Quito is nested in the Andes, the second highest capital in Latin america after La Paz. With the Equator splitting the hemispheres only 15 miles to the north, Quito boasts a delightful spring like climate year round. Located in a valley beneath the snow capped volcanoes, Quito offers a breathtaking view of the Andean landscapes.
Ecuador is world renowned for its native crafts markets. the Most important Indian market in South America (Otavalo market) is just two hours north of Quito. Close to Otavalo there are other places to visit such are Cotacachi (leather), San Antonio de Ibarra (wood carvings).
The area's natural attractions include the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve, Cotacachi Ecological Reserve and in the south of Quito we have the Cotopaxi national Park with the highest active volcano on earth a favorite with climbers.
Most tourist use Quito as their base camp to travel to Rain Forest or the famous Galapagos Islands.
El Cipres Hostel is located in a very safe residential area of Quito; we are close to embassies, banks, bars, dance clubs and other places of entertainment.
We offer single, double, triple and shared carpeted rooms; pleasant out door area, hot water 24 hrs, cable color TV, CD player, VCR, small gym and Continental Breakfast included with the price, all this in a cozy environment complete with personal service and bilingual staff.The hostel have two gardens full of flowers wich are visited by hummimbirds.
The Hostel have 9 rooms. we offer single, matrimonial, double and triple rooms with private bathroom and also have private rooms with shared bathrooms and shared rooms with shared bath. all rooms are carpeted wall to wall.
All bathrooms have hot water 24 hours
When the sun goes down, Quito come alive. Restaurants, dance clubs, bars, saunas throb with activity as the city residents put away their humdrum lives and they prepare to party. Quito serene and serious by day, becomes cheerful and romantic by night. The evening's chilly breeze cools Quito's streets and lures the visitors to explore the area with its pleasures for ALL TASTES.
E-mail, cafeteria service, garage, green areas, tourist information, laundry service.
Smoking is not allowed in the rooms, no pets sorry (we have a cat and a dog), children are welcome, El Cipres is Gay friendly.
Our prices are
Prices are per person in US dollars
Private room with private bath $15.oo (2 persons $10.oo per person)
Private room with shared bath $10.oo (2 persons $8.oo per person)
Shared room with shared bath $6.50
We are open all year
No credit cards.
We work with a Travel Agency for daily tours in and out of Quito. Excellent prices.
Lerida 381 y Pontevedra (La Floresta)
10 minutes from airport by taxi
For overseas reservations we offer FREE transfer to Hostel if the stay is over 3 consecutive nights.
- For Members of South American Explores Club
- For long stays (over two weeks)
- For big groups (over 10 persons)