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“Home Sweet Huasi” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Otavalo Huasi II
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Otavalo Huasi II
Ranked #138 of 249 Specialty Lodging in Quito
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27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Home Sweet Huasi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

We stayed at Otavalo Huasi II (Wilson y Tamayo) for two weeks while taking Spanish classes at Yanapuma. Cristina, Ruben, Jasmine and the rest of the family and staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Our room was big enough to unpack all of our belongings and transform the room into our "home". The breakfast choices were both filling and delicious. The outside courtyard is great for relaxing in the sun and we were able to use the kitchen. Overall, we loved our stay at Otavalo Huasi II and will certainly stay again in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2010

We stayed 3 nights at this hostal. It was adequate in terms of the type of beds, rooms etc. They had internet, but charged 90 cents per hour for its use and was very slow. Across the street is an internet store for 70 cents per hour that was fast. The owners are nice people, but did nothing about the noise created by other guests in the hostal. The street noise was typical for Quito, and was only bad in the rooms facing the street. On our third night we moved to an inner room that was much less noisey, but had no toilet seat on the toilet. The worst problem was when the midnight flights arrived and the guests came in, they were all excited to be arriving, and yelled and ran while other were trying to sleep. The staff did nothing, but they groups would be quiet when asked. Overall for the price and the close location to the Plaza Foch in the Mariscal made it convenient.. Breakfast was decent. We did feel safe in the area, and a permanant night security guard was on the street at all times for the hostal across the street. JUST BRING EARPLUGS.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2010

The owners run two hostels one on Juan Leon Mera and another on Wilson y Tamayo both in the Mariscal area of Quito.
I am writing a review of the one on Juan Leon Mera however having seen some of the photos of the new one on Wilson y Tamayo (which is on a quieter street) and knowing the owners I would believe that it is also a very good place to stay. I hope to one day visit and stay there.
I stayed at Otavalo Huasi for two months in 2007 whilst volunteering and then returned again for two weeks in March 2008 whilst I was travelling in South America.
The hostel has lots of rooms, some ensuite, some sharing bathrooms, there are singles, doubles , triples etc. Each room has been decorated individually (by the owners) and all have Andean bedspreads. There is a kitchen that can be used to cook your meals. Breakfast can be included in the price. The hostel is on one of the main roads and there are bars and clubs nearby. This can be an issue at night if you want a quiet sleep but I found ear plugs to solve that…..or just stay out all night at the bars and clubs! There is a supermarket nearby and lots of restaurants too. Buses into the old town can be caught nearby.
The staff who run the hostel (Cristina, Janeth, Atuq, Ruben and now Diego) are incredibly friendly. Within a few days one of them had invited me to her birthday night out and had also taken some of us to her home town Otavalo. I later went to the coast with two of the others. It does help if you speak Spanish they also speak Quechua and I understand they may give you lessons now. They are always cleaning and will try and solve any issues that arise.
There is a TV lounge/dining room with a PC with internet for an extra charge.
The upstairs rooms are via an outside stairwell – a little annoying when raining but not much of a chore.
There is hot water and electric showers, but no heating so buy a few jumpers in the market further down the road.
24 Hour reception too.
I really felt at home here!

They have info on Facebook -
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=1337134396&ref=ts

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Otavalo Huasi II
Address: Wilson 183 y Jose Tamayo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Ranked #138 of 249 Specialty Lodging in Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Otavalo Huasi II 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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