3 Best Hostels in Quito, Ecuador – Get Ready for Huge Spaces, Fun Events & Double-Bed Pods

3 Best Hostels in Quito, Ecuador
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Backpacking Quito? It won’t be just the altitude making you feel light headed once we introduce you to the 3 best hostels in Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

We at Hostelgeeks have worked hard to find you cool and fun Quito, Ecuador hostels in this beautiful ancient Incan city.

This collection is part of the 24 best hostels in Ecuador.

Here’s your shortcut:

  1. Masaya Hostel Quito – great for couples
  2. The Secret Garden Quito – top pick for solo travellers
  3. Selina Quito – one for digital nomads 

Honestly, you only need one great recommendation. But we like to list options for many traveller types so as not to disappoint.

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Get ready for knock-your-socks-off design and social spaces that will have you booking an extra night (or two). Our collection of hostels in Quito are awesome!

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • looking for a party
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

Don’t forget to check out our collection of 12 actually Local Things to do in Quito whilst you’re there.

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Quick Introduction to Quito

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Quito cost 6€ – 11€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 17€ up to 50€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Tourism Tax: Be aware that the 12% tax is not included in the booking price of El Hostelito and Masaya Hostel Quito. At our #3 recommendation Selina Quito, the tax is at 22%.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Quito

Looking for the best hostal Ecuador Quito offers? Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Quito.

Quick overview:

  1. Masaya Hostel Quito – great for couples
  2. The Secret Garden Quito – top pick for solo travellers
  3. Selina Quito – one for digital nomads

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Selina Quito
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Masaya Hostel Quito
🥳 Party Hostel:The Secret Garden Quito
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: Masaya Hostel Quito
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Masaya Hostel Quito
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Selina Quito
🧘 Cozy Hostel: El Patio Hostel Quito

1. Masaya Hostel Quito

Within a colonial building, Masaya Hostel Quito mixes modern facilities with hostel spirit and like hotels in Quito when it comes to comfort.

For the price, it’s astounding what you get and frankly we’re amazed.

Let’s start with the rooms which include 4-8 bed dorms and private options. They come with:

  • Private bathroom
  • Wi-Fi coverage
  • Flat screen TV (private)
  • Lamp, curtain, safe, plug (dorms)

Whether you’re a couple or single traveller looking to spoil yourself – opt for the king size bed private room.

All that’s left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the Masaya hospitality. The staff here have received a lot of love from their guests, and it’s no wonder.

Their aim is to deliver a local experience and this shines through via the daily activities on offer.

Try your hand at salsa or make your own empanada the Ecuadorian way. Yum!

Alongside this, there are of course top-notch amenities for you to enjoy.

Wind down in the gorgeous garden or get chatting on the rooftop terrace – it comes with a bar. There’s also a BBQ, cinema and pool table so forget the word ‘bored’.

Note: breakfast is included in private rooms and dorm peeps can pay 4 USD. It includes pancakes!

Forget transport as you won’t need it if you stay here. Many top sights are within walking distance including the famous La Ronda Street. Definitely, best area to stay in Quito Ecuador.

This is one of the best hostels in Quito for

  • Couples
  • Female solo travellers
Book Masaya Hostel Quito here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. The Secret Garden Quito

Ready for a super sociable time whilst enjoying an epic vista?

Secret Garden Quito has an incredible view from the roof terrace – it’s the place to be in Quito!

The overall atmosphere in the hostel is very sociable. So, you will definitely win new friends while staying here at Secret Garden.

They do not have a kitchen but they offer good food and drink deals at their bar. There’s a Happy Hour a few times a week and things tend to get very lively at the weekends (think beer pong and drinking games).

The hostel has a lot of rooms, good showers and is within walking distance to all the sights within old town. This is the hostel Quito Old Town provides for sure.

Perks at Secret Garden Quito:

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar

We absolutely LOVE the bedrooms here, dear reader. How do privacy curtains, king size single beds and warm mood lighting sound?

You can opt for a more intimate mixed dorm with 4 or 6 beds, or get social and stay in a 8 or 10-bed. Couples will definitely enjoy the double private which has its own bathroom.

Location: Situated in the heart of Quito. It is a 9 minute walk away from Teatro Sucre. 19.2 km away from Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Quicentro Shopping Mall  is 5.5 km away from the hostel.

