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Posada Tambuca
Ranked #34 of 116 Hotels in Quito
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Yolanda is indeed your favorite sister, Mom, or aunt. Whatever we needed, she provided. We loved the breakfast with a different delicious fresh juice each morning. And sitting around at night or in the afternoon was like a UN convention--sharing stories with people from Canada, Australia, England, Venezuela, etc. The shared bathroom which had been a concern of mine, was not an issue. As with most older homes in Ecuador, all sounds carry. If there happens to be an inconsiderate guest with a night departure, you WILL hear them, but the warmth of Yolanda and her family overrides this. The location was very convenient to shops and the big red bus to old town. My husband wanted posters from tourist information, and Yolanda "as just stopping by there." She went out of her way for us. She knew where to purchase alpaca wool, was always smiling and efficient. In fact, she came out at 3am and stood with us looking at the full moon while we awaited our taxi. We miss you, Yolanda!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I loved this place. It was clean, in a convenient location and the host (Yolanda) was an angel. The bathroom is shared, but clean and there is no wait. The hostel is in a great spot, about a 10 minute walk to the central area, and is very close to main streets so it's no problem to get a cab at any time of day. Carlos and Yolanda's other son (?) can get by in English, but Yolanda doesn't speak much English...it was okay for us as our Spanish is passable, but I'd suggest knowing a bit of Spanish. All and all an amazing stay, and I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was the best place I stayed in Ecuador. I stayed once for 5 nights and then again for 3 nights. I was never disappointed. Yolanda was a kind and generous hostess. The facilities were clean. The location was very convenient yet quiet. I loved the fresh juice every morning, and even when we had to leave at 5 am, Yolanda gave us breakfast to go. I would highly recommend it.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights. Really nice place that I can definitely recommend. Rooms were fine and clean with wifi-access. Best thing is the really nice and friendly owners and the great breakfast (eggs made to order, juice, toast, fruit, coffee). Owner Yolanda was lovely and helpful in giving directions and Info on various sights (didn't speak English though, but I think her sons did). Bathrooms and showers shared but thankfully with hot water. Location is pretty good in Mariscal Sucre (same area as most other hostels).

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I am heading back to Posada Tambuca after enjoying a wonderful stay earlier this month. The house has everything you could look for - it is spotlessly clean, its beds are incredibly comfortable, the showers are hot and with great pressure, breakfast is yummy and substantial (eggs how you like them, bread, fruit salad, freshly made juice and unlimited PROPER coffee and a huge choice of teas), the location is great and house very secure....but the real difference is the hostess Yolande - she is so friendly, helpful and with genuine warmth and affection that makes you feel like a guest in her home rather than just another tourist. All in all it is excellent value for money and I wouldn't want to stay elsewhere when visiting Quito!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

My stay here has been enjoyable. Yolanda and Carlos are welcoming, accommodating, and super friendly.

The hostal is spacious and you never feel its crowded even when full. The bathrooms are shared but you never have to wait.

Breakfast is lovely with fresh juice (different kind every morning) , eggs, fresh croissants, jam, coffee, teased cut up fruit. Whenever you get up its served!

A wonderful stay....:)

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

My wife and I couldn't be more pleased with our stay. The rooms we clean and comfortable and our hosts Yolanda and Carlos made use feel at home. The breakfast was made to order and fantastic. There is WiFi access in the rooms and a computer available as well. The showers and bathroom is shared, however, there are only four rooms per floor and there was never a time when the bathroom was in use by other guests. It should be noted that we are in our 50's and hostels aren't just for young adults. We want to thank our hosts for their hospitality and we would recommend this location to any of our family or friends.

We stayed here a total of six days. Four and the start of our three week trip to Equador. Again after returning from the Galapagos and once more after 3 days in Banos.

Yolanda responds promptly to email correspondence in preparation for your stay. That was very important to us.

John and Sharon Wilson
We miss them already.

Room Tip: We had the matrimonial suite on the first floor.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Luis Cordero E2-19 y Ulpiano Paez, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #34 of 116 Hotels in Quito
Price Range: $27 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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