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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We wanted to stay at this hostl, but they were fully booked while we were in Quito. We did eat in the restaurant for dinner and then for breakfast the next morning. The nachos were delicious as was all the breakfast food we had. It also looked like they had the most delicious pastries, but we were too full to...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2013

I'll open this review by saying that it was Summer 1999 when I ate and stayed here (I had to put a date in the box below)! However the food was agreeable and the cafe decent quality/price for a grubby traveller. The coffee was good and always available. The rooms were clean and comfortable with no worries about safety.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 November 2012

Stayed here a few weekends over the summer, with a group, alone, and with my boyfriend. It is a bit noisy, but the rooms are very clean and the location is great. The staff are awesome! Very accommodating... happy to hold on to your luggage, let me use their refrigerator, helped with directions, etc. The breakfast is also really yummy...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2012

I stayed here in Jan 2012 for 3nights. I loved it! There were only 3 rooms, my dorm had only 3 beds, which gave a lot more space and privacy. Each bed also had a giant locker in the room for bags and personal items. The mattress was nice and thick unlike other hostels, and the bedding was warm with...

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Rangely, Colorado
Reviewed 12 February 2012

I spend a week in Quito every summer. We always have dinner at The Bean on our final evening. The food is excellent and after a week of enjoying the local cuisine it is a nice reminder of home. Be sure to try one of their wonderful shakes. Also, the burgers are really good. The service is adequate, and the...

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1Thank Shelby L
Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 February 2012

If you're looking for a place close to the Mariscal night life, this can't be beat. Great food, good coffee and friendly staff. Plus a great $15/night price for the shared dorms. If you want good sleep, though one night may be enough for you.

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1Thank Jim P
Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2012

We stayed two nights at this hostel. Centrally and conveniently located in the busy mariscale district. The rooms are decent, clean. Warning, bring earplugs, it's really noisy with the traffic outside. (we had room no.3) The price is a but higher than some other hostels. ($34/night) It's located on a busy street corner. You are walking distance to everything, many...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 November 2011

The Magic Bean is very well located in the heart of Quito's nightlife district. You'll feel safe and still be close to the action. But as a hostel it's nothing special. PROS: The rooms are adequate, the breakfasts are quite good, and it's attached to a lovely restaurant. CONS: No communal space to hang out and meet people, no public...

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Colombier, Suisse
Reviewed 26 August 2011

The hostal provides clean rooms with or without private bathroom. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. The restaurant is great with many choices and we have not found a better place for fresh juices / smoothies. And you should not leave Quito without trying their cheescake! It is a must. Prices are really correct and it is well...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 May 2011

I was robbed of my camera bag, camera, passport, book, ID and what not. Evidently, I was in a crazy insane stressful situation. At this hostel/restaurant where I stayed for 3 night, the staff were so helpful in assisting me to alleviate my situation, letting me use their office to contact the people who could help me. Especially Freddy and...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Magic Bean

Address: Foch 681 (E5-O8) y J.L. Mera, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $11 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Magic Bean Hotel Quito
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“Not a hotel, it is a restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkThurber, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“See review.”
 of 5 bubbles jimster08, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“4 rooms only, one is a dorm room”
 of 5 bubbles duepplestrasse5-7, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 3 and 4 are private. 3 has a kitchen and 4 has widow toward road.”
 of 5 bubbles 143britth, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Room 3 is a nightmare!!!”
 of 5 bubbles TBFL, 12 Sep 2013 | Read review
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