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El Centro del Mundo Hostel

Lizardo Garcia E7-26 | Between Diego Almagro y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Avoca Beach, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Such a cute place to stay. The owner is so lovely and helps you with everything, even Spanish lessons. Really nice and cosy made beds. Nice vibe. Smoothie blender available so we got to make our own juices. In a great spot, walking distance to everything. Definitely recommend.

Thank MayaBeja
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed in this hostel for 5 nights. it was okay. it was cheap in compare to other hostels so we couldn't expect too much. the price was 8 dollars per night including the breakfast (coffe,bread, butter and jam) we had a matrimonial room with shared bathroom. the room was pretty big and comfortable, the showers were... More 

Thank Mormor1992
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Well what do you expect when you choose a cheap backpackers accommodation - you get cheap, unsavory guests. And since it’s on the street of the party scene and other close-by party areas - an even more rowdy unsavory crowd. I knew that in advance and took a single room instead, gladly paying the extra money. Room is dark and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The beds are uncomfortable. No hot water..After complaining about the hot water which was promised when we did check in, the hostel manager checked rhw water and it was almost lukewarm, which sucks because of the cold weather in quito. The hostel is close to plaza fuch and there are many bars/night clubs in the same street- good if you... More 

Thank David J
Morgantown, West Virginia
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Reserved a private room with bath. Called day before arrival to confirm room and late arrival. Arrived around 10:30 p.m. with confirmation number but were told they had no rooms. After much conversation, we were finally given a room with 1 twin bed, no room for luggage, about the size of a closet. Door had no lock, after asking, we... More 

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Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The hostel was average, but the man who worked at reception made it a great place to crash for one night. there is a lot of information around the hostel which is extremely helpful. Free breakfast which we have found isnt too normal in Ecuador. Good place to stay for one or two nights. Cons matresses were quite bad and... More 

Thank TravelingBry
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Pros: +In the Mariscal Sucre, close to the party scene and close to other hostels so you can move when you realise how awful this place is +They sell water, beer and toiletries for good prices Cons: -Blood on the entrance post... -"No Drugs" rule but yet the place STUNK of weed -Our "suite" was like a tin shack with... More 

1 Thank StephieAlice_13
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Upside? Cheap. Downside? No quality control, loud guests (the bad kind) late into the night. Sketchy types allowed to run all over. Paper walls in a raucous Mariscal zone. Lousy communal bathrooms. I've stayed in compromise locations elsewhere in the Mariscal. All were better.

Thank ACaminar
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Admittedly arriving at 2am at a hostel is never to be recommended if you want to see the hostel and surrounding area in its best light. The little time I spent here was not particularly pleasant however. The hostel was small and old and the other guests were up till the very earlier hours. The beds were comfy enough but... More 

1 Thank ElJamo
Diest, Belgium
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The first night(30/07/2013)that we stayed at this hostal we have been robbed. They stole a very expensive camera (900 dollars) out of our room while my boyfriend was sleeping inside the room. The next day also a good flashlight dissapeared. The lock from the reception is not safe. The key of the lock fits on all the other locks, so... More 

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