I’ve stayed in hostels and Air BnB’s all over the world. Some of them pretty good and some pretty darn sketchy.
I’m always happy discovering new places to live, but the BEST part of being a digital nomad is RETURNING to a favorite city!
What makes a city great for me, is the combination of culture, gyms, food and Wifi.
Before I head to a strange city, I’m always like, “Hmmmn, what’s the Wifi going to look like? Is there going to be awesome food? Will the place I live in be clean and nice?”
There are very few cities that I have hated, but there are some I’ll never go back to. Cali, Colombia is one of them. It’s one of the capitals for Salsa in the world. And I hate Salsa. (But, if you like it, definitely head there.)
One of my favorite cities is Quito, Ecuador. It’s cheap, safe, beautiful and friendly.
And one of the best places to live in Quito is at the Blue Door Housing in historic Quito.
I loved it the first time I was there, and was looking forward to being back!
It was literally like being back home. I didn’t have to worry about whether or not the air bnb was going to suck, or if the Wifi would be slow.
Blue Door, is perfect! Also look! They even welcomed me back on their Facebook page!I was like, “awwwwww…..I missed you guys too!”.
I love this place. It’s close to the historic part of town, is super clean, and the WiFi is Fiber Optic. YES! Fiber Optic! Literally blazing fast….
It was great seeing the fantastic family that ran it too. They speak English, which is a rarity in South America. And while my garbage Spanish is much better than the first time I got here in 2017, it’s still not so great.
My private room where I’m typing this out, has a great work desk, a balcony for the sunshine and lots of plugins for my electronic gear.
Blue door isn’t a party hostel, there’s no Beer pong….or All you can drink Fridays….
Which is why I love it. I find that if I am in a party hostel, no work gets done. And I’m drunk like, alllllll the time. Also party hostels are usually kinda dirty.
Instead if you’re looking for a true taste of what Ecuador is like it’s perfect.
They also have suites with in room bathrooms and kitchens! I didn’t stay in that one because somebody had already booked it for a year. Wow.
I don’t make any money or commission for recommending a property, but if you do stop by, make sure you tell them I said hi! If I’m in Quito, you’ll definitely see me there.
If you want to book a room there for the cheapest rate, I recommend contacting them directly, versus AirBnB so that you don’t have to pay any fees.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed this article on travel tips and advice on finding the best countries to retire cheap. DON’T HESITATE TO BUG ME ON FACEBOOK!
SEE YOU SOON,