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Colonial House Quito

Olmedo 432 y los Rios, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #16 of 136 Quito B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights at the Colonial House and it was great. We stayed in room number 1, which was the top floor. If you're traveling in a couple, I would definitely recommend getting this room. It's the only room with a small balcony with a great view. The kitchen was right next to our room and was open for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hostal has several room options on three floors in large, bright colonial house in San Blas area of Quito. Found volunteers who staffed the hostal to be generally helpful, some more knowledgeable than others. Beds were comfortable and most private rooms had more than one bed. My favorite was #9, although it was on the top floor. Better value for... More

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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Colonial House for a month and had the best time of my life. I'm a fan of everything "colonial" so I found the place really suitable for my stay. They have English speaking staff, clean bathrooms and the owners are amazing! During the first period of my stay, wifi wasn't working well but after 2 weeks, they've... More

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Colonial House for three days upon our arrival in Quito. The staff were super friendly, and there was a nice community atmosphere. They provided free filtered water & coffee and the breakfasts were only $3.50 and tasty. The Wireless and internet was also free, but painfully slow when it did work. Our room #9 was facing... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling to Ecuador meant backpacking, adventure and hostel living. First time in one so no use comparing to a hotel although this one may be superior to some. I was surprised how clean it was seeing that in fact it is colonial (200 years old) and by proper experience knowing that older buildings are harder to keep clean, or at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on recommendation of friends. Didn't expect much, but was pleasantly surprised, for a backpackers run by volunteers it's really clean. We had a shared bathroom and it was no problem. The place has lots of corners to sit in and it didn't feel crowded. Free hot drinks and filtered water was good. Plenty of kitchens and bathrooms. Only... More

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36 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've stayed in over 100 hostels in 30 countries but this place had THE RUDEST STAFF I've ever seen. One refused to look away from his facebook to give me directions to the places I wanted to see. I was totally friendly and polite and he just kept trying to wave me off and saying he didn't know where each... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Really good place to socialise with other travellers, plenty of common areas throughout the hostel on all its floors. Nice kitchen, could be a bit better equipped and kept cleaner, but is alright. Only downside: the electrical showers are very tricky to start and only turn the water from freezing to bearable... but not to warm.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Very nice hostel with great common area and a nice kitchen. The rooms vary (size, light etc), we totally can recommend room #1. The rooms and bathrooms are quite clean (we had a room with a private bathroom). It could be a bit loud sometimes (depending on the guests of course). The owner is very friendly! The wifi is not... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We used Colonial House hostel as a base for travelling throughout Ecuador and they were always accommodating to our needs and requests. The rooms are great value for Quito and is in a great location about 10 minute walk from the historical centre. We loved coming back to the warm atmosphere from the staff and decor. We even spent a... More

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Address: Olmedo 432 y los Rios, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #16 of 136 B&Bs / Inns in Quito
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