Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito

San Blas
149 Reviews
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Friends Hotel & Rooftop Reviews

Friend's Hostel is a big, recently renovated, Colonial-style hostel in the Old Town of Quito. It is excellent for those interested in staying in the center and exploring the historic part of the city.

The Location

It is located in the Old Town, close to the churches, the main square, and all the other tourist attractions. There are bus stops close by to catch a bus to other parts of the city. Many small shops, big supermarkets, and the central market are close by.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are spacious and clean, but the floors are quite squeaky and the balcony doors rattle a lot. The beds are comfortable and sturdy. There are lockers in the rooms and you have to ask for a key downstairs to lock them. The keys are all mixed up in one container and they give you keys that don't lock any of the lockers in your room, and some of them might unlock a locker that is being used by someone else already. They are not the safest lockers. The lack of power points can also become a bit of an issue. Some of the rooms have small balconies and you get pretty good views from the rooms upstairs.

The bathrooms are decent size. They are a bit rundown, but they are clean most of the time. Once you figure out how to get the water just the right temperature, the showers are nice and warm with good water pressure. Unfortunately there is only one shared bathroom on the floor, so it can get very busy in the mornings.

Common Spaces

The reception is right at the end of the hallway when you enter. Just next to it is the main communal area with a few couches and tables. Right next to the front door is another area where you can chill out -- it also works as a sort of a tour agency.

The kitchen, which is located on the middle floor with an outdoor terrace, is very basic and small. It really fits only one person to cook at a time and it's not very well stocked with appliances and utensils. There are a few chairs around the kitchen counter that are a bit too short for it. On the terrace, there is a four-seater table with an umbrella and few chairs. You can eat there, but when it's raining or it is cold, you don't really want to spend too much time there. You could always walk downstairs and eat at the common area, though.


Overall, the hostel is good, but needs a bit of work. The building itself is beautiful and renovated, but it lacks a bit of atmosphere and few things need to be fixed around the place. The Wi-Fi works well downstairs, but it can be a bit temperamental on the other floors. The best part about the hostel is definitely its location.
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Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito
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Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito
Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito
Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito
Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito
Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito
Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito
Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito
Friends Hotel & Rooftop, Quito
Moonika Staff Reviewer
Published on Jun 14, 2017

Location and Contact


• We are able to carry people back from the airport, if you are more than 3 people, we will charge an extra $10 per extra person under booking.
• Local cabs from the airport should cost between $27.00-$30.00.
• If you choose to take a local cab, please be aware of your belongings and meter prices. If you are wary or unsure of how to get to Friends Hostel, please feel free to call us and ask for information.
• If you're taking a local cab, here is a simple way to ask a cab to get to Friends Hostel: 'Por favor a la calle Junin y Flores, a dos cuadras de la Plaza de Santo Domingo en El centro Histórico de Quito.'
• Distance from Friends Hostel to NEW Quito International Airport: 1hour and 30 minutes in taxi.
• Distance from Friends Hostel to Colonial
• Distance from Friends Hostel to Plaza Foch/La Mariscal (Nightlife): 5 minutes by taxi, 20 minutes by walking.



Address: Junin Street Oe1-61 y Gral. Juan Jose Flores St, San Blas, Quito, Ecuador

Friends Hotel & Rooftop is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Friends Hotel & Rooftop Quito
Phone Number: 0059322288165
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Facilities and Amenities


Digital Nomads


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security


Credit Card Payments

Cultural Tour/Class


Hot Showers


Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Table Tennis

Walking Tours

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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