Hostal Blue House

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The Hostelz.com Review

Hostal Blue House is a nice and welcoming hostel in the party area in Quito. It is a perfect place for people interested in Quito's nightlife -- going out to a party or just eating out in one of the many restaurants around.

The Location

It is situated right in the main nightlife area with many pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes around. It is quite far from the main bus stations, but they are all situated quite far out from the city centre. The bus stops just about a hundred meters from the hostel, which is handy. You can also take a taxi, while the bus is a lot cheaper.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The six-bed dorm is nice and spacious. It has big lockers where you can fit your whole bag, and there's plenty of room to put your things and hang your clothes. The beds are worn down and very squeaky. You can really feel and hear the other person move in the bed.

The bathrooms are nice and spacious and they are fitted with all the essential toiletries. The water is hot and the water pressure is very good. Unfortunately, there are only two of them in the main building and they can get a bit busy. There is a toilet downstairs as well, which is quite handy when the bathrooms are busy.

Common Spaces

When you enter the front gate, there is a nice courtyard with a few tables, chairs, and a BBQ. Once you walk into the building, you see the reception, which is at the end of the hallway. The reception also works as a bar and a tour agency. They can help you book any tours you want to do in the whole country and they offer competitive prices. There is also a free luggage storage.

There is a nice communal area next to the entrance with couches and a big TV. There is a bookshelf with few books you could read and just chill. Next to the common area is another room with a pool table and few other games.

There is also another area next to the main building. It is attached to the main building but you have to go outside and walk to the side of the building and there is another entrance. They also serve free basic breakfast there. The breakfast is basic with tea and coffee, some bread, jam, yogurt, oatmeal, and few other things.

They also have a communal kitchen, which is a good size and has everything you need for cooking. It is kept pretty neat and clean.

Summary

Overall, the hostel is nice and clean with great atmosphere and good Wi-Fi. On the downside, you can hear the noise from outside throughout the night, because it is right in the party area, but the hostel itself isn't very noisy.
by Moonika
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2017-06-30
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostal Blue House" at Joaquin Pinto E8-24 y Diego de Almagro.)

Location/Contact

Address
Joaquin Pinto E8-24 y Diego de Almagro, Quito, Ecuador
Coordinates
-0.203920, -78.490838 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.bluehousequito.com
Telephone
(593-2) 2223 480
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Great value for money.
Good staff and pleasant atmosphere. Excellent location.
Tim
Age 52, UK
2014-11-16
 
Friendly, very good location in Mariscal
The folks here are super friendly and helpful. Breakfast is not exciting -- cereal, and you wash up -- but it's a great location. My only complaint is that the lighting in the double en-suite was SO DIM we couldn't see in the mirror at night. But very clean and secure.
Denise
(USA)
2011-03-14
Blue House is set in a large house in a touristy, central area in Quito. It has nice rooms, fairly good facilities, friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere, and it's clean and safe. The Location The hostel is located in a nice area in the New Town in Quito. The surrounding area has lots of other hotels/hostels, lots of restaurants and bars, travel agencies, internet cafes, bookshops, and some smaller shops. There have been a couple of incidents with people being mugged and robbed in the surrounding streets at night, so it´s best not to wander around alone but there are usually quite a few people in the streets. If you work out the Quito bus schedule, the hostel is very convenient and you can easily access all the sights in the city. The Ecovia bus line has a stop only a few blocks away and the metrobus and trolebus stops are about a fifteen-minute walk along Colon Street. The cheapest way to get to the hostel from the airport and bus terminals would be to catch one of these lines to a stop near the hostel and then get a taxi to the door. Rooms and Bathrooms The rooms are nice and not to cramped and the beds are comfortable. There are a number of different sized (and priced) dorms and each bed has a large locker to keep your stuff in. There are also private rooms. The bathrooms are clean and the showers are hot although the pressure isn´t great. Common Spaces Blue House has two lounges (one with a TV) and an outside area to relax. There is one computer with internet access, although it is very slow. The kitchen is available for guest use and seems to be reasonably equipped. Breakfast is included in the rates and involves toast and jam, a choice of cereal, and tea/coffee -- a great change from scrambled eggs if you`ve been traveling for a while. Summary It´s a good place to stay and very popular. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are comfortable, and the place is clean and safe and in a great location.
Mark Hosking
(South Africa)
2010-07-24

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