We stayed at Princesa Maria for two nights and found it an outstanding value at $18 for a private room (for two people). We were on the 3rd floor and had two full-size beds and private bath. Location is great - just far enough from the center of things to be quiet, but within a 10-minute walk of everywhere. Baños felt incredibly safe to us at night, even after dark (Victor, the owner, assured us that's the norm - it's just a pretty safe small town).
It's a hostel, to be sure - communal kitchen, lots of backpackers, thin walls (through which you can easily hear backpackers...you know), minimal amenities. It's vehemently "not a party hostel", though, and offers friendly service and a clean bed. Our window didn't have a screen so beware of bugs if you leave it open. Wi-fi was pretty spotty but hot water was good and the TV in our room actually had a ton of international channels. Again, for the price it's really hard to beat, and we'd definitely stay there again for such good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Princess Maria is a 3 floor building, with wooden floors, well equiped kitchen, large spacious rooms, hot water private bathroom and much more...The adress of our hostel is Rocafuerte y Mera (esquina)To find us you have to walk 3 blocks straight to the park and 3 blocks to the right following rocafuerte street Up The Hill, we are a blue building right on the upper corner of Rocafuerte street.If by any reason you cant manage to see where are we located you can call us and we will be ready to tell you an accurate description of our address.Princesa Maria is not a party hostal, we are a small and cozy business, we offer the basic services for you to enjoy your stay in Banos/Tungurahua, Nothing Luxurious, we just give you enough things to feel at home within an environment of respect and happiness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Princesa Maria Hotel Banos