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El Centro del Mundo Hostel
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El Centro del Mundo Hostel
Ranked #152 of 256 Specialty Lodging in Quito
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nope.”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Upside? Cheap. Downside? No quality control, loud guests (the bad kind) late into the night. Sketchy types allowed to run all over. Paper walls in a raucous Mariscal zone. Lousy communal bathrooms. I've stayed in compromise locations elsewhere in the Mariscal. All were better.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Admittedly arriving at 2am at a hostel is never to be recommended if you want to see the hostel and surrounding area in its best light.
The little time I spent here was not particularly pleasant however. The hostel was small and old and the other guests were up till the very earlier hours. The beds were comfy enough but fairly creaky. A positive was the large lockers, big enough to fit 2 large rucksacks. Seems to be in a good location for partying although the presence of so many armed security does little to instil a sense of safety to the area. Final negative was the bathroom was cramped and smelled of urine which although is not uncommon for a bathroom, washing in the odour of someone's piss doesn't want to make you sing praises about cleanliness.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Diest, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed August 1, 2013

The first night(30/07/2013)that we stayed at this hostal we have been robbed. They stole a very expensive camera (900 dollars) out of our room while my boyfriend was sleeping inside the room. The next day also a good flashlight dissapeared. The lock from the reception is not safe. The key of the lock fits on all the other locks, so if you are planning to stay there (please don't) bring your own lock. People just walk in and out of the hostal at night, very strange, and for the dormitories this is not safe at all, they can just take things from you without being seen. the service is horrible, the first day the lightbulb of the toilet wasn't working anymore and after two days it still wasn't fixed. You have to ask like ten times after your free breakfast. While we were staying there other people also got robbed. Things were dissapearing in the hostal. We mentioned at the reception that our camera was stolen but it seemed like they didn't care at all. Me and my boyfriend travelled five months in Asie and now one month in Colombia and a few days in Ecuador, this was one of the most bad experiences we had with hostels...

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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MIAMI, FL
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This place was very nice and clean, relaxed atmosphere, nice garden, attentive staff, nice facilities , breakfast included.
When i was there there was no activities during the night, so it was a bit boring as i was traveling by myself, apart of that, it was a nice stay

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Me and a friend stayed here in January, it was okay, it wasn't overly clean but it was under $6 a night and breakfast was quite tasty. The bathroom wasn't the nicest but wasn't the worst either. An average hostel and would recommend for one or two nights.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly service, not much sign of the party atmosphere while we were there though, they had no beers available to buy on the first night so we went to the surrounding bars. Beds are simple, good storage space in the room we had, which was a 4 bed dorm ($5.60pppn). Plug sockets in the room didn't hold our adapter in place but we could charge our phones in the downstairs sockets. Bathroom was pretty grimy, showers dribbled and were freezing. Breakfast was simple but tasty and free, just toast with butter and jam, jam was good though. All in all a good place to call home in Quito for the 3 nights we spent, and very cheap too so more money for the drinks deals in la mariscal.

  • Stayed January 2013
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1 Thank Ryan G
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Quito
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2012

ive been going to Centro del Mundo for years for their rum and coke nights, ive met some great people there and above all had some incredible parties, its still a great place and great party hostel thats reasonably cheap but a shadow of its former self, the hostel was truly exceptional a few years ago

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Marco M
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Property: El Centro del Mundo Hostel
Address: Lizardo Garcia E 7-26 | Between Diego Almagro y Reina Victoria, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Ranked #152 of 256 Specialty Lodging in Quito
Number of rooms: 14

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