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Hostal La Casona de Mario

Andalucia 213 y Galicia, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #50 of 132 Specialty lodging in Quito
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Casona de Mario has had a long-standing presence in Quito. I first stayed here ten years ago, and returned this spring in hopes that its good location, friendly travelers, and safe/secure set up would not have changed. Pros: Inexpensive with simple but generally clean rooms and a communal kitchen. Excellent location near La Catolica and the surrounding business district, close... More

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Puerto Natales, Chile
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

La casona de Mario was one of the best places we stayed in our South America trip. I honestly dont understand the people who complain about this property. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. There is a well-equipped kitchen for the guests, several bathrooms and a great garden to relax. The owners of the place, Mario and his wife are really... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It's the third time we've come here with two kids (4 and 5 yrs old) and we warmly recommend the place. The owners are very kind and helpful and the neighbourhood (La Floresta) is secure and very quiet as the hostel is. It's a very nice place to meet peaceful people travelling or studying in Quito. The small kitchen has... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I stayed at Casona de Mario for several weeks, and really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and quaint vibe. The owners were very kind and accommodating, and helped me store luggage, call taxis, etc. La Floresta is a beautiful, fun part of Quito to stay in too: plenty of quirky businesses (look for Ocho y medio coffee shop/ theater, Pobre Diablo... More

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Cusco, Peru
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I was very keen to stay at Mario's due to the great reviews. I wish I hadn't. We were made to feel unwelcome from the start with a gruff greeting of 'do you have a reservation?' It's not hard to smile and say 'hello, welcome...do you have a reservation?' We were then given a quick tour and left alone. The... More

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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

If you want to chill, relax and aclimatisate in Quito " La casona de Mario" is the best place to stay. The area " La Floresta" where the hostel is located , is a nice, quiet and secure place. You can find a big supermarket ( "Supermaxi"and a good internet cafe arround . The casa offers nice, clean rooms, a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed at La Casona de Mario two times for 3 days each. The place is located 10 minute walk from the Zona Rosa in Mariscal. The has different rooms with different room setting. Tipp: Check before when making a reservation. Because the hostel was not full we could enjoy a clean kitchen, clean bathroom facilities and the cosiness of... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Hostelbookers e-mail copied here: Please refer to the booking below, does the booking indicate four people in a room? Hello there, Thanks for your email. You booked a double room for only 2 people and then wanted to allocated 4 people in the same room. the double room has a maximum capacity of 2 people AND the property don't accept... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Myself and my partner thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.... We are travelling as a couple and stayed here for 5 days then left our bags in storage to visit ottovalo for a few days then came back here and stayed another 4 nights. It is a hostel converted from a house.... Kitchen with everything, great chill out area with great... More

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New York, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I exchanged several emails in English with the hostel. Our booking was confirmed as 2 ensuite rooms, one for parents and the other for young children. When we arrived after ringing for over 5 minutes (early evening), we were shown to a room with 2 sets of bunk beds with a bathroom (single toilet and shower) to share with 8... More

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Address: Andalucia 213 y Galicia, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Ranked #50 of 132 Specialty lodging in Quito
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