Review: BoutiQuito Hostel, Quito, Ecuador

I booked three nights at BoutiQuito hostel in Quito, but stayed an extra night as I liked the hostel so much. Find out about my introduction to Quito here.

BoutiQuito hostel calls itself a design hostel, and the interior design is wonderful.

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Every last detail has been considered and it is a delight to just sit in the common area and admire the artwork.

There are cameras and old telephones on the walls

boutiquito lamp
lamps

there are pretty cushions, and wonderful murals

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the stairwell

Breakfast:
– not included
+ available to purchase
+ fantastic guest kitchen, the most well-equipped hostel kitchen I have ever seen! It has every utensil you could ever wish for, including a blender and non-stick pans that are still non-stick.

Boutiquito Hostel Kitchen
gorgeous kitchen

Hot water: yes, probably the best hostel shower I’ve ever experienced. Boiling hot and really stong water pressure.

Location: BoutiQuito hostel is in Uptown Quito which was great because it was so quiet! There was no noise at all and I really enjoyed the peace!

There are restaurants, a launderette and a cash machine nearby, and it is just off a main road from where you can easily hail a taxi.

Lockers:
+ large lockers in the rooms

Rooms: I stayed in an 8 bed dormitory and it was spacious. The mattress was great and the beds had duvets, which is unheard of in South America. I had the best sleep in weeks at BoutiQuito design hostel, a result of the silence and the exceptional beds.

Each bunk has an individual reading light and plug socket, which are really useful features that make shared living much easier.

Price per dorm bed: from 12 dollars a night, which is typical for hostels in Quito. With the great facilities and unique interior, you certainly get your money’s worth. Private rooms are also available

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common area

Security:
BoutiQuito is very secure. You have to be buzzed in and out, and it is surrounded by a high fence. I felt very safe and relaxed at BoutiQuito hostel.

Welcome: the staff were probably the best part of BoutiQuito. I arrived early in the morning after a long over-night bus. The bed was available so the lovely Argentinian Sophia showed me straight to the room. As I was tired and feeling very grubby, I really appreciated being able to have a shower and lay down for a while before heading out into Quito.

During my stay all the staff members were really friendly, answering all of my questions and even printing maps for me.

They were kind enough to store my rucksack for me for twenty-four hours while I left Quito for a night. I came back late in the evening the following day to collect it, and decided to stay an extra night as I had liked the hostel so much. Sophia lent me her jacket to go out and get food, as it was raining and mine had been stolen!

I was really touched by the kindness of BoutiQuito staff. From the moment I arrived to the moment I left (the second time!) I felt very welcome.

Wifi: yes, two networks so that the whole of the hostel is covered. Both networks are very fast and I was never without a connection

Extras: TV, large book and DVD collection, big fluffy towels provided, separate rubbish bins, (it is very rare to see an eco-friendly establishment in Ecuador!) table football, outside seating area

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Outside seating area

Stars: ***** in my view, BoutiQuito is a 5 star hostel! I cannot fault this place. The facilities are excellent, it is very comfortable and it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Contact: (00593) 984647441 or (00593) 22233282

Twitter: @BoutiQuito

Facebook: BoutiQuito

Address: BoutiQuito Hostel, Jonas Guerrero 100 y Rafael Leon Larrea, Quito, Ecuador

Tip: Not all taxi drivers know where BoutiQuito is, as it is tucked away on a nice quiet street. Ask your driver to take you to Hotel de Quito, then carry on past the hotel with it on your right, take the next right at the traffic lights, and you will see BoutiQuito in front of you.

 BoutiQuito is a Hostel Geeks Five Star Hostel, check out the full profile here. Get Hostel Geeks’ Quito travel guide here

Want to know more about my experience at Boutiquito? Take a look at my stories here and here


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