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Cairns, Australia
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199 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Nice spot to stay super close to Plaza Foche. The owners despite not speaking English were very friendly, helpful and kind. They tried really hard to communicate and assist where necessary. The internet here is top notch - super fast and available everywhere! Location is perfect, two blocks from Plaza Foch, restaurants, shops, ATMs, information centre etc. The rooms are... More 

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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Although this hostel has few amenities it has many other things. Good location convenient to everything, adequate breakfast, very friendly staff, clean, great WiFi, private bath and plenty of hot water. Currently only $30 per night. Can't find a much better value.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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186 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Arupo is in a part of Quito where it has lots of competition, so no question the price is right. That having been said, be sure what you are willing to compromise. This is probably a good hotel for backpackers and budget travelers. Not so great for a couple in their 70s who want basic amenities and some peace and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2014

I stay in this place for fews night after a big deception somewhere else, and I really enjoy my stay , really feeling at home, really friendly staff and helpful one. the facilities was ok (microwave/ fridge etc..) and the room was clean and really great for the price. just one point was no so good was the breakfast but... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I stayed here when I first arrived in Quito near the end of January and then intermittently during my travels within Ecuador (having to transfer through Quito to other destinations). "Feels like home" could not be a more accurate statement about Hostal El Arupo. I already miss the it! My first room was immaculate, spacious yet cozy; however, it was... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We stayed here for Xmas for two nights, then went back for another two nights after visiting the Amazon. The couple very kindly kept our suitcases. The rooms were very clean and tidy. We stayed in two rooms at the back, so it was quite. Breakfast was basic, but good. The hostel was also in a very good location for... More 

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Olympia, WA
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

This was a nice hostel in a good location for walking around Quito. The room was comparatively large as was the bathroom. We were able to use the facilities in the kitchen, (fridge to store stuff, microwave, etc.) Very homey and the staff very friendly. We had been staying at the one across the street, but they couldn't extend our... More 

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Thank jeananddanbrady
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2013

I arrived at 2am to a friendly hostelier and a clean, cozy room. The cute couple who runs it are both very kind individuals, always quick to help you with something. The atmosphere is muy tranquilo. When I played my guitar in the dining/common room area, everybody was happy to have music while they ate or checked emails no matter... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

There are 2 Arupos a couple of streets apart so make sure you go to the right one. Our taxi dropped us at the wrong one but the staff came and collected us within minutes. They are very helpful but don't speak much English so communication can be tricky if you don't have much Spanish. The room was clean and... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about arupo. It is exactly what I was looking for - great both rooms and bathrooms (and great showers), spotlessly clean, great location a minute walk from the lively la fosch where the tours leave from too, reasonable, with decent/simple breakfast and a kitchen for tea etc. The staff is really nice and kept... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Hostal El Arupo

Address: Juan Rodriguez E7-22 y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: RM124 - RM289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal El Arupo 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“We had an upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles 266janyp, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best to get room near the back, the rooms on the street can be noisy, especially late at night when the night clubbers return home.”
 of 5 bubbles WJD_CO, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book ahead and ask for a room in the front of the building (certainly, not a room at the back if you like to sleep before midnight).”
 of 5 bubbles Geographtraveller, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“In the center of night life but the hostel is generally quiet. Any room will do.”
 of 5 bubbles JB207, 2 Jul 2014 | Read review
“With any hotel in this area you will have a bit more quiet if you choose a room at the top, assuming you are not traveling with a lot of luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles GoOSUCowboys, 26 Apr 2014 | Read review
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