Quito Travel Guide

Sleep

There are dozens of hostels and hotels in town to accommodate all the visitors. Most people stay in the new town, which is closer to the nightlife.

New Town

Budget
Grinn HouseCalama y 6 de Deciembre (New Town)Phone: 2231 917Price: $7 per person with shared bath, $20 double private suiteLocated in the New Town at the end of the bar & restaurant-filled Calama St, this hostel is brightly lit, immaculately clean and features some of the most comfortable beds and blankets you'll find in any hostel in South America. Dorm rooms for 4+ people (if there isn't much traffic you might even get a room to yourself). The double suite has its own private bathroom and cabinets for your belongings. Open kitchen and fridge for guests. Plenty of hot water, free wi-fi internet, and optional laundry service and breakfasts. Very friendly owner and staff are happy to help with directions, activities, tours, cabs, etc.
Hostal MarsellaRos N-12-139 (2035) y Espinoza (Alameda)Phone: 2580 795Price: $7 per person with shared bath, $10 privateLocated between New and Old Quito, just up the hill from Parque Alameda. Plenty of clean rooms with sitting areas both inside and under a new glassed-in ceiling on the rooftop (with views of the Basilica and the Panacillo/Angel.) Hot water, free wi-fi internet in the common areas, laundry service, large breakfasts ($2$3). Door is locked 24/7 for security and the very friendly owners and staff are happy to help with directions, calling cabs, etc. Great spot away from (but within walking distance of) the much more touristy Mariscal Sucre.
Backpackers InnJuan Rodriguez E7-48 y Reina Victoria, La MariscalPhone: 02 250 9669Price: From 6.50 USD/Dorm nightCentrally and very quietly located in the heart of La Mariscal District. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean. Good Kitchen for joint use, Free Internet and WiFi. Check-in and entrance available 24 hours. Big, comfy common rooms filled with fun things and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Parking space available at no charge.
Casa HelblingGeneral Veintimilla 531 y 6 de Diciembre, La MariscalPhone: 02 222 6013Price: Single $16, double $26, breakfast ~$5An old, but well preserved, large mansion where every room is different, but all are nice with a lot of light. Most are shared bathrooms. Full kitchen available for use; nice courtyards, roof decks, and outdoor speaces. Breakfast and laundry available. German and English spoken. Free wifi and a computer for use. Friendly, relaxed staff. Quiet and tranquil, perfect for those over 30 who want to be in La Mariscal but away from the crazy college crowd.
Aleida's Hostal559 Andaluca St.Phone: 02 223 4570Aleida's Hostal is a laid back family run hotel just a block away from La Floresta's big 5 star hotels. The building is a beautifully restored three story house built in the 1950s with friendly staff and a sunny courtyard in the front. Spanish and English are spoken and services include wireless internet, laundry, book exchange, and more. Rooms start at around $15 including breakfast in the restaurant downstairs.
La Casa SolCalama 127Phone: 02 223 0798Price: 20 USDA colorful, homey hostel in the best part of the neighborhood, close to shopping, nightlife and entertainment. Great amenities: cafe and international library, and a beautiful antique house. Nice breakfast in a sunny restaurant. Walking distance to s 'Metro Bus' station.
El CafecitoCordero 1124, La MariscalPhone: 02 223 4862Clean rooms, a popular cafe/restaurant and a tranquil shaded courtyard all housed in a beautifully decorated building in the Mariscal. The hostel has 6 rooms and prices start at $7USD (June, 2009) for a dorm bed.
La Casona de MarioAndalucia 213 y Galicia, La FlorestaPhone: 02 254 4036Single double and triple room. All rooms have shared bathrooms and there is a set price of $10.00 per person per night
La Casa de ElizeIsabel La Catlica N24-679Hostel with a family atmosphere. It's a few blocks from the Mariscal area. Dormbed $6 and breakfast $1,50.
El Centro Del MundoLizardo Garca E7-26 Between Diego Almagro y Reina Victoria QuitoPhone: 02 222 9050Has affordable rooms, a trilingual owner Pierre, and is a great spot for backpackers. Television room and free rum and coke nights three times a week. Food is also available. Showers aren't very hot though. USD 5.60.
Hostal BelmontPhone: 02 295 6235Anteparra N-413, rooftop kitchen and terrace with great views over the city, TV room with DVDs and SNES, free use of washing machines, free internet, free tea/coffee/aromaticas all day, friendly family run place, 2 mins from Itchimbia park - more great views. 6 USD per person per night.
Magic Bean HostalFoch No 681 (E5-08) y Juan Leon Mera Small hostel over the restaurantPhone: 02 256 6181One large room sleeps 3 with private bath ($40 plus taxes) the other accommodation in a Dorm style room. Friendly staff and an excellent breakfast, but its a very noisy area.
Mid-Range
Quito Airport SuitesLa Brasil y Mariano Hecheverra. $45 for 1 or 2 people. Get own key. Can have guests over. Pets allowed. Parking, full kitchen available.
Hotel Sierra NevadaJoaquin Pinto 150-E4 y Cordero, la MariscalPhone: +593.2.2553658Fax: +593.2.2554936Price: Single $35.50; double $52.00; triple $68.00; quadruple $79.00The hotel (founded in 1997) is located in a charming old townhouse right off the famous Avenida Amazonas. It has 19 rooms and offers free breakfast. They offer airport pick-ups.
Hostal la RabidaPhone: (5932) 222-1720La Rabida 227 y Santa Maria. Rates range from $46-$70 a day. There is also a very good restaurant on the premises. Friendly staff.
Hotel Sierra MadreAv Veintemilia # 464 y Luis TamayoPhone: 2224 950Price: $60.78A good mid range place, comfortable beds, quiet rooms, close to La Mariscal (2 minutes) but much quieter. Breakfast expensive, just walk into town
Travellers InnLa Pinta E4-435 y Av. Amazonas, La Mariscal.Phone: +59322546455Price: $11-$25This is an old mansion from the beginnings of the 20th century, nicely decorated. It has a mini-bar, guest kitchen, travel agency inside and extremely friendly and helpful English speaking staff. It has yards all around the house and wireless Internet to all the building (2 computers with Internet conection as well). Included breakfast here is awesome: coffee (real coffee), tea, milk, fresh juice, 3 types of fruits, bread, cheese, 2 eggs, butter, marmalade, etc. There is a laundry service, spanish lessons, book exchange, free maps, bike rental, lugagge storage, etc. A nice TV room with a huge collection of movies. There are rooms with shared bathroom from 11 dollars per person, and rooms with private bathroom from 15 dollars per person.
Splurge
JW Marriott Hotel QuitoPhone: +593 2 2972000Av. Orellana 1172 y Av. Amazonas, Luxury hotel, offers spacious and luxurious rooms, along with first-class meeting facilities, a outdoor pool and garden, full-service SPA and outstanding restaurants.
Hotel QuitoPhone: (593)2 254 4600Av. Gonzlez Surez N27 142, This hotel offers the following services: Casino, Restaurant, Room service, Wifi, Swimming pool, Garden spa and fitness, Business Center, Shops, Parking, Wet and dry cleaning, Nanny Service

