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Minka Hostel

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 Nights at the Minka hostel. We met lots of other travellers as there is a huge common place on the top floor. It was nice to cook, hang out and have some chat to others, that gave us many recommendations for our onward travels. As the common area i not very isolated be prepared for some cool...

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Minka H, Gerente at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. We enjoyed having you with us!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, clean rooms, stayed here for 2 nights but would have stayed longer! The breakfast they serve is good and the place is really beautiful! I would go back without any hesitation. Had a great experience.

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Minka H, Propietario at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much! You inspired us! Please feel free to return anytime, this is your home in Quito.

Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We have been checked in at Minka for what seems like a eternity, in actuality it has been approximately 4 days. This hostel FEELS like a hostel; with common areas that are fun and welcoming. The beds, living spaces and bathrooms are basic, which is to be expected considering the very competitive price per night, BUT always extremely clean and...

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Minka H, Propietario at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

It is so kind from you to take the time to write such a detailed comment! Thanks so much for that. Please feel free to return anytime, this is your home :)

Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

These guys are here to help you make the most of your trip! By far the most comfortable beds ive slept in in a very very long time. You can book cabs for as little as $40 a day here to see everything you want to see around Quito. They did refer a friend to mine to a guy a...

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Minka H, Propietario at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment about us. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We try our best referring places to our guests but sometimes, it is just not in our hands. We are very sorry for that inconvenient.

Reviewed December 7, 2016

Minka Hostel is perfect if you are looking to meet nice people and socialize. The location is good if you want to get to know Centro Historico better, but it is also not very far away from Plaza Foch. The hostel is clean and very nicely decorated inside with several areas to relax or hang out. They offer breakfast for...

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Minka H, Propietario at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

Your comment truly made our day!! Thanks for such a nice review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us.

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Reviewed November 29, 2016

The hostel is nice, clean, and friendly. It's in an old neighborhood without much to offer at night, but close enough to the Basílica del Voto Nacional and historic district to walk or bus in the day. The showers, though. There was definitely an issue with the hot water instantly reaching scalding temperatures without any ease into a tolerable medium....

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Minka H, Propietario at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. As for the shower issue, after several attempts to fix the system, we have decided to replace it completely. These works will be carried out during this weekend. We apologize for the discomfort caused to all our guests during this time and we emphasize our genuine interest in continuing to provide a very...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed November 14, 2016

we had a private room there. The hostel was nice, the staff very friendly. the rooms OK, nothing special. I liked the common area with the terrasse. the hostel unfortunately is a little bit in walking distance to the historical center (up and down way) and close is no rerstaurant or bar. But they offer every night 1-2 different dinners,...

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Minka H, Gerente at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comment.

Papunya, Australia
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Good cleans hostel. Good areas to meet new people. The hostel is a big hill walk down and up to the main old town square. Not much happening outside the hostel at night in old town. Better off staying in the new part of town where the cafes, food, pubs are and doing a day trip into the old part....

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Minka H, Gerente at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a comment about us. Fortunately Minka Hostel is located in one of the last neighborhoods of Quito where it is still possible to experience the tranquility and daily life of an old neighborhood. Our guests really appreciate being able to stay in such a place. There are traditional places nearby where you can...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 6, 2016

The hostel has a really lovely atmosphere and great location for the old town and some of the lively districts to the north. The staff were all amazing, and the breakfasts (and dinners) were delicious which is always a bonus!

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Minka H, Propietario at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us. It was a pleasure to host you.

Madison, Connecticut
Reviewed November 6, 2016

The hostel was the best part of my visit to Quito. The hostel has a great vibe, has great service and I met a lot of great people there. I think that the atmosphere and their Halloween party helped making new friends easy. Moreover, the hostel is well located, several blocks away (about a 15 to 20 minute walk) from...

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Minka H, Gerente at Minka Hostel, responded to this review

Your comment made our day! Hope to host you again in the future. Regards from the middle of the world :)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
First chill out hostel in Quito!. Enjoy our beautiful social areas while you enjoy a cold beer and hanging out with people from all around the world. Delicious breakfast and dinners, Spanish lessons, tours and much more. Discover Quito with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Minka Hostel

Address: Matovelle 219 | Calle Vargas, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $10 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Minka Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“The Coastal Dream room has a window that goes out to a social area, no window facing the outside.”
 of 5 bubbles 5josefinas, Dec 7, 2016 | Read review
“Pick the smaller dorm room away from the street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles drifterjimi, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
“Good spacious rooms ”
 of 5 bubbles squeak_32, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
“good wifi, good meals”
 of 5 bubbles chloe6389, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
“Try not to choose the dorms that have windows, they are close to the street and there is a lot of noise outside, even at night. ”
 of 5 bubbles Ragary1227, Sep 5, 2016 | Read review
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