This is one of the best hostels in Quito for

  • Solo travellers
  • Backpackers
Book Secret Garden Quito here

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3. Selina Quito

Enjoy beautiful rooms, places to connect and co-working spaces all under the roof of Selina Hostel Quito.

This is a hostel that redefines what it means to travel, work and explore for nomads and travellers of all shapes and sizes.

Check out the spaces:

  • Movie room w/ Netflix
  • On-site restaurant & bar
  • Large chill/work space w/ piano
  • Library/reading area
  • Yoga deck

No matter which part of the hostel you choose to chill out, the design is homely and really spacious.

The dorm rooms here which range from 4-8 beds all come with a personal light and locker. It’s just a shame that privacy curtains aren’t included.

Read: Selina CoLive and CoWorking – how does it work?

For the more indulgent traveller there is a suite option with a king-size bed and private bathroom. Standard doubles and triples are also available.

If you’re looking to save money, there is a handy kitchen open at all times for use.

They host tons of events including yoga classes and salsa lessons so make sure you enquire with the friendly staff. Check availability and book now!

This is one of the best hostels in Quito for

  • Digital nomads
  • Social butterflies

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What about cheapest hostels in Quito?

If you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Quito.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Quito
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: guide on how to book hostels with Hostelworld

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Quito for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Quito for solo-travellers?

Let us get straight to the point:

Best Hostel for Female Solo Travellers: Masaya Hostel Quito
Great Hostel for Sociable Solo Travellers: The Secret Garden Quito
Best Hostel for Working Solo Travellers: Selina Quito

The question is, which type of social traveller are you?

Of course this makes a big difference to what you’re looking for which is why we always provide a few choices for you.

Best Party Hostels in Quito

Let’s be frank; Quito is not a party destination.

You’ll find that most of the hostels here are about striking design and chill spaces for a reasonable price.

However! You can still have a good time despite the lack of party hostels in Quito.

Remember our #2 hostel The Secret Garden Quito that we mentioned earlier?

No?! Scroll back up!

The awesome rooftop bar is the place to be for good times. This hostel is run by an Australian and the Aussies know how to have a good time.

At the weekends there is often beer pong tournaments and other drinking games. The free coffee in the morning will surely be appreciated!

Book Secret Garden Quito here

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More Quito Hostels Worth a Mention

We hope that by now you already have a hostel in mind and a pretty good idea where to stay in Quito. Listed above are the top 3 best hostels in Quito Ecuador that we handpicked carefully. But we’re not stepping on the brakes just yet.

If you are not into hostels, have a look at best Quito hotels but we promise you hostel is worth a try!

We listed more Hostales Quito Ecuador has to offer.

El Patio Hostel Quito

Another hostel Ecuador has to offer! Small cozy, El Patio Hostel Quito is a good place to stay! There are plenty of common areas to relax or play games with. You can also relax in their comfortable couches, terrace, and lounge.

The staff is really nice and helpful! You can explore Quito’s southern Centro Histórico and appreciate architectural features.

All facilities are in a very good condition and the cleanliness is great. Spacious room, comfortable beds with curtains for more privacy and a locker to fit big bags are some of the things you could enjoy. Self-serve breakfast included.

Perks at El Patio Hostel Quito:

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Parking
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Very good breakfast
  • Outdoor Terrace

Location: Situated in Quito, 1.2 km from El Ejido Park. El Ejido Park Art Fair is 1.9 km from the accommodation, while La Carolina Park is 2.7 km from the property. 40 minutes drive to Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre.

Book El Patio Hostel Quito here

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El Patio Hostel Quito


Hump Day Hostel

Hump Day Hostel makes you feel welcome the moment you come in. Staff are pretty great and they can help you arrange trips and tours.

The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped. All the facilities are great, and the roof terrace is overlooking Virgin of El Penecillo. It is probably one of the best views of the city.

Perks at Hump Day Hostel:

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Fabulous breakfast

Location: Situated in Centro Histórico. Only 500 m from Plaza Grande, Hump Day Hostel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a coffee store. La Ronda Street is 100 m away. Hump Day Hostel is 32 km from Mariscal Sucre Airport. The Tram and Bus Station is 100 m away.

Book Hump Day Hostel here

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Hump Day Hostel

The Quito Guest House with Yellow Balconies

Another hostel Quito Ecuador has to offer!

