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Hostal El Cafecito

Luis Cordero y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
Hostal El Cafecito
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

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 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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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 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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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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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed in this place for one night, then I changed the hostel because I felt really uncomfortable. When I arrived I had to wait nearly half'n hour to get into my room, because the front desk is operated by the waiters, so I had to wait for somebody to give me the key of my room. It is obviously not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Room was decent. In the back behind the main building. You could hear most of everything that was going on in the restaurant until about 12:30 when the staff left. The shower was cold so we didn't shower The owner tony was helpful but with a condescending air about him. Didn't exactly make us feel welcomed. The food was ok.... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I've backpacked through Quito, Mindo, Guayaquil, Montañita, Canoa and Machala; El Cafecito is my favorite place in Ecuador, and when I go back to Canada I will miss it. It's in a great neighbourhood of the city (Mariscal), the ambiance is both laid-back and extremely welcoming-- staff are helpful, fun and cool. I've been travelling as a single female for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I passed this place while walking around and they had a good price for a dorm room so I tried it out. I am very glad I did. The staff are really sweet and friendly. The owner is Canadian and was more than happy to answer a ton of questions I had about what to see and do. He speaks... More 

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