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El Centro del Mundo Hostel

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Welcome to "El Centro Del Mundo", we are more than just a hostel this is the perfect place to make new friends, have fun and swap stories. Owned by French and Italian people, "El Centro del Mundo" is centrally located in "Gringolandia" close to everything you need. This hostel is well known for its fun atmosphere, extended information and its excellent value. Breakfast and tax included.

Other reasons to choose us.

The pool table is free of charge and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we offer to our guests 12 litres of free rum & coke.

If you are in the mood to party and have a good time this is the ideal hostel for you!

The staff speaks English and Spanish. We can help you to find good prices on jungle & Galapagos trips.

Accommodation Information

Other facilities include:

Guests kitchen, common room with cable TV and luggage storage for only $2 per week.

* The double en-suite room has cable TV and kitchen

Location Information

BY TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT: The easiest, cheapest & safest way to come is to book a taxi directly at the information centre located on your right just after the immigration exit. ($5 day/$6 night). Even though the real price on the street is $3, avoid travelling this way because you will probably end up paying more. BY BUS FROM THE AIRPORT: ($0.25) Walk 3 min outside the airport straight to Amazonas Av. Then take a bus posted JUAN LEON MERA after a 20 to 30 minutes bus ride, you will get to the corner of Amazonas and Calama St. Walk 2 blocks left on Calama St. to Reina Victoria St. then turn left one block we are located at Lizardo Garcia E7-26 between Almagro and Reina Victoria streets. COMING FROM THE BUS STATIONS: There are two bus stations in Quito, the first one is called 'Quitumbe' it is in the south of the city, a taxi from there to the hostel should not exceed $10. You can also take the trolley bus ($0.25) to 'Ejido' bus stop from there a taxi ($1) to the hostel.

The second one is called 'Carcelen' it is in the north, a taxi from there to the hostel should not exceed $7. Taking buses from there to the hostel is a bit complicated.

Be careful in the trolley bus because it's dangerous for its pickpockets. Important: The minimum taxi ride is $1. During the day until 8 pm the taxis should use the taximeter which starts at 0.35 cents. At night you need to bargain the price with the driver



  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Common Room
  • Travel Desk
  • Restaurant

Important Information

Payment is to be in cash on arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • 24 hour reception
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Secure lockers
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk


  • Breakfast – FREE
  • Linen – FREE
  • Towel – FREE
  • Luggage Room – 2.00USD

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