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Overview of Minka Backpackers Hostel

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Minka Backpackers Hostel

2 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationIndependence Square13 min walk
    Popular LocationEcuador Central Bank Museum16 min walk
    Popular LocationSan Francisco Church19 min walk
    AirportQuito (UIO-Mariscal Sucre Intl.)62 min drive

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Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom

  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 Twin Beds

Shared Dormitory (8 beds)

  • 431 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 6 Twin Beds

Triple Room

  • 377 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Bunk Beds

Basic Shared Dormitory, Multiple Bedrooms (4 beds)

  • 431 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Bunk Beds

About this area


Minka Backpackers Hostel is located in Quito. Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha and TelefériQo are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Quicentro Sur Mall and Magda Shopping. Quito Observatory and Interactive Science Museum are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Basilica of the National Vow - 5 min walk
  • Itchimbia Park - 12 min walk
  • Independence Square - 13 min walk
  • Ecuador Central Bank Museum - 16 min walk
  • San Francisco Church - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Mariscal Sucre Intl. Airport (UIO) - 62 min drive


  • Arenas — 3 min walk
  • Restaurante Cuidad de China — 3 min walk
  • Altamira Restaurant — 3 min walk
  • Las Quesadillas de San Juan — 5 min walk
  • El Legendario — 6 min walk

About this property

Minka Backpackers Hostel

Hostel with free parking, near Independence Square
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, concierge services, and laundry facilities. All 7 rooms provide conveniences like living rooms and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and room service. Safes and showers are also available to guests.
Minka Backpackers Hostel offers 7 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10 AM: USD 3 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate living room
  • Snack bar/deli

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area



Check-in from 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 3 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Minka Backpackers Hostel Quito
Minka Backpackers Quito
Minka Backpackers
Minka Backpackers Hostel Quito
Minka Backpackers Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Minka Backpackers Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Quito

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Minka Backpackers Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Minka Backpackers Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Minka Backpackers Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Minka Backpackers Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Minka Backpackers Hostel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Minka Backpackers Hostel?
Check-in is from 1:30 PM - 4 PM.
What time is check-out at Minka Backpackers Hostel?
Check-out is at 11:30 AM.
Does Minka Backpackers Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of USD 30 per vehicle applies.
Where is Minka Backpackers Hostel located?
Situated in Quito, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Independence Square, and Catedral Metropolitana de Quito. Foch Square is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 29%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 29%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I could not ask for a better place!!
Everything about this place is perfect! Close to the bus and the trolley stations. Right in the heart of the old city, 15 minutes walking dustsnce frim the Basilica. Great breakfast. The staff is outstanding and very helpful. It’s also all ages friendly!!! Speedy Around The Globe
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Nice hostel bad location
The hostel itself was OK. Great breakfast options for $3USD or $4.50USD with juice and fruit. Huge, 6 options and freshly made. The location of the hostel was awful in terms of getting food at night. It is situated in a commercial area selling tiles, kitchen sinks, plumber etc so nothing open at night. We had to get a $3USD taxi to Plaza Foch when we arrived at 8pm just to eat. Not even a local shop. Second night we eat in town before returning to hostel. Considering it has nothing around the area the traffic noise was horrrndous. Our private double room was large and staff were friendly. We only stayed two nights and moved to a better located hostel with three restaurant 100 metres away. $2USD dinners.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Bom custo x benefício
O hostel fica numa região que têm pouco comércio e restaurantes. A noite fica deserto o local. Fica próximo do ponto de ônibus Alameda. Os quartos são apertados e pouco ventilados. A área comum é ampla e confortável. Os banheiros são apertados bem como o local para tomar banho. O atendimento é muito bom. O ambiente é bem animado e você sente que está num Hostel para jovens.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness
ロケーションの良いバックパッカーホステルですが、入り口の入り方がわかりにくかったです。 部屋は清潔でした。有料食事が美味しそうでそんなに高くはなかったので利用したかった

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