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Reviews of Colonial House

Hostel | Olmedo E 432, y Vicente León, Quito, Ecuador .

87.1% Overall Rating

125 out of 132 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/07/2014)

"Staff and volunteers are really helpful and it was nice to go out as a group to La Ronda at night."

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 30.00
  • Breakfast USD 3.50

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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87.1%

Overall Rating

125 out of 132 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Colonial House'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
89.6%
Value
88.0%
Safety
92.0%
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80.0%
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Tui Maybury

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2014 Tui would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty basic hostel but in a decent location

Disliked: There was never any hot water for showers

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

12 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff and volunteers are really helpful and it was nice to go out as a group to La Ronda at night.

Disliked: It's a bit of a walk esp the little slope but it's good exercise when you're prepared for it!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Dino Norrman

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2014 Dino would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Old Town and metrobus. Many facilities such as fridge, kitchen, TV, and pool table.

Disliked: Dino left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Collin Abbott

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2014 Collin would recommend this property

Liked: Colonial House has great character and a friendly staff.

Disliked: The bathrooms are very small and are shared among many people (only bathroom per floor). Also, the rooms along the street side are very noisy, making it difficult to get sleep past 5 am.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet house, helpful staff, good location and neighborhood. We paid for a room to ourselves and got a huge room with two double beds and a twin bed. Secure house, wifi, good breakfast, and a beautiful campus! Also, gay friendly :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Ben Browning

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 June 2014 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: this is a fantastic little place, if you are looking for a typical hostel this is it!!! the staff are all volunteers and is owned by the friendliest lady in the world. the staff made me feel so at home and they took me and my friend out on more than one occasion to show us the different places to eat and the fun places to go, the whole atmosphere of the place makes it a very chilled out and relaxed place and is a great place to meet new people and experience new things i only planned 5 days in Quito and in the end was there 2 weeks because of how nice everything at Colonial house. could not of been happier with my stay there and would and will be recommending this place to everyone :D :)

Disliked: absolutely nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Meggan Green

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2014

Liked: .

Disliked: .

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and cosy. not colosal, small house

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Stacy Russell

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2014 Stacy would recommend this property

Liked: Quirky building, lots of cool communal areas. All the facilities you would want from a hostel. Surrounding Area feels safe and has easy access to the old town and transport facilities. Would recommend

Disliked: Stacy left no negative feedback.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 May 2014

Liked: nothing

Disliked: unwelcoming, mostly unfriendly and higly unqualified staf, not providing you with any practical information about the city, they can't even provide you with a proper map nor explain exactly where to get one, they dont' seem to care! Their breakfast is overpriced as well as their tours, for example gotopaxi is at least 15$ cheaper in most agencies, their communal kitchen is badly equiped with only two stoves, the staff kicthen is way better but they don't want you to use it, the showers are horrible, either hot water and no water pressure or pressure and cold water, their doorbell wakes you up at night and the location is not that great at all!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Greg Alexander

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 April 2014 Greg would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly place, both owner and volunteers. Willing to help as needed.

Disliked: Greg left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free pool table and coffee. Lot of character and all that, clearly colonial style building, lots of cool features and set off with lashings of guayasamin inspired arts. Don't miss the city tour in the morning.

Disliked: It has 4 floors, so given that quito is already the 3rd highest capital city wrt altitude, the climb to the communal kitchen or TV room could pose a health risk to the more rotund traveller.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpfull and friendly staff. We arrived at 12 at night at the hostel, and were hungry, but there was no place to buy midnightsnacks, so Tom offered us bananas from the kitchen. We slept great, very good beds. The breakfast was great, in the patio. The hostel is located in a beautiful old house, with spacious rooms and even a garden. And Paulina helped us with booking a bus to Colombia We had a very nice stay, thanks

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff (mostly volunteers) were friendly, good breakfast (extra). Big old colonial house, with lots of different areas.

Disliked: Internet was frustratingly slow and not accessible everywhere. (Private) room, including bathroom garbage, was not cleaned during stay; apparently you have to ask them to do this.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Daiane Shuai

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 January 2014 Daiane would recommend this property

Liked: Shower ok. Room ok. Staff very friendly. There was a cute girl she made lovely sandwich just cost one dollar!

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of character, located in the Old Town. Good value and nice breakfast.

Disliked: Guests ring a bell to get in at all hours. It's safe and secure, but the bell is a bit annoying.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

aditya sinha

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 October 2013 aditya would recommend this property

Liked: Room was excellent, staff were very helpful, there are rabbits in the garden! Library and DVDs to watch, wifi and computers, kitchen available for use. This is an excellent hostel and is one of the best I have ever stayed in.

Disliked: The hot water is not very powerful, but it is hot! The wifi on the top floor is not a very good connection but is fine every where else

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cassidy dellorto-blackwell

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2013 cassidy would recommend this property

Liked: Colonial House is a great option. The staff are really nice and helpful and the location is pretty great for exploring the Old Town (it's also not a very long walk to the Marsical.) I also really enjoyed their back garden which is charmingly shabby.

Disliked: cassidy left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: hammocks in the garden

Disliked: nothing

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2013

Liked: Nice spacious room with balcony and table and chairs.

Disliked: Location not great, did not feel safe walking back at night. Room next to kitchen so smelled of food and you could hear every conversation outside - but it was never noisy late at night and did not stop us from sleeping. Electric shower, poor water pressure, not great.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is quite large, there is a covered 'garden' area with lots of space to relax. There is a pool table too. They can provide dinner which was super convenient and nice after a day of travel. Beer and wine is reasonably priced. The beds are very comfortable. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The showers are terrible. Virtually no water pressure or hot water.

100.0%
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Beate Reissmann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2013 Beate would recommend this property

Liked: a good place to stay and to be!

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

ANASTASIA CHATZIIOANNOU

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2013 ANASTASIA would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place to stay in Quito. The decoration and the way the hostel was organized travelled on time The staff was like a family!! I felt really like home. Totaly recomended!!!!

Disliked: ANASTASIA left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well located in the old town, felt safe to walk back to early evening. Rooms are spotlessly clean and comfy. Staff are very friendly and happy to help.

Disliked: This is not the hostal to stay at if you want to party.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is largely run by volunteers who couldn't do more to make you feel welcome. They are very happy to give advice on what to see, good places to eat at good prices and where you should not visit on foot. It is a very friendly place to stay.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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