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Hostal El Cafecito

Luis Cordero y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
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Hostal El Cafecito
Ranked #59 of 131 Specialty lodging in Quito
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Leuven
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Let's start with the good things: their restaurant / breakfast place. We stayed in three different hostels in Quito - yes, it's hard to find a good one - and this one had by far the nicest breakfast place which also serves as a restaurant at evenings. And it was cheap (in Quito terms). The bad things: our shower didn't... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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54 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The hostel is conveniently located for the bars and restaurants of Mariscol...albeit the hostel has a bar and restaurant attached that is popular with locals and gringos alike. The hostel is an old house thus lots of character but means noisy floor boards throughout. Beds are a good size in the dorms. Shared bathrooms often lacked hot water and needed... More

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Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

This hostal is brilliantly located in the beating heart of Quito, the mariscal, close to the central place and both central buslines. It offers very spacious and cheap rooms and dorms with hot showers in a lovely house with 24h reception and wifi. There is also a restaurant and bar downstairs with life music on weekends. The most memorable part... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Very nice place to stay. Safe neighborhood. Staff very friendly and lots of info about Quito and other parts of Ecuador. I would stay here again !!! Food was very good in the cafe. Might not fit a backpackers budget, but many cheap places to eat in the area. The hot water was fine when I stayed there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The place is safe, location is good, room was kept clean, vibe is amazing and the shower is not always hot.... All normal for your average place to stay. A few important things make this place far beyond your average hostel. The home made desserts are to die for!! But much more important was the service I received when I... More

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Cartagena, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have stayed at El Cafecito each time I have been to Quito - over 5 times and it has never disappointed. The lovely man that owns the business has an extensive knowledge of South America- particularly Ecudor and Columbia which he is more than happy to impart. The hostel itself is tasteful, clean and offers tasty meals in the... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Rooms are ok. But this place has the worst showers in Ecuador. Got a choice betweeen very cold and freezing. And if you are desesperate enough, wait 5 minutes and you might get 1 min or 2 worth of warmish water. Every single toilet in the place also leaks. Its a shame they don't fix that. Way to go green.... More

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Nipawin, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I stayed here, on recommendation by a backpacker friend. She swore up and down that it's a beautiful place, and I have to agree! The dorms are pretty standard, as far as hostels go. Nothing overly special, but there are thick warm blankets which are a must in cool Quito nights, and only $8. The showers are sometimes hot, and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I stayed in a few hostels, most on the higher end, in Quito during October of 2013. Most were disappointing, seriously unsafe or overpriced. I liked El Cafecito much more in contrast. Accommodations are not fancy, WiFi is average, and you won't get a 10 minute hot shower. But this place is a magnet for interesting travelers, researchers and creative... More

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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Maybe I was just unlucky, but the private room I booked was more like a cell. 4 walls and a bed, no windows. Very claustrophobic. Of course I didn't come to spend all my time in my room but it was still pretty depressing being in there. Staff / owner not overly friendly or helpful. Didn't try the food as... More

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Address: Luis Cordero y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Ranked #59 of 131 Specialty lodging in Quito

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