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“YESSS EXCELLENT !!!”
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Community Hostel
Ranked #1 of 259 Speciality Lodging in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
1 review
“YESSS EXCELLENT !!!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Are you looking for a home away from home? Amazing home cooked meals? Comfortable and clean rooms and bathrooms? Awesome staff and easy connections to all the nearby attractions? Not to mention, an incredibly easy time meeting fellow travelers?

You need to stay at Community Hostel!!

Some complain about the neighborhood, but like in any city, just be aware. The location is close to many churches, authentic restaurants, and the main market is just across the street. The FREE Walking Tour, hosted by Ovi, is awesome - definitely should not be missed.
More can be said, but I'll leave it up to you to discover !

*btw there is no gym or pool. Accidental rating.

Room Tip: BOOK EARLY! Community fills up fast - all rooms are ideal :)
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

The staff are helpful, knowledgable and fun to be around. I have been here for about two weeks and I could not be more happy with the staff. There is normally something that is going on at night that the staff is involved in food tour, ladies night and quiz night at different bars. Different staff members and other travelers have convinced me to do some nice trips away from Quito. There is a free walking tour at 1030 run by Ovi which was very informative. The hostel itself is great it has a great shower on the ground floor. Some people when I was first here told me they had trouble with getting hot water, but I haven't had any problems. The balcony is great for chilling bringing beers. There is a projector which has been great for watching the World Cup. If you don't eat the breakfast here you you are missing out. There are cheaper breakfasts I have had in the city but I have regretted not getting the hostels instead.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Definitely one of, if not the best hostel I stayed in in five months. The comfiest beds, amazing home-feel bathrooms (yes, there's only three but when they're this nice who cares!), great communal areas, delicious food, lovely helpful staff, friendly guests, great location and a good walking tour offered. Couldn't ask for anything more! It might be a dollar or two more expensive than the absolute cheapest that Quito has to offer but it is so worth it as overall it is much better value. I stayed in two other places in Quito (Vibes and the Hostelling International place in La Mariscal - on that note I would highly recommend staying in the historic centre rather than there) and they had absolutely nothing on Community Hostel. Recommend it 100%.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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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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Kansas City, Kansas
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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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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
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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
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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 259 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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