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Welcome to Casa CarpeDM Guesthouse

Times are changing. Travelling is no longer a marathon of visits to different places. Neither posting hundreds of fake-filtered pictures on social media. It’s about connection, discovery, exploration and more than ever; to make a positive impact. At Casa Carpedm, you can do just that!

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THE CASA CARPEDM

EXPERIENCE

Staying at Casa Carpedm feels as hanging out at mom’s, (familiar and safe) but then, at the very entrance of the Historic Center of Quito. This combination of worlds will make your stay way more interesting. In one hand: ancient churches, museums, narrow and historic streets, local markets and Ecuadorian handicrafts, and in the other: a comfortable room, cozy bed, simple yet tasty breakfast, and Wi-Fi everywhere, all the time.



OUR ROOMS

BOOK DIRECTLY & SAVE

Booking through the website means less hassle for you and us. There are no Booking.com or Hosterlworld fees, so you save, and we do, too. Plus, we offer preferred pricing. Our special price is only $25.00, taxes included. Can you believe it? Go ahead, book with us now!


Whether you are traveling with your buddies and need a few beds or you’re with that “special one”, longing for some privacy and comfort – we’ve got you covered. Let’s take a look at our rooms. Shall we?

The Twins: Just cozy enough to bring back PJ-party memories. Our twin rooms are perfect for those who love to share without losing privacy and comfort. The best? Private bathroom, hot water, and free Wi-Fi!

Double Private: It’s time to rest! Our double private rooms will give you the privacy and comfort you’ve been craving for all day long. A comfy bed, a private bathroom, and yes, hot water. Goodnight and sleep well!

Gentleman Dorm: No girls allowed! Because of guys need privacy, too. Our 4-beds non-bunk bedroom is perfect to share with the gang or just to meet your new best friends. A private bathroom, hot water, and a lockers area complete the buddies dream.

Only Ladies Dorm: Girls territory only! Think of the right dorm: no bunk beds, a private bathroom, and hot water. Pure heaven to share with your BFFs or get to meet them.


Private bathroomFree Wi-FiCourtesy breakfastCommunal kitchenCredit card payments acceptedComfy bed and clean bed linen

OUR LOCATION


The beauty of Casa Carpedm’s location is how close we are to pretty much everything. We are surrounded by the coziest restaurants, ATMs, laundromats and local grocery markets, perfect for budget-minded travelers.

During the day, go and explore the Old Town, and at night, have all the fun in the Mariscal area. Nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and coffees welcome you just 15 minutes away by taxi from Casa Carpedm.

NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE


  • TAXIS
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
  • WALK
  • RESTAURANTS
  • ATMs
  • CLINICS AND HOSPITALS
  • TRAVEL AGENCIES
  • FREE WALKING TOUR
  • REACH US HERE
TAXIS

Catching a taxi has never been so easy! Just one block away from the hostel we have a taxi line that you can use 24/7. If you are a tech fan, Cabify is the app for you.

TIP: Don’t take it personally, but almost no taxi driver has change, so it’s good to have some coins on hand.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Metrobus, Ecovía and Trolebus bus stops are located on a few minutes’ walk from the hostel. Tickets get purchased in each station. Price is only $0.25!

TIP: Public buses tend to be crowded all the time. Please, be careful with your belongings.

WALK

You can easily explore the city on foot from the hotel. We’re that central. Yes, we are!

TIP: As in any big city, Quito has great areas, and others where to be cautious, it’s just the best. Be careful and pay attention all the time.

RESTAURANTS

Wanting to eat on a budget and having a casual night in? Here are some restaurants we just love!

URKO – Ecuadorian food with a gourmet twist to enjoy.  – $$

ZAZU – another incredible restaurant where local food becomes something else – $$

CAFE SAN BLAS – a cozy and familiar restaurant to enjoy Italian food – $

VIVA ZAPATA – Classic Mexican food! Tacos, burritos, mote, posole, and some more to have fun with. – $

EL ARABE – Authentic taste of the Middle East! – $

SUVLAKI – For Greek food that feels like traveling to Greece for an afternoon -$

LA OFICINA – Not a restaurant, not the classic bar neither. This cool-vibe bar is just about a corner from the hostel and its craft beer it’s something to try on!