"Swissotel Quito" 12 de Agosto y Luis Cordero +593 2 256 7600 Very nice luxury hotel near downtown Quito. Has a great Japanese Restaurant and Fondue.

Between the Old and New Town

Budget
L'Auberge InnAv. Colombia 1138 y YaguachiPhone: (593) 2 2 552 912Fax: (593) 2 2 569 886Nice place to make your base for your time in Quito. Clean but basic rooms, internet in-house and a big cheap breakfast. There is also a Swiss restaurant directly below.
Chicago Hostel InnLos Rios # 1730 y BriceoPhone: (593)(2)2281695Our hostel is conveniently located near all major public transportation, inside a traditional neighborhood of Quito called San Blas. Our hostel is located to 8 minutes away to the Main Square in the Old Town and 20 minutes away to the night life (walking distances). We offer you private rooms with private and shared bathrooms and besides a mixed dorm room ensuite, internet, WIFI, housekeeping everyday, mailbox service, an amazing view point of Quito from our covered top terrace, luggage storage, security lockers, exchange books, bar, breakfast served at the top terrace, Spanish Classes, travel agency "TradeTouring S.A." (http://www.tradetouring.webs.com/)
Old Town

Old Town is a good base for sightseers.

Budget
The Secret Garden, Calle Antepara E4-60 y Los Rios, San Blas, (593)2956 704 or (593)3160 949, . Offers a roof terrace with a great view and herbs grown by the volunteer staff. Moreover there is a jaw dropping and wonderful view of the older section of Quito. Has a great in-house travel agency Carpedm Adventures ( http://www.carpedm.ca ) to help sort out Galapagos, Amazon & more. There are fires nightly and the staff cooks three course meals every night, the hostel also offers breakfast for $2,80.
Hotel Huasi ContinentalCalle Flores 308Phone: +593 2 2957 327/+593 2 2956 535Price: Singles from $10Nice and clean hotel in the old town with helpful staff. Note that some of the rooms facing the street can be a bit noisy.
Community HostelN6-78 Pedro Fermin Cevallos and OlmedoPhone: +011-593-59049658Price: D/$10,S/20A newly opened hostel in the historic district of Quito's Old Town. With a friendly Staff and very clean environment.
Mid-Range
Hotel San Francisco de QuitoSucre 217 y GuayaquilPhone: +593 2 2951 241/+593 2 2287 758Price: singles/doubles $23/$42A lovely, comfortable, converted estate house offering excellent value. Price includes a basic breakfast, which can be upgraded for a price. Some rooms on the courtyard and street are a bit noisy. There are no windows in most rooms. The restaurant also serves excellent dinners, priced in line with other a-la-carte restaurants.
Splurge
A number of small, boutique hotels have opened recently in the Old Town. These include the five-star Hotel Plaza Grande, Villa Colonna, El Relicario del Carmen and the longest-established: Patio Andaluz.

source: Wikivoyage

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