Posada del Maple

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The Hostelz.com Review

Posada del Maple is housed in one of several stately mansions surrounded by maple trees that all combine to add a special charm to this renowned street in the posh Mariscal Quarter in Quito, which has been chosen as a location for both Ecuadorian and international films. The building is in pristine condition, and it has been turned into an impressive and beautiful hostel.

The Location

The hostel is located in this mostly residential zone with many large mansions, which also incorporates cultural and commercial activities into its scene. The major hotels and most of the hostels are located in this area, together with an array of restaurants, bars, and discotheques, which give it a lively atmosphere during the day and into the late hours of the night.

The hostel is basically a two-floor house with a third floor that's made up of an immense attic. Altogether, between rooms and common areas, there are close to thirty spaces that make up this hostel. The rooms and common spaces are comfortably furnished and decorated with exquisite art and antiques. All in all, the hostel transmits the feeling of being at home, in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are two four-bed dorms with double-bed bunks. The other dorm is a ten-bed room with double-bed bunks. All rooms are large and spacious, have large windows, and are well ventilated and with good light during the day. Large lockers and power points are available, though in the large dorm, the plug-ins are a bit insufficient. Mattresses are very good, and beds have thick, warm blankets. All the dorms share the right upper wing of the house and their doors open to a hall with shared showers and toilets.

The shared bathrooms have toilet stalls with washbasins and large mirrors and soap. Showers have low pressure. Soap dispensers are placed in each one and towels are provided per guest. The bathrooms are cleaned regularly during the day and are adequately maintained. There is a general-use bathroom in the right wing, next to the dining area. Since the private rooms all have their bathrooms, the facilities are available without crowding.

Common Spaces

The house has a wealth of common spaces. There are five indoor living/sitting areas and four outdoor spaces, three of which are covered. The house offers two TV rooms -- a smaller one for four people and a larger room for eight to nine persons. The rest of the sitting areas are for five to six people. Outdoor spaces are spacious and cheery, and smoking is allowed there.

The kitchen has a good size and great ventilation and illumination, but it is rather basically equipped and should be considered only for simple meals; anything a bit more elaborate is complicated by the lack of adequate cookware. The adjoining breakfast area is quite large and can comfortably accommodate up to sixteen people. The breakfast is included and is abundant and excellent quality. The jams are freshly made at the hostel and the fruit juice is natural and fresh as well.

Summary

This is an excellent place for a good stay in the city. As this is the best neighbourhood in the city, it has an abundance of choices for good, nice places to eat out; stores, bakeries, and shops of all kinds; and a short walk away, there is a vibrant nightlife. With plenty of space to hang out, it’s a good place to also relax and enjoy some quality at a home away from home.
by edudelcorral
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2016-12-05
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Street view Posada del Maple
Living room patio
Open air patio
Upstair and downstairs closed patios
Breakfast / dinning area
TV  / living room
Entrance hall/ sitting room/patio
Kitchen
Ten-bed dorm
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Map

(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Posada del Maple" at Juan Rodríguez E8-49, Entre Av. 6 De Diciembre Y Calle Diego De Almagro.)

Location/Contact

Address
Juan Rodríguez E8-49, Entre Av. 6 De Diciembre Y Calle Diego De Almagro, La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador
Coordinates
-0.203456, -78.488528 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.posadadelmaple.com
Telephone
+593 2 223 7375 +593 2 254 4507
Fax
+593 2 290 7367
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
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.
poppy
(australia)
2009-12-16
 
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.
Dulcinea
(USA)
2007-05-27
  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.
RJ
2006-04-03
  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!
Christine
2004-04-21
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.
Peter McCarron
(Ireland)
2004-01-15

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