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“Not worth it. Decent but better options. ” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Community Hostel
Ranked #1 of 249 Speciality Lodging in Quito
1 review
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“Not worth it. Decent but better options. ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Pros: The beds are very comfortable, nice location, provide clean drinking water, clean and nice facilities (great bathroom but only one per floor of about 16 people)

Cons: One of the greatest advantages of staying in a hostal is being able to ask about the area and if you have a question about the foreign country you're visiting, the staff is there to help you. This hostal (I have stayed at close to 30 hostals) has by far the least helpful staff we have ever come in contact with. In fact their sheer lack of knowledge made me question how they were hired in the first place. We asked several basic questions about highlights around Ecuador (within an hour from Quito and around Quito itself) and both staff members we spoke with on separate occasions could not help us whatsoever. In fact they began to tell us incorrect information (possibly due to their lack of knowledge) that if we had listened to would have severely affected our trip. There is a travel guide who lives in the hostal but was unavailable the entire day and the staff made no effort to put us in contact with him. Although they were very nice, their ignorance is cause for me to absolutely not recommend this hostal.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I stayed in the community hostel several times during my trip in Ecuador. The atmosphere in the hostel is simply amazing. There is a big common area upstairs, where everybody meets, exchanges news and eats tasty breakfasts and dinners. They have a cook coming in at night and even though the meals are a little expensive (5 Dollars) its totally worth the money. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the beds are really comfortable. The only negative aspect of this hostel is, that they only have 3 bathrooms, so you might have to wait a bit in the mornings.
I definitely recommend this hostel to everyone who likes a friendly atmosphere. It almost felt as if everybody in the hostel was a big family.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Absolutely fantastic hostel!! Stayed at the secret garden for my first night in Quito and was very disappointed (don't stay there!) so moved down the road to here and was so glad i did. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the free walking tour and food tour that Ovi does are brilliant! The rooms are clean and the bathrooms are amazing (Hotel standard), although there could be more of them. There is an excellent common area at the top where there are evening meals and another common area with sofas which are great places to meet other travellers. Would definitely recommend this hostel and will definitely stay here when i come back next time!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anthony D
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Easily one of the best hostels I've stayed in. Very clean, helpful staff, friendly people; good to meet people and exchange travel info and opinions.

Airport pick up was great as we arrived late & they ensured we had water & got to our room okay.

Quito tour was really useful and well worth doing. Good breakfast and evening meals too. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ross M
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Salem, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

From the windows to the walls, this place has got it on lock. Every morning there is fresh fruit and someone to greet you! The community table setup allows a safe and inviting atmosphere for everyone to share their stories and make new companions to travel with. There is an abundance of outings from the hostel including, the free walking tour, ladies night and movie nights. The beds are comfortable and there is enough room to sit up on the bottom bunk without hitting your head! The staff is comedic and does their best to create personal relationships with everyone that comes in!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

This is my fourth time staying at Community Hostel - I just keep coming back here because it feels like my home in Ecuador. The atmosphere is really nice, with delicious breakfasts and dinners that bring everyone together, and the staff are all so friendly and welcoming, and they really make you feel part of the family straight away. They are also very helpful on any questions about the city or country. And the free walking tour from the hostel and the food tour on Friday nights are a really great way of getting to know Quito. The beds and pillows in the hostel are super comfortable too, and the bathrooms and kitchen and rooms are always clean. Remember to book in advance cause its often booked out!

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This was our first place to stay on our trip and boy did it set high standards for all other hostels! The staff are unbeatable, the group events at night at fun, everything is clean, showers are hot, and breakfast is out of this world. Two weeks later, this is still the best hostel we have stayed at.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Burban91
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Additional Information about Community Hostel

Property: Community Hostel
Address: Pedro Fermin Cevallos n6-78 Olmedo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 249 Speciality Lodging in Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Community Hostel located in Old town Quito! Come and enjoy our FREE walking tour! our hostel offers several styles of accommodation to fulfill the needs of every traveler, including dormitory, private, and single gender rooms (female only). Our beds are the most comfortable in Quito, handmade by a local artisan carpenter. Sip on some tea or coffee from one of our two seated balconies and take in the beauty of an Ecuadorian sunrise or sunset. ... more   less 
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