What type of accommodation is included in my program?
Depending on the program volunteers will live in a homestay, hostel, residence or volunteer house. At all these accommodation rooms are shared. You can upgrade your accommodation to a single room depending on the program you are part of for an extra charge.
Where are the hostels located in Quito?
The hostels that we work with are located in the “Mariscal” area of Quito. This is the tourist district of the city where Internet cafes, tour operators, restaurants, pubs, banks and other services are found.
Where are the host families located in Quito?
The host families are located in good residential areas in the north area of the city.
How are the accommodations at the project?
For those programs not located in Quito, accommodations are usually in a volunteer house or shared rooms. Rooms are usually shared between 3-5 people.
What are the bathroom facilities like?
Bathrooms are western style toilets rather than a squat style. A shower with hot and cold water is available at most locations- depending on the program. In most cases volunteers share a bathroom/toilet with the host family or other volunteers.
Where can I do my laundry?
Depending on the program you choose there are a few different options; you can do laundry at your host family, take your laundry to a local laundrymat or do it manually at your program.
Do I need to bring a voltage converter for my battery charger or computer?
Output is 127 volts at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Ecuador with a device that does not accept 127 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Ecuador generally accept two types of plug, either the American style plugs with two perpendicular flat blades above a circular grounding pin, or a Japanese style plug with two perpendicular flat blades (these are the most common ones).