My friend and I, both of us exchange students in Quito, spent two nights in Hostal Cañalimeña. We were charged $34 for a double room for two nights which we booked on Booking.com. When we showed up at 4 in the afternoon, the woman didn't seem to have any idea that we had a reservation at all but quickly put us in the same room we requested, so no harm done.
The location was wonderful as it was a block away from some of the nicer bars and about two blocks from the main shopping thoroughfare, though everything in Baños is so small and flat that you can easily walk everywhere in the main part of town.
The water in the shower was hot and while there was no room service (though it's a hostal, so I'm not shocked), they kindly gave us two more towels when ours were soaked after canyoning. There was a small television in the room with at least one English channel.
Our only complaint was the noise in the hostal. While you couldn't hear the noisy Kareoke bar nearby or outdoor noises at all, you heard everything happening in the hostal. In the morning, a lot of people are up at 6 AM or 6:30 AM getting ready to go do their own activities, and it will wake you up. The family that owns the hostal also kind of hangs out a lot in the little living room/foyer, and you will hear the small child crying in the afternoons and occasionally in the morning. We decided that the rest of the hostal for the price was well worth the noise, but maybe pack ear plugs if you want some proper rest.
The breakfast is at the restaurant next door and now costs $2.50 USD and is well worth the price.
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- Hostal cañalimeña this enpleno bath center with excellent service rooms with bathroom hot water cable tv wifi view to the mountains we are 400 meters from the bus station and we give tourist information ... more less
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