Kingdom Kichwa is a hostel in Quito's Mariscal that was founded by indigenous Kichwa brothers.

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    Kingdom Kichwa has safe and secure parking for our guests

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    Kingdom Kichwa has a fully stocked kitchen for people who would prefer to cook instead of eat out.

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    For people who love to read we have a large book exchange with books in multiple languages.

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    For those cold Quito nights we have a fireplace to keep our guests cozy in the Andes mountains.

Description of the accommodation

“Ñucanchic Huasy Kambag Huasy” means mi casa es tu casa but with heart and soul. Enjoy our famous Kichwa hospitality right here in the middle of Quito’s La Mariscal district known as Gringolandia.

Enjoy the familiar and cozy atmosphere that gives Kingdom Kichwa. It is a good option for short and long term stay in Quito. It is a bright, colonial-style property located less than 2 km from Parque El Ejido park in Quito. Our small but familiar guesthouse boasts 8 rooms with in total 16 beds including single and double rooms (partly with private bathroom) as well as a dormitory (for up to 4 people).

Breakfast and Organic Coffee Included

Organic Coffee


Our Rooms

- The room's at Kingdom Kichwa are suitable for families, couples, and solo travelers -

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  • We are from Japan. We stayed here 4 nights. Here is excellent. We can do everything from here, silent night, cook meal, nice atmosphere.
    We recommend here my friends and others.
    Thanks for a nice stay. Gracias. Arigatou.

    by Yumiko & Kento
  • Muchas gracias por su amistad, apoyo, bonitos viajes al campo, desayunos etc. Nos ha gustado mucho estar en su hostal y esperaos que nos escalamos a la cumbre de Cotopaxi en el futuro.

    by Karin & Fernando, Holanda
  • Kingdom Kichwa was the perfect choice (only looked ay one guesthouse in Quito online) and up from the first day we were really luckly: nice room, nice area and most of all nice people. Then we found out Chasky is a tour guide, very experienced and went on a tour with him to Otavalo. He showed us many things on the way, help as make a bergain at the market and was super patient as we slowly slowly hiked up Fuya Fuya. We are looking forward to the second tour towards Cotopaxi and Chimborazo 🙂
    Muchas gracias to Chasky, Ela & Jose

    by Kersten & Anette
  • Thank you for the warm hospitality! A very cosy place with friendly staff! I enjoyed my stay.

    by Shiling, Singapore
  • I felt like home. Muchas gracias por todo!

    by Bianca & Philipp, Suiza
  • Thank you for a very comortable atay in the beautiful city. The service here has been amazingly generous, helpful and welcoming. We have enjoyed it immensely and would love to come back one day.
    We will tell all our friends in Australia about your guest house and the happy time we had here.

    by Dan & Maureen


- Trekking, Mountain Climbing, Jungle and Galapagos -

We offer different tours around the country – please visit our agency Paso del Inca

About Us

The history behind Kingdom Kichwa starts with two brothers who were born in the Andean páramo beneath the volcano El Altar in the indigenous community of Puruha de Balcashi in Chimborazo Province. The names of the brothers are Chasky and Luis and both have worked in tourism as Andes Mountains Guides for over a decade and traveled South America sharing the proud world vision of the Kichwa People with them. Along the way they had a dream to create a place where they could enlarge their family with guests from around the world and share their culture. That dream is now a reality. Kingdom Kichwa Guesthouse is a place where these two brothers continue to expand the ancestral experiences of their people with curious and adventurous backpackers from around the world.


Foto de ChaskyBorn in the Andean province of Chimborazo in a Kichwa community, Chasky moved to the northern province of Carchi where he lived between 1980 and 1998 and his Kichwa heritage fused with the people of Tuza Montufar. From 2000 Chasky initiated his work as a mountain guide in the Ecuadorian Andes, especially in his incredible backyard the Antisana, Cayambe-Coca Reserves, and it wasn’t long before he was guiding trips to Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia as well. After 2009 through university studies and lessons learned over the years Chasky obtained his title as National Guide of Tourism in Ecuador with the respective license N.554 certified by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador. This has permitted Chasky to guide different tours of adventure, including science, cultural, and ecotourism tours, gender groups and people with special needs in South American countries. The experience, the knowledge of the different necessities in the world of tourism has permitted him to create Kingdom Kichwa, and the tourism operator Paso del Inca, with the philosophy to serve and share and enjoy the benefits offered by tourism.


Although she was born in Krakow, Poland, Ecuador feels like home for Ela. Being a graduate of International Relations and Latin America Culture, Ela began to implement the knowledge she learnt in university by traveling Latin America.

Ela is a huge fan of Andean cultures and their worldvision and traveling gave her the opportunity to meet Ecuadors native Kichwa people and share experiences with them. Thus the idea of building a guesthouse in Quito with Luis and Chasky was born. Ela is a licensed tour leader and happy to share her passion of travel with others, especially in the Andes where you can climb, hike, and ski all in one day.


No doubt sharing the mix and fusion of cultures leaves a richness in our lives, being of Kichwa parents in the central part of Ecuador, who had to travel in the Andes, Coast, and Amazon for work. has let this family take advantage of the enrichment of knowledge, traditions, culture, and traditional medicine and cuisine from these parts of the country. With 10 years of being immersed in tourism as a profession, Lucho is certified by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador No. 558 as National Tourism Guide and Native Guide No. 363 as Native Guide to the Jungle.

Lucho continues to adquire experiences managing groups from different nationalities, age groups, in conventional tourism, hikes and expeditions for trekking, and high-altitude mountain climbing. He also is a guide for the Amazonian regions, the coast, indigenous markets and communinties of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, and most recently Colombia. Kingdom Kichwa guesthouse fuses kindness and courtesy that shares my culture to new friends around the world.


- Contact us for any questions about staying at Kingdom Kichwa -