Best hotels and hostels in Quito

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    Masaya Hostel

    Occupying the best part of a city block, Masaya Hostel outclasses almost all the city's top hotels with its spacious wood-floored rooms, beautiful public spaces and enclosed courtyard garden strung with hammocks and centered around a ceiba tree with a wraparound stage. That it offers such exemplary accommodations and some of the Old Town's cheapest beds can scarce be believed.

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    Le Parc

    If you want modern, stylish and as far removed in feel from Quito's Centro Histórico as possible, Le Parc hotel is for you. 'Beyond stars' and with the bold aim of becoming Ecuador's number one lodging experience, the 30 slick designer suites here have lounge areas, desks, minibars and LED TVs; some also have hydro-massage tubs.

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    Casa Gangotena

    Overlooking Plaza San Francisco, Casa Gangotena offers some of Quito’s finest accommodation, with first-rate service and elegantly designed rooms set in a beautifully restored mansion that blends art nouveau with contemporary modernism. Common areas include a wood-paneled library, covered patio and roof terrace. The plaza-view rooms have marble columns framing the windows and king-sized bed.

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    Hotel San Francisco de Quito

    No exaggerating, stepping through the medieval-looking doorway into the bright, plant-filled inner courtyard of this historic hotel is like being transported to another century. Specifically, to 1698 when the bones of this house were originally built. There's a variety of differently configured and sized rooms, though all have wood floors and cozy furnishings.

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    Secret Garden

    This perennially popular hostel has an undeniably social vibe, and wallflowers or those seeking privacy will want to head elsewhere. Long-term travelers getting by on bartending jobs in Quito and others on the South America circuit swap stories over a beer on the rooftop terrace with magical views over the Old Town. You’ll also find simple but clean wood-floor rooms.

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    Colonial House

    The colonial facade leads travelers into a warren of 13 brightly painted rooms, both dorms and doubles with shared or private bathrooms. There is a games room with a pool table, and a backyard garden with hammocks, a barbecue and pet rabbits. The guest rooms are variously shaped and variously appealing, though all have (sloping) wood floors.

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    Hostal El Arupo

    A cozy and homey refuge from nearby Plaza Foch's madness, El Arupo is a spotless and warmly decorated converted house with a small, lovely front patio. The rooms have dark wood floors and firm beds. It also offers an immaculate communal kitchen where breakfast is served, and a small lounge.

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    Quito Backpacker Guesthouse

    A good choice for those seeking hostel prices with a family-run-guesthouse vibe, this large converted colonial home in the San Blas neighborhood has several floors of spacious, high-ceilinged, wood-floor rooms. There are kitchens on every floor and an expansive rooftop terrace with views of the Old Town. There's also table tennis, table football, a pool table, a barbecue and a movie-screening area.

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    La Posada Colonial

    A no-brainer for those looking for low-key, low-budget nonhostel accommodations in the Old Town. It's even within stumbling distance of La Ronda. The rooms have high ceilings and wood floors, and most have several beds, making it good value for groups. Bathrooms, however, are compact. It has a small rooftop with good views and a kitchen for guests' use.

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    Hotel Patio Andaluz

    Inside a remodeled 16th-century home, the plush rooms of this elegant hotel have interior balconies and thick walls. Beautiful woodwork fills the rooms and common areas, service is top-notch and a peaceful air pervades the place. There's an excellent restaurant, the Rincón de Cantuña, serving Spanish and Ecuadorian cuisine in the covered courtyard.

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    Casa San Marcos

    This beautifully restored colonial mansion has 10 rooms replete with antique furnishings, 18th- and 19th-century oil paintings and luxurious fittings. The larger doubles with better views can cost up to $100 more than the listed prices. There’s also an art gallery and antiques shop here, and a lower-level breakfast room with picturesque views of El Panecillo.

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    La Casona de la Ronda

    In a beautiful house dating from 1738 located right on La Ronda, this boutique hotel oozes class. Rooms have shiny hardwood floors, huge beds and bathrooms with rain showers; some have small private patios. There's a cozy living room with a wood-burning stove and a pretty covered patio with plants and a specially commissioned mural of the tree of life.

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    Portal de Cantuña

    Hidden down an alleyway, this beautifully restored mid-19th-century building once housed an order of nuns. No doubt they would have been distracted by the charming stained-glass window covering the inner courtyard, the gold leaf and baroque decorations, and an overall feeling of warmth and comfort. Wi-fi is generally only available in the lobby area.

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    Stubel Suites & Café

    Perched high above Guápulo, this top-end place has attractive, modern rooms with luxury fabrics, huge windows and decent amenities (sauna, fitness center, massages). Pricier rooms offer great views, and the well-equipped suites have terraces as well as a kitchen and dining area. The restaurant also offers sweeping views.

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    Hostal de la Rábida

    Doting service, inviting common areas and elegant rooms make a fine combination in this charming guesthouse. Rooms are bright with crisp white sheets and wood floors, and artwork (botanical prints and the like) adorns the walls. Several have terraces. The fireside lounge and bar is a welcome retreat on chilly afternoons.

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    Plaza Grande

    One of Quito’s finest hotels, the Plaza Grande offers 15 gorgeously decorated rooms (all suites) with carved-wood details, chandeliers and marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Some rooms have small balconies overlooking the square. There's also a small spa and two restaurants, and the service is world-class.

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    Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

    This delightful 18-room guesthouse is set in a converted colonial mansion sprinkled with colorful paintings and stained-glass windows. Rooms are even sweeter, with polished wood floors and beamed ceilings (but small bathrooms); most face an interior courtyard. There is a tiny restaurant for dinner.

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    Casa Aliso

    This charming 10-room guesthouse receives high marks for its friendly service, cozy sitting rooms (where you can sit fireside and enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea) and comfortable, classically appointed rooms (some with garden views). It’s on a peaceful street, in a converted 1930s home.

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    Anahi

    The stylish Anahi brings high-end design to the Mariscal, with sun-drenched, artwork-filled suites (some with balconies) and high-end fittings. Stone walls in corridors (and in some rooms) resemble an Inca temple. There’s a Jacuzzi and a top-floor veranda with superb views.

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    Hostel Revolution

    For an escape from the Mariscal circus, this friendly hostel is an excellent, clean and laid-back option with comfy rooms, shared kitchen, terrace with views and a colorful bar/lounge where you can meet other travelers. Just a block uphill from Parque La Alameda.