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Hostal El Arupo

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3 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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4 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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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Cairns, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice spot to stay super close to Plaza Foche. The owners despite not speaking English were very friendly, helpful and kind. They tried really hard to communicate and assist where necessary. The internet here is top notch - super fast and available everywhere! Location is perfect, two blocks from Plaza Foch, restaurants, shops, ATMs, information centre etc. The rooms are... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Although this hostel has few amenities it has many other things. Good location convenient to everything, adequate breakfast, very friendly staff, clean, great WiFi, private bath and plenty of hot water. Currently only $30 per night. Can't find a much better value.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Arupo is in a part of Quito where it has lots of competition, so no question the price is right. That having been said, be sure what you are willing to compromise. This is probably a good hotel for backpackers and budget travelers. Not so great for a couple in their 70s who want basic amenities and some peace and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $46 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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