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Posada del Maple

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La Posada del Maple is well located right within Quito's New Town, where most backpackers stay. It is only a few metres from Av. 6 de Diciembre along which runs the Ecovia, one of the cheap and fast public transport systems in Quito. Juan Rodríguez is halfway between two stops, Manuela Coñizares and La Cólon. When first arriving with your pack the easiest way to get to La Posada del Maple is to use the taxis. Always agree the price before accepting the lift.

It's within easy walking distance are numerous internet cafes, restaurants, laundries and pubs. You do need to be careful when walking about the New Town at night, La Posada del Maple is a block or two away from the main busy area.

When you arrive at the office you could actually end up staying at one of three different hostels. Posada del Maple itself, Posada de los Jazmines across the street or Hostal Alcalá a short walk away. All are administered from the same office and all have use of the facilities at Posada del Maple. A returnable $2 key deposit is required for which you will recieve a bunch of up to 4 keys. They take a while to get used to.

The hostel is friendly and well run. Dorms, batrooms, common areas and dining area are all very clean. Bed linen is provided and the dorms are cleaned daily. Breakfast is included in the price and is something to look forward to. It is served from 7:30am to a very reasonable 10am and really is all you can eat, juice, fruit, eggs, cereal,toast, pancakes and tea/coffee.

The dining room is spacious, the long tables providing a sociable atmosphere to eat in. There is also a reading/TV room with a well stocked book exchange, reference library and TV/video and a selection of videos. The reception area has lots of seating and information on tours and trips.

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Posada del Maple Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Welcoming, great vibe, comfortable! We had a great few days in Posada del maple! The staff are lovely, very helpful, and the whole place has a really homey feel. Met interesting people with good stories. Didn't mind staying in co-ed dorms, everyone was friendly and we felt totally comfortable. Nice simple breakfast, good location, very secure. nice courtyards too.  , australia ()
4   Very nice We stayed for six nights in June 2006 in two different rooms. The first room had a private bath, but was dark and not too nice. The second room was on the second floor and was much, much nicer. It came with shared bath. If you don't mind sharing a bath, I would recommend you choose that option. The place was clean and the food was good. You really need to know some Spanish if you want to stay here. The atmosphere was very pleasant. We met lots of people from all over the world in the dining room who gave us a lot of good ideas of where to go.  , USA ()
3  Just got back and feel the need to comment on this hostel. While the staff was very pleasant and helpful, you definatly need to know some spanish (I do so no problem), the "coed" only dorms are a bit scary for a single women but the private room was fine. The mattresses are old and uncomfortable and the bathrooms need work. I left too early for breakfast, wish it started a little earlier (say 6 a.m.). Though I would stay here again, I feel strongly that it is not the five-star hostel you make it out to be.  ()
5  I worked with the Peace Corps last year in Ecuador during spring break. This hostel was the first place we stayed at on our trip throughout the country. The owner is a wonderful cook, and the atmosphere is very welcoming. It's a very reasonably-priced and gorgeous getaway in the middle of the city. The area is worth visiting even if you don't stay at El Posado del Maple, but I recommend the hostel and the jugo de tomatoes de arboles (tree tomato juice)! It's amazing!  ()

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