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Hostal Transilvania

16 de Diciembre y Oriente, Banos, Ecuador
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  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best hostel in Baños!!
The hostel was great! It has everything one could need as a... more
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am writing this on behalf of my roommate, I and 3 friends who stayed at the hostal from the 6th to the 8th of Januarey 2017. We were recommended this hostal by an organization we volunteer with (IVHQ). Other volunteers have used this hostal in the past so it was in their booklet. However, two of my friends got...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was great! It has everything one could need as a traveler and much beyond. The rooms were clean, the breakfast was great and above all the stuff were super friendly and helpfull! I recommand this place 100%

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Salento, Colombia
Reviewed 15 December 2016

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. We stayed in a private room which was clean and the bathroom was OK as well. The owner was a bit cold but his wife was very nice. Bathroom garbage was not cleaned ones in our 3 nights stay but got pretty full since the bin is very small. Common areas...

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reviewed 13 December 2016

A cozy and friendly place at a good price, the breakfasts are good and the rooms comfortable, I stayed with my girlfriend and found it to be good and quiet, I recommend it for when you want to spend a good holiday and not spend a lot of money The hotel is not far from the terminal, can be reached...

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West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We were a group of seven American international students traveling to Baños to visit La Casa del Árbol, El Rostro, and El Pailón (we also ended up jumping off the San Francisco bridge, which wasn't for the faint of heart). Transilvania has a very good location, and the rooms/private bathrooms were pretty clean, albeit shabby. It has decent WiFi as...

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Itai P, Owner at Hostal Transilvania, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the review Our family is two adults and 2 kids (6 and 9 years old), i don´t think we can cramp the common area... The middle eastern restaurant is in the lobby it self, currently offering only breakfasts, did you even stay here? Entrance to the hostel is available 24 hours, we close the doors...

Minneapolis
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great location. Comfy, spacious, private. Breakfast is included with choice of eggs (any style) or pancakes. Good coffee too! Shower was always hot. Beds were comfortable and a towel/ soap was provided.

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Germany
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

At Hostal Transilvania you get what you pay for, simple as that. Rooms are small, showers are okay and hot. Breakfast is free and they have places to hang out and watch movies etc. Owner were friendly but the staff wasn't very helpful, especially when we were checking out. It's not super clean but not disgusting neither.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Couldn't decide on 3 or 4 stars. My friend and I each paid $8 per night for our room and got what we needed. Great breakfast included in your stay. Clean, easy to find. It can be noisy- we heard conversations and someone opening a bottle of shampoo showering in the next room. Only door knob locks, no deadbolt. The...

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Hostal Transilvania was the worst hostel during our 7 weeks vacation. The private rooms are small, dark and neither very comfortable nor clean. Wifi doesnt work most of the time. They charged us more than double the normal price for the weekend.

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Hostal T, Owner at Hostal Transilvania, responded to this review

what I hear from you is: I am pissed I was charged twice the normal rate, so i´ll leave a bad review. but the dates you stayed were national holiday, and all the hostels in Baños put the price up, sometimes 3 times or more of the normal rate.

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was here for 4 or 5 days last month, and I was reminiscing and I felt I had to write a review, the hostel itself is very central in the town, reasonably priced, what makes it, is the owners or people running it, they were so nice, really made you feel at home.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Best value in Banos guaranteed, 3 good options for breakfast, internet service (3 computers and wi-fi), pool table, cable TV with English speaking channels, private bathroom, hot water 24 hours, more than 500 DVD movies, book exchange, cosy common areas, tourist information, BBQ area, balconies with good view to the waterfall and the mountains around banos, central location, luggage room, and more perks are all included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Transilvania

Address: 16 de Diciembre y Oriente, Banos, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: £10 - £12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“We stayed in 3 different rooms, the top floor had great views but we decided to stay on the ground floor rather than carry our super heavy luggage all the way up again, the ground floor was easier, but a little noisier since it opens onto the garden.”
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