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Hostal El Arupo

Juan Rodriguez E7-22 y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #33 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Quito
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
28 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice spot to stay super close to Plaza Foche. The owners despite not speaking English were very friendly, helpful and kind. They tried really hard to communicate and assist where necessary. The internet here is top notch - super fast and available everywhere! Location is perfect, two blocks from Plaza Foch, restaurants, shops, ATMs, information centre etc. The rooms are... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Although this hostel has few amenities it has many other things. Good location convenient to everything, adequate breakfast, very friendly staff, clean, great WiFi, private bath and plenty of hot water. Currently only $30 per night. Can't find a much better value.

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Stillwater
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Arupo is in a part of Quito where it has lots of competition, so no question the price is right. That having been said, be sure what you are willing to compromise. This is probably a good hotel for backpackers and budget travelers. Not so great for a couple in their 70s who want basic amenities and some peace and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I stay in this place for fews night after a big deception somewhere else, and I really enjoy my stay , really feeling at home, really friendly staff and helpful one. the facilities was ok (microwave/ fridge etc..) and the room was clean and really great for the price. just one point was no so good was the breakfast but... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I stayed here when I first arrived in Quito near the end of January and then intermittently during my travels within Ecuador (having to transfer through Quito to other destinations). "Feels like home" could not be a more accurate statement about Hostal El Arupo. I already miss the it! My first room was immaculate, spacious yet cozy; however, it was... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed here for Xmas for two nights, then went back for another two nights after visiting the Amazon. The couple very kindly kept our suitcases. The rooms were very clean and tidy. We stayed in two rooms at the back, so it was quite. Breakfast was basic, but good. The hostel was also in a very good location for... More

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Olympia, WA
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This was a nice hostel in a good location for walking around Quito. The room was comparatively large as was the bathroom. We were able to use the facilities in the kitchen, (fridge to store stuff, microwave, etc.) Very homey and the staff very friendly. We had been staying at the one across the street, but they couldn't extend our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I arrived at 2am to a friendly hostelier and a clean, cozy room. The cute couple who runs it are both very kind individuals, always quick to help you with something. The atmosphere is muy tranquilo. When I played my guitar in the dining/common room area, everybody was happy to have music while they ate or checked emails no matter... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

There are 2 Arupos a couple of streets apart so make sure you go to the right one. Our taxi dropped us at the wrong one but the staff came and collected us within minutes. They are very helpful but don't speak much English so communication can be tricky if you don't have much Spanish. The room was clean and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about arupo. It is exactly what I was looking for - great both rooms and bathrooms (and great showers), spotlessly clean, great location a minute walk from the lively la fosch where the tours leave from too, reasonable, with decent/simple breakfast and a kitchen for tea etc. The staff is really nice and kept... More

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Address: Juan Rodriguez E7-22 y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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