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Great Hostels Backpackers

Ricardo Zurita Carrillo y Ambato Barrio Los Pinos 150 mts from the Church, Banos 180301 Ecuador
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#6 of 120 Speciality lodging in Banos
At Great Hostels you will experience great moments. Meet other travelers, get involved in social activities, relax in the gardens and hammocks. Enjoy Pizza party on fridays.Free cocktails on wednesday and saturdays. Movie Nights on sundays with free popcorn!!!!!!!have fun at the meeting point, in were you will find a collection of movies (more than 300 dvd`s), books for book change, cosy lounge & living rooms , lots of table games pool table, internet, wi-fi , social activities.You will enjoy good music, cocktails, tasty food, homemade cakes and jams - not to be missed ! Rest in the spacious and comfortable rooms.For those who like to make their own food we have a fully equipped kitchen open all day.You will always find the staff ready to help you. We are onsite to help you with any issues and to enjoy the great atmosphere together.Our Hostel provides infomation and many recommendations about restaurants, regional markets, main attractions and truistic activities.We will help you finding the best tours in the region such as Jungle , Raffting, Canyioning, Canopy, Climbing, Parapenting, Biking, Trekkings. You can choose... to stay at a regular hostel or at a Great Hostelstay in a normal dorm or in a large dorm with murals and mountain views.stay in the dormitory or at cool designed common area.be close to buildings and noise or be close to mountains, waterfalls & hotsprings.enjoy congestion and griminess of the city itself or enjoy silence,good music, gardens & hammocks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Hot spring bath
Car park
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Mirjam S wrote a review Jan 2021
Bern, Switzerland17 contributions4 helpful votes
We really liked our stay at this hostel. Due to Covid everything is different now. There's of course nothing going on at the hostel because we were almost the only guests. Perfect for us though - we had a very quiet night, great internet/wifi, delicious breakfast (finally bread again). We also got perfectly warm water (you have to wait for a while, like almost everywhere). Friendly staff. Would go there again! At the moment the kitchen isn't well equipped anymore, probably due to Covid.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
JDV wrote a review Jan 2020
Delft, The Netherlands5 contributions
I love Ecuador and in 6 trips I've done in Ecuador I've never received such a terrible customer service. The staff was firstly rude over the phone when we tried to book it. Then upon our arrival late at night, the staff made a mistake with our booking and denied to accept their responsibility about it. If you ask me, the guys was high as a kite. After calling out it's poor behaviour, the staff wanted to kick us out in the middle of the night after we already paid!! It was absolutely outrageous! You guys should really start learning how to treat your customers better.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Great Hostels B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Great Hostels Backpackers
Responded 9 Feb 2020
who is your guest? say the truth? really?
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jseraj wrote a review Dec 2019
Los Angeles, California22 contributions10 helpful votes
Pro: This was one of my favorite cheap places we have stayed during out travels. It's off a minor street at the end of town near hot springs. They provided free caps that are needed to go to the nearby hot springs. The area is quit compared to most places I've stayed. The "free" pasta dinner was nice. The common cafe area is cool especially at night where you can play foosball or pool for free. The drinks are also good and well priced. There are very well behaved dogs and cats hanging out at the property. Hammocks are available to lounge on (we did for about 45 min while it was raining). Really comfortable beds even compared to most nicer 4 star hotels we have also stayed at while traveling around Ecuador. Con: We had the private room in the back with the "mountain view". It didn't have a mountain view as that view was blocked by bushes. Floors made white socks dirty. Bathroom is small and doesn't go all the way up (no privacy) but they have bathrooms in the main cafe area.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Private rooms are cheap, quiet and comfortable
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Mochilera12 wrote a review Jul 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
This hostel is great if... 1. You like barking dogs early in the morning and late at night 2. You like tiny, tiny bathrooms 3. You like scolding hot or freezing cold showers 4. You like bread for breakfast 5. You like terrible wifi This place did have beautiful views and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Great Hostels B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Great Hostels Backpackers
Responded 9 Feb 2020
1. Cuanto mas conozco a la gente mas quiero a mis perros, 2. Hay cosas que dependen del tamaño, verdad que los huecos del inodoro son universales? 3. Hemos solucionado ese problema, Do it! 4. Lies... but but depending on your budget there are other options 5. Increible... cada vez la gente conversa menos...se acaricia menos, goza menos... No depende de nosotros 6. Sorry!
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KHill7707 wrote a review Jul 2019
84 contributions5 helpful votes
Our large group stayed here for two nights. They offer free dinner, but you’ll have to check in on the event on Facebook to get it. Free dinner is just pasta, but the first night, we were tired and hungry, so it was delicious. The free breakfast is okay— bread, fruit, coffee, juices and oatmeal, but they have a full menu you can order from and that was all delicious. Beautiful outside seating and spacious rooms. This was the perfect home base for our time in Baños, as just about everything was walkable from here.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$26 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorTungurahua ProvinceBanos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Hostels Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Great Hostels Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Señora del Agua Santa) (0.2 miles), Las Piscinas de la Virgen (0.2 miles), and Leprechuan Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Hostels Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Great Hostels Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Great Hostels Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Hostels Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arepas To Go, Arte Cafe & Te, and Carpe Diem di Verdi.
Does Great Hostels Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Great Hostels Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Great Hostels Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Banos.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Great Hostels Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.