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“Did not Honor Reservation”
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Hostal Alcala
Ranked #32 of 233 Quito B&B and Inns
Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Did not Honor Reservation”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

I reserved a room at Hostal Alcala more than a month in advance, and confirmed a week beforehand, but when I arrived at the hotel around midnight (I told them I was going to arrive late) after a long bus ride, there was no room for me. I had to go to several other nearby hotels, all of which were full, before settling for a shared room.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Sosnowiec, Poland
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2011

Very near to the new town center. Friendly staff but they don't speak english. They have kitchen for tourists' use. Price $25/night (couple). A lot of various channels on TV.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2011

My husband and I stayed in Quito Ecuador for the first time this month. We chose this hotel for its price and location. We found it to be in a good location, within walking distance of many restaurants and bars!It's a big plus to be able to walk to a place to eat instead of getting a taxi just to be able to go out to eat. However, it was also easy to catch a taxi by walking 1/2 block up the street. The owners were very friendly and allowed us to stow our extra bags with them when we went on two separate trips within Ecuador. This was SO very helpful as we did not want to drag our extra luggage with us during that time. It was also great to have a place where breakfast was included, as this was very handy.

The rooms were cheerful and clean.

I would stay here again.

Room Tip: We liked staying in room 4 because it was facing the main street and was on the second floor which s...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2011

Good, budget hotel in Quito. Spent $20 for a single that was a large room with a double and twin beds and a private bathroom. In the Mariscal area so the music in the neighborhood was quite loud on Saturday night but I slept with earplugs and was fine. Breakfast was decent, eggs, fruit, and toast. Staff was very friendly and very helpful. If you are looking for no frills, this is it. Also has fantastic wifi.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2011

We stayed here a couple of nights. The staff were quite nice and friendly, rate was pretty reasonable. Rooms were kind of drab, a little dirty and in need of some repairs. But hey: private bathroom and cable TV for $18! Carpet was pretty gross-wife would not walk on it barefoot. The courtyard was quite pretty though, and the included breakfast was decent enough. great location, not too noisy (once the disco shut down about 2). I could get a pretty decent nights sleep. Overall, about what I expected for the price.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Reginald_Chung
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2010

IT WAS LIKE HOME!!
The staff is great ... nice breakfast! I recommend this place!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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1 Thank SourSour
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USA
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2010

I stayed 4 nights at Alcala. I got a room for $18, which ended up being $20.16 with tax. For that price I got a comfortable queen size been in a sizeable room, with lots of light on the second floor, birds chirping, foliage, pretty quiet (as quiet as one could hope for being only 2 blocks from the pounding music of La Mariscal). My room was cleaned daily. I had cable TV, and an ensuite bathroom. Free breakfast was available, though I didnt get a chance to take advantage. Good security at Alcala, locked doors, which is critical, as La Mariscal is NOT safe at night, despite what you might read in the guidebooks. They have one free computer terminal available, and free wireless, which actually reached a signal up into my room, which was fantastic. This is not a party hostal, in fact it's dead quiet most of the day, and was pretty empty.

On a side note, Quito is NOT a safe city. I was mugged in La Mariscal just one block off one of the main busy streets. First mugging ever after travelling to 55 countries. Also had an attempted pickpocketing. Avoid going out alone at night, and avoid any street not packed with businesses and lights and other people. Take taxis over any sizable distance, they are mostly honest, and very cheap, nearly any ride is $2 or less.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Hostal Alcala
Address: Luis Cordero E5-48 (1187) y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 233 B&Bs / Inns in Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Alcala 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostal Alcala is serving tourists in the world since 1998. Located in the famous La Mariscal 300 meters from the Plaza Foch, tourist heart of Quito, due to its high concentration of restaurants, cafes, bars, operators tourism, nightclubs and souvenir shops and only minutes from downtown and other attractions, in addition to all major transportation lines. We have communal spaces, patios, terraces and TV room with fireplace and free WIFI. Equipped kitchen and free use self-service coffee and tea for our guests. ... more   less 
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