The Quito Guest House with Yellow Balconies is a standard hostel that offers a very cheap accommodation in Quito Ecuador. If you just want a place to rest, this is the one for you.

They have rooms that can cover a lot of backpackers. Meet new friends at common areas like the living room, kitchen, patio and terrace.

Perks at The Quito Guest House with Yellow Balconies:

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Breakfast

Location: Situated in Quito, 1.3 km from El Ejido Park Art Fair.Sucre Theatre is 1.4 km from the guest house, while El Ejido Park is 1.8 km from the property.

Book The Quito Guest House here

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The Quito Guest House with Yellow Balconies

Community Hostel Quito

Community Hostel Quito is in a former convent so the building is quite interesting and historic. Staff are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, cheerful and chill. Super easy to make friends when traveling solo.

The dorm rooms are very comfortable and the kitchen is always clean and has everything you need. The common room is very cozy! Breakfast is very affordable and delicious.

Perks at Community Hostel Quito:

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Superb breakfast

Location: Situated in Quito, hostel is near Central Market, Theatre Square, San Agustin Church, San Agustin Square and more. It is 16.1 km away from Rucco Pichincha. The closest airport is Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport.

Book Community Hostel Quito here

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Community Hostel Quito

Hostel Revolution Quito

Hostel Revolution Quito is created by Backpackers for Backpackers Quito. This place features a bar, shared lounge and views of the city.

Every room has a shared bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. This hostel also offers free WiFi within the premises.

As others say, this is the best backpacker hostel Quito has ever seen, with a rating of 9.1.

Perks at Hostel Revolution Quito:

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Superb breakfast

Location: Hostel Revolution Quito is located in Quito, 1.3 km from Sucre Theatre. The property is 2 km from Colonial Art Museum, and within 1.6 km of the city centre Histórico. El Ejido Park Art Fair is 2 km from the accommodation, while Bolivar Theatre is 2 km away.

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Hostel Revolution Quito

Vibes Hostel Quito

Vibes Hostel provide rooms for any types of travellers from couples, group, or backpackers.
This place has a sauna and an indoor swimming pool, perfect for travellers who want to relax after a day of exploring Quito.

All rooms include a shared bathroom with a shower, and a main transport connecting to bus terminals and airports are just outside this place.

Perks at Vibes Hostel:

  • Swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms

Location: Located in La Mariscal District, this hostel is just 1km away from El Ejido Park. 2.8km from Sucre Theatre and 3.6km away from Bolivar Theatre, La Carolina Park, and Colonial Art Museum.

Book Vibes Hostel here

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Vibes Hostel

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is super safe and the biggest booking platform for hostels.

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Quito best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fixed.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have a special hostel discounts in Quito for Selina Hostel. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

Our Favorite Hostels in Quito put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Quito hostels on a map.

We love to plan our trips with a map with the sights and places to visit – and the potential hostels we’d like to stay. So we though this map helps you planning your backpackers trip as well.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

    • Ciudad Mitad del Mundo
    • Pichincha
    • TeleferiQo
    • El Panecillo
    • Basilica of the National Vote
  • Independence Square
  • La Carolina Park

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CLOSED: El Hostelito

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There are two main reasons why you should stay at El Hostelito:

  1. Strategic location close to all main tourist spots & super safe
  2. There are double pods in a shared dorm

Yep, the Floresta/Guapulo neighbourhood is full of restaurants, bars, cafes and parks. The central location also means you’ll save coins on local transport.

It seems double bed dorms are becoming popular across the world, but El Hostelito has gone one extra step to make theirs really special.

Reserve a double bed for 1 person and that will accommodate 2. So basically, whether you’re one or two people, you’ll pay the same. Excellent.

If you prefer a slightly cheaper dorm, you won’t miss out on sturdy bunks with the same amount of privacy.

Note: there are no private rooms here.

We were kidding earlier, there are actually tons of more reasons to stay here…

  • Free breakfast
  • Free tea, coffee & filtered water
  • Patio and Rooftop space
  • Smart TV w/ Netflix
  • Bar w/ local craft beer
  • Bike rentals

The staff like to get social and encourage their guests to join in. If you like a good time, join in Happy Hour, free walking tour and occasional pub crawl.

To top it off reception is at hand 24hrs which means absolutely no curfew.

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