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Anyone know a bike friendly hotel/ hostal in Quito.

Looking for a reasonably priced hotel or nice hostal (meeting my girlfriend there) in Quito that has secure parking. We may be going to the Galapagos for a few days, so would like a place that I could leave ythe bike for 4-7 days. Thanks in advance for any info.
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the crossroads hostel

i stayed here : Room Options & Price for Crossroads

its ok. a bit gloomy, but what does that matter when ya on a budget. I kept the bike out the front. it has a high wall, with trees. stuck a cover over the bike and tucked it near the wall. I wouldnt say its completely secure, coz if someone was sticking their head over the entrance gate and had a good nose around they would see the bike.

its in a good location, for grub and nights out sort of stuff

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I stayed in a nice cheap hotel in Quito many years ago, very close to the centre. Don't remember where exactly but there were many similar hotels.

And, on the little noticeboards in the entrances to these small family hotels was an advert for off-road motorbike trips up into the mountains above Quito. It was a couple of Swiss guys running various 'adventure' excursions for tourists. So maybe they are still there and maybe they'll store your bike. I should think they would. (Maybe they'll also find you a good price for a Galapagos trip).

They provided a bike and all the gear, or they'd escort you on your bike.
And they certainly knew the mountains very well. So if you want someone to show you the possibilities of exploring close to the city they would be worth contacting.

Some photos below of my little outing (just me and one guide). Plenty of mud, and a daunting bridge, but it was quite OK in reality. It went straight into a tunnel at the end. Quite a high altitude though for pulling a bike out of the mud! Easy to run out of puff!
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Hi mate, I m currently on a trip, Nicaragua now, but I might be able to help you. I ve got family in Quito, almost everywhere but I m thinking about a cousin who lives in La Gasca, close to the Occidental Avenue. They have secure parking and I m quite confident they will help you if you go on my behalf. Let me know if you are interested so I can talk to them. I m not 100 per cent positif but there are big chances they can help you if you want to.

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Hostal CASA HELBLING - Pension in Quito, zentral gelegene Unterkunft, √úbernachtung
The best place in Quito for Bikes.
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