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Hostal El Arupo
Ranked #37 of 297 Speciality Lodging in Quito
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This place was generally clean and comfortable but a mould issue in the bathroom led to a sustained allergic reaction which ruined the stay. We only narrowed it down to the mould and allergies on the last night by which point it we were about to check out.

There is no laundry service and recommend launderette opposite stole/ didn't return some of our clothes.

Beware the added tax too which is added to the bill (always the case in Ecquador).

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Delightful building with very clean rooms and excellent kitchen and lounge area. Safety box at reception was useful. Breakfast was excellent and included in the rate which at $45 a double ensuite room was reasonable. Staff were excellent and arranged a pick up and drop off at airport which went smoothly. Recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

My family and I stayed here for 3 nights. We loved it! Staff was so sweet and accomodating. our reservation was screwed up. We were quoted $33 a night but discovered it should have been $60. It was more than we had wanted to spend so they offered a compromise of $45. We slept well even though in Mariscol (the club district) the street noise is abundant). Breakfast was included and simple. Great juice! Even at full price this would be a good value.

Room Tip: Stay away from the room on the street.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank JPRamsey
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This hostel was perfect for our overnight stay in Quito. A great location, close to restaurants and not too far to walk into the old town. The rooms were spacious and clean and the staff very helpful and friendly. We had problems with a car we had rented and they helped us contact the car hire company. Good memories of Quito. Thank you.

Room Tip: We had an upstairs room
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you need to visit Quito, and want to find a comfortable place in a good location, with many restaurants, and buses that can take you all over town, then this is the place. Helpful staff, good breakfast, and highly recommended.

Room Tip: Best to get room near the back, the rooms on the street can be noisy, especially late at night when...
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Good value for the money. We had a room with "garden view". It was lovely to observe the humming-birds close by. We were also satisfied with breakfast. The location is pretty good, in center of town. Therefore it can be a bit loud in the evenings on weekends.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

This hostel is very well located in the tourist area of Quito (Note: this is not at all the same as the old town, it is a six block area devoted to hotels, bars and restaurants, well-policed and safe). Right across the street is the Achiote restaurant which I loved.
There are also some noisy bars nearby, if you want to go to sleep early you may want to bring some ear plugs.

The price was great: $33 including breakfast; hotels are actually very expensive in Quito, in the Swissotel you are lucky if you get a room for $200, the top hotels cost $500/night and up.

But understandably this is a primitive family-run establishment. Do not expect a Best Western-type property, you would be disappointed. You will however get a clean room, one towel, a small bar of soap, a small private bath with a shower, all one really needs. So if you are willing to accept the Arupo for what it is, you will not regret your choice.

Don't miss the amazing fireplace in the main floor sitting room

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hostal El Arupo

Address: Juan Rodriguez E7-22 y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 297 Speciality Lodging in Quito
Price Range: $37 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal El Arupo 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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