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“No where better in Quito!”
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Hostal Casapaxi
Ranked #64 of 259 Specialty Lodging in Quito
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“No where better in Quito!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

More of a guesthouse then a hostel, I stayed here for 3 weeks while going to school and felt right at home the whole time. It's out of the main tourist area, in a safe family neighbourhood but only a 10 min bus ride to Mariscal Sucre and 15-20 mins to the historic area of Quito. The house is beautiful, well maintained and the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in, Rosario comes in for 4 hours each day (except Sundays) and makes sure everything is spotless. One morning, I dropped a tube of chap stick and it rolled under the bed where I couldn't reach it so I figured it was gone, but when I came home from school, it was on my night stand, lol. The kitchen is well equipped, the patio is beautiful with a great view of Quito and Cotacachi volcano on clear days. Lugiania gives you a lot of info on the area and how to get around. The area was safe enough that I would walk the 6 blocks from another students residence at 11:00 at night and not feel nervous (as I said, it's a family neighbourhood). There's lots of shops and restaurants in the immediate area. The only downside is there's no internet connection but there are 3 internet places within a 2 block area that charge about 1 cent/min. Lugiania was working on getting wifi at the time I was there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We booked the suite for 3 days and extended it. The house is in a lovely quite neighbourhood although it is easy to get around via bus or taxi. The suite was so peaceful and we slept well which is a rarity in our 11 months of travelling. Luigiania our host was so helpful and friendly. Allowing us to use her phone to call our friend based in Quito and talking to our bus company re our departure time. I also loved her three crazy dogs! We will stay again next time we are in Quito.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a beautiful house in a very quiet neighbourhood.
It is secure, with front door locks and locked gates.

The house is HUGE and beautiful and the cleaner comes in every day from Monday to Friday.
She will clean all of the house. The only thing you need to do is clean up after yourself in the kitchen.

There is a large fridge and separate food storage cupboards for each room.

The neighbourhood felt safe to me (solo female traveller) but I did not take risks. I would walk to and from the internet café at about 7pm, but no later than that.

There are food shops and places to eat close by, but you are far from the centre of the city.
I stayed here for a week, for the luxury of the place, but then moved into the centre for my second week as I did not feel safe on the public transport, and I wanted to experience the city.

Luigina (the owner of the house) will give you information on EXACTLY which taxis are legal and safe to get in Quito - ESSENTIAL information, especially when getting from the airport.
PLEASE TAKE HER INSTRUCTIONS SERIOUSLY as Quito has a very high crime rate.

If you are looking for a quiet, clean and comfortable place to stay, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Denman Island, Canada
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Casapaxi is not just a room for the night-it is your private house! There is a wonderful sunken living room, dining room, kitchen for guest's use and outdoor patio overlooking the city.
The owner Luigina has been running this house for over 20 years & she is an exceptional host, very knowledgeable about Quito & Ecuador. She has a maid come in daily who will make your bed, iron towels(!) and do a quite thorough clean. I speak Spanish so it was easy to ask people which of the nearby buses to take to the various areas and the taxis are very inexpensive so it is very easy to get around. The location is just above the popular Mariscal region and is extremely quiet. There is no Wi-Fi but there are 2 places a block away that charge .75 cents per hour (!) so that was not a hardship.
It is one of the reviews one almost does not want to write so that there will be availability for my next stay!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

This was the hostel with the absolute best cost-performance ratio during our 6 weeks in Peru and Equador! We had the "Suite garden view" which actually did not only have garden view but our own big private garden including hammock! The room was huge, including a very clean private bath, a couch and TV and one of the fully equiped kitchens is also only used by this room.
Service there is excelent. Our very symphatic host drove us several times with her car to the bus stop (to go to mitad del mundo) or to the gondola station "teleferico". This was included in the service.
Location is not in the heart of the city, but there are very regular busses to and from the city in just 2 min walking distance ... and we prefered a very quiete and well maintained location to beeing in the noisy central with all night disco next to our room ...

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2012

We have stayed here every time we come through Quito, now about 7 or so times over the past 7 years. This is an amazing price for a clean safe place in Quito. The neighborhood is not dangerous (surprised by the other review) but is a little walk down the hill to get to town. It's not horribly far, but if you want to be "in the middle of things" this is not the place for you. The owner is wonderful, she will help you in any way possible!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2011

our recent stay at casapaxi in quito was wonderful. the hostal is owned by the most friendly and helpful woman who really takes care of her guests. it is also in a great location; not sure what the situation was with the other reviewer as it was easy to get to old town via the trole. we have no trouble with walking to reach buses and public transport and were fine with the downhill walk to reach the closest trole stop and then the quick ride into old town. we stayed in the suite and felt like we had our own little home-away-from-home and loved the kitchen. we cooked every night after shopping at a supermarket down the main road (that is a tough hill to walk, but was good for exercise!). we prefer to stay outside of the busy city center and found this the perfect spot for our time in quito! we just spent two months in Latin America and this was the best and most comfortable place we stayed during the entire trip.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Casapaxi
Address: Pasaje Navarro 364 (N 24-70) y La Gasca, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Ranked #64 of 259 Specialty Lodging in Quito
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Number of rooms: 15
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