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El Cafecito Quito

Luis Cordero E6 43


El Cafecito is a cozy hostel setting with an equally charming café/restaurant. It poses as a house with a nicely kept garden from the outside, while on the interior appears as the perfect calm setting to grab a cup of our astoundingly high rated coffee. The atmosphere welcomes people into the family in a home style setting. El Cafecito is known to locals and travelers alike as the perfect place to taste some of Quito’s best coffee and tastiest treats in a mellow, relaxing atmosphere. We have a variety of coffee beans from around the country, including some of the most aromatic in Ecuador from El Cafecito’s own coffee bean farm. Our well rounded menu includes freshly baked treats, lunch and dinner courses and a variety of cold refreshments as well. Breakfast can be served daily upon request.

Our property sits on the edge of the main touristic area. We are within walking distance of everything in the Plaza Foch (restaurants, bars, etc.). For those wishing to explore some of the beautiful city by foot: Parque Carolina (20 mins), Parque El Ejido (15 mins), La Basilica del Voto Nacional (40 mins), and the rest of the Centro Historico (35-40 mins) are all easily explored. For those wishing to venture out a little further to El Teleferico, Parque Metropolitano, or even one of the neighboring cities, taxis and busses are easily accessible.

The rooms carry the same vibe as the accompanied café/restaurant. We have both dorm style rooms, as well as, single and double bed private.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Foosball table
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping
  • Lockers
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils



Traveler Reviews

“A Must in Cuenca ”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 03, 2021

Tony runs a topnotch hostel. He has clean rooms and charges according to your privacy needs. He takes the time to highlight all the great sights in Cuenca, plus offers delicious dishes on his...

“Awesome language exchange meetup cafe every Wednesday!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 07, 2020

El Cafecito Quito holds a FREE polyglot meetup every single Wednesday where you can practice any languages you want using the Barden Linguistics app. Great location, great cafe, great people! You...

“Another experience”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on April 18, 2019

It is located in a very noisy area around there are many bars and restaurants for people who do not seek tranquility is perfect, this was not our case. The staff is very helpful and recommends what...


From the south Bus terminal (Quitumbe): take Ecovia bus to the north of the city, get off at Baca Ortiz station and walk to Luis Cordero St (one block south) and follow this street for 3 short blocks. As a point of reference you are going to pass 'La Plaza Gabriela mistral'. El Cafecito is just a few meters from there.

From the North bus terminal (Carcelen): leave the station (do not cross the street) and take the 'Catar' company bus with a yellow and green sign which says 'Carcelen' (south direction). Ask to the driver to leave you at Colon and Amazonas ave. from there you have to walk one block south (following the bus direction) until Luis Cordero St. turn left and walk 2 short blocks. El Cafecito is just before Reina Victoria St.


1. two days before
2. no devolution of the deposit if cancelation less than 2 days the arrival date.

We have free complementary storage, for any things you might want locked away.
You have the 10% discount for your consumption at the restaurant and bar. Applied only to cash payments. Our apology but we do not “charge” consumption to an account.