-a little far from the bus station, but otherwise located near lots of attractions, with a short walk to the famous hot water springs and local indoor soccer gymnasium (where you can watch a game).
-The rooftop terrace is clearly a selling point. Beautiful views, mostly covered from rain, with basic kitchen materials to cook for yourselve
-The clientele is, as expected, young white backpackers.
-The rooms are bare-bones but fine. Ours had 2 beds and plenty of storage for stuff. We got one facing the street rather than the pretty views but it was fine.
-Internet room was well used; you may have to wait a bit.
-Massages up the street from the hostel are OUTRAGEOUSLY cheap and good!
-Horsebackriding in the area is cheap and very strenuous - we were galloping on back trails and hiking up to waterfalls!
Overally, I'd recommend this hostel for young people interested in meeting others and who don't plan to be in their rooms much at all. Banos is lovely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plantas y Blanco has been one of the most popular hostels in Baños. That is because we really care in having a neat place that offers everything the traveller could need. Rooftop cafeteria with one of the best breakfasts and view in town, drinks, tea and coffee self service, table games, very recomended healthy steam bath, bakery, classic films available, book exchange, laundry, etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plants And White Hostel (Hostal Plantas y Blanco) Hotel Banos