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Killa Wasi Hostel in Alausi. The First and Original Backpacker Hostel in Alausi.


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.

Find Your Tribe in Alausi’s Best Backpacker Hostel

2. After backpacking South America for years we know from experience what separates great hostels you’ll remember from the thousands of you’d prefer to forget. Killa Wasi Hostel is designed for nature lovers, star gazers, acoustic guitar aficionados, karaoke rockstars, campfire influencers, and Machiavellian real estate agents who’ve been around the block on a Monopoly board game and can build one badass Jenga tower.

If you’re an oldschool backpacker who prefers to experience the Andes mountains without broadcasting every two seconds over Facebook. If your a Gen-Xer who can’t stand Instagram. A Millennial who is getting a bit tired of those superficial cliques and politics at party hostels and you just want to chill out and drink some beer and hear a good yarn…

Mountains, Mountains, Mountains

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 and adventurous backpackers can follow a hiking trail beside the train-tracks as it bends around the mountains.

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) to play your favorite tunes. 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.

Ten minutes walk from the farm is the town of Alausi which is famous for its colonial architecture and cobblestone streets as well as its giant statue of San Pedro and colourful indigenous markets. Alausi is a historically important town being the transit nexus between Ecuador’s three most important city’s: the port city of Guayaquil and the Andean cities of Cuenca and Quito. Here the President Eloy Alfaro was held prisoner the night before his execution.

international guests at alausi hostel

Alausi and 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.

alausi statue