For more options don’t forget to check TripAdvisor and the Touristic Map that we provide to all our guests!

ATMs

Even though we have a bunch of ATMs around the hostel, we can’t stop recommending Pichincha Bank ATMs enough. They accept almost all credit and debit cards and charge only 1%!

CLINICS AND HOSPITALS

Nobody’s planning to get sick while having the best time ever, but sadly it happens; we´ve got your back. Here some hospitals and clinics that you can visit!

All these hospitals offer Emergency services and their doctors speak basic but useful English.

TRAVEL AGENCIES

Carpedm Adventures Travel Agency redefines travelling by offering inspiring adventures with zapp! As one of Quito’s most recommended agencies you can satisfy the travel bug by exploring their: daytours, multi-sport, Amazon and Galapagos programs, and enriching your life with one of a kind experiences. Their volunteer programs are currently in the works but stay close as they get some great surprises in store.

FREE WALKING TOUR

The Old Town of Quito has so much to offer. History, culture and lots of art. Get impressed by our Free Walking Tour!

Itinerary – Monday to Friday

  • 10.10 Meet at CarpeDM Office have the introduction
  • 10.30 Start heading in to the Old Town
  • 10.40 Basilica de Voto Nacional Church
  • 11.00 Camilo Egas Museum (not open on Mondays)
  • 11:30 Plaza del Benalcazar
  • 12:00 Plaza Grande
  • 12:30 Compañia de Jesus Church
  • 13:00 La Ronda Street
  • 13:30 Either to the Central Market for lunch or back to the Carpedm Office

Keep in mind that this is a sample itinerary and each guide has its own route which may or may not visit these locations.

If you want to book our Free Walking tour, fill in the form 🙂





REACH US HERE




Casa Carpedm: Caldas E1-106 & Los Ríos streets

Phone number: 02 2952-051

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OUR MOST-ASKED QUESTIONS


  • WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
  • WHERE IS CASA CARPEDM LOCATED?
  • DO YOU HAVE WI-FI?
  • DO YOU SERVE BREAKFAST?
  • ARE LINEN/TOWELS INCLUDED?
  • I FORGOT SOMETHING AT CASA CARPEDM. CAN YOU SAVE IT FOR ME?
  • CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE BEFORE CHECK IN?
  • CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AFTER CHECK OUT?
  • WHAT ARE RECEPTION HOURS?
  • CAN I STAY PAST CHECK OUT TIME?
  • CAN I CHECK IN BEFORE CHECK IN TIME?
  • WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS?
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

We have a 72-hour cancellation policy, which means you can cancel without penalty three days before your arrival. If the booking is cancelled after this time, you are subject to a penalty charge equivalent to the first or only night of your stay.

If you have done your reservation through a booking-platform (Booking.com, Hostelworld, TripAdvisor), cancellation policies might change. Please make sure you read carefully the Cancellation Policies section

For all reservations, we require a deposit at the time of booking. This deposit equivalent to the first night of your stay.

WHERE IS CASA CARPEDM LOCATED?

We are located at the very entrance of Quito’s Old Town. Here some references points you can use to guide yourself.

  • AIRPORT – CASA CARPEDM: About an hour by taxi and an hour and a half by bus.
  • MARISCAL – CASA CARPEDM: About 10 minutes by taxi, 15 minutes by bus and around 30 minutes on foot
  • HISTORIC CENTER – CASA CARPEDM: About 5 minutes on foot!
DO YOU HAVE WI-FI?

Of course. And it’s FREE, too. You have access to our free Wi-Fi throughout the entire building. Enjoy!

