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Hostal Transilvania
Ranked #11 of 66 Speciality Lodging in Banos
Fairbanks, Alaska
2 reviews
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“Great value, great room, and great service!”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

I stayed with two other friends here for 2 nights and felt like family. The room we had on the top floor had a great almost panoramic view of the city. The staff was very friendly and provided all the amenities we needed or pointed us in the location to find them. A yummy breakfast and a continuous supply of free drinking water was included in the reasonable price for the room. The free computer use was also another bonus. Overall because of the friendly staff, amenities, and overall price I would highly recommend this hostal, not to mention it is far enough from the main street to get some sleep but close enough to walk to the party in 5 minutes.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Stayed there for two months. Loved it.

When I first got there, I negotiated with the owner Janet for a long term rate. After they agreed, they then bent over backwards to make my stay even better. Wifi is very important to me. They were having trouble with theirs so they ran a hard line cable to my room to plug into my computer. Nobody has ever gone out of their way like that for me before. Needed a table. No problem, they brought one in.

Owners: Janet and her husband whose name is pronounced "eee-thai" though I'm not sure how to spell it. Combined, they speak fluent English, Spanish and Hebrew.

Staff: Miguel and Juan. These guys only speak Spanish but they were super friendly and helpful.

Breakfast: Adequate. You get three choices off the menu. I had only the pancakes with chocolate syrup. Or just coffee.

The rooms are on the small side but the showers can blast you with water if you crank it up. If you shower at 'off times', they can get super hot as well. Best showers I've had in Central and South America.

Should I ever go back to Ecuador, I would be happy to stay there for another couple months.

Banos is a small town and you can walk anywhere you want to be easily from here. It is also only 3-4 blocks away from the bus station but if you've got your bags it is still worth it to pay a buck to the cab driver to take you there. Not more - just $1.


The only downsides are the kids can get loud. Also, if you are allergic to cats or dogs you'll have to avoid this place.



Logan from "Logan's Voyage" blog.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Ludwigshafen, Germany
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Very nice staff, very helpful. Good breakfast. Located next to the citycenter. Nice small clean room. Clean bathroom with hot shower. we would stay here again. A lot of movies (for persons who like that)..

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2013

It is very good hostal, i was there 5 days and enjoy from every day,
You can choose one one tree great and very rich breakfast.
The price is just for all. The people very nice and smile. Have here a snooker table a just every thing you need. very fast wifi in all place in the hostal
just recommended to come here i relex))

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

the people was nice. the otavalo deecoration didn t make sense but is good for tourist to check ecuadorian handycrafts. the rooms were nice,small , clean enough, i didnt use the wifi so i don t know jaja. the best of this visit was going with the person i love.

Room Tip: third floor AMAZING view
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

I spend 4 night in the hostel and liked a lot. Best place to tacke a tours. They works with companies that have good guies, and record of a least 5 years. The hostel has kitchen and nice garden, friendly people.

  • Stayed September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

My boyfriend and I loved this place, we meant to only stay for one night but ended up staying almost a week (we're leaving tomorrow! haha!). Family run with a home from home atmosphere they're doing everything right. 3 breakfast choices (yoghurt, fruit & granola, eggs, or pancakes) comfy beds, clean rooms, hot showers, great internet, but the jewel in their crown is the people themselves, from the friendly, helpful staff, their hilarious, adorable children, and the people who stay there, we laughed, played, and came away with new friends. I didn't want to leave...

Room Tip: We stayed in 3 different rooms, the top floor had great views but we decided to stay on the ground f...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Transilvania
Address: De Diciembre y Oriente 16, Banos, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 66 Speciality Lodging in Banos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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