I am a backpacker with 40+ countries visited, from 'less than basic' to luxury accommodation experience, age 37.
Stayed for 4 nights.
Comfort: clean, spacious pleasant, bright twin room with 2 big, comfy beds, extra blankets available on request (cold at night), small tv with local channels, wi-fi in the room, hot shower, bathroom basic with paint falling off the ceiling ocassionally but it was not a big issue for me; paper thin walls, you can hear people walking up and down stairs and at the corridor (thankfully not too many guests upstairs during our stay).
Service: very kind and helpful staff speaking English, especially big thank you to Estaban who helped us with directions (really nice guy, very good customer service skills), basic but big terrace on the roof (nice for cig break,) ); pc with internet available close to reception (did not use though); small kitchen available, breakfast included (roll with ham or jam/yoghurt, coffe/ tea, juice; extra scrambled eggs for $1); map of Quito given; guesthouse offers good value trips to Otavalo, Cotapaxi, etc.for $45 (we did on our own for much much cheaper); attached local restaurant offers good value lunch for $2.5.;
Location: quiet small street, beside the police station; I tried to choose the safest option and it felt relatively safe (pickpocketers I guess are everywhere in Quito); 40min walk to Old Town, walking distance to Trobe and Metrobus, well connected with north and south terminals with frequent buses to Otavalo, Mindo, Latacunga (keep your belongings tight while on the bus, saw the guys planning to steal my partner's jumper). Cruz del Sur station (we traveled from Lima) 10mins on foot. ATMs close by but be aware of 'observers', we had to walk away to other ATM for security reason.
Overall very good first experience in Ecuador.Also we have not been robbed, nothing was stolen from us which I consider as success in Quito.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jhomana Guesthouse, Quito Ecuador is situated in the middle of the world. The capital is Quito. In the middle of the part of Quito called Mariscal just 100 meters from Avenida Amazonas you find Jhomana, close to all banks, bus terminals, discothèques, bars, restaurants, shopping malls etc, but jet far away from all the noise. Your Peaceful Home in the Middle of Everything Our guests that are coming back to us often say "It feels so good to be back home again!" We consider that very flattering, since our main goal is to make our guests feel like they are at home, enjoying their stay with us. At Jhomana among many other services you have free access to our guest computer with Internet connection. The whole hostel with surroundings and outside areas are also WI-FI connected. sta fireplace At Jhomana we help you to plan your vacations in Ecuador. We have a lot of knowledge and experience about tourism in Ecuador. We believe that our guest shall not run around and look for, book, pay tours. Our guests should enjoy Quito's beauty and touristic sites, while the staff at Jhomana search, book and pay your tours. We get better prices than you, we know where to look and that not to book. For your convenient, all day tours start from Jhomana, so instead of waiting for others to arrive to the pickup point, you enjoy your breakfast in our cozy restaurant. ... more less
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