TIP: Please keep in mind that WI-FI connections in South America tend to be slower than in the rest of the world. Breathe and go along with it!

DO YOU SERVE BREAKFAST?

Yes, Casa Carpedm serves breakfast from 7:30 – 9:00 am every day. Granola, fruits salad, yogurt, fruit juice, tea, coffee and scrambled eggs are always available. Our breakfast is simple, yet fresh and as healthy as possible.

In case you want to make some add-ons to Casa Carpedm’s breakfast, you’re more than welcome to request some eggs sunny-side-up (exchanged for the scrambled eggs) or bring your own snacks to complement it. We have a fridge to keep your stuff fresh and you can take full advantage of the local markets in the area.

Please, keep in mind some important rules for our breakfast:

  • Even though we love spending time with you, it’s unlikely that the kitchen remains open after 9:00 am. If you show up at this time, or later, maybe you won’t enjoy the full breakfast.
  • We know you are hungry, and breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, we have a bunch of lovely guests as hungry as you! 🙂 Please, be aware of the amount of fruit and bread that you eat.
  • We don’t offer any type of sausages or meat in our breakfast. We like to be friendly with vegetarians, vegans, and organic food lovers.
ARE LINEN/TOWELS INCLUDED?

Yes, they are. We provide fresh, crisp linen and towels in every room. We even do rooms cleaning every day!

Something you need to know about us is that we love the environment. For that reason, we won´t change your towels or linen daily (let´s save water). However, if you stay more than 5 days with us, we will replace them once a week with pleasure!

I FORGOT SOMETHING AT CASA CARPEDM. CAN YOU SAVE IT FOR ME?

Yes, of course. Gladly. If we find your lost item, we are more than happy to save it until you return. You can even let us know if a friend or relative will come to pick it up. Don’t forget to write to us to communicate what happened 🙂

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE BEFORE CHECK IN?

Yes. If you arrive earlier than check-in time, we’ll store your luggage free of charge until your room/bed is ready.

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AFTER CHECK OUT?

Yes. You can store your luggage free of charge with us from the moment you check out until you leaves. We can also store your luggage while you’re having fun in Galapagos, the Amazon or simply exploring the rest of Ecuador. We are that nice!

WHAT ARE RECEPTION HOURS?

Reception works 24/7. However, if you are checking-in after 9:00pm, we strongly recommend you to use our pickup service. Let´s give the other guests a good night´ sleep.

If you want to book your pickup service, send us a message

CAN I STAY PAST CHECK OUT TIME?

We are happy to provide you a late check-out according to our availability. Please, always check with our staff first. If possible, you can stay as long as you want for as little as $10.00 per room.

CAN I CHECK IN BEFORE CHECK IN TIME?

If the room is ready before 2:00pm, we’ll happily give it to you. If not, you can always hang in our social area or walk around the Old Town.

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS?

At Casa Carpedm we are happy to accept credit/debit cards and cash payments. Here are some tips that your budget will love:

  • Credit/debit card payments have a 6% extra fee. If you decide to use this payment method, keep it in mind.
  • Don´t take it personally, but in Ecuador, big bills aren´t popular. Don´t bring $100.00 and $50.00 bills or they´ll stay in your pocket forever. Use small bills or even better: coins!
  • Checks and wire transfers are not accepted as payment methods. We are still old-fashion guys!

OUR REVIEWS

THE SPIRIT

Casa Carpedm perfectly marries the coziness of a family and the meaningfulness of social business. We stand for Green and Conscious Hospitality and, we remind and invite you to join our mission.

We truly believe that the future is in our hands; that we have the power to make a difference and, that we are all a diverse but single family.

Our staff is made of amazing people from all over the world and, their cultures, traditions, and experiences enrich our vision and the way we take care of our guests. We are more than thankful to have them and, we hope to continue to grow together.

Overall these years of sharing, connecting and, spreading good vibes we’ve been blessed enough to be recognized by our guests and these are the awards we are so proud of:

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