Review: Community Hostel, Quito, Ecuador

After a few days at BoutiQuito, I moved to Community Hostel Quito for three nights, and enjoyed my time there. Check out my guide to Quito’s lesser known gems here.

Community Hostel is a hostel with a conscience, donating 10% from each guest’s stay to the local community. There is certainly a community atmosphere; guests and staff congregate around the large dining room table

community hostel dinner table
dinner table – photo from communityhostel.com

where everyone plans their onward journies and shares tips and experiences

Breakfast:
– not included
+ available to purchase
+ guest kitchen available

Hot water: yes, and great water pressure.

Location: Community Hostel is in the downtown area of Quito, or Centro Historico, very near to Marin bus station. The location is ideal for sight-seeing.

Lockers:
+ large lockers in the rooms
+ little lockers by the front door

Rooms: I stayed in a 6 bed dormitory and the beds were nice and big

Community Hostel dormitory
dormitory – photo from communityhostel.com

Price per dorm bed: from 10 dollars a night upwards, depending on the number of beds. Private rooms are also available.

Security:
Community Hostel is secure. You have to be buzzed in, there is a security camera at the front door, and I felt safe there.

Welcome: the staff were great at Community Hostel. They all spoke English and were all happy to help with any questions at any time of day. They recommended a launderette down the street which provided the best laundry service in the whole of my South American experience, they advised me on bus times, and they called a taxi for my friend who was leaving late.

Wifi: yes
+ several networks so that the whole of the hostel is covered.

Extras: Travel agency, dinner available to purchase every night, and a popular free walking tour leaves from Community Hostel daily.

The hostel was closed for maintenance works the weekend after I left, and the friendly owner Marco told me that they were planning to install more bathrooms, open a roof terrace and repaint the whole interior.

Stars: **** I award Community Hostel 4/5 stars

Websitecommunityhostel.com

Facebook: Community Hostel

Contact: communityhostel@gmail.com (02)2285108 or 0959049658

Address: Community Hostel, N6-78 Pedro Fermin Cevallos y Olmedo, Quito, Ecuador
 
Tip: be sure to sign up for the dinner before 5pm and eat a freshly cooked meal with the other guests around the huge dining table

Want more reviews of accommodation across Ecuador? Take a look at my reviews page

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