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Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used Mario and Brenda's place as our base in Quito over a couple of months travel. The old house is homey and simple but every time we were there it was spotlessly clean, with fresh flowers from the garden a regular feature in the common spaces. The owners do take a hands off approach to guests, in that they... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Location and hostal layout aren't that bad. I was travelling with 4 mates, actually appreciated that Mario offered us to stay in living room for 2 of us due to a lake of space. But I get disapointed cuz we were promised a discount for the 2 living room nights. Promise that hasn't been kept.

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Thank Pierre François V
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Mario's is a gem of a hostel located in a charming barrio in central Quito. The house is beautiful and the rooms are clean and characterful. The hostel is particularly suitable for people who are staying in Quito for a while as you can make the house your home. Guests have full access to the kitchen, living room and garden.... More 

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Thank 33Zidane
Quito, Ecuador
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Mario`s is Wonderful. Mario and his wife Brenda are the owners and proprietors, they live here too. It is my home here in Quito. I come here often, since July of 2015. There is such a homey atmosphere here. The house is an old colonial style with wooden floors. There is a kitchen, dinning room and a living room with... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Mario´s house is great (if you look for a quite place). You feel like at home, you got everything you need. If you want to have some fun you just walk a few blocks and get to the Mariscal, if you want to go to downtown is very easy from there and there is a large supermarket around the corner,.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Me and a friend elected to stay Casona de Mario due to it having a kitchen and its general homely look. From the moment we arrived we felt uncomfortable.The woman who opened the gate for us made no effort to smile or even say hello and simply asked if we had a reservation. We were shown to our room and... More 

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Thank Chris M
Denver, Colorado
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117 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Casona de Mario has had a long-standing presence in Quito. I first stayed here ten years ago, and returned this spring in hopes that its good location, friendly travelers, and safe/secure set up would not have changed. Pros: Inexpensive with simple but generally clean rooms and a communal kitchen. Excellent location near La Catolica and the surrounding business district, close... More 

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Puerto Natales, Chile
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

La casona de Mario was one of the best places we stayed in our South America trip. I honestly dont understand the people who complain about this property. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. There is a well-equipped kitchen for the guests, several bathrooms and a great garden to relax. The owners of the place, Mario and his wife are really... More 

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Thank Pelinasfuroglu
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2014

It's the third time we've come here with two kids (4 and 5 yrs old) and we warmly recommend the place. The owners are very kind and helpful and the neighbourhood (La Floresta) is secure and very quiet as the hostel is. It's a very nice place to meet peaceful people travelling or studying in Quito. The small kitchen has... More 

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Thank Hugue A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I stayed at Casona de Mario for several weeks, and really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and quaint vibe. The owners were very kind and accommodating, and helped me store luggage, call taxis, etc. La Floresta is a beautiful, fun part of Quito to stay in too: plenty of quirky businesses (look for Ocho y medio coffee shop/ theater, Pobre Diablo... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Hostal La Casona de Mario

Address: Andalucia 213 y Galicia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: £21 - £35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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