My fiance and I chose to stay here for 5 nights total. We first stayed there for 3 nights, then did a tour outside of Quito, and liked Posada Tambuca enough to come back for 2 more nights.
When we first arrived, we were greeted by Carlos, who was very helpful in telling us where we should or should not go after 9pm in Quito. He drew on our map to outline the dangerous areas. He also gave us a good restaurant recommendation. The second day, we met Yolanda, who was equally nice and gracious. The hostel is a convenient short walk away from Plaza Foch with all its restaurants, as well as from nearby bus stations.
At first we stayed in a double room on the 2nd floor. The beds, as other reviewers have said, are very comfortable. The linens and comforter are very clean and warm. There was enough space for us to place our backpacks. The shared washrooms (2 toilets, 2 showers, 1 sink) on both floors are always very clean, and we found the hot water abundant. We rarely found the washrooms occupied. Breakfast was very filling and nutritious, always topped off with freshly made juice.
When we had to leave early for a tour, Yolanda made up a packed lunch for us, with yoghurt, apple, some crackers. She also woke up early so that she could make us some fresh juice. So nice! Then, another day when we had slept in until about 9am, Yolanda made sure that we still had our hot breakfast with eggs, bread and fruit.
The only downside of Posada Tambuca is that it can be quite noisy, with people walking to and from their rooms and to the bathrooms. However, nothing a pair of earplugs won't fix!
I would definitely stay at Posada Tambuca again. The hosts Carlos and Yolanda are some of the nicest people you will meet in Quito!
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