La Casona De Mario , Quito, Ecuador

La Casona de Mario is a relaxed and homely hostel located in the pleasant residential neighbourhood of La Floresta. Being a little outside of the bustling central section of Quito, this hostel can offer more peace and quiet, an informal approach and the freedom to come and go as you please.

Argentinean owner Mario Pautasso opened the hostel over thirteen years ago and has created a lovely Quito base where travellers can make themselves at home and enjoy the city as the locals do.

Around six months of the year, the hostel is run by Mario's niece Johanna Pautasso and manager Philipp Wegmueller, who will certainly explain the runnings of the hostel to new arrivals and help you to feel right at home!
facilities...
La Casona de Mario has eleven nicely decorated and comfortable rooms sleeping between one and three people. All rooms have shared bathrooms and there is a set price of $10 per person per night.

Long-stay options are available and many choose to base themselves here while studying or in Quito working on projects as every guest is given their own key and is free to treat the place as their own, coming and going as they please. There is a 10% reduction for week-long stays and special rates for monthly room rentals.

There is an excellent self-catering kitchen with everything you will need to prepare your own meals and a supermarket nearby for grocery shopping.

The social areas here are fantastic and include an outdoor lounge area, a living room and dining area upstairs with cable TV and a great selection of DVD's and of course the beautiful walled garden.

A handy laundry service is available for $3.00 per load.

Philipp, Johanna or Mario himself will happily offer any local information needed and there is a variety of leaflets and guide books available.
How to get there...
As La Casona de Mario is a little out of the centre in the residential area of La Floresta, getting here involves either taking a taxi or a little extra walking.

From the bus station, you can take a taxi for $3.00 or follow the sign posts and walk about 6 blocks north to find the nearest Eco-via station and take the line north to Manuela Canizares. From there turn right onto Mariscal Foch crossing 12 de Octubre and follow Calle Madrid for a block after the supermarket. Just after the internet cafe, turn left onto Andalucia and you'll see La Casona de Mario on the left one block along.
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Andalucia 213 y Galicia
La Floresta
Quito
2 254 4036
2 223 0129
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