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“Well - rounded hostel”
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Hostal Alcala
Ranked #34 of 233 Quito B&B and Inns
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Well - rounded hostel”
Reviewed 31 March 2007

This hostel was good for the price. It was in close vicinity to some nice restaurants, internet cafes, and small shops in the Marsical district. Staff were friendly and helped us with our luggage; they did not know English but we could communicate with them with pretty minimal Spanish so it wasn't really a problem. The hostel also had a 'no visitor rule' for safety purposes, which made us feel at ease.
The room was quite small as is standard in hostels, but it was nice and quiet and overlooked a pretty garden. The dining room was warm and welcoming, the breakfast was lovely, and they even made eggs catered to your liking. I would recommend this hostel for people on a
budget looking for accommodation in Quito.

  • Liked — It's peacefulness and breakfast
  • Disliked — musty-smelling rooms
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2007

My Wife and I stayed at the Alcala for 4 Nights during New Years '07. The hostal is clean and the staff is friendly. The staff speaks very limited english but are very willing to help you in anyway possible. The breakfast is relatively good and it is a great time to meet fellow travelers to exchange ideas and experiences. The location is good, lots of restaurants, travel agents and bars/clubs nearby. The free internet in the common area is cool but was slow and rarely operating properly.

  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
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Denton
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Reviewed 24 February 2006

My adult daughter and I stayed here twice and then I returned for one more night in Feb 2006. Our first time, we had rm 4, two twin beds, TV, crappy shower. The second time, we had rm 11, bigger room off of an upstairs patio and there's only one other room opening onto the patio. We had a single and a double bed, good shower. Both these rooms were $28 (rate inc. taxes/breakfast of eggs or pancakes, lg fresh juice, toast, jams, coffee, tea, hot choc).

When I returned, I was alone and had rm 3, 2 twin beds, HUGE bathroom, really good shower, $18.50.

The best room appeared to be rm 8 (also $28), it was a large room, mini refrigerator, big TV, recliner, opened onto the other side of the upstairs patio (was the only room there).

The personnel don't speak Spanish but it does not appear to be a problem. The place was clean and in an excellent location . . . I would stay there again. Oh, they have free internet, too.

Hope this helps,
Sandy (in Denton)

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Additional Information about Hostal Alcala

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 #34 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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