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“Disappointing in some ways”
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Jhomana Guesthouse
Ranked #53 of 233 Quito B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing in some ways”
Reviewed July 31, 2010

There are some good things about this place - good size rooms, good location for restaurants etc in new town, good security,wifi in the room.
However, on the two nights we stayed there a huge group of loud, obnoxious and completely oblivious American tourists (late teens/early twenties) were staying there and kept the whole hostel awake with their yelling, shouting, rushing up and down corridors and banging doors. On the second night, at 11:30pm, before our 05:30 alarm call the next morning, my husband went out and politely asked them to keep the noise down. That lasted for about 30 minutes only. On both nights the hostel staff did nothing to stop this noise so other paying guests could sleep.
Also, very disappointingly, we were told the room would cost us $38 dollars, when we had checked on the website before booking and seen that the price for a one bed room was $27. Apparently what they meant by this was a room for one person, or a single bed, but this is not what it says. We only needed one bed so thought that was the price. We had to discuss/argue this point with more than one employee, and were eventually grudgingly told we could only pay $32 - they refused to take full responsibility for their confusing and badly-worded website. They have still not changed this ambiguous and unhelpful wording on their website.
I'd suggest instead staying at Hotel Huasi Continental - right in the middle of the beautiful old town and only $20. We stayed there for our first visit to Quito and wished we'd gone back.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2010

I booked a room for a single with bath based on the reviews here. I was supposed to be met by a driver at the airport but that was messed up. Staff were great, but the room was not. The bed was comfortable in room 206 but after that it was all downhill. Every time I managed to doze off another car alarm would wake me. The shower in the microscopic bathroom had hot water but the pressure varied, causing quick reactions as it changed from hot to cool and back again, and the drain was slow so I ended up in a pool of water around my feet. The sink is loose on the wall. The carpets badly need a clean.

To be fair, maybe it was just that room but I can't recommend Jhomana based on my experience..

I booked in for two nights but checked out after one.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

If you plan on staying here in the dorm, be prepared for a little bit of street noise and a lot of light pollution in the room. The individual rooms looked very nice, but I did not stay in one. The staff was very friendly and helpful with questions. You are located very close to Gringolandia, which is both good and bad, depending on what experience you want to have.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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northern illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2009

My husb and I stayed here on 2 separate weeknights on out way in and out of Quito. ... Hostal Jhomana is a great value for value-smart travelers. For a great price, the hostal is clean, showers are good, beds are decent for ecuadorian hostel beds, street noise very little.
Included breakfast just decent but its cheap to "upgrade" for cheese or egg or yogurt at the table...Free Wi-fi...Free secure storage... (make sure you're locked up).. They have a lot of other services but we weren't there long enough to use them.
The staff is helpful and friendly. Most signage is in both Span and English, however I don't know if they spoke English or not.
Location is convenient. It's a short walk to two good neighborhoods.. The Mariscal bar district "Gringolandia" and the Amazonas business zone..
Transportation... Hostal Jhomana will call a reliable cab company to get a cab for you...take advantage of this. No matter where you stay in Quito, if you're getting in a cab with all of your luggage then you should be safe .... we got a cab from the airport $6 at the taxi stand kiosk inside the airport.. we paid a lady at the window and got a receipt so we didn't have to take our $$ out in a cab or in the street.... no matter what always safe.

Overall, Hostal Jhomana is a great value and if you can get a room (it's very popular with groups) I recommend it.

Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2009

The rooms were clean and warm. Based on other reviews we requested a room on the 2nd floor (others had said the 1st floor rooms were musty and loud). $36 a night for a double seems a little high, but they had parking and spotty wifi.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Feldkirch, Austria
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Reviewed July 20, 2007

We stayed in April for a few days there. We can recommend this hostel. The staff is very friendly and helpful (they answer every question with patience) and the rooms are very clean and nice. We had a very nice stay there!

  • Stayed April 2007
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Property: Jhomana Guesthouse
Address: G Ramirez Davalos E4-42 | corner Ave Amazonas, Quito 111111, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 233 B&Bs / Inns in Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jhomana Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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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