Stayed in the Magic bean for 4 nights, very friendly staff and beautiful rooms. They have 2 private rooms and 2 dorm rooms with 3 to 4 bunkbeds, plus lockers to store your stuff, though I must say, some of the locker keys do open other lockers, so be careful! I know this cos reception mixed up the keys and I found myself opening up a locker with someone's else stuff in it.
The Magic Bean, is wooden, rustic and full of flowers, books and tour advice. The staff go out of their way to help you and it's very safe. They lock the main door at 10pm and the guard lets you in with a smile.
The Bean also stores your backpack and valuables under lock and key, and not just left out, which was reassuring, though, alas, once I got my guitar back it had a crack on the side of it (another backpack was placed on top of it).
The cafe downstairs is average, the food was quite bland and quite pricey I thought. Plus once the food gets to your table, it's cold. I left the Bean and reserved a room for my return in a few days time, only to find the room had been occupied by someone else, they were very apologetic, gave me a bunk in another room and offered me a free American breakfast,( the full monty, eggs, bacon, toast, fruit, coffee, juice) instead of the standard Continental one ( fruit, juice, coffee and toast), so that was nice of them. Though it's surprising they can mix up reservations when in fact there's only 4 rooms to monitor! I definitely reccomend the place, just ensure your locker key is unique.
- Also Known As:
- The Magic Bean Hotel Quito