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Killa Wasi Hostel Alausi: A Backpacker Hostel with Soul in Colonial Ecuador

7 Reasons why you will always remember Killa Wasi Hostel

1. Imitations are the best form of flattery. One of the largest, most generic hostels in Quito have moved to Alausi and copy-pasted parts of our website. Good on them. Fortunately, you can’t copy-paste what makes Alausi’s first backpacker hostel great. Its all about the vibe.

2. After backpacking across South America for years we know from personal experience what separates great backpacker hostels you’ll remember forever from the thousands of commercialized sausage factories you’d prefer to forget.

Killa Wasi Hostel was designed by backpackers for backpackers…

Find Your Tribe in Alausi’s Best Backpacker Hostel

3. Nature lovers, star gazers, acoustic guitar aficionados, karaoke rockstars, campfire influencers, Jenga Tower architects, and Machiavellian real estate agents who know there way around the block on a Monopoly board game…

4. Killa Wasi Hostel is located on an organic farm that shares a beautiful valley with the famous Devils Nose Train on the border of Sangay National Park in the Ecuadorian Andes. The Nariz del Diablo train steams past Killa Wasi’s spacious 3.5 acre (14,164 square meter) perimeter three times a day.

Adventurous backpackers can Hike the Nariz del Diablo beside the train-tracks as it bends around the mountains. The trail starts right next to Killa Wasi Hostel.

5. The chill-out areas are equipped with plenty of places to relax as well as a sound-system to plug in your iPod (yes this backpacker hostel has been around before the invention of the iPhone hehe). The walls were painted by a local graffiti artist to incorporate the regional Inca and Kichwa mythology and the mountains that tower above the courtyard will impress even the most jaded backpackers.

Common areas
Common areas

6. Killa Wasi Hostel is also the perfect base camp for treks inside Sangay National Park. The Ingapirka Inca Trail, Ozogoche Lakes to Atillo Lagoons and the Pyramid Puñay all start within a 30 minute drive from this adventure tourism hotspot.

7. So If you’re an oldschool backpacker who prefers to experience the Andes mountains without spoiling the view through a smartphone or that ridiculous #nofilter hashtag…

If your a Gen-Xer who’s got better things to do than broadcast your breakfast over Instagram…

If your a Millennial who’s tired of those superficial cliques and highschool politics at those commercialized party hostels and you just want to chill out and drink some beer and hear a good yarn…

Then welcome to Killa Wasi Hostel.

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Killa Wasi Hostel
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We camp, an ideal place to find peace and connection with nature

Erika CruzErika Cruz

18:48 15 Aug 23
Very nice place, accessible to share with family and friends, recommended to spend a pleasant moment.

rosmibel mendezrosmibel mendez

18:32 16 Jun 23
A nice place, just spend one night to rest and continue. It’s simple. And they treated us very well. PS: it doesn’t have a TV. It has wifi and arriving is a hidden floor.

Louis BroodrykLouis Broodryk

16:21 16 May 23
Great hostel and campsite. Nice hot showers and a barbeque. Great service, walking distance to town. Nice garden.

cesar roserocesar rosero

17:27 07 Apr 23

M ThissenM Thissen

20:39 05 Oct 22
Nice spot for camping or just as a hostel. Just outside of town on a small farm. Close to the Nariz del diablo hike. Victor is a really nice guy and always ready to help you in any way.

Andrea MolinaAndrea Molina

14:30 25 May 22
If you want to camp or stay a a wonderful comfy and spacious place, this is the spot.Beautiful camping spot with beautiful views of the mountains surrounding Alausi. We got in touch w Victor via WhatsApp but you can just show up. Victor is super kind and attentive; camping is $5 per person per night and we had access to the kitchen, electricity, a very nice warm shower and covered area with a hammock and a big table to work/eat. We had to do some work online and the internet was very fast! There are two super cute dogs Oso and Lilly 🙂 they are very friendly and playful. We spent sometime playing with both of them.We camped under a little covered patio (though you can camp in the green areas if you want) and brought our bikes under so they could stay dry in case of rain. Victor grew up in Connecticut and is super kind and interesting; he is fully bilingual as well! He is super knowledgeable about permaculture, the town of Alausi and its surroundings; we enjoyed chatting w him. We heard he grew veggies and ended up falling in love with the pasta sauce he has for sell and his chocolate (for hot cocoa) is delicious; we bought some to bring with us.We needed to keep moving but kinda wished we could have stayed longer. It was such a cool and relaxed place.

Clem HClem H

22:40 28 Mar 21
A lovely place we’ll remember for a long time! For those seeking a more affordable option in Alausi, you will also get to be out surrounded by nature but still close to the market and right beside the trail to the Nariz. Viktor the owner is very friendly and knowledgeable, and you can also get some of his products. Great farm, great dogs, great shower, nothing more to ask for!!

Jason RiderJason Rider

23:06 08 Oct 19
My girlfriend and I camped here for a few nights and would recommend. Victor and his family helped us with things to do during the transport strikes so our time was occupied while we couldn’t move on. Veg picked from the garden and fresh eggs from the hens was available to purchase. A kitchen was available to cook with everything we required and a hot shower.


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