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Hostal Chimenea

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#7 of 28 Hotels in Banos
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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had looked at TA and Hostal World to find a reasonably priced place to stay while in Banos. After mentioning the hostal in Quito people their confirmed we'd made a good choice. Only 1 staff members the young front desk woman speaks any English. My Spanglish is horrible but everyone was so helpful and forgiving. We had requested a...

1Thank JPRamsey
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

over all the place is very nice EXCEPT the younger female receptionist is very rude. It is obvious that she is not interested in her job any longer and spent all day looking at her phone. She should not be in this job

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Otavalo, Ecuador
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The accommodations were kept very clean and the roof cafeteria had a beautiful expansive view of the mountains and Banos. The staff kept the rooms very clean, and changed the sheets and cleaned the room daily, even if the stay extended past a night.

1Thank Micayla C
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Hostal Chimenea is located a bit outside of the center of Banos and right next to the Termas de la Virgen. It has a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a shared kitchen and a rooftop offering a nice view over the cascada de la Virgen. The rooms are clean and the staff is nice.

1Thank Alexandre D
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Very clean, good location comfy room. It was quiet but still a good place to meet people. The breakfast was an extra charge but it was cheap and excellent quality. They let us check in early and leave our bags there before getting a night bus. It also has s clean kitchen for preparing your own meals.

1Thank Laymyhat1234
West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I am currently still in Baños and staying here. We got here really late on a Saturday and there was someone to open up and helped us check in. The place is great. Really clean and comfortable. The breakfast is really good.

Thank romina f
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We looked at a few hostals and hotels, but Chimenea was the best price for their service. While the breakfast isn't included in the price it's still very reasonable and the food very good. The people were incredibly nice; we especially liked Marco. It was rather quiet and a 5 minute walk to the hot spring. We could see a...

Thank Tim R
Riverside, California
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We ended up staying in Baños for 8 days to take Spanish lessons. Chimenea was affordable and the rooftop was great - it over looked the waterfall, which was my favorite. They offered same day laundry service and it was cheap - $1 per kilo. The only negative was we stayed in the downstairs room so it would be loud...

Thank Missmendez05
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We had a awsome time in this beautiful lovely hosteria! Big recommendation! Beautiful little swimming pool, hangmats for relaxing, good view on the top but most all lovely people working there! Gracias a la Chimenea!

1Thank Else v
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I strongly recommend not to go to this place. The staff is very rude, the rooms are tiny and dirty and the food made us feel pain in the stomach. They have a prize of the traveller's choice and we really can't understand why. Really dissappointed. The worst hostal we've gone to.

Thank Marta C

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Chimenea is a comfortable, safe and modern hostel: we offer dorms and private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, balconies, hot water and excellent views of the surroundings. Our prices are 8.50 and 10.00 per person include internet and tax. Our hostel offers a panoramic terrace, private parking, restaurant/cafe, guest kitchen, book exchange, board games, luggage storage, free internet and Wi-Fi, steam health bath, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Chimenea

Address: Luis A. Martinez y Rafael Vieira, Banos 010151, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: £14 - £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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Hostal Chimenea Banos
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Banos
#4 Family Hotel in Banos
#4 Spa Hotel in Banos
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“Some people hang out late near the pool and talk...ear plugs help.”
 of 5 bubbles JPRamsey, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The dormitory room was considered a multi-person room, but second floor rooms are quite spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles mjc0sta, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The private rooms on the second and third floor have a terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles 639timr, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The first floor is pretty noisy but it didn't prevent me from sleeping”
 of 5 bubbles 71charlottev, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ours was facing the front and it was still quiet, beautiful view.”
 of 5 bubbles alex0range, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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