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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Alcala Quito
Good value cheap hostel smack bang in the middle of town. The decor could do with a bit of a clean up, it's a bit grubby around the edges to say the least and we had no hot water for a day or so, but for $30 for a double with private bath in a city centre, whadaya expect?!
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