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Hostal El Arupo
Ranked #41 of 272 Speciality Lodging in Quito
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

I arrived at 2am to a friendly hostelier and a clean, cozy room. The cute couple who runs it are both very kind individuals, always quick to help you with something. The atmosphere is muy tranquilo. When I played my guitar in the dining/common room area, everybody was happy to have music while they ate or checked emails no matter what their age or where they came from. Wifi connection is strong in kitchen and dining room/common area.

They will make you eggs of your choice for breakfast, and it inlcudes bread, fresh squeezed juice, coffee, and tea. Bathroom and room were always impeccably clean. The shower takes a few (maybe 5-10) minutes to warm up and after waiting it still never gets hot, just semi-warm. I personally don't find that to be a huge set-back. They were very kind to let us keep our things there while we travelled through Ecuador. Overall, I enjoyed it very much and will choose this hostel again upon returning to Quito!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

There are 2 Arupos a couple of streets apart so make sure you go to the right one. Our taxi dropped us at the wrong one but the staff came and collected us within minutes. They are very helpful but don't speak much English so communication can be tricky if you don't have much Spanish.

The room was clean and spacious, but the hot water was a little hit and miss.

There is a bar opposite some of the rooms which can be quite noisy quite late some nights. Other rooms on the other side would not be affected.

Breakfast is pretty good and there is a nice little garden to sit in.

Close to all the bars/restaurants/travel agents.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about arupo. It is exactly what I was looking for - great both rooms and bathrooms (and great showers), spotlessly clean, great location a minute walk from the lively la fosch where the tours leave from too, reasonable, with decent/simple breakfast and a kitchen for tea etc. The staff is really nice and kept my bags when I stayed a night away. They are always in the house which means its never isolated. The doorbell rings often at night but that didn't bother me. Breakfast is tea/coffee, toast, eggs, bananas - it's basic. I could have tea/coffee early though when I had tours which started at 7 am. The street is quiet. If I return to Quito I will stay here!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank radsque
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Great little hotel in an excellent location, hot shower with good pressure. Breakfast included toast, eggs, aromatic coffee, warm milk in a separate jug, tea, jam, butter, freshly made juice and fruit. Owners very helpful, always there for you.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Stayed here on two separate occasions in May and was pleasantly surprised about how clean and comfortable this hostal was for $30 a night. Owners could not be more friendlier, helpful, and welcoming. Hostal was a little oasis within the Mariscal District. Would highly recommend this hostal to anyone.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

The rooms in the old part are dark and small... They don't worth the price we paid. The rooms in the new part are nicer (ex.:12) with more light and more space. They cost the same price (we paid 45$/night). They accepted to switch room when we came back the second time for more nights.

The breakfast is very simple... Toasts, jam, eggs, juice, tea or coffee. The coffee isn't good! We didn't like the jam either which was always the same. Sometimes, you also have bananas.

The rooms are clean. You have wi-fi. It is relatively quiet, but at night you are close to bars, so you can hear the music sometimes. Also, when people get on late, they ring a bell that we can ear in the rooms.

You have to know that the airport is far from the city (25-30$ in taxi, 45min-1h45 depending of traffic). The hotel is situated in La Mariscal.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

As a previous reviewer wrote, this small hotel is near the nightlife. The downside is that people ring the doorbell all night long and there is a lot of traffic noise. This is NOT the fault of the hotel, just a fact to take into consideration. There are a dozen other hostels nearby, and I expect that the noise level is the same. The service here is excellent and eggs, toast, coffee, and tea are prepared each morning. There is hot water, free wifi, and a computer in the common area that is available. I don't have much experience in Quito, but this hotel is two blocks from a major bus line that can get you to the city center for 25 cents.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostal El Arupo

Address: Juan Rodriguez E7-22 y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #41 of 272 Speciality Lodging in Quito
Price Range: £22 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal El Arupo 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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