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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was perfect for our overnight stay in Quito. A great location, close to restaurants and not too far to walk into the old town. The rooms were spacious and clean and the staff very helpful and friendly. We had problems with a car we had rented and they helped us contact the car hire company. Good memories of... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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94 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016

If you need to visit Quito, and want to find a comfortable place in a good location, with many restaurants, and buses that can take you all over town, then this is the place. Helpful staff, good breakfast, and highly recommended.

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Allschwil, Schweiz
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Good value for the money. We had a room with "garden view". It was lovely to observe the humming-birds close by. We were also satisfied with breakfast. The location is pretty good, in center of town. Therefore it can be a bit loud in the evenings on weekends.

Thank migrosmmm
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300 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016

This hostel is very well located in the tourist area of Quito (Note: this is not at all the same as the old town, it is a six block area devoted to hotels, bars and restaurants, well-policed and safe). Right across the street is the Achiote restaurant which I loved. There are also some noisy bars nearby, if you want... More 

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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I was supposed to be here for 5 nights, but I am checking out after just one. I read that some rooms can be noisy so I asked for a quiet one. The place is decent enough for the price but the sound insulation is very poor - club music, car alarms, people shouting. It's a pretty noisy area and... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Located near Plaza Foch which is full of bars and nightlife, be wary at night-time as dodgy characters walk the streets of Quito. Hostel is very cute with a lovely sitting room area for chats and beers which are available for sale at low cost in the hostel. Breakfast was included for our two night stay and it was good... More 

Thank NiallODonoghue
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and accommodating staff and good location. Can be a bit noisy but rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast was basic but very good and staff went out of their way to accommodate our large group.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2015

Old colonial house, nicely decorated. Staff didn't speak english at all. Most rooms are either next to the tv room or next to the door. It's an old house so quite noisy inside. Rooms were very clean And shower is good. Breakfast consists of coffee, eggs And fruit juice. Location is very good in mariscal!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2014

Great location right in Plaza Foch. We could walk to all the bars/clubs at night without feeling unsafe and walk to El Elijido (the park with the art fair) during the day. This is probably what is most important. Our room had no frills but had everything we needed. 2 comfortable beds and a shower with great pressure. Staff was... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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181 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed in a room in the back of the building on a Saturday night. And that’s immediately the most negative point : there is a kind of dancing behind the hotel with loud music, and it feels/sounds like the dancing is IN your room. Music stops, however, at midnight, so if you are arriving late (like we did) or... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Hostal El Arupo

Address: Juan Rodriguez E7-22 y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $28 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal El Arupo 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“We had an upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles 266janyp, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Best to get room near the back, the rooms on the street can be noisy, especially late at night when the night clubbers return home.”
 of 5 bubbles WJD_CO, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“Book ahead and ask for a room in the front of the building (certainly, not a room at the back if you like to sleep before midnight).”
 of 5 bubbles Geographtraveller, Dec 8, 2014 | Read review
“In the center of night life but the hostel is generally quiet. Any room will do.”
 of 5 bubbles JB207, Jul 2, 2014 | Read review
“With any hotel in this area you will have a bit more quiet if you choose a room at the top, assuming you are not traveling with a lot of luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles GoOSUCowboys, Apr 26, 2014 | Read review
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