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Alston Inn Hotel
Ranked #67 of 116 Hotels in Quito
Reviewed 20 May 2010

I was extremely surprised and happy with the quality of this hotel. After spending a week in Peru in rough lodging, I didn't have high expectations at all. The hotel is in the new part of the city, about 20 mins from the airport. The hotel is a little hidden, sandwiched between two little restaurants. The older gentleman at the desk spoke no English, but was more than helpful explaining where to go to eat. This is an older hotel, large wooden staircase, and rooms that seem to be out of the 80s. For the money, however, I had two full beds and my own bathroom; a rarity in this part of the world. Wifi was free, but the reception in the rooms can be fuzzy. Bathrooms are far from luxurious, but are all you really need. There is a tiny tv in the room that barely works, but who goes to Quito to watch tv? The street on the weekends can be pretty loud since there are quite a few bars and clubs down a few blocks away. If you do go out late at night on the weekends, it's not a very safe area. At around midnight, the gate is locked and you must buzz in to enter the hotel. There was a great pizza place about a block away that was quite tasty (can't remember the name), as well as other restaurants nearby. Taxis pass by frequently so transportation around the city is pretty easy. The desk attendant had me wait inside with my luggage on the last day, while he went out, flagged a taxi and negotiated a $5 fare to the airport. I have to say, there are no real frills with this place, but that was one of the most decent things any hotel has ever done.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2010

It is old, and cheap. Rooms very big, water was hot, linen clean. Secure, but do not go outside alone after dark, the area is not very safe. If you need to spend just a night in Quito, it is OK, but do not expect anything nice.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2010

I have visited Quito three times, and all three times stayed at Alston. The street can be a little noisy, but the location is convenient. The rooms are clean and in good repair, the staff is very reliable, the manager Johhny Janine is well educated, speaks excellent Engish and has a nice sense of humor. He did everything to make my stay easy and enjoyable.

Stayed: January 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 January 2010

Very small, local hotel in the New Town section of Quito. Very basic room with no luxeries. No air conditioning or heat in the room. Hotel staff was very friendly.

Stayed: December 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 October 2009

Spent one night on the way to Vilcabamba and one night on the way from Vilcabamba.
All staff friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and comfortable. Johnny, the owner, was most amiable and funny...bi lingual too which helped. Had internet cafe across the street, close to main throughfare that's closed off on Sunday for bikes and walkers so plenty of shopping and restaurants close by.Very comfortable lounge area with fireplace and books.
Definitely my place to stay when going thru Quito.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 February 2007

I stayed at the Alston Inn Hotel last November 2006 for two nights. My room was on the ground floor - there was a pungent odour when I entered the room and there was no hot water. The water that did come out of the hot tap was yellow . It was located in an area subject to continuous traffic noise but was near to the shops and internet access. The staff were friendly and it was generally what you would expect from a budget hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 April 2005

I stayed at the Alston hotel with my wife Jenny in a big, spotless, room with two queen size beds, private bath, lots of hot water and even they had parking for the car we rented for only $24.oo and I even paid with a credit card and they didn't charge me any extra fee like most places do.

The place is great, we enjoyed the fireplace and the book exchange, even sports on their cable tv at the lobby. The staff is so useful and nice, always ready with a smile, specially Johnny the owner, a fine young man that is always worried if we are feeling at home, he's so funny and helped us a lot.

I wouldn't change "mi casa lejos de casa" never. If we go back to Ecuador, we'll stay there for sure.

Thank you folks!

Mike and Jenny

  • Stayed: February 2005
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Additional Information about Alston Inn Hotel

Address: Juan Leon Mera N23-41 y Veintimilla, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #67 of 116 Hotels in Quito
Price Range: £13 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alston Inn Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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