maintained, the lights turn off in the bathrooms and chill out areas every few minutes because they are on motion sensors, roof in the common area leaks when it rains and there was barely anyone any other guests. But the staff is lovely and super helpful. They have a great website with all the information you could need for Quito and further travel